Tuesday, June 28, 2011

She Is Too Fond of Books: Playing Catch-Up

It's been weighing on my mind that I've written NO book reviews in ages. But I have been reading. So I took a break from packing to share a list of what I've read over the past few months. These are off the top of my head, so I'm forgetting a few, but this is better than nothing, right?

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, by Stieg Larsson
  • Shakespeare, by Bill Bryson
  • Tyler's Row, by Miss Read
  • Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian (not as good as The Double Bind)
  • House Rules, by Jodi Picoult (Okay. Learned a lot about Asperger's.)
  • 84, Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, by Helene Hanff
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, The World According to Bertie, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, and Love Over Scotland, all by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
  • The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

And my favorite thus far:

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

If you're looking for titles for your summer reading, these should get you started. Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. So many of these books are on my list too! Sometimes I think it would be fun to run a virtual bookclub with some bloggy mums with similar tastes!!

    I am keen to read the Alexander McCall Smith books and also the Henrietta Lacks one. Shakespeare would be good as well...so many good books, so little time!

    Hope the packing is going okay.


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