Tuesday, July 13, 2010

good read

Need a new book to dive into... besides Dr Seuss' Ear Book and There's a Cow in the Road! which are both memorized. What's your favorite summer read these days??? Besides Twilight series...

Counting down the days until these two get married... We had a fantastic engagement shoot. This one was for fun and because they are incorporating vintage books into their decor.
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77 comments:

Samantha said...

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. They don't look like the type of book I usually read, so I was hesitant to start them. They are SO good though. The reviews on Amazon tell it all. The characters are amazing and I find myself SO worried about them/happy for them/etc. Great books for summer! :-)

Michelle said...

I need to tackle the final book in the "girl with the dragon tattoo" series....and hoping to tackle a Jodi Picoult.....possibly "the pact".

Cortney said...

I was also going to suggest the Outlander series!!! They are long, but REALLY GOOD! It is a series that you can read a few pages here and there and not HAVE to read until the end but still really enjoy.

wowschow said...

People kept telling me to read the Hunger Games and I resisted. Finally gave in and I love it! Can't wait for the third book to come out!

ADDArtMovement said...

Oh and I forgot to mention that "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is also an excellent read!

sillypea said...

Outlander is fabulous! I am also very much enjoying JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series and Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series this summer!

Kristie Lynne said...

I'm going back to the classics and reading Jane Eyre. I love it. :)

Kristie Lynne said...

Super cute engagements by the way.

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Kami said...

I just finished "The Help" and loved it!! Now I'm reading "The Host" and while it's a bit slow, I find that it's an ok pace for summer =).

Amanda Sevall said...

Love the pic! :) I just finished the Time Traveler's Wife -- such a great love story told in an interesting way. Also been reading Emily Griffin books (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof and she has a couple more). They are fun summer beach kind of reads :)

Sarah Swann said...

I just picked up Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner and I have a lot of Jodi Picoult just itching to jump off the shelf at me. I love all of Jodi's books. I have a ton of books on my Kindle to read as well, including The Help, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and Confessions of a Military Wife (being one myself, I think that will be my next one).

Melia said...

Another vote for The Help and anything Jodi Picoult :)
Melia

{VICKI} said...

Just finished WHERE THE HEART IS n(loved it) and now I'm starting on Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series---so far so good-- 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD is the first book of the series.

Kimberly said...

I just read The Alchemist and loved it.

Jami Nato said...

that is a cute shot, my friend. i love non-cheesy props in a picture.

Sabrina said...

Oh I can't wait to see everyone's responses because I'm in a book funk right now. The last good book I read was in January and it was Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's a teen book so that might also make it go under Twilight series but I love that book.

Michelle (from KY) said...

If you want a good, funny, easy read you have to get the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. They ae hilarious. THee are 16 in the series, you don't have to start with the first one. They are hilarious!!

howejam said...

I'm really enjoying the Sookie Stackhouse series (the True Blood series is based on the books), it's great to have a strong feminine hero in a book.

jess said...

I *absolutely* love the photo of your brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law. Your shots are amazing. Definitely an inspiration for me to learn more about digital photography. Summer reading: On the 7th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. A little light undead reading for the summer never hurt anyone :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Days with my Father by Philip Toledano. Awesome photo!!!

Sara Ancich said...

Gargoyle.

AmberLee D. said...

I just finished reading "The zookeepers wife". I generally stay away from books about WWII. However, this was an very interesting and uplifting read.

Leigh said...

I just finished rereading the first five books in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Such fun summer reads!

Meg said...

anything by james patterson! i read them over and over again!

Jessica said...

I am reading the Millennium trilogy, I am currently on the second book: The girl who played with fire. Its a great series so far! I am patient waiting for August so I can read Mockingjay, the final book of the Hunger Games. That a series that is very addicting.

Megan Barnes said...

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (because who couldn't use a bit more happiness??) and The Lost Girls: Three Friends, Four Continents, and One Unconventional Detour Around the World by Amanda Pressner and 2 BFF's. Amazing, I want to take a year off and go travel now! Also LOVED The Search by Nora Roberts.

Laci J said...

DH and I are reading 'Adrift' right now. True story about a guy who lost his boat and survived for a long time.

Loni Stevens said...

'The Hunger Games'. It's a good one. I have been trying to get friends to read it for over a year. I loved it. Just started 'Shiver' from Stiefvater's right now. I'll let you know how it is.

Heidi Joe said...

Long time reader, first time commenter!

Please, please read One Day by David Nicholls. It's a great love story, and I couldn't put it down!

