6.10.2010

My new summer goal!

I remember back in high school and college how I would always read a ton of books each summer, at LEAST 10. Something happened after though and I have really slacked off ever since 2006 when I graduated. I've decided that this summer I am getting back into reading, especially since I have a date with the beach every Wednesday :) So, new goal is: I am going to read 10 books this summer! So far, I've read one... it took me, well, about 3 months! I started reading it the week I moved to Charleston. I have got to get it together and do better! Brice tells me that reading will broaden my vocabulary! First of all a) is he trying to tell me something? and b) He doesn't read?! So he doesn't have room to talk! So far I have read "The House on Tradd Street" by Karen White, and I started the sequel "The Girl on Legare Street" yesterday! They both take place in Charleston. The main character has the 6th sense to see/sense ghosts. It's so interesting but at the same time, I'm not gonna lie... I get scared at night reading it and have to put it down! haha! I would highly recommend this book to anyone though. I just love any book that takes place in Charleston!



Does anyone have any good suggestions for my 3rd-10th book?

12 comments:

  1. "The Help" is so good!! That is the last great book I have read. That is a great goal! Good luck!

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  2. Good luck on your ambitious goal! A great summer read is Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorthea Benton Frank. Also, two great sites to put in books you have read and liked that will give you suggestions are LibraryThing.com and bookseer.com; which you won't have to make an account to use.

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  3. Love your idea. I want to start reading more too! Right now I read baby books! ha. But I don't think that counts. I am OBSESSED with John Grisham books. But they are more law and suspense books... not sure if that is your forte.

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  4. I can't wait to read the House on Tradd Street! Must borrow soon! You can come check out my little library if you want, I have a few good girlie books - and you can also borrow The Help and Carrie Diaries when I'm done with them!

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  5. For Christmas last year, my aunt got this book called The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Little. I started reading it Christmas day and I was so glued to it and finished it by the next morning. It was an easy read, but intense and interesting at the same time! Here's the synopsis from Amazon: Sarah Laden is a widow with two sons, Nate and Danny, and a thriving catering business. Her best friend, Courtney, helped her through the horrible days after her husband's death and is always there when she's needed. Her son, Jordan, is even Danny's best friend. Then one day all that changes. In a nightmare chain of events, Sarah discovers that she really didn't know Courtney at all and poor, odd Jordan has been living a hell no one could imagine. As Courtney waits in jail, Sarah decides at the request of her older son, Nate, to take on the foster care of Jordan, with all its painful ramifications. Child sexual abuse is hard to read about and Kittle sometimes gets a little heavy-handed with her facts and statistics. But told through the perspectives of Sarah, Nate, Danny, and Jordan, this is ultimately an attractive story of ordinary people trying to make the best of an awful situation and finding the healing power of love and forgiveness in the process.

    Anyway -- it was really good, and I never get hooked on books like that. I guess bc it's sort of a mystery. If you want it, I can drop it off for you since I'm like oh, 2 minutes walking from you! hahah.

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  6. omg sorry that was the longest comment ever, ha

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  7. Raed kids books you can get 10 knocked out real qucik!

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  8. What a fabulous idea. I think I am going to do the same.

    I just finished a children's novel (yes, I said children's novel) called "Deep and Dark and Dangerous." I loved it! If you're interested in an easy read, it's really pretty good. I just started "Pope Joan." Much heavier, but fascinating (I could read "To Kill a Mockingbird" over and over.).

    I am going to check out "House on Tradd Street." I love a good ghost story.

    Thanks for the idea! Oh, love when the men bring up the whole reading thing. Mine usually says it as he's sitting on the couch watching t.v. "I think we should all start reading more!" LOL...gotta love 'em!

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  9. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. I couldn't put it down!!

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  10. Read Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, and Heart of the Matter. All by Emily Griffin...they have characters that intertwine, so read them in that order :) They are filimg the movie right now for Something Borrowed.

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  11. Thanks for all of the ideas everyone! I'm going to make a little list!

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  12. if you haven't read it, eat pray love by liz gilbert hmm if your into the whole vampire craze the sookie stackhouse novels are fantastic, um the witch of portabello by paul ochello (or a)I cant remember how to spell his last name, he wrote the alchemist which is another great one.. hmm on the road Jack Keuroc (another spelling I am not sure on...there is a few for you!

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