THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, April 09, 2007

What Am I Reading?..I think I Need a List to Work Off Of.


Right now I am reading 'The Lost Daughters of China' to Tim. He doesn't like to read really, unless it is a techy magazine, but he is enjoying me reading this book out loud. After that, I'm stumped. So.....What is the best book you have read over the past 12 months and why?? I will try to pick my books off of the list. It may take a while for me to work my way through them, but I'll bet the list will be incredible. Maybe some of you can join in if you want and read some of them too.

18 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

Oooooh, I like this one! I was at a bookstore the other day wishing that I knew what was good to read at the moment. Fun fact: teachers read (for pleasure) the least of all professions...
Best book I have read in the past twelve months: "Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew".

Mommy Spice said...

If you're wanting to read more about Chinese Culture, I enjoyed Wild Swans. It's about 3 generations of women (mother, daughter and granddaughter), and the rise of communism. It's a true story.

Steffie B. said...

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.....changed my life, found my purpose!

secret agent said...

I liked lost daughters, I'd read it again if I knew who I loaned it too.
Life of Pi and Lovely Bones were great books...
not China related...

LaLa said...

Good post..I saw you were reading 'The Lost Daughters of China' that was my fav so far. I also liked 'Leaving Deep Water' by Claire S. Chow, 'A Passage to the Heart' by Amy Klatzkin and 'Dim Sum, Bagels & Grits' by Myra Alperson. There was another one I was looking for and when/if I find it I will let you know.

Stacy said...

I really enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It was very good.

I think Kathy is right. I don't read nearly as much during the school year as I do in the summer. Thanks for the fun fact Kathy. Now I don't feel so bad. I guess it is all the textbook and papers I read during the year. :)

My mom just gave me a copy of Wild Swans. She really enjoyed that book just as Mommy Spice suggested.

Thanks for this list. I am going to follow along, too.

Lisa said...

A few that I have read and loved.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Memoirs of a Geisha
Outside of Asian interest-
The hidden Diary of Marie Antionette is good. We meet for this book at my book club soon.
Water for Elephants-will be starting soon for book club supposed to be great also.

Loraena said...

I loved "Loved By Choice: True Stories that Celebrate Adoption". It's the best book about adoption I've read - and I've read a lot of them!

Also Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur.

Elizabeth said...

Oh boy, don't get me started!
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Eat, Love, Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert
The LAdy and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield
I know as soon as I send this 4 more great reads will pop into my head.
Let me know if you read any of them.

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kris said...

The Kite Runner and Into Thin Air, top of my list for this year...

Old favs... The Lovely Bones, The Secret Life of Bees, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Waiting Child (could not put this one down), The Nanchang Diaries (could not put this down either)...
TOO many to mention!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I also read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and actually lent it out about 7 times and had everyone who read it sign their name on it which was kinda cool, like Steffie b. I found my purpose.
I also read Battlefield of The Mind by Joyce Meyer and learned alot about myself....it was real growth for me. I tend to really go for the self help books. Happy reading I really like the graphic you used on your post it is really cool. Oh and the Bible of course mind you I haven't come close to reading the whole thing...I'm still working on that one!

Dolores and Shawn said...

The Lost Daughters is a very good one. I'll have to take a look through my bookcase though, I read A LOT!

a&mg said...

I'll make sort of a bizarre recommendation, but what I think is a good one. Two Old Women, by Velma Wallis. It's an Athabaskan legend that takes place in Alaska about two elder women who were abandoned by their clan. It's a total story of survival and friendship and the ultimate "girl power" story. I loved it!

Rachael said...

I just picked up 2 books at Target for my trip tomorrow. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "The Nanny Diaries". I might be one of the last women on earth who haven't read these yet, but I needed some mindless entertainment on my long flight and I can't concentrate on anything too deep right now. So, just in case you haven't read them either, I'll let you know how they turn out!

Glinda said...

I am very excited about a book I just bought..."Growing Strong Daughters--Encouraging Girls to Become All They're Meant To Be," by Lisa Graham McMinn.

P.S. Love the picture of the butterfuly book, I am sooo stealing that!

Mardi said...

I love anything by Beverly Lewis, Karen Kingsbury, Kristen Heitzmann, Lynn Austin (she wrote an awesome series set in the Civil War