Tuesday, May 12, 2009

watcha readin'?

My sister is looking for some book recommendations to read this summer. Anybody have some to suggest to her?
(something other than the Twilight Series!)
Thanks!

60 comments:

Holly said...

The Shack, 90 Minutes in Heaven, The Host.

I like reading Amish fiction by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall.

darcy'smommy said...

What kind of books does she enjoy reading? I like mysteries and I read Sue Grafton. She has a great series.

Margarita said...

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' - Oscar Wilde, 'A Year in High Heels', 'Something Borrowed', 'Eat Pray Love'.
Have fun reading!
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Beck said...

The Red Tent by Anita Diamante. I don't think I really enjoyed ANY book for about 6 months after I read that one.

Abbie said...

The Last Lecture... I am about to start Nineteen Minutes. I love Lori Wick, so if she wants something great to read, I definitely recommend Lori Wick books, especially Bamboo&Lace. She is a Christian author.

fah said...

Eat Pray Love, Those Who Save Us, The Thirteenth Tale

Anonymous said...

Karen Kingsbury!! There are series:) Best books in the world. Enjoy!

Miranda said...

Eat, Pray, Love; The Art of Racing in the Rain (especially if she's an animal lover); A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Memory Keeper's Daughter; The Time-Traveller's Wife; Between, Georgia; The Kite Runner; anything by Jodi Picoult will be quick summer reading, too.

(I'm an English teacher, so I have tons of books I could suggest! Let me know if you/she needs more!)

Verna said...

Good suggestions, I may have to choose some and start reading again.

Stephanie said...

Anything Jodi Picoult! She is amazing! Nineteen Minutes, My Sisters Keeper, The Pact..heck they are all good!!!

Claire's World said...

"Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" by Emily Griffin,"3 Weeks with My Brother" Nicholas Sparks, "Redeeming Love" - Can't remember the author but SO good!!!

Angelica said...

Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers...in fact, all her books are wonderful.

I came across your blog by another blog of another blog...funny how that happens. :-)

May the Lord's blessings be abundant on this day!

ricci said...

I loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers and she has a three book series that is call Mark of the Loins. When I started reading them I couldn't put them down.

Emily said...

I'll also recommend The Red Tent and Redeeming Love. Some other favorites that haven't been mentioned yet - P.S. I Love You (by Cecelia Ahern); Love, Rose (Ahern); and I have heard that Three Cups of Tea and Water for Elephants are great, though I haven't read those yet.

Staci said...

I'm hooked on Susan Elizabeth Philips right now! Good romance novels!

Ace1599 said...

I enjoy anything by Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffen, Cecilia Ahern,and Sarah Dessen. As you can see, I love Chick lit.

Susan Alberda said...

If she's looking for something a little more in depth, but still an awesome read, try "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel. It's unbelieveable!

Susan Alberda said...

If she's looking for something a little more in depth, but still an awesome read, try "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel. It's unbelieveable!

Susan Alberda said...

If she's looking for something a little more in depth, but still an awesome read, try "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel. It's unbelieveable!

Susan Alberda said...

If she's looking for something a little more in depth, but still an awesome read, try "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel. It's unbelieveable!

Susan Alberda said...

If she's looking for something a little more in depth, but still an awesome read, try "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel. It's unbelieveable!

Susan Alberda said...

Oops! My computer went a little haywire there. It was a great book, but I didn't mean to force it on you! :)

Mrs. Dimple said...

Please tell her to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It's a classic and it's magical. :)

Erika said...

Totally agree...anything by Jodi Picoult is great! Also...something funny, there is a series by Janet Evanach (can't remember how to spell her last name, yikes!), but the 1st book in the series is One For the Money. Seriously...laugh out loud. Hope you're having a great day!
Erika

Nichelle said...

Big Miracle in a Small town
The one year book of HOPE
The Oath
The Shack
Mistaken Identity
5 people you meet in Heaven

Carie said...

I love Jodi Picoult, Barbara Delinsky, and Janet Evanovich (sp?)

Jodi Picoult writes about topics that will get you thinking.

Barbara Delinsky is romance. No smut...

Janet writes the Stephanie Plum series. She is hysterical!

Val said...

Jodi Picoult is good but it will probably make you cry.
Janet Evanovich is great for a light easy read but yet super fun! A little mystery,romance and a hysterical (sp?) grandma!!! SHe will love this author!!

lparsons15 said...

I highly recommend anything by Harlan Coben...he is amazing. Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series is so funny too. Dianne Chamberlin's the Secret life of CeeCee Wilkes....very good too.

jference said...

Janet Evanovich's series is hilarious! Once you start you are hooked! I have to agree with Val...the grandma is awesome!

Loretta said...

The Language of God by Francis Collins. I actually wrote about it in my blog a few weeks ago. It's about how Collins reconciles faith and science.

Queen Mommy said...

For Christian authors, I LOVE Beverly Lewis (Amish fiction) and Lori Wick.

One of my favorite books of all time is "Joseph" by Terri Fivash. It's a fictionalized account of the story of Joseph, and because the author is a historian, you almost start thinking it actually could have happened the way she describes.

Richard Paul Evans is another good author.

Nicholas Sparks is good as well.

If she likes chick lit, Sophie Kinsella is fantastic. There will be some mild cussing, but it's usually not too bad. Plus, her books are hysterical.

Samantha said...

