The Reading Binge

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Here’s what I’ve read this month. Eleven books! Whoa! But I did travel a lot and have spent most nights just resting. The number beforehand is where it falls in books I’ve read in 2008; M is male author and NF is nonfiction, both of which I try to keep track of since I never read enough of either!

27. When Zeffie Got a Clue by Peggy Darty (5/5/08)–3rd book in a mystery series that I really enjoy. Sort of “light” Christian theme. They’re good though, I don’t get confused by having 1,000 characters like many other mysteries.

28. Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie (5/08)–I love these mysteries. The psychic aspect is just so intriguing and Abby realistic in spite of it. This is #4 in the series.

29. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire (5/9/08) (M)–one that’s been on my TBR forever. I’m glad I read it, it’s interesting, but I don’t think it will stick with me. His books are always so strange they’re borderline on being insane!

30. Reconstructing Natalie by Laura Jensen Walker (5/10/08)–great book about a young woman who has breast cancer and her journey through chemo, reconstruction, and life.

31. The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregancy by Vicky Iovine (5/08) (NF)–I am not a fan. I am not crunchy granola girl but Iovine’s opinions on how you WILL have an epidural, shouldn’t exercise during pregnancy, and other stuff bothered me immensely.

32. Bed Rest by Sarah Bliston (5/15/08)–cute and VERY fast read in diary-form about a mom-to-be and her family and friend trauma as she conducts life from her living room.

33. Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie (5/19/08)–5th in Abby Cooper series. They’re still good!

34. What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg (5/21/08)–easy read about two sisters growing up and their relationship with their mother especially. I thought the prose was very nice and I enjoyed it.

35. 32AA by Michelle Cunnah (5/24/08)–and now for something completely different! This book was actually really fun chicklit, good writing, cute story

36. The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater (5/27/08) (NF)–I listened to this on CD. Other than her British pronunciations bothering me, it was very enjoyable hearing about the goings-on of the farm in Southern France.

37. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (5/28/08)–a lot better than I thought it would be. I could barely put it down to sleep–and I’m pregnant! About a girl who tries to disappear into the fabric of her boarding school.

One thought on “The Reading Binge

  1. I’m also reading like crazy. I’m actually liking “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy,” even though much of it does seem quite misguided…but I find it really funny anyway. Especially imagining her in the black velour maternity jumpsuit. 🙂

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