Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I need some books to bring with me to the hospital, so I'm asking for some recommendations. Please, no books that are about or have trauma/mortality relating to infants. It would be too much for me. I like mystery books, sweet love stories, intrigue, suspense, action, young adult, and even some science fiction.

So give me some fun reading. I'll have a lot of time to do it.


Jenni said...

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks...super cute book!

Anonymous said...

Try Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (it's a good fantasy book, but it is kind of weird)and some short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also, anything by Louisa May Alcott. :)

Me and My Girls said...

All the books that I have read, you have read already. But kim and shavonne should have like a ton for you to choose from.

Mags said...

There is a youth series that I ate up, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. There are like 5 books total and the series is complete, not a cliffhanger waiting for the next book to be released or anything.

runningfan said...

A nine-book series I love (and own) but some people really don't love is the Mitford series by Jan Karon. You can try the first one and decide. It's definitely on the sweet/innocent side. I have a three-book series about Mr. Darcy's perspective on the Pride and Prejudice story. You can feel free to come browse my shelves!

Andi said...

Marley and Me by John Grogan; Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (this has alot to do with what God wants you to do in life. It is Christian fiction); The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (historical fiction-awsome book one of my favorites); Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks; Angels and Demons by Dan Brown; The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown; The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers; Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling-----those are a few of my favorites. If I had to pick on I would say that The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon would be my choice.

The Olson Gang! said...

You don't know me - not even sure how I stumbled onto your blog - but I'm glad I did - I pray for you daily... (and check in on you daily too! :) ) and your little ones. (I had a little brother that was born before this amazing technology - that had a similar heart defect....I feel a little connection :) ) I've found myself swallowed up in "your" very own chapters. Thanks for sharing your book with us... even us that "stalk" you...
in good ways.

Here are a few of my favorite reads... most recently -
Lavendar Mornings - by June Deveraux (it is a series of 3 - this is the first - the second to be released soon...if not already... I'm sure you'll love it... give it a few pages though-you'll be hooked)

Then... my next fav - Letters for Emily - by Camron Wright - of course most any Nicholas Sparks books are great too!

SO....sending you our prayers and blessings....

Vix said...

My lovely friend Jess Ruston has just written a fabulous chick lit novel called "Luxury". The Julie Julia Project is also a good read and "Class" by Jane Beaton. Failing that anything by Enid Blyton, although try and get the older versions as they are much fabber than the new edited for the 21st century versions. I love a good bit of kids literature for when I need a good bit of escapism and comfort reading xx

mamaduck said...

Billy started reading Pendragon, since it is for older kids I thought I should preread them. I got totally hooked.

kdaygirl said...

If you started the Outlander series again.. that would definatly take alot of time. I also love reading the harry potter books over every year, just for fun.
I just read Hunger games and the second book called catching fire. These are both very interesting books. i think I told u about them?

Also for an interesting take on our food we eat. the Ominvours dilema by Michael Pollan.

Ummmm if u are interested, I know they are not totally your taste but these are the ones that I think are really good out of his books. Dean Koontz.....Watchers, Lightning, The bad place, Strangers. Those should hold you for a while.

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Adri said...

Oh, I have way too many favorites! Come over and I'll lend you anything you want. Here are a few of my favorites that I don't own:
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger
The Anatomy of Peace, by the Arbinger Institute
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
anything by Kate DiCamillo
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, by Terry Ryan
I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith (this is a series, and very fun)
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbit
Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
The Hunger Games/ Catching Fire--both by Suzanne Collins

So, there's a little of every kind of book. Really...stop by and pick up whatever. I have a bunch more.

Heidi said...

If you want some mystery.. or crime novels - you could try Patricia Cornwell - her books are really good. Also, there is a true crime book that I read and really got into - it's called Storming Las Vegas. It's a true story about a guy who managed to rob armored trucks in vegas.

I thought I would give you suggestions that didn't involve mushy emotions.. since you'll have enough of an emotional roller coaster on your own.

I'm praying for you daily! You are a strong women!

dippyrooroo said...

I think that the suggestion of The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency is a good one. They are a very gentle read. They are interesting, but not overly cluttered or emotional.

Jeff and Lori said...

"The Blue Castle", by L.M. Montgomery (the author of the Anne of Green Gables series) One of the sweetest love/come-into-you-own stories ever. Or the "Bronze Bow" by Elizabeth George Spear, which I own if you want to borrow it!

mom2girls said...

Hello! just a lurker on your blog that loves to read as well. I love the Mitford series by Jan Karon, VERY uplifting & funny...

MaloyMayhem said...

Come browse my bookshelves, I have a ton!! Adri mentioned a few that I have. Peace like a River, The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I love that series! I hope that helps! Everyone gave great suggestions!

Shavonne said...

Here are a few very good books I've read recently:
At the River's End by Charles Martin
Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors
And here's a 3-book series about Josephing Bonaparte in diary form -
The Many Lives and Sorrows of Josephine B., Tales of Passion Tales of Woe, and The Last Great Dance by Sandra Gulland. And I concur with Kim about those Dean Koontz books. Lightening is my fav.

Sara said...

Here are some of my faves: The Glass Castle (an amazing memoir), a second nomination for The Secret Life of Bees, the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (my all-time favorites, though they are a strong PG-13), The House on Tradd St. (which takes place in Charleston) . . . Let me know if you read any of them!

Valarie said...

The Carpenter's Wife. A really great book!

Valarie said...

The Carpenter's Wife. A really great book!

Love Lorri said...

I love a good mystery too. Sometimes I need a book that I can get lost in but isnt too much. Since you llike to cook, and have a "rockin" cookbook out (your my hero by the way) books by Dianne Mott Davidson are awesome. She is a caterer that solves mysteries by chance. Talk of food and recipes are included.
Her newest is Fatally Flaky
others are:
Sweet Revenge
Dark Tort
Prime cut
OH just google her!

Brad Hart said...

If you like history I have quite a few you are more than welcome to borrow for as long as you like. I have quite a bit of early American history, along with European history as well. I know not everybody like that stuff, but if you do you are more than welcome to them.