Saturday, April 16, 2011

What Should I "Read" Next?

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I always have a backlog of books that I'm going to read.  I keep them in a basket on my nightstand, and right now I have four books just waiting for me to finish what I'm reading now (which happens to be The Heart of Buddha's Teaching and The End of Overeating:  Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite) so that I can start another.  Add that to the fact that Eric is adamant that I need to read Freakenomics, and asks weekly if I'm finished with my current book so I can start that one, and I think it's safe to say that I am not on the lookout for new reading material.

Listening material though?  That's another story.  Having just finished The Hunger Games for the second time, and being about a month out on the library queue for President Monson's Biography, I'm looking for some other options to make my my errand running and chauffeuring just that much more interesting and enjoyable. 

I'd love any recommendations you've got.

In the meantime, I love this site:





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13 comments:

Jake said...

Snowball. Driven, if you haven't already read it. Both are excellent.

Charlotte said...

I loved Driven, and I just put Snowball on my library queue. Thanks!

Kaylee said...

Have you ever tried "Eragon". It's pretty well known, so chances you might have. Some other good books I've liked are "The Rangers Apprentice" "Pillage" "Percy Jackson series" and (you've probably already read them) The work and the Glory books. My dad liked a lot of them, even though a few are made for teens.

amy greenway said...

I love YA fiction. I don't have to fast forward or worry about what's going to happen next. Just listen and enjoy. I think I also like a child being the main character. I like them better than adults.

I always think of The Spiderwick Chronicles when I think of good "reads" because it's not only a fun story, but also extremely well narrated by Mark Hamill. I like almost all of Sharon Creech's books, and Cornelia Funke as well. I'll keep thinking of more specific books I've listened to lately. hmmmm. But I'm with Kaylee. GO KIDS BOOKS!

ShaLiece said...

Which "driven"? I saw several on goodreads, and I'm pretty sure that one of them is NOT it! Author?

Jake said...

Driven is the autobiography of Larry H Miller. We listened to it on the way to Utah last week and I really enjoyed it.

Mom C said...

Is this Driven by Daniel Pink? I have heard him speak twice and enjoyed him so much. His book is about what motivates us and how our desire to achieve can be used to make everything more productive.
You really need to read Freakonomoics. It makes you think differently and question any and every poll's numbers and conclusions. The Peter Pan Prequels by Barry are good, they are read by Dahle who read Harry Potter. I could listen to anything he reads and enjoy it!

Mom C said...

OK, I'm actually talking about Drive by Daniel H. Pink. It's an interesting book, but not a biography.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Are you on goodreads?? I love it for finding great books. Anything Tasha likes I normally mark to read :) I love reading series books, especially YA fiction series. So these are some recent favorites. Have you read the Septimus Heap series?? I really enjoyed them. They are sort of like a Harry Potter type of idea but lighter. Also, the Fablehaven series. Loved it!!! It reminds me of CS Lewis. There is the the Shiver series. Kind of like Twilight but just werewolves. The Books of Bayern are some of my favorites. They start with The Goose Girl. By Shannon Hale, super clean and fun to read. So there is my two bits. If you want to get on goodreads you can read all of the comments others make on books you are interested in and it gives you a good idea of what will be good and what will be not so good :)

Carol said...

I personally enjoy historical fiction. You get a little insight into our history and have a nice story to carry you through it all. My latest favorite is the Freemen and Dreamers series by L.C. Lewis. It is about America in the time leading up to and through the War of 1812.

I haven't seen these in Audio Book format - but I'm sure they must be available and for the quilters and fiction lovers out there, they are a good read. The author is Jennifer Chiaverini. She has several books in the Elm Creek Quilters series. Jennifer has an interesting way of weaving together women, current struggles and the freedom of slaves. If they are available on audio - I would listen in a heartbeat.

Carol said...

For a little bit of fun, you can try totally confusing yourself. I'm currently listening to 1776 by David McCullough (it is a straight history - but has personal anecdotes from journals and other documents). My reading book is from L.C. Lewis (War of 1812). There are times that I get confused about what is what - I think the time periods are too close. My only saving grace is that one has a pure story line and the other is more of a timeline. ;-)

Michelle said...

Good books on audio include, "The Help", "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" (11 in the seriers), "The Giver" by Lois Lowry, and anything by David McCullough.

Michelle said...

"The Help" is by Katheryn Stockett

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