12. plan b- jonathan tropper
the first book that i read by tropper based on the recommendation of alli. and it started my addiction to all things tropper.
11. the girl who kicked the hornet’s nest- stieg larsson
the third and arguably hardest to enjoy book in the series. it’s one of those series that you’re glad you read but really only for the pop culture reference aspect.
10. the girl who played with fire- stieg larsson
the second in the millennium trilogy and my favorite of the series.
9. the girl with the dragon tattoo- stieg larsson
hard to get into but worth sticking with it.
all the pretty horses by cormac mccarthy
the city of fallen angels by john berendt
how to be lost by amanda eyre ward
suite française by irène némirovsky
tales from the bed by jennifer estess
thanks! i started it to keep track of what i was reading because i tried to read 52 books last year (fell short at 36!) you should make one too! it’s also like a virtual library so that friends can see what i have and borrow them. thanks!
8. born on a blue day- daniel tammet
tonight i let billy pick out my book. he doesn’t really like to play these kinds of games with me, but most of the time he humors me. i have no idea why i even bought this book, but it is actually quite good. it’s a man’s story of growing up with asperger’s and the way his mind works. interesting for sure and outside of my normal reading.
7. out- natsuo kirino
i bought this book years ago and have tried to read it several times. it never grabbed my attention and i would always put it down in favor of something else. but this time i stuck with it and found myself intrigued.
japanese culture is so fascinating.
this is the story of 4 women who work the night shift at a factory. when one of them suddenly kills her husband she enlists the help of the other three to dispose of the body. grim and grisly, the rest of the novel follows the four women as their lives spiral out of control.
definitely glad i gave this book another try. i wouldn’t say i enjoyed it, per se, with the subject matter being what it was. but it was worth the time.
6. the alchemist- paolo coelho
i had heard so many great things about this book but i found it to be a little hokey. it was a quick quick read and had some great points but seemed a little overdone. i’m glad i read it, if only for the fact that i will now know when people are talking about it.
5. sam’s letters to jennifer- james patterson
in my defense, this was the only book i could reach after i finished forgive me and i was really in the mood to keep reading. i read this book in about 3 hours. it was exactly what i expected and that is really not saying much.