Friday, January 30, 2009

Quick!

Anybody have any book recommendations? I'm going to be taking The Book Thief on the ship with me, but will probably finish it and want to pick up a couple more reads from the library before I leave (umm...like at the library SATURDAY-think fast!).

It's supposed to be a time for RELAXATION so I'm looking for something mindless, but not too mindless, preferably historical fiction, but not too heavy on the historical---more on the fiction side. Capeesh?

Clear as mud.

Oh heck, just give me a couple good book titles.

BTW- If you comment with Twilight or any of its counterparts, I will be forced to kick you in the shins next time I see you. I apologize ahead of time. It's an involuntary reaction.

15 comments:

North Family Arizona said...

Well I really like The Snowball the biography of Warren Buffett and along the same lines there's the Intelligent Investor which is what got Buffett started in the first place.

OH you could also do Dave Ramsey and join the Debt Snowball club! (Note this is a different snowball... well similar but different from the one noted above about Buffett.)

Holly recommends the autobiography of Ben Franklin because it's good and also short which will allow you to spend time with you husband....

one other suggestion, you could get the Joseph Smith Papers. It's awesome.

North Family Arizona said...

Holly hopes that you're feeling better...

bethany said...

Spending time with my husband?!? Overrated!!
Not only that, but he is taking a fatty traffic book and is convinced that it is going to be a really interesting read.

Nerds. I will never understand them.

CBear said...

For historical fictions: how about the series of books by Phillipa Gregory about the wives of King Henry. They are told from the point of view of the women -

I enjoyed them.

BookWormz said...

Two of my FAVORITES!!!

The Red Tent (gave it away and can't remember the author), and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett! Both amazing and heavy on the story. They're both more like reading a story set in historical times, rather than a like reading a history book.

green girl said...

A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute is really good.
and These is my Words, but you've probably read that.

BookWormz said...

ohhhh - one I forgot and ADORED - Devil in the White City - it's a nail-biter! btw, thanks for commenting on my blog - I followed you! :)

deborah said...

okay, totoally mindless read, "confession of a shopaholic" may have some swear words, but it is set in london, so it is the Brits swearing, doesn't really count. and we are reading Jane Eyre for book club, you could read that and then COME TO BOOK CLUB!!

Amanda said...

Anne Rice's Christ the Lord - Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord - the Road to Cana. So good!

Mandi said...

No book recommendations - I haven't read any in a while. So sad!

Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

How about Twilight or New Moon or Eclipse??? :) haha!!

bethany said...

Shame, shame. Are you that scared of my shin kicking strength that you can't reveal yourself? :)

Joelle said...

Ok I'm not very quick at all... but I highly recommend the following! :)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson It was our January book club book and at first I was skeptical, but it was so well written and not cliche like so many books are. It was easy reading too.

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs I suppose it could go under "chick lit" but with a bit more substance than Confessions of a Shopaholic, which don't get me wrong I LOVE all of by Sophie Kinsella's books.

Danielle said...

I loved the "Great and Terrible Beauty" series. They are Young adult fiction, but not as cheesy as some of the stuff in twilight! Have fun on your Cruise I am so jealous.

islandgirl said...

It's too late, but The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a light historical fiction book. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginedes are also some of my favorites. Anita Diamant is the author of The Red Tent, excellent book!

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