Monday, August 20, 2007

Something to Read

I really need something good to read. I have finished my Twilight series for now (till the next one comes out next year). So I need suggestions of some good books. I am so sick of what is on tv right now and would so much rather just curl up in my bed and get lost in a different world :) Soooo... I am currently reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Sutterfield and it is not keeping my attention. I want to read the whole thing, but I can't stay focused with it. I love action, suspence and of course a great love story. I was talking to Mary yesterday and we were talking about how everyone should read the classics ie: Wuthering Heights, all of Jane Auten's books, etc. Has anybody read those? Are they really confusing or hard to follow? I would like to start one, but if anyone has any better suggestions, that would be great!

So what's a good one?

15 comments:

Amber said...

Becky this is Vaughn. Ask you husband about the series The Wheel of Time. They are great, at least we enjoy them. there are like 12 books and you will be busy reading for a while. Then you can join us when we discuss.

Jill said...

I have been hooked on Jodi Picoult books. Each book is so different, but they always work a court case into it and you really have no idea which way the case will go until the end.

Nicole Cave said...

Anything Nicholas Sparks is good.
Anne of Green Gables is probally good...I love the movies.
Parenting book... 5 Love Languages of children is good.
Work & the Glory is great!
I am reading "Joseph & Emma, a love story", right now. There are two books in the series. I am enjoying them.
And finally...Vaughn, I can't believe you read! You need to convince Ashton to read, other than the B of M! He is studying alot right now. But, I always tell him it is so great to just get lost in another world sometimes. Thanks for helping out in nursery on sunday too.

Kerri Marie said...

Beck- you might enjoy the Eragon series I really liked them. and of course you should pick up the first Harry Potter! I also have to recomend my all time favorite Ender's Game. Um... have you read The Notebook? I also really love Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte it takes place and was written in the same era as Wurhtering Hights. I own most of these so if you want to borrow hem you can. Oh and the Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites series is also good.

Becky said...

Vaughn! I am so proud of you for commenting :) I will ask Justin, but I bet those books are ALL WAR and NO LOVE. I need LOVE! lol

Jill, I love court dramas. I will for sure check her out.

Nicole, Who wrote Anne of Green Gables? I love the movies! Oh Gilbert :)

Kerri, Jane Eyre is one of the classics that I was considering reading. I will have to now. If I have questions about it, then I can ask you!

COURTNEY said...

Hey Becky! I am on the last couple chapters of Twilight and I LOVE it! I didn't want to read it because it was about a vampire, but i am hooked. Lately I have gotten in to the non-fiction books that still tell a story. I feel like when I read them im not only being entertained, but im learning something! I have been reading lately the books by Philippa Gregory. They are about things in the olden days with like King Henry the VIII. Sounds dumb but they are SO interesting...and it is a great love story :) I would probably start with "The Other Boylen Girl" - I loved it! It was hard to get in to because of how they talked, but it got easyer and I couldn't put it down!

Becky said...

Courtney, You just made my day! I'm so glad you are reading Twilight! I was the same way about starting them, but my friend Kim practically made me and once I read it I fell in love (with Edward of course :)) The next book New Moon is just as great (they all are)

I will definitely check out the ones you suggested. Thanks girl!

Mary Stuart said...

I love that you like Anne of Green Gables. That is a classic in my family. "Carrots!" Anyways...my sisters found that complete collection of Jane Austen on my mom's book shelf. I have to say, I can't wait to start them. It is so hard for me because I have so many books to read right now. So you know, I have all of Nicholas Spark's books and the first four in the "Love Comes Softly" series. YOu are more than welcome to borrow them.

Kerri Marie said...

Becky I found this on stephanie meyers webpage check it out...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/3LONI1F9ZIKJD/104-6268774-3691935?%5Fencoding=UTF8

It's a list of her favorite books! I've read alot of thema nd I agree they are great.

kimberlee shaffer said...

I can't believe its been two days since we have talked. . . are you cheating on me? Hee hee!! I can't wait for this weekend!!!

Becky said...

Mary, I would love to borrow some Nicholas Sparks. Justin's mom keeps telling me to read The Notebook (she says it's better than the movie...is that possible?) What is the Love Comes Softly series? Never heard of it.

Kerri, Thanks I will check it out.

Kim, I feel like Bella did when Edward left. Are you ever coming back to me??? haha This weekend will be great!

COURTNEY said...

p.s. those books are fiction, just about non-fiction things :)

Becky said...

Courtney, I bet you would like The Kite Runner. It's non-fiction and sooooo good. It's about this guys childhood in Afghanistan. I couldn't put it down! CHeck it out.

Patience said...

Becky if you are looking for a quick read that is really laugh out loud hilarious I would recommend the Sophie Kinsella series. They include Confessions of a shopaholic, shopaholic goes to new york, shopaholic gets married I think, and The undomesticated goddess. They are all really funny.

Becky said...

Patience, I have seen those books around and have wondered if they are any good. Now I know. When I am done with Sence and Sensability, I will check those out!