What My Blog Readers are Reading and Recommending

What you will find here is a list of books and authors recommended by well-read friends and bloggers.

In Spite of Myself, Christopher Plummer
Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys (Read, loved and recommend. 11/19/11)
The Reading Promise, Alice Ozma
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Buy-ology, Truth and Lies about What We Buy, Martin Lindstrom
Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo (Read, loved and recommend. 6/30/11)
The Greatest Secret in the World,Og Mandino
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Under the Dome, Stephen King
Cutting for Stone, John Irving
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Read and enjoyed; would consider recommending. 2/10/12)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, Julia Alvarez
In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Then We Came to the End,  Joshua Ferris
One of  Those Hideous Book Where the Mother Dies, Sonya Sones
Stop Pretending, Sonya Sones
A Brief History of Montmaray, Michelle Cooper
The FitzOsbornes in Exile, Michelle Cooper
Half-Assed – a Weight Loss Memoir, Jennette Fulda
White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
The Pilot’s Wife, Anita Shreve
The Birth House, Ami McKay
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Tom Robbins
The Hatbox Letters, Beth Powning
Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor
Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon
The Weight of Silence, Heather Gudenkauf
Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Jane Bites Back, Michael Thomas Ford
Restorations, Susan Elizabeth Ball
Reconciliations, Susan Elizabeth Ball

Thich Nhat Hahn
Danielle Steele
Nicholas Sparks
John Grisham
Jane Austen

19 thoughts on “What My Blog Readers are Reading and Recommending

    1. I like your style, SIG! Picture books are great books! Actually, the Geranimo series has funny pictures in it. Wait. Was this a rhetorical question? Regardless, I like the pictures in the Geranimo series, so there! (smile) ~ Lenore

  1. I’m always looking for great books. Thanks for the suggestions.
    I have one more you might want to check out:

    Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris. It’s Seinfeld meets The Office with a few touching moments thrown in for good measure.

  2. The Book Thief, The Help and the last two books were all books I enjoyed. Also, as I read this I wonder if I didn’t comment in the wrong place earlier. *cough*

    1. You are the third – if not fourth – person to recommend The Help, Georgette. Almost makes me want to stop A Walk in the Woods… but Adventure Girl would be disappointed. (smile) Thank you for the recommendation!! ~ Lenore

      1. My mother successfully shielded us from the environment KS describes while my father worked in deep East Texas. My mother from the Pacific Northwest and my father a Dutchman raised in Mexico really experienced still another culture while we lived there. I wrote about it in my post “Uncle George” last fall. The Texas town has wonderful memories for me…after we moved away and I became an adult, I came to fully understand the challenges they had there. The Help takes place in Jackson, MS…probably on the same latitude and three hundred miles from the town we lived in.
        Your comment prompted me to elaborate…I tried to make my original comment short with title and author but then I couldn’t help myself. LOL.

        1. I am so glad you came back and added to your comment. I will scoot over to your blog, and read Uncle George. The Help is going to have to be read by me sooner rather than later. Your added bits of personal information and how your family could relate to the story intrigues me even more. Thanks again – I am glad you are thorough commenter. 🙂 ~ Lenore

  3. Hi Diane!
    I love reading your blog, so I would love to share my recently acquired “Versatile Blogger Award” with you. Check out my post about it for more info if you’ve never heard of it. Kind of a fun way to share cool blogs with our readers
    Congrats and thanks for your great writing!
    PS Didn’t know exactly where to invite you…so I put it on one of your last posts.

  4. I just started reading yet another book, but this one I can’t put down (well I did for a minute so I could tell you about, hehe) It’s “Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor.

    1. You crack me up, Darla! I am glad you were able to put the book down – if only for a moment. (smile)
      The ever growing list of books is going to turn me into a recluse. (smile) I better take some sped-reding classes. 😉
      Your recommendation was added. Thank you!

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