Saturday, May 17, 2008

Required Reading List to Be Ashley's Friend

I believe I've mentioned this list before, and have promised to share it with you, and tonight I was motivated enough to compile most of my favorite books into a handy little Amazon list and put it over there on my sidebar.

There are 5 pages of books (so far), but I think this time invested is a small price to pay for #1. My friendship and #2. The discussion hours we'll get out of your time investment.

I'm telling you, I have good taste in books. So get reading!

23 comments:

misspro312 said...

Hey! Love to read your blog, and love the Poisonwood Bible. I have read it many times. Where the sidewalk ends is great too. But the others haven't read, if its a popular book its not at the library and I don't usually buy books. I like to check them out then pay a late fee because I can't read them fast enough and forget to renew.

Anonymous said...

Just a friendly note to Firefox users: If you see the banner for the book list but can't figure out where to click, temporarily disable Ad Block Plus (right click on the little red stop sign that says ABP located in the bottom right hand corner of your browser.).

wendy said...

Can't wait to get reading - I LOVE everything that I have read that is on your list so I'm sure I'll love the ones I haven't.

wendy said...

p.s. have you read anything by Cormac McCarthy?

Kate said...

Can't wait to check the list out. I need some good summer reading!

Alissa said...

I love this list!! I finished The Other Boleyn a few weeks ago and I loved it! I love historical fiction and I am so going to take this list with me next time I go to Half Price Books! (cause I am too cheap to pay full price and I owe the library hundreds of dollars in late fees. I am sadly not exaggerating about how much we owe...LOL)

Life, Love & Lola said...

I trust that your taste in books is better than your LUCK with books. :)

Anonymous said...

loved the time travelers wife! i just read it recently.

Rebecca said...

The only two books on your list that I have read are Where the Sidewalk Ends and Lovely Bobnes. I LOVED Lovely Bones. I thought it was very well written. The book did make me cry forever though.

~GeorgiaOnMyMind~ said...

She's Come Undone... sigh... the pages are falling out of mine. Love that book!

Thanks for the list, Ashley! I was just thinking yesterday that I need some new reads. It seems like we have similar (good) taste; I'm off to check out East of Eden...

txchic said...

Clearly I cannot be your friend. It will take me FOREVER to read all those books....with 2 kids...I barely have time to read their medicine bottles! I'll still pretend we're friends, though, and enjoy reading about your life. ;-)

Impoverished Preppy said...

I've only read about 2/3 of those... can I continue reading the blog anyway? :-)

(Love The Poisonwood Bible - seriously one of the best books I've ever read.)

Anonymous said...

I also LOVE The time travellers wife. that's such an awesome book. And also The kite runner and A thousand splendid suns.
Here are a couple of my favorite authors (and I also have incredible good taste in books!!)
Books by Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude) and Ian Mc Ewan (Saturday, Atonement, Amsterdam, On Chesil Beach) are simply amazing! I mean these guys are geniuses!! Go read!! It'll make your life better:)

October
(I tried to use my blogger account but they won't accept my password..)

jennyandcompany said...

I guess I'll just have to beg you to still like me because I hate to read. Confession - I dread it when the kids want me to read to them. I'm a loser, I know.

Anonymous said...

well, as i was going thru your list i was getting sadder & sadder as it seemed that i would not be able to be your true friend, because ((sorry)) the books sound boring!!!

i know, i know...dont judge a book by its cover. but alas, i'm guilty. i do judge a book by its cover.

but then, i saw my sister's keeper by jodi picoult and was ecstatic. i read that book and i LOVED it! i really enjoyed her style of writing, so i've read many of her books. and then right next to that 1 was dave ramsey! he is definitely my next read. i just discovered his radio show and i love that man. i need to get his book.

so that said, there might be a glimmer of hope for our friendship after all!


solei

Anonymous said...

You & I don't have the same taste in books. If you won't be my friend anymore, that is ok. Just know I will still lurk & read all your posts. ;) You & I still have the same taste in blog posts.

Donna said...

I only wish I could find the list of books you're talking about. I looked 3 times. I'm going to bed now.

The Mrs. said...

I loooooove the time travelers wife. I tell everyone to read it!

Lori said...

Do we all have to read all those books before you will post again? This could take a while...

There isn't a decent library here and Amazon won't ship to me.

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Just checking in. Still reading (duh) and didn't want you to shoot that cat...oh, wait...I friggin' hate cats.

Funny, funny girl.

*mn*mommy*to*3* said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I finished reading the Nicolas Sparks books and wasn't sure where to start next. It's been so long since I've read for myself. I haven't read most of them on your list (so sad) but already have a plan of attack :) My only problem is that once I buy one or check it out and start on it... I am completely and totally helpless about putting it down. I get so into it, I just have to finish. So much for dishes, laundry, kids.... hee hee.

~Rachel

Mamalicious said...

Oh, FOCK. Pamela Martha Focker. This isn't good. I'm not going to be able to be on the friends list. I have no time to read. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. Can I still read/comment on your blog? Does this count against our sister-wife proposal?

Fishy Busyness said...

I was relieved to see the Red Tent on there. I was going to have to stop reading if it weren't. I have tried three times to do the Lovely Bones and cannot, cannot, cannot get beyond the first little bit. I have a 7 year old girl and am developing facial ticks and working on an all out hyperventilation each time I try to read it. But, I've heard it's quite good if you can get past the obvious. Try out The Twentieth Wife. Don't ask me to give an author.