Tuesday, May 31, 2011

summer books

It's pretty clear by now... I'm a book nerd worm.  In order to save a little money, I got a library card!!!  I felt no older than seven years old filling out the form and signing the back of the card.  I immediately began plucking books off the shelf- I made myself stop at four.  I figured that was a good start!

Since coming home from Georgetown, I've worked my way through the following books:

(in reverse order, you know- to mix it up)


Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner

Coincidentally, I decided to read this book in the midst of the Arnold, um, controversy.... Fly Away Home was an interesting look at male politicians and, more importantly, the role of the women in their lives.  I did like the references to Georgetown... even if they weren't entirely positive.


Good in Bed
Jennifer Weiner
Charming and funny, basically just an easy summer read!


The Silent Gift
Michael Landon Jr.

Eh, I didn't realize how strong the religious tones of the book would be.  Nonetheless, the story was good and uplifting.


The Ivy Chronicles
Karen Quinn

Basically a hybrid of The Nanny Diaries and the documentary Nursery University.  Witty and quite hilarious.  I loved all the characters, especially the poor children caught up in their parent's own desires and ambitions.  Apparently it's being turned into a movie.... definitely looking forward to it!


Your Voice in my Head
Emma Forrest

The PR firm promoting this book actually sent it to me.  It's a memoir about a young women's personal experience with mental illness.  The ups.  The downs.  And the constant psychologist she grew to trust.  If you're into memoirs, it's worth a read.  I read it in less than a day!

I can't wait to do another round up of books!!!

xoxo

PS Let me know what's on your reading list!

PPS Don't forget to join in for the second month of the College Prepster book club!

15 comments :

  1. I just blogged about my summer reading list! So far, I've got: The Glass Castle, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, My Sister's Keeper, The Pale King and a few others.

    Most have been on my "I'll read this when I have the time" list for so long that they seem like yesterday's news to most!

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  2. Thanks Carly! I just got a Kindle so I was looking for some book suggestions. And yes, the library is such a lovely place :)

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  3. Love reading lists - thank you for doing this! I really liked the Ivy Chronicles so will be following your other suggestions :) Just found your lovely blog, by the way!

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  4. The Keep by Jennifer Egan, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Hunger Games Trilogy, Old Town by Lin Zhe and maybe Room by Emma Donoghue.

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  5. Inspired by your book club I FINALLY got around to creating the book review blog I'd been thinking about forever. Thanks!

    Here are some of the books I've read recently and reviewed:

    http://bookwormporch.blogspot.com/

    I'm really intrigued by Fly Away Home, definitely going to add that one to my list.

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  6. Your Voice in My Head sounds interesting! I'm currently reading Barefoot by Elin Hildebrand!

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  7. help a hoya out and vote to send me to paris?? i love your blog by the way!
    http://www.teenvogue.com/cs/promo/chanel/gallery/video.php?id=200

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  8. I'd actually thought The Ivy Chronicles sounded pretty good when I stumbled across it a while ago. Oh, and I really want to read Fly Away Home!

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  9. I've been going book crazy since the first day of summer! One of the first books I finished was Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. I've read all but one of Emily Giffin's novels and I adore her. Her novel Something Borrowed is my favorite and was just made into a movie (which I've heard did not do the book justice, unfortunately). Something Blue is a follow-up to Something Borrowed with the same characters and actually now that I think about it, ties for first place in my favorite Giffin novels. You should definitely give her a try!!

    PS I love Jennifer Weiner - I found Good in Bed absolutely hysterical. Also I follow her on Twitter and her tweets are just as funny and witty. :-)

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  10. Recently I read Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. It's a love story with a strong message about environmentalism and family woven throughout. This author is a poet and it's a very leisurely read. Highly recommended!

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  11. Ohhh I didn't like "Good in Bed." I thought she took the whining a bit too far (from memory, it's been a while since I read it). But I did like In Her Shoes A LOT.

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  12. Carly, you should definitely check out Sammy's Hill by Kristen Gore! It's the PERFECT summer read, very funny and cute but all about life in DC! I read it in 2 days on vacation. I also caught up on last month's book club book, Saving CeCe Honeycutt and it was adorable! Thanks for the suggestions, happy reading :)

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  13. wow! i love all of these books! fly away home is great!(:

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  14. Thank you for supporting your library! :)

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