Saturday, January 1, 2011

Books of 2011

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

I blame the lack of sleep on babies, books, and a selfish need for me time.

Photobucket Don't bother.

PhotobucketPhotobucketTook some work to get through it.

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketNot splendid, not horrid.

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Rivals my love of chocolate.

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Stop what you're doing and go read this now.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket don't be fooled by the beginning of this book.  It takes some work to get into.  Also, don't read around small, screeching children.  It's a pay attention sort of book.

You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning  by Celia Rivenbark
Photobucketwannabe funny book.  I had a hard time finishing.

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketgood book; not my favorite of her's.

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketdon't read this without tissues; intriguing considering the devastating subject matter.

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket not my favorite by her, but it didn't disappoint

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketlove!  I can't wait to see the movie.

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket predictable and cheesy love story, but good all the same.  Easy read (I read this in the two days in the hospital after Little Miss made her debut)

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketlove the author; loved this book

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

The Mockingjay

series written by Suzanne Collins

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketLOVED this series.  Not my typical go to genre, but her work was amazing to read.

Two Kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket I have read his blog for three years now; much to my surprise, the book wasn't an exact replica of blog posts and things I have already known.  I love his style.  A book of laughs, tears, and perspective.

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketeasy read; thought-provoking

The Glass Castle: a Memoir by Jeannette Walls
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketwhat a life story!

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket never read anything like this; boy and his single mother house an escaped convict (happy ending!)

The Husband Habit by Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez
PhotobucketPhotobucketgood storyline, but I had a really hard time tromping through the wordiness of the author.

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketappeals to my love of chick-lit; fun read

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Duggard
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketAwful story, considering it's true (which is hard to remember as you read).  Not well-written, but not hard to get through either.  Captivating to be sure.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketloved this!  story told through the eyes of an autistic boy.

Room by Emma Donoghue
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketI have heard extremely mixed reviews on this book; I really enjoyed it.

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