Maybe I should read a book? Or 19?

Behold! This stack of books was created after I checked my shelves and found I had these, but for some reason, had not read them. 80% are from that fabulous $1 bookstore I speak of so much and the other 20% were gifts (Can you tell Bill did the math here? Incorrect percentages bug him).  I think I need to start…but I don’t know where to begin! There are 18 pictured, but after I took this picture, I discovered one more (Bringing Down The House). And to be sure there are more laying around here that I haven’t unearthed yet.

I’m hoping now that Olivia has two weeks off of school, and Bill will have the entire week after Christmas off of work, I will be able to tackle all of the things that need to get done so I may have a few hours to devote to pleasure reading. *sigh* Oh how I miss thee, pleasure reading.

Suggestions???

I really do have a problem (BTW: The girls’ book count for Christmas is up to 20…but I swear I’m done. I think…). However, as far as problems go, it could be much, much worse.

8 comments to Maybe I should read a book? Or 19?

  • morgan

    memory keepers daughter was really good. took a while to get into it, but it’s worth it. and i loved the other boleyn girl. :) her other books aren’t too bad either.
    if you ever come across cutting for stone by abraham verghese, get it. it’s an excellent story :)

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  • I have that same stack! (Well, different books, but same idea.) Your stack has a couple great books in it! I thought I had read every Armistead Maupin book there was, but that title doesn’t look familiar, and a Thousand Splendid Suns is sitting in my stack, too. Can you believe I pre-ordered it (I loved The Kite Runner so, SO much, I could hardly wait!) and…5 years later (?) still haven’t read it.

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    Natalie Reply:

    I’m afraid of those crappy books I’m sure I’ll be forced to read that are in the stack. When they are $1 it is easier to say “Hey, I may give this a try!” if you like the title and blurb.

    I’ve had the Other Boelyn Girl for about 4 years now. It just looked so NICE on the shelf, and my cousin had given me a gift card to a bookstore that is not local to my town, so I had to get SOMETHING while I was visiting home…but, nope, not even cracked it open yet. I’ve got hope! 2011 will be my year!

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  • Ooooh, The Little Friend by Donna Tartt! She is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I may or may not be a little (LOT) obssessed with her first book, The Secret History. She’s great, I would start there.

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  • We share an addiction…

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    Natalie Reply:

    Oh it is such an addiction too.

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  • Claire

    Atonement is so good! But light, fluffy Christmas reading? Other Boleyn Girl or Traveling Pants, definitely.

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    Natalie Reply:

    Thanks for the tips. I STILL haven’t picked one to start. Been too busy, I guess.

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