Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Heart Reading

I love to read.  Like really really love to read.  I have piles of magazines all over my house (which I somewhat unsuccessfully try to blend in with the decor) and so many books that I've begun donating some to Goodwill because I'm out of bookshelf space.

So it shouldn't surprise you that every time a "good" book is mentioned to me, I feel obligated to record its title and author so that in the "near" future (when I have oodles of free time and have completed my perusal of all the other books currently stacked in my house), I can read this supposed wonderful book.

Here is my current list of titles to read.
Self Talk, Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild
Who Switched Off My Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Think and Make it Happen by Dr. Augusto Cury
Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans
Covenant Marriage by Gary Chapman
Your New House by Alan Fields
Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Ari Brown M.D.
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks by Edward Ugel
My Formerly Hot Life by Stephanie Dolgoff
One Dog at a Time by Pen Farthing
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
The Carb Lovers Diet by Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth
Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
Ends of the Earth by Tim Downs
Mini Shopaholic (and other novels in series) by Sophie Kinsella
Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
The Wave by Susan Casey
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown
You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers
With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley
Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir by Wendy Burden
Baby Love by Norah O'Donnell
True Spirit by Jessica Watson
Ah-Choo! by Jennifer Ackerman
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Room by Emma Donaghue
Not Ready for Mom Jeans by Maureen Lipinski
At Home by Bill Bryson
Spoiled by Caitlin Macy
The Kids Are All Right by Diana, Liz, Amanda and Dan Welch
The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
Great House by Nicole Krauss
Bound by Antonya Nelson
How to Build a Fire by Erin Bried
Wake Up Laughing by Rachel St. John-Gilbert
Rescue by Anita Shreve

Ah, how I'd love to make the time to read some of these...

What about you? Have you read any on my list?  What books are on YOUR list?


  1. I'm a huge bookworm!! If we didn't already have hundreds of books at home, and maybe some more money, I'd have even more....and if I had time to actually read... I think the kids have 300+ books, but we still check out 20 or so books at the library each week. Madness! Do you use shelfari or goodreads to keep track of all these books? I've slowed down my reading a lot these days, but at one point, it was crazy. And I read lots of magazines too.

  2. Delighted that my book, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, is on your reading list...I hope you can find time for it. Readers tell me it gives them a lot to think about regarding friendship and personal ethics...All best, Sally Koslow