Friday, March 22, 2013

(Long Overdue) Reading Update

It's been 18 months since I updated.  I will never remember everything I've read since the last one, but I'll try.  And I'll update when I think of more.

Fearless by Eric Blehm.  My friend Chuck made me read this book (Hi, Chuck!), and I'm glad he did.  It's a weighty one, yo.  It's about a fallen Navy SEAL who was so far above extraordinary, there almost aren't words for it.  And his journey is pretty incredible.  I basically cried my way through it...I am in awe of other peoples' journeys.  And it personalized servicepeople a little, which is never a waste.

Seriously, I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres.  Just read it.  You will thank me.  I read it on the plane to LA and my seatmates thought I was crazy.

Bossypants by Tina Fey.  If you love Tina, read it.  I loved it.

Stories I Only Tell my Friends by Rob Lowe.  If you love Rob Lowe, read it.  I thought his was a great read!

Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Young Adult.  It was a book I was excited to get to each night.  But nowhere near as good as The Hunger Games.

The Last Word:  A Spellman Novel by Lisa Lutz.  The latest in one of my favorite series; the Spellman books.

Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin.  Not something I'd typically choose, but I had heard such great things about it.  I read the first two books in the series and loved it.  Then it got kind of heavy, so I'm taking a break.  May resume the series one day.

The Century Trilogy (Fall of Giants and Winter of the World) by Ken Follett.  I'm just starting the second book (the third is not yet released).  I enjoy this series, but they're no Pillars of the Earth or World Without End.

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

You reminded me that I was going to request Fearless when I saw you mention it. It looked good. Though I am partly thinking it might be a good dad or brother gift idea and I can always use more of those. Off to request. Except I don't really want to cry ..

I read Insurgent while I was at the coffee shop on Saturday afternoon. Now I need the third book.

Funny GoT story .. I was sure I read the 3rd and 4th books. Then I went to the pet store one day and got into a weighty GoT discussion with the guy working. He kept saying things and I'd say, "Wait. I don't remember that." only to hear, "But that's a key plot point!" So I went home and checked. It turned out that I had read the first few chapters of book 3 and then I needed to know what happened so I skimmed the rest of the book, and then I needed to know what happened next so I skimmed book 4. Apparently they are not skimmable books. ;)

MindiJo said...

I tried reading "Bossypants", but I did not like it. I was, however, reading it on the heels of Ellen's book. And we all know that she is the funniest. So, it really was unfair.