Not sure what kind of read she's looking for, but I like light easy beach reads for the summer. If that's the case...

The Janet Evanovich Series "One for the Money", "Two for the Dough" etc.

Emily Giffin has some great ones "Something Borrowed", "Something Blue" "Baby Proof", and "Love the One You're With"

I also like "Water for Elephants."

Miche said...

I'm about to read Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. I've also got Bitter is the new Black on hold along with Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards and The Genorosity (sp?) Factor.

I'll second The Red Tent though it's a great book. I've also read Eat, Pray, Love. It was a pretty good book as well but not as good as The Red Tent.

Have a great day!

annmak said...

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Stephanie said...

Just getting into Colleen Cobble- good mystery/a litte romance/ Christian author.

I love Karen Kingsbury too!

Anonymous said...

An excellent book I just finished is "The Same Kind of Different As Me". You can get it at Family Chr. Bookstores. A true story - fantastic!

Books by Tracie Peterson - excellent too

Meegs said...

Most of my suggestions have already been taken:

A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Middlesex
Ps. I love you
Marley & Me
The Patron Saint of Liars
The Beekeepers Apprentice (and following books about Mary Russell)
All of the Harry Potter's

Jessica said...

I have to agree - anything by Jodi Picoult will not disappoint! I would start with "My Sister's Keeper"...the ending will blow you away!

Other that I LOVE: The Shack, The Thirteenth Tale, Memoirs of a Geisha, and my second all-time favorite book is Life of Pi. Life of Pi will affect you in ways you never imagined and it will stay with you until you read it again and again!

And you can never go wrong with a re-reading of To Kill a Mockingbird!

Anonymous said...

ANY OF THE JODI PICOULT books are fantastic!! Also Karen Kingsbury is good.

A friend and follower in Las Vegas
Tiffany Cox

tscarter7 said...

ANYTHING by Brock and Bodie Thoene...(several series of historical fiction (The A.D. Chronicles, the Zion Chronicles), ANYTHING by Francine Rivers, ANYTHING by Beverly Lewis, The Night trilogy by Elie Wiesel (holocaust survivor), the Mitford series by Jan Karon. For really really light reading....The Tale of Despereaux! Not the dumbed down little movie version but the original book. My kids and I have read it several times. It's a great story! :)

bri said...

WOW that's a lot of suggestions.. hahaha

Francine Rivers is a wonderful Author.

Redeeming Love and The Mark of the Lion trilogy IS AMAZING!!!

tell her the mark of the lion starts out slow but IT IS SO WORTH IT and she will chew through the rest wanting more!!!

OMG I just read your tweet about Brenham's baby brother!!!! I AM SO EXCITED AND WAITING FOR MORE INFO!!!
CONGRATULATIONS KATIE!

Anonymous said...

still alice

Anonymous said...

Saw Tweet! SO EXCITED!

TashaSeriously said...

Honeymoon with my Brother...so cute.

Anonymous said...

CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan - AWESOME!!!!

K. said...

I'd absolutely suggest The Friday Night Knitting Club, and it's sequel Knit Two. Good summer reads b/c they're just enjoyable relaxing books. I loved them.

MiniMe Mom said...

Memoirs of a Geisha, Out of the Shadows is a great suspense Christian thriller, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is my favorite, I have heard the Kite Runner is great, Secret Life of Bees.

Meegs said...

Oh and I thought of two more:
My Sister's Keeper
and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Rachael said...

Karen Kingsbury - once you start reading them you can't put them down.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading The Apothecary's Daughter & Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen. Both excellent reads! I'm not usually into 19th c. England, but these are worth it.

Hoping to be 3! said...

The laugh that could and did change the world by Dan Wright. AWESOME!

Paige said...

These is My Words, Sarah's Quilt and the Star Garden is a trilogy that I love and will read over and over. It is about a girl/woman in the Arizona territories at the turn of the century (1900s). I had to put the books down because I didn't want to be done with the book!!
The Last Lecture
Grayson
The Lovely Bones
The Book Thief
A Hope in the Unseen
Let's Roll (Lisa Beamer)
My Antonia (classic)
Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society
The Sign for Drowning
Dewey: The Small-Town Cat who Touched the World

Sandy E said...

I WANNA SEE PICTURES OF YOU-KNOW-WHO!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Jaclyn said...

I'm so glad so many people posted their favorite books...I can't wait to go visit the used bookstore and get some of them!

I would recommend anything by Kristin Billerbeck. She is a Christian "ChickLit" author. I love ALL of her books. She also has a blog: http://girlygirl.typepad.com/girly_girl/

Julie said...

Anything by Nicholas Sparks or Kristin Hannah!!

tracy said...

The Pilgrim's Progress. SO great!

Lori said...

Anything Karen Kingsbury keeps me glued. Lori Wick is also good.

sabrina said...

Haha, yeah I'm not into Twilight either. How about "My Sister's Keeper," by Jodi Picoult? I read it a few years ago and it was amazing. Just recently I found out they're making a movie with Camron Diaz and Abigail Breslen. But tell her to read the book first, because you know how it is -- the books are usually significantly better than the movie.

baseballmom said...

Secret Life of Bees, Mermaid Chair, The Kindness of Strangers, The book of Bright Ideas, Molokai, Strong For Potatoes, The Bean Trees, Leaving Mother Lake, the Mitford series

Christylea said...

I'm reading Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. They are very funny and suck you in!