March 19, 2010

books, please

I've got some travel in my future, and need a good book. Or two. Or three. Or maybe four. What are the best three books you've read lately?


**If you have good movies or TV series suggestions, I'm game for that, too.


Janice said...

1. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
2. The Hunger Games (there are currently 2 in the series, the 3rd comes out in August)
3. Jubliee Trial by Gwen Bristow
4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

TV Series: Northern Exposure series

Thayer said...

TV Series I mentioned is State of Play, we've only gotten through disc 1 and loved it, BBC

1. The Evolution of Capurnia Tate
2. The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig
3. Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Sharon said...

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I actually haven't read it but have heard great reviews.

Camie said...

Malcolm Gladwell is what I'm reading right now. The outliers.

Emily said...

The Help
Sarah's Key
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Emily said...

p.s. I am Megan Grunander's Sister

Jamie Wride said...

I also liked Sarah's Key and just bought Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet so good to hear that it's good. I just finished The Elegance of the Hedgehog and liked it. Too bad you don't live closer....I could give you a bunch of books.

Lauren said...

1. I second the Hunger Games series. I'm hooked
2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
3. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
4. Dandelion Wine

Alissa said...

Thanks for all the recs!

Janice--I think I will read the Hunger Games. Sounds like good reads to take my mind off the 48 hours of traveling! I love I capture the Castle, but haven't heard of the others. Excited to try. I haven't watched NE since it aired. Loved it.

Thayer--All three sound good. Is The Whistling Season the one with the off ending?

Sharon--I've heard good reviews, as well.

Cam--I read The Tipping Point, and loved it. Blink and Outliers are on my list.

Emily--Thanks! I liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and am excited to read the other two.

Jamie--What's the Elegance of the Hedgehog about?

Lauren--Haven't read UTC since I was a teenager. Will have to pick it up. Never heard of Dandelion wine...thanks!

packermom said...

Some recent, enjoyable, not too heavy reads.........

1. A Guide to the Birds of East Africa.....charming
2. Sweetness at the Bottom of the mystery
3. I second Lauren't Prizewinner....loved it!!!
4. Dewey......sweet, true story for us library and book lovers.
5. Also by Ivan Doig.....English Creek and Dancing at the Rascal Fair.

I also like many of the ones already mentioned. You should be in good reading shape!!!

Amelia Hohl said...

Wow, sounds like you got enough suggestions. Here's one for Ella in the future. Hooway for Wodney Wat. Hilarious. Both of my kids laugh histerically at it and Bea laughs just because Henry is laughing. I hope you have it at the library.

Molly Bice-Jackson said...

1. Hunger Games (you must)
2. Currently reading "The Help"
3. Twilight--just kidding
3. The Book Thief (a MUST)

kimmy girl said...

too bad im not jamie because i live close but dont have tons of books you could borrow.

Jessica said...

I just finished a good book from the library- Prayers for Sale, by Sandra Dallas.