Sunday, February 7, 2010

So many books, so little time

I have officially decided that I would need five clones of me who did nothing but read 24/7 to get to all the good books out there.

Not only do I have my already favorite books, which I re-read at least once a year, there are quadrillions of great books that I have never read, or even heard of. It is extremely overwhelming!

That being said, I can never seem to think of books to buy, and always end up searching the store, or randomly grabbing something because the cover is pretty. (Yes, the old adage is completely lost on me.)
I should go to the library, but the library here smells funny, and between the incidents of the cross-dressing bearded man, and the librarian with a goofy wig and bow tie, and the fact that every book older than ten years looks like it has been dunked in a coffee pot, I've mostly steered clear.

I just found a blog of a woman who reviews "clean reads." This is a veritable treasure trove to me, because I hate nothing worse than to get into a book and have it ruined with offensive content. Of course, most of the books I have to read for my English classes have offensive content, but that is beside the point.

Any way, the blog is
Kind of a cheesy name, but if someone is willing to wade through and find clean, enjoyable books, I don't care what she calls her blog.

On my "to read list," thanks to homespulight, are:
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Patillo
Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George,
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
These is My Words by Nancy Turner
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfiled
The Companion by Ann Granger
Hearts in Hiding by Brannon Green
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

I can't wait to get reading! But I have a few more chapters of A Painted House by John Grisham...(A great read, by the way.)
Oh dear. What happened to that list of classics I was supposed to read on my semester off?

1 comment:

  1. I've read Amaranth Enchantment, it was OK. Thanks for the new titles for my "to read" list.