Friday, May 14, 2010

Favorite Books!

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Today on Show Us Your Life from Kelly's Korner it's 'favorite books' day.  I have to admit, I did not like reading in school.  In fact, I am fairly certain I never finished (actually to the last page) more than one assigned reading in school.  Luckily the internet was available to me and I could usually read enough summaries online to pass the test and/or write a good paper.  Truthfully, I am ashamed of this!  Now that I am out of school I love reading!!! Man, I missed out on so many good books!!!  So now it is my goal to finish books I never finished.  I think I may pick up the school's required reading list to select my books to take on the plane to South Africa :)

So, now that I am an adult and a little more wise I love reading, I have a few favorite authors....

  • Jodi Picoult -- Legal mysteries written by a woman.  Not that men can't write these but she has the perfect way to keep it interesting...a fun love story plot built in, a great story about family, friendship, etc.  JP is an excellent writer!  Two of my favorites are The Pact  and My Sister's Keeper.
  • Emily Giffin -- super fun, girly reads with great 'beach read' story lines.  Her first book, Something Borrowed is being made into a movie :)  
  • Nicholas Sparks -- who doesn't love his books?!  I always laugh and cry when I read his books! I love that they are set in the south and I love his characters.  Predictable, usually, but always worth the read! Several have been made into a movie, but none of the movies (except The Notebook) have been as good at the book!

If you have any good authors I should check out let me know!!


  1. Your right we do have similar taste. I will have to check out Emily Giffin as I've never heard of her. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me another author to discover:)

    And don't worry about what you did in school. You live, you learn!

  2. great picks sista!
    Love you, thanks for our chat this a.m :)

  3. hey thanks for visiting my blog. I have wanted to read the Emily Giffin books and must go after work to pick one up at the Library. Thanks for that reminder. :)

  4. Oh gosh... I watched the movie my Sisters Keeper and cried- for two long hours. It was bad. Is the book that emotional?

    My favorite book ever is Gone with theWind. You've gotta read it. It's amazing.

    Marla @

  5. I love all the same books as you! Did you hear that Emily Giffin has a new book coming out too? Can't wait!


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