Carla said...

all of my suggestions have been suggested! The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo series, Outlander series, The Hunger Game all were well written, stay-up-too-late-even-though-you-know-the-kids-will-be-up-at-the-crack-of-dawn. I didn't see mentioned, the Dragon Keeper series by Robin Hobb.

Angela Spangela said...

The Southern Vampire series, that True Blood is based off of, by Charlaine Harris is a good pick if you're itching for a vampire fix of the grown-up variety.

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin are also good. She recently released the fifth book in the series, Heart of the Matter, but I haven't read it yet.

HTH!
xoa

s a n s k u :) said...

the help (kathryn stockett), dear john & the last song (nicholas sparks), night world book series (l. j. smith, i haven't liked many of her other books but these were great), the hunger games (suzanne collins), syrie james' books!! (the secret diaries of charlotte bronte & whatever the jane austen one was called again).

mstef_87 said...

Just finished a book I got as a gift- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Not my usual pick but I really enjoyed it!

s a n s k u :) said...

ps. the time traveller's wife is very R rated.

Gwendolyn said...

The Hunger Games!! Although it is a teen book, it's an awesome can't-put-it-down read. Also, Catching Fire (the second book in the series of soon to be three). WAYYYYY better than Twilight!

julieann said...

I just re-read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It is such a great book:) And anything by Jennifer Weiner, she is hilarious!

Jeff and Lori said...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. Easy read, fun, but deep, unexpectedly deep. LOVED it!

Julie said...

Snow FLower and the secret fan by Lisa See, Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns, These is my words by Nancy Turner, and THe sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley. These are some of my fave book club books, Enjoy!!

Tahnie said...

Don't read 'The Time Traveler's Wife' while you are pregnant, especially if you are high risk. I made that mistake last summer and it just made my anxiety even worse.

'The History of Love' by Nicole Krauss is breathtakingly beautiful.

R Kimball said...

I just finished The Lost Girls. Great book.

LAgreene said...

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, very good!

The J9 said...

Just finished reading The Help and Moloka'i. Both were very good and I read them fast!

Now I am getting ready to read The Time Traveler's Wife - sounds like it is a good read as well.

Latrice said...

I'm about to download Eat, Pray,Love. You've probably already read this one, but after seeing the preview for the movie with one of my all time favorites actresses (julia roberts) I have to read this book before seeing the movie.

P LeMay said...

I recommend "The Invention of Hugo Cabret". It's a children's book that has a good story & beautiful illustrations. Very inspiring! Good luck in your search!

becky said...

these is my words. weird title. amazingness inside!

{warning though, it starts a little slow, then you can't put it down!}

TatumW said...

I have these is my words...a long time ago now...but you are right it is a fantastic book!

Have just read the girl with the dragon tattoo which is fantastic...once you get past about page 85-90, it's tough going until then...

I am currently reading Major Pettigrew's Last stand...which is very sweet...It's a rather unconventional love story

Next up I have water for elephants by Sarah Gruen which is supposed to be fabulous

If you enjoy crime either of the series by Kerry Greenwood are great, they are different and have great heroines...might be tough to find in the US because she is Australian but there are a few on amazon :)

...sorry for the long book...I kind of like reading LOL!

Tatum xx

Heather said...

Besides Twilight?? Awwww...come on! It's my favorite!!! LOL...ok, my favorite so far are Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series! LOVE THEM!!!

Ami said...

Me encanta leer.
Estoy con dos libros a la vez:

1- "Dime quien soy" de Julia Navarro.
2- "La brujula"

Un abrazo!

Tani said...

Reading, reading, reading...The Girl Who Played with Fire and TGW Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Then Wter for Elephants and The Glass Castle - top it all off with a Laurie R. King Sherlock Holmes series selection - Maybe the Jeruselum one...

Anonymous said...

Every Last One by Anna Quindlin, anything by Anita Shreve.
Pat

Craftylou said...

I just finished The Girl Who Played with Fire. I've moved on to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I read The Magicians earlier in the summer. It's not anything like Harry Potter. It's more like Harry Potter if he had low self-esteem, drank too much, cursed like a sailor, and had sex. It's well-written. I plan on moving on to South of Broad by Pat Conroy and The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.

I'd also recommend anything by John Green. He is in the YA section. He's one of the best authors I've read in a while. I also loved the first two books of the Hunger Games trilogy. Can't wait until August 24th when the third book comes out.

pakosta said...

