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29 June 2010

Ten on Tuesday

This week:  Ten Books on Your Summer Reading List

I literally grabbed the to-read pile of books on my nightstand/bookshelf and sat down at the computer to type them up.  Books #1 and #2 were not in the pile for reasons that you will soon learn!

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  This one's for book club.  It's on hold because it accidentally went home from The Dells with my sister!
  2. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler, MD.  I requested this from my library via InfoSoup (I love my library!) after reading about it at Norma'sContest schmontest; this was easier, guaranteed, and I didn't have to wait!  It's the one I'm presently carrying around in my tote bag.
  3. Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen.  Because.
  4. A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer.  Heh.  Won in one of those contest schmontests -- this one at CursingMama's!
  5. Casa Nostra: A Home in Sicily by Caroline Seller Manzo.  Borrowed from Katie; expectations are not high but, as stated in the Publisher's Weekly review, "...there's worse places to flounder than sun-drenched Sicily."
  6. Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg.  Lent by my friend Peg.
  7. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan.  Birthday gift from Katie.
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows.  On a recommendation from someone.
  9. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  Also recommended by someone.
  10. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan.  I picked up this book at Goodwill a few years ago; it is the perpetual 10th book, anchoring my reading list, in any season.  Someday...

Last night I finished House of Dance by Beth Kephart (also because); knowing it would be a quick read, it was skimmed off the top of the to-read pile when The Help decided to take a hike in Wisconsin Dells.

Comments

I can say I've at least read one of them! Olive Kitteridge was good--a little wacky but good! I just started "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

The Help was a very good book and I think you'll like it. Olive wasn't a fave of mine, but many people loved it. You've added a couple of book ideas to my list of too reads.

I thought Olive K. was depressing but I know others have loved it. The Help was terrific, I just finished listening to it. I've thought about reading the Omnivore's Dilemma but I'm scared to do it!

I haven't read a single one! This is what I've read lately--

Island Under the Sea - Isabel Allende
King of the Hive - Laurie R. King
Scout, Atticus & Boo - Mary McDonagh Murphy
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Love and Other Near-Death Experiences - Mil Millington (currently reading)

That's all I can remember -- but now I can add a few more to the list. Thanks!

Olive Kitteridge has been on my mental list for a long time. I've heard that The Help is great. Someone told me that I had to read it but I forget who.

Interesting list - I am still trying to get around to reading Stieg Larsson

Great list! Like Carole, I'm a bit afraid of the Omnivore's Dilemma! I think I'll let you give it a try first!!!! ;^) I loved The Help (read it as I was headed to Belize. . .), and wasn't so fond of Olive K.

I've read The Help and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and enjoyed them both. The Omnivore's Dilemma seems very intriguing.

I found that The Omnivore's Dilemma changed my shopping habits. I didn't find it scary, just thought provoking.

I have read #8, 9, and 10 and have the audio of #1 on my iPod. #10 is enjoyable and also a trip back into the world of America in the 1950s.

read number 8. it is funny, light and adorable. great summer read . also the back story is quite tender. an all time favorite have given it as a gift several times.

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