Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a nerd. Really. But I do like to read sometimes. Not in a socially outcast way or even a studious way, but I do occasionally read for reasons more than to pass time on the elliptical. I am often too quick to say, "why read the book when you can watch the movie?" but I will admit that some of the best books I've ever read were ones that I read long before they were ever in the talks of becoming films. I think my English teachers would be very shocked/proud to know how much more I enjoy reading than I ever let them know. And even though I don't think I could ever confess it to them, I really did love reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in 8th grade Advanced English even if our book was two times thicker than the other classes. Same with Macbeth in 12th grade. Some of my good friends know about my not-so-publicized recreational reading and I love when I can recommend good books to them. That got me thinking about some of my favorite books so I decided to list some here:

Some of my all-time favorites:
The Divine Dance by Shannon Primicerio (now Shannon Kubiak)
Stuart Little by E.B. White
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Follow the Stars Home by Luanne Rice
One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
66 Love Letters by Larry Crabb
& pretty much any book by Max Lucado

Some pretty great books I've read this past year:
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Plan B by Pete Wilson
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (weird, but in a good way)

Books I want to read:
Winged Creatures by Roy Freirich
Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

What books would you recommend?


  1. Add to your list Tour de Force by Elizabeth White

  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ...who played with fire, ...who kicked the Hornet's nest. -Steig Larrson
    "I am America and So Can You," -Steven Colbert