Little Bee by Chris Cleave
What I was reading:
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (re-read to prep for the movie premiere)
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Driftless by David Rhodes
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson and gave up half way through
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus because it was staring at me on International Women’s Day and the premise intrigued me.
People of the Longhouse by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear (archeologists)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger because I saw the movie and knew I would love the book. I did love this book, but liked the movie ending better. The idea of his wife waiting for 47 years seemed too depressing.
Shop Class As Soul Craft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford because I heard him interviewed on NPR and was intrigued. I stopped after about 40 pages because it read more like a Ph.D. dissertation and less like the piece I was expecting.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak because my go-to book gal recommended. Her winning streak continues! This book has moved to the top of my “read this before you die” list.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because Jack insisted I read the series. I’m enjoying it and can see why Jack busts out laughing while reading it.
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ryana Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner because I heard them interviewed on NPR once and I was intrigued. It really is very interesting and I’ve learned alot about Islam.
City Life by Witold Rybczynski because it was in the bookshelf and I needed something to read. I don’t have many options at home that I haven’t already read. It is actually pretty interesting.
Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son’s Return to his Jewish Family by Stephen J. Dubner because it looked interesting. As it turns out, I’m nearly done and have a hard time putting it down because it is so interesting.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because I never have and now that I am, I cannot believe I never read this! It is wonderful!
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress by Lawrence Harrison and Samuel Huntington because it’s been on the want to read list for at least 5 years.
I started Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer but stopped reading it because I did not like the immediate tone of the book. I would understand the condescending tone after the point in the autobiography in which she is essentially held hostage in Iran, but not at the onset. It seemed borderline racist.
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman because I heard her interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross one day on NPR, and I was very interested by the premise. Usually I don’t like mysteries, but this one sounds good. Update: Mediocre at best, but then again, I’m not a fan of mystery. I was surprised by the ending.