Reading List

As you may have guessed from my background picture, I love reading.  These days I'm reading much less than I used to, but it is still one of my favorite relaxing activities.  My college roommate always kept a list in her journal of the books she read that year.  I find that a great habit, that really reveals a lot about your life during that year.

So here's my 2012 list (not including the many, many children's books we read daily as a family:)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel  Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (love!)

On Beauty, Zadie Smith (didn't finish...I always start her books with lots of enthusiasm but lose interest mid-way...)

Luke - Community Bible Study International (really good!)

Images of America: Lewisburg, Marion Lois Huffines and Richard A. Sauers (a short history of my home town)

84, Charring Cross Road, Helene Hanff (fun!)

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, Alexander McCall Smith (always good for a re-read)

Under Vesuvius, John Maddox Roberts (I love mysteries!)

The Meaning of Marriage, Tim and Kathy Keller (really good! it's making me appreciate Igor more and more!)

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, Rachel Jankovic (pithy, humorous and exactly where I'm at in this phase of life)

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (childhood favorite that I'm reading aloud to the kids)

How to Make an American Quilt, Whitney Otto (really good! I liked it much better than the movie.)

What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty (great book! definitely one to reread)

Ashes to Ashes, Emma Lathen (I told you I liked mysteries)

White Oleander, Janet Fitch (I liked the first 20 pages (I really liked the writing style) and the last 10 pages but the rest I found difficult to continue reading)

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen (it's really nice to have a complete genre change once in a while:)

A Good American, Alex George (I read this in 24 hours - it touched so many areas of my life and I found it really well written)

Schneewittchen muss Sterben (Snow White must die), Nele Neuhaus (I try to read one book in German for every 3 English's not that easy to keep myself disciplined but I find Nele Neuhaus an interesting author and I love that her books are set in the Frankfurt area)

Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin, P.G. Wodehouse (always a great "light" author - I love rereading his works. Always makes me feel a bit less like I'm the only one with crazy coincidences/plans/mishaps/adventures happening)

Do you have any suggestions for me?