Books to Read

Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes since I was a little kid. In school, I would read novels during class time and would rather read than do homework. Television was not really an option growing up because my Mom wouldn't let us watch it during school days. I was only allowed one show and that was Dawson's Creek on Monday nights. That didn't bother me too much because I had my novels that I would sneakily read anytime I get the chance to. My book taste was pretty limited in my younger years and I am happy to say that my taste has broadened considerably since then. If you want to know more about my reading history, check out this post.

Last year, I joined a book club and am loving it. Book discussions over a nice dinner with lovely people is a wonderful occassion. I always look forward to these once a month Monday night sessions.

Here is a list of some favorites over the past three years:

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Water for the Elephants, Sara Gruen
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, Stieg Larsson
Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway
City of Thieves, David Benioff
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Coming Home, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Lace Makers of Glennmara, Heather Barbieri
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
Miles From Nowhere, Barbara Savage
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
Room, Emma Donoghue
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
LAMB: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore

As of July 2012, I have started writing book reviews and here are the links:

Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball
Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

Happy reading to you all!

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