July 23, 2012

On my nightstand...

Reading is one of my most favorite activities of all time. It is much better than watching TV, in my opinion. I also have zero control over the remote in our house so reading is often what I am doing whilst the husband watches sports or Dirty Harry movies. I do not own an e-reader but am contemplating one as soon as I finish all the unread books in my apartment, which is currently at 24 books. My book choices are all over the map so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what I've read so far this summer.

Currently reading:

I'm not very far into this book but it is a good insight into hunting culture, which is interesting to me. I've never hunted or even known someone who hunts. I find this culture fascinating.

Ruth Reichl is a great writer and I loved reading about her exploits as the food critic for the New York Times. The character evolution was a bit stilted in my opinion but still a fun read for people who love to eat in restaurants.
The story of JFK Jr.  and Carolyn Bessette is so tragic and complicated. It was interesting point of view, the assistant to John who really embedded herself into his life and that of Carolyn's as well. I enjoyed the book but would have liked more insight into their relationship. The Brawl in the Park, anyone?

This book was okay. I didn't hate it per say but I just got through it because that's how I roll with books. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I love Maeve Binchy. Reading her books is like climbing into a giant plush sofa on a rainy day with a cup of tea. Her books are just so damn comforting. They're idyllic. I've been reading her books for years and I love that there are always recurring characters. It's like reading about family members.

Words cannot describe how much I loved this book. I cried and cried on the plane to Charleston reading this book. I own a miniature schnauzer which I am sure contributed to my love for this book but it is also a testament to the extraordinary relationships between humans and our beloved four-legged friends. If you have a dog, I would definitely recommend reading this book. If you don't have a dog, go get one. Tomorrow.

I'm not sure what to say about this book. I had high expectations that unfortunately were not met. Maybe that's the problem or maybe the problem is that there really wasn't a plot. I will say the author was spot on about quite a few aspects of the lives of girls post-college in their early 20s but other than that, this book was just choppy and kind of stupid.

Up next for me will be Emily Giffin's new book which I really hope is good. I was disappointed with her last novel so I'm looking for a solid story out of her.

What are you reading? Any recommendations for me? 


  1. I read Minding Frankie and Girls in White Dresses. Felt the same way about GIWD. Have you read Gone Girl? Great summer read!

  2. Must read Gone Girl!! Then start the Delirium series. Oh and finally get a kindle.

  3. I feel so out of the loop! I havent' read or heard of all of those books. I just finished reading The Paris Wife and am now reading MWF Seeking BFF. So funny and good!


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