April 16, 2011

What To Read? What To Read?

I have two stacks of books in my house that need some attention.  If they were on my nightstand, it would have surely toppled over by now.  When I finish the book I am currently reading (review coming next week: it's a celeb memoir, natch) I need to pick something new and as the typical Libra that I am, the decision making is overwhelming!  It probably also has to do with the abundance of choices, but I'm hoping you'll have some insight on that.  

So what we have is Stack A:  Books I own that I have been dying to read

Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis - Jen Lancaster recommendation and it looks cute
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian - I'm enjoying a Bohjalian Renaissance
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - I know.  I can't believe I haven't read it either
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman - She writes page turning literary thrillers.
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain - Just because I love him.
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody - Had to throw in a Celeb Memoir, duh.
Little Children by Tom Perrotta - It sounds so intriguing.  Haven't seen the movie. 
The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg - Because in my fantasy life, I live on a goat farm.
My Horizonal Life by Chelsea Handler - Because one celeb memoir wasn't enough. 
The Likeness by Tana French - I love Tana French SO HARD.
The Town that Food Saved by Ben Hewitt - Super intriguing premise
Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House by Meghan Daum - Meghan Daum rules!
The Butcher and the Vegetarian by Tara Austen Weaver - Looks fun/interesting.

And Stack B:  Library books checked out that I am dying to read  

The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken - You know how I feel about her
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon - Interesting premise
The Heights by Peter Hedges - Looks like it is probably well-written/interesting
I'm Not the New Me by Wendy McClure - Sounds like a lot of thoughts I'm marinating on now.
Home to Woefield by Susan Juby - Farm Fantasy Alert!
Juno's Daughters by Lise Saffran - Oh this is just right up my fluffy alley
Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan - Perhaps another dog helps woman heal book? 
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston - I'm interested to see the resolution of this book
Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum - I keep seeing this book reviewed so I'm curious
If You Have To Cry Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone -- Gotta have a few celeb memoirs on deck, right? This bitch is crazy, and I kind of like it.
The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey - I am simultaneously obsessed and deathly afraid of Great White Sharks.  I can't wait to read this.
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter - This looks fast paced and smart.  I love mysteries like that.  
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen - I love her dark novels much more than her fluffy ones

Have you read any of these recently that should go to the front of the queue? Or to the back, for that matter?



Elizabeth said...

The Town that Food Saved is about the town that my sister lives in! I am super excited you have it!
Also, the Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books of all time.

Kristen said...

I can't believe that, out of all of those books, I've only read one. And I love books! Luckily, the one that I have read was amazing - I'm going to agree with your first commenter up there that the Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books ever.

ShoeGirl2119 said...

Poisonwood Bible and Little Children are definitely in my top book lists!

Lise Saffran said...

Was searching for the Canadian slow food site that was referring folks to my website and came across your blog. Thanks for adding JUNO'S DAUGHTERS to your pile! Hope you like the novel!


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