oh what to read...

It seems I'm at a wall in my reading.

I cant think of a single thing to read next and I HATE it when this happens.

You see, since Zeke was born I've been mostly working thru my own collection (which is fairly impressive if I'm allowed to say so, for a girl of 23, but by no means as large as I could want it to be) with just a few others thrown in because they were on everyone's lips, In Defense of Food- An Eaters Manifesto (LOVED loved LOVED it), The Twilight Series (couldn't stand it, or even finish it), Revolutionary Road (a much more appropriate and enjoyable read then it was as a young teenager, I hated it then but loved it this time), The Kiterunner (so good), Eat, Pray, Love (ick, so whiny) ect. I always insist on reading what everyone else is reading whether I think I will like it or not, its a vanity and a failing.

Anyways, Zeke and I started with Classics and continued that for as long as he let me read out loud to him. We hit Anna Karanina, The Three Musketeers, The Great Gatsby, and Tale of Two Cities, among others. Then he got too big to want to listen, and I started reading him picture books instead and went on myself to a Fantasy kick. I read all of my David Eddings, J. R. R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Phillip Pulman, and Lloyd Alexander. I got some Christmas books at this point and read those, including a gorgeous leatherbound collection of Jane Austin from my hubby, which I proceded to read in the order that she wrote them. That led me to regret yet again her death and read a bunch of trashy "sequels" to her novels. These kinds of things are never good, and I ALWAYS read them anyways. I dont know how to count how many Gone With The Wind or Pride and Predjudice sequals I have read...its a weakness and a sting to my vanity, lol.

Anyways, I want something NEW now, something I havent read yet but I'm at a blank. Its so hard because I'm such a freaking book snob. I used to be able to just go to the cart of books waiting to be put back on shelves at the library, I would pick the second row, seventh book over, and read it. But these days I never want to read anything that isnt a classic or a best seller. My tastes have either gotten picky or maybe its because my time is so much more valuable now. When you're reading several books a week you have time for some trash. When you are lucky to get 1 book a week in, well, then you want each one to be good.

I will probably either end up back in the arms of Harry Potter or re-reading Don Quixote. Classics and Fantasy, man, you cant beat 'em.


Jess to the Lo said...

I love:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Eye of the Dragon by Stephen King (No sex in this one! It was written for his daughter.)

Those are my fall back books or my new loves.

I hope you would enjoy these too.

Jennspiration said...

I have a feeling I can't help you on this one...I'm not NEARLY as well read as you are...plus I LOVED the Twilight series.

How about "Marley and Me", or a "Lion named Christian" I haven't read either one, but I've heard they are good.

From Me to You said...

ok wait you hated the twilight series?? But you like Harry Potter...hmm..I just started on the twilight series and I am hooked..I did what any reader shouldn't do though and I watched the movie first and then I started the book..but I am a HUGE Harry Potter girl..Like I stand in line for hours to see the movies..BUT anyway I was just curious why you didn't enjoy the Twilight series..and if your books are in good condition can I buy them from you??

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I was just in the same dilema so I went to my mom's and picked one off her shelf lol.

Anonymous said...

I will suggest "The Rapture of Cannan" One of my all time favorites. or anything by Tom Wolfe. "I am Charolette Simmons" was excellent.

sheena said...

"The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls" I agree was a strange, yet good one. She is now a gossip colomnist for MSNBC of all things!

I'm addicted to Agatha Christie. She is the World's best selling author of all time. Not just my opinion, but actual fact. She wrote about 80 novels and a plethora of short stories.

Alexia said...

I haven't read the classics in awhile, I should re-read those this year...do you read chic-lit? Claire Knows Best (and the following two books) is worth the time spent reading. Also Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker are great authors (although I'm assuming you've read them already) and the Inkeart series by Cornelia Funke is awesome!