Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Question of the Day #405

So I'm making a list of books for Santa. I'd like some recommendations. What good reads have you devoured lately?



  1. I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (the ones that True Blood is based upon). It's a campy, fun mystery!

  2. Ohhh! Kelly, good call! I sooo want to read those and I forgot to put them on my list. I wonder if I'm too late for Santa...?

  3. I want to read Michael Crichton's new book about pirates. Both my girls wanted it for Christmas, so I got it for one, and then we'll all have to share. I guess the manuscript was found complete after his death last year.

  4. Not YOU Santa. The OTHER Santa asked for a booklist. I know I'm too late for you. xoxo

  5. I enjoy the Frances Mayes' Tuscany books (Under the Tuscan Sun, etc.).

  6. Adult book: Fruitless Fall, which is about the bees' collapse. Sounds dumb put that way, but it was a fascinating book. Also loved Geography of Bliss, about one grump search around the globe for the places that are supposedly the happiest and why. Can't wait to read the new Freakonomic book myself.

    YA: I'm pushing Marcelo in the Real World, Liar, Geektastic, and Going Bovine

  7. Wait! Santa's real name is Evelyn??!!

    I LOVE to read but the last good book I read was "Pooh's Grand Adventure - The search for Christopher Robin"...about 15 minutes ago.

    When I have the time (ha!!), I enjoy Jen Lancaster's books - very funny, light reading.

  8. I've been having a lot of fun with Don Quixote over the last few months -- and only 200 pages to go! LOL! Thankfully I've picked up some lighter reading for the holidays. :)

    I really enjoyed Michael Pollen's In Defense of Food, and The Omnivore's Dilemma. Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees is a good read too.

  9. ....sorry, that should be Michael Pollan - with an 'a'. duh!

  10. The Hidden Man by David Ellis,
    The Mission Song by John le Carre,
    Vanished by Joseph Finder,
    Breathless by Dean Koontz,
    Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly,
    Exile by Richard North Patterson,
    Heaven's Keep by William Kent Krueger... actually anything by William Kent Krueger!

  11. The only book I have read recently was The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. I highly recommend it but it may not be your cup of tea.

  12. Just finished Olive Kitteridge and really liked it. It gives you insight to different people living in a small town and Olive is sometimes just a side character, sometimes the main character.
    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet was an epic journey of the middle ages. I really dug it.

    I'm looking forward to reading The Book Thief and The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. One of my Santa's got me books (yay!) for Xmas.


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