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Top Ten Favorite Books (in no particular order)

  • Jul 27, 2011
These are my ten favorite books that I have read more than once or am planning on reading again.
Evening Class
I actually read all of Maeve Binchy's books once a year. I LOVE her writing style. I LOVE her characters and I LOVE pretending I am Irish when I read them!
Life of Pi
This book was so interesting...it left me wondering if it was real or fantasy.
Big Stone Gap: A Novel
Once again, I read all of Adriana Trigiani's books once every year. She too is able to connect me to her characters and her writing style is fun!
The Kitchen God's Wife
This book was so funny. I love the way that Amy Tan captures her culture - you feel like you are actually watching them interact through her characters.
Cold Sassy Tree
I read this in high school and fell in love with it. I read it again as an adult and just loved the carefree spirit of the book.
Bastard Out of Carolina
This book made me cry, jump up and scream "oh no!" and punch my pillow. I really get into my books.
The Problem with Murmur Lee: A Novel
This was a great story - one that I often don't read about but it was told in a very humorous way. Sort of shocking really.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
I read this book when I needed to get my groove back and it was just dreamy.
Where the Heart Is
I read this book in 45 minutes....no kidding...it was THAT good. I devoured it!

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August 01, 2011
Very nice list, Lisa! The only one I read is "The Kitchen God's Wife." I like Amy Tan's writing style. I started "Where the Heart Is," but I have yet to finish it.
August 02, 2011
Isn't Tan great? I love her style too. You have to finish "Where the Heart Is" It is so good!
August 02, 2011
I know! Tan has a wonderful way with words. I'll need to review one of her novels in the near future.

So far, I was leaning toward a +3 or so for the book, at least where I left off. It was just ok. Again, it's one of those cases where I saw the film first, and it influenced how I viewed the book.
August 04, 2011
The book Where the Heart Is - so much better than the movie. I liked the movie too though. Yeah, it is definitely better before the movie though. I think that Forney's character was extremely different in my head. I liked both.
August 04, 2011
I'm enjoying Forney's character more in the book. He's very interesting!
August 05, 2011
Yeah, I think that they tried to make him more mainstream in the movie than he seemed in the book...he was so quirky!
August 11, 2011
I agree! The quirkiness was an important character attribute!
July 30, 2011
Great list! I haven't read most of these but, definitely want to check out The Help and I love Amy Tan's and Maeve Binchy's writing styles. I've always wanted to check out Bastard Out of Carolina too.
July 30, 2011
Thanks Samantha, I hope you do get to read some of these books that you have not read. Thanks for your kind comments!
July 30, 2011
Anytime :) This list has perfect timing. I've finished my degree and everything else that was taking up all my time, so now I get to read for fun. I've gotten into the Tale of the City series and am fully addicted to it lol!
July 31, 2011
Congrats on your degree! Reading for fun is - well - fun! I have not read Tale of the City- maybe you will write a review?
August 01, 2011
Thanks! I wrote a Quick Tip about it here. I just finished the second book, so I'll definitely have to write a review on both!
August 11, 2011
Just saw you wrote the QT, Sam! I'm off to read it. :)
July 29, 2011
I must admit that I have not read any of these books though I have a hold on The Help with my library. I did almost order Life of Pi through the Amazon Vine program, now I am sorry I did not. I will keep these books in mind when my current supply of unread books in my pile at home dwindles to a managable level.
July 30, 2011
Thanks Michael, I absolutely loved The Help and Life of Pi. I hope you do get a chance to read them! Thanks for reading my list!
July 29, 2011
I didn't know that How Stella Got Her Groove Back was based on a book! Several of these sound intriguing to me, so I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing, Lisa! :)
July 30, 2011
Yes, the book was SO much better than the movie and it was very different from the movie too! I am glad you liked my list!
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