Thursday, June 9, 2011

good reads 2

now that i rely on public transit to take me to work, and bring me home, i have really dived into my "to read" list that was rather neglected while i commuted by car. i have to say, i have not been disappointed with anything i have read in the last 6 months. especially these three nuggets:

1. "i know this much is true" by wally lamb
this baby is l-o-n-g but boy is it good. it is a true love story, and not of romance or happily ever afters, but the love we have for our family. and how hard it is to find that love when times are tough, or when we realize that just because they are family, it doesn't mean they aren't flawed.

2. "the girl with the dragon tattoo" by stieg larsson
read this, read this, READ THIS. dear god, do yourself a favor and read it before december, when the movie comes out. i absolutely positively could not put this book down. and dare i say, i think the movie is going to be incredible.

3. "the poisonwood bible" by barbara kingsolver
brace yourself, i love books with strong female characters. even more shocking, i love historical fiction. set in 1959 in the belgian congo,  nathan and orleanna price move their four daughters from georgia to serve as missionaries. kingsolver tells the story of their tumultuous lives and leaves you with many questions about faith, marriage, and family