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What I’m Going to Read: Round 15

“It surely has to win at some point.”

Famous last words – Kristen’s book choice, Fablehaven, was indeed the winner this time.  Bart has read this one and told me I’d probably like it, so I’m looking forward to it. You guys always make me wish I had time to read dozens of books a day.

Other suggestions:

  • When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson (GeogJen)
  • Two for the Road by Jane and Michael Stern (Elizabeth)
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Katie)
  • Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson (Mary)
  • Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (Kayla and Laurie)
  • The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carmen (Carly)
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Jody and Saskia)
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Merry and Kimberly)
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Sherry)
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (NGS)
  • The Element by Ken Robinson (Melinda)
  • Modoc by Ralph Helpher (Jenae)
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow (Stuffed Eskimo)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Miri)
  • The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (Heidikins)
  • Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher (Keira)
  • The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis (Betty Books)
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Kelly)
  • The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman (ACQ)
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (Melissa)
  • The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White (Angiegirl)
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (Lisa)
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Becca)
  • Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie (McKinley)
  • Curse of the Narrows by Laura M. MacDonald (Jenny)
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Jenn)
  • The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Life of a Doctor’s Wife)
  • John Adams by David McColu (Sammy)
  • Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger (Katie)
  • I am the Messenger by Markus Suzak (Chrissie)
  • The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle (One Crafty Librarian)
  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (Bart)
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Mia and Jessica)
  • Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston (Main Hoon Emily)
  • The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini (PCB)
  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (Mary)
  • An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Casey)

Of these, I’ve read:

 Here we go into October!

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  • Reply kristen October 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    *this will be your most random comment of all time*

    so i never comment on your book related posts… not because i don't like to read, i just usually always make time for it right before i go to bed which means i get about 3 pages in before i fall asleep.

    anyways, i saw someone put "cold sassy tree" and i had this major flash back of my last semester at BYU. i had to read that book in a random literature class i needed to graduate. i was in my third trimester of pregnancy with soph and my mind was definitely not on this class. i just remember going and sitting there while everyone else made these ridiculously in-depth, profound comments on the meaning behind every little detail. i felt like a complete idiot and will forever dislike (very much) cold sassy tree. it probably is a great book though. ha.

    i will stop my ramblings now.

  • Reply Norby Family October 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Woo-hoo! I loved this book and especially this series! I knew that if I was persistent it would eventually get picked!

  • Reply RA October 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Did I not recommend a book? Man, I am really off my game.

  • Reply Mary October 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Fablehaven is a fun book, though one of the characters is extremely annoying. I'm interested to hear your review!

  • Reply NGS October 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Oh, Casey. Your Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations had me rolling on the floor. I do believe that book is on my bookshelf, but I'm pretty sure it's not riveting reading!! You crack me up!

  • Reply Bethany October 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Bahahahaha Casey's suggestion! He was really hoping you'd pick it. Haha what a dork. 🙂

  • Reply Tara October 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I am reading the 4th Fablehaven book right now. They are entertaining. The author will be at BYU-Idaho for a Literature Conference (I think) so he is going to do a signing at the bookstore. So, I'll probably get to meet him.

  • Reply Peaceful Reader October 7, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I enjoyed the first two books of Fablehaven and plan at some time to finish the series. I hope you enjoy it. Do you get to read every time baby naps?? I'm a little jealous of that special quiet time!

  • Reply emandtrev October 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I too will love to read your review of Fablehaven. I've read up through book four and have the fifth sitting, waiting to be read. My sixth grade niece is the one who got me started into the series. Love that!

  • Reply Miss L October 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I'm excited you chose this one! Much like Harry Potter, the first book in Fablehaven isn't the strongest of the series, but still is a great intro for all the things to come, and I absolutely LOVE the series. Also, for what it's worth, it may be one of those series that you have to read vs. listen to: I did NOT enjoy the narrator at ALL, but, of course ymmv.

  • Reply Chelsea October 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I've read the first 2 of this series! It is very entertaining. I hope you enjoy it.

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