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A while ago I blogged about movies I had seen. Now I’m going to blog about the books I have been reading on my Kobo for the past 5 days on the beach.  I have really enjoyed these books, to the point where I felt I needed to apologize to my mom for not talking to her. So here’s what I have read:

1. Sh*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

This book is positively HYSTERICAL. Thats all you need to know. I love when books make me giggle out loud. Infact I giggled more than once. My only complaint would be that it’s a quick read and I honestly didn’t want it to end. It was TOO funny. I hope this become a movie or I hope this guy writes another book (are you listening out there Justin?)

2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

This book is about an affair that Frank Lloyd Wright had in the early 1900’s. It’s historical fiction and I kinda like those types of books. The characters were captivating and the story line too. Not to mention that it’s inspired me to return to Chicago and see more architecture.

3.  Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan

I love these types of books as it tell’s a personal journey that is so inpirational.  Conor Grennan is a great story teller and I hope there will be a sequel to this book one day soon.

4. Don’t be Afraid by Steven Hayward

I won this book recently by following @mountie9. She writes a a great blog – raymentsreadingsrantsandramblings . She told me I would like it and I did. It’s written thru the voice of a 17 year old boy and it’s about loss, grieving, and family dynamics. A great read for the beach.

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skoot

This book was selected by our book club and sadly I missed the book club meeting when they reviewed it. I had been struggling with this book before I left on vacation and I’m still struggling with it. It’s an important story but I’m not sure I’m ever going to finish it.

Part Two – Books I read while NOT on vacation

1. ROOM by Emily Donahue. This book is brilliant and I’m sure it will become a movie in the next few years. It’s written in the voice of a 5 year old who is raised in a ROOM with his mom. I know it sounds eery, sad, etc…but it’s brilliant.

2. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. I enjoyed this book too. Great characters, well written and and easy read

3. Ape House by Sara Gruen Again, I enjoyed this book. Again, great characters and a good story. Not as good as her first book Water for Elephants but perhaps that’s not fair for me to compare.

4. I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron. I laughed out loud more than once which means I loved this book. There is nothing like laughing out loud. Read. This. Book. Too.

OK..I need more books to read. Please send suggestions!!

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9 Responses to “Book Maven…”

  1. March 13th, 2011 at 17:57 | #1

    I am just in the middle of the Girl who kicked the Hornet’s nest.. But I think I might pick up ROOM next.. Happy reading – and I am so jealous you are on the beach…


  2. Steve
    March 14th, 2011 at 12:11 | #2

    Books?? We thought you were a magazine girl ! You know – Cosmo, People, InStyle ….

  3. Angie
    March 15th, 2011 at 06:52 | #3

    First you have to tell me how is the KOBO, I was just in Chapeters looking at it for the 100th time not sure I can give up the feel of a good book and at the same time can’t stand carrying the books around on my commute to and from work.

    I am reading Shantaram a very long book but very good. Have you read Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses, excellent, they are a sort of a sequel so read in order if you are going to read them. Hope to hear from you re: KOBO

  4. Michelle
    March 15th, 2011 at 09:44 | #4

    Here are my top three suggestions: Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright, Oonagh by Mary Tilberg and Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. These are such wonderful books – I promise you’ll enjoy each one.

  5. March 15th, 2011 at 11:10 | #5

    Thanks!! I love S**T my dad says too, I read it on the TTC and people were staring because I was laughing so many times
    I am totally jealous you look so relaxed – hope you had a great time
    Also have 2 other book suggestions for you
    Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

  6. March 20th, 2011 at 15:38 | #6

    You should read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”. Great characters, easy read, and you want to keep in touch with the characters long after you finish the book!

  7. March 25th, 2011 at 05:45 | #7

    Oh, I love book posts! A great beach book is One Day by David Nicholls. British, funny, smart. Also, I’m with Michelle above – Clara Callan was one of my very favourite books ever. I’m intrigued by Room, but I think the topic would just upset me too much…I’m still considering it though.

    And thanks for your recent comment on my half-marathon play list. I’m going to be posting an updated 2011 version soon!

  8. April 26th, 2011 at 23:06 | #8

    I’ve bookmarked http://momwhoruns.com/book-maven/ at Reddit.com so my friends can see it too. I used Enjoying my Kobo | Mom Who Runs so it was a good title.

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