I just read a couple good ones:

The Stepmother by Carrie Adams

The Help by Kathryn STockett

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

THe Ha-Ha: Dave Kind

The Poisonwood Bible: Barbara Kingslover

I also loved:

The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield

Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen

Those Who Save Us: Jenna Blum


tara

pakosta said...

p.s. go onto Goodreads.com
and look at what people have read and rated and you can get 100's of books that way!
tara

Carla said...

Just finished reading "The Red Tent" - an amazing rendition of the OT story about Dinah. Fabulous insight into the female culture of the OT times. And the writing is phenomenal...

Amy S. said...

I loved The Glass Castle. I have loved all 3 Jodi Picoult books I've read: The Pact, Change of Heart, and Handle With Care. I am taking notes from the other comments, so thanks for posting this question. It would be fun to know what book(s) you end up reading. My sister and I are major fans of yours! I love your fabric and felt album!

melanie33 said...

For sure summer reads:
The help
Hunger Games
and the sequel catching fire
glass castle is great too!

Anonymous said...

The Bible is also a good one!

Daisha said...

I just finished The Secret Life of Bees and loved it. I want to read again right now. I just wrote a review of it on my blog thefamilyscientista.blogspot.com.

Congratulations on your 3rd girl. We have 3 girls and one boy! It's fun anyone way you take it!

Dani said...

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner is a terrific book - actually anything by her is terrific! I'm looking forward to picking up her new one Fly Away Home.

April said...

Water for Elephants is an amazing read. I'm almost finished it and it is so good! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a good quick read!

Angie N said...

I just saw your new line on the AC website. It's beautiful! My book choice for the summer are The Girls from Ames. I also agree that the Stephanie Plum series is a riot! It's like the Hardy Boys for grown women.

Ris said...

I love Jennifer Weiner books! Most of her main characters are mothers with a great sense of humor, and I always find myself laughing out loud to some of their quips. My favorites are Little Earthquakes (which follows four women from pregnancy through toddler) and Goodnight Nobody (a motherly spin on the crime novel).

Elisabeth Costa said...

Same Kind of Different as Me and I'm sorry not sure of the authors names....don't have the book any longer as I've passed it along. It's based on a true story and it's a wonderful one at that. LOVE the engagment photos, so very unique:)

Caitlin said...

I love all of Mary Kay Andrews books, they are excellent. Table for Five and Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs are really good as well. LOVE the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. And just read Best Friends by Jennifer Weiner which was great. Next up is Water for Elephants and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Mandy said...

I just wrote a whole blog post about Outlander series-but with warnuings. They are FANTASTIC-but read the warnings...http://thelittlethingsinourlife.blogspot.com/

Jessica Turner said...

I've read some GREAT books this year. My favorite would be The Blood of Flowers- AMAZING! I couldn't put it down. It is about a girl who is a carpet maker in Persia. Great storytelling.

Here are some other recommends:
http://jessicaturnersblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/voracious-reader-my-2010-books.html

Rosita Designs said...

water for elephants is soooo good. and, the other suggestions of the help and the time traveler's wife are right on. both such good books. the way the time traveler's wife is told seemed really original to me.

Erin S said...

The Hunger Games. I devoured the first two books and I can't wait to read the third when it comes out in August.

KELLI TRONTELL said...

Gorgeous photo!!

Jennifer said...

The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood. They just made it into a movie with Zac Efron (yummy!), but read the book first. Its awesome!

Christine said...

I loved The Alchemist. It was a quick read, G-rated (could listen to it on tape with the kids around!) and thought-provoking.

Michelle said...

Hiii Liz : ()

Take a shot at reading some books by NY times best selling author Sophie Kinsella :
Remember Me (no affiliation w. rob Pattinsons previous movie)
Undomestic Godess
Twenties girl
the Shopaholic titles
shes my favorite and i laugh @ every sentence. this authors style of writing is comedy all the way. you just fall in love with the heroin and other characters. happy reading!

Rachel said...

I nominate American Wife and The Middle Place...they are both excellent reads!!

Kimmy said...

Reedeming Love
by Francine Rivers
is a wonderful book....

~ kim

Lori said...

Thanks for asking this question, as I have been looking for some good reads, now that our baby is old enough that I can pick up a book again! :) I just finished "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," which as a fictional story about the occupation of the Guernsey Islands by the Germans in WWII, written as a series of letters between the characters, took me a bit to get into it but it was a wonderful read.

Ashley said...

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. Brief summaries of these and some of my other recommendations can be found on my blog here:

http://ashleyschultz.blogspot.com/2009/07/good-reads.html