Sunday, September 30, 2007

Books I loved in the past year

This year it seems like I've read less books than usual. I chalk that up to the fact that with my new little internet business adventure, I have much less free time. Due to having less time, a couple of the books on this list were re-reads, not having time to go to Borders as much as I normally would, I grabbed something off the shelf in the family room when I was out of reading material. Here's what I enjoyed most:

  1. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. Abundance a Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund
  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  5. I'm Not the New Me by Wendy McClure


Cynthia said...

I always like to see what other people are reading. "Life of Pi" is one of my favorites too. I'm choosing "Abundance" for our bookclub for November. Thanks for the suggestion.

Bandanamom said...

I hope you like it Cindy. I love Life of Pi, I would definitely put it in my top 10. I know I am always looking for suggestions. I don't finish a lot of books I start because if I am not into it by the 2nd of third chapter, or at least 1/8 of the way into the book, I often put it away. I did that with Prodigal Summer - I had read Poisonwood Bible several years ago and really liked it, so I picked up Prodigal Summer a couple of years ago, read probable only the first couple of pages, found it disappointing in some way and put it back on the self. I picked it up again last weekend out of desperation for a book and ended up really liking it. I don't know why it bored me the first time, but it just did.

Maybe I was just immature.

What have you read in the last year or so that you've really liked?

Suzanne said...

Hi, I just saw your comment in FMH. I too am a SAHM, business owner, who (used to) hire a maid but had some tough money spots and let the maid go, I am a night owl, I am often in chaos, I agree with your comments about the talk. I feel so alone sometimes, being a CEO and a mom at the same time, I would love to "meet" you! I have a livejournal but it is locked down to friends only. I keep meaning to keep a public blog but I fear! I do have a flickr account. You can find me under wyckhurst there.

Oh, and I loved Life of Pi as well, I read it last year. I wish I had more time for reading. Obviously I need to make the time, right?

Anyway, I thought I'd introduce myself.


Bandanamom said...

Hi Suzanne,

Nice to "meet" you. It's a bit tricky to keep a public blog just because you may not say everything you think as quickly as you would in a private one. A little tightrope walk to be sure!

Your welcome to email me if you like at

Suzanne Barker said...

My favorites of Barbara Kingsolvers are Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Hmm recently? In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, A long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Ice Castle by (I forget) and I finally read Twilight which was fun.

Cynthia said...

Hey - I mentioned we are reading Abundance for our Nov. bookclub. Since you loved it, suggested it, and loaned me your copy, you are invited if you'd like to come, Nov 19th 7pm , my house. . . . snacks too.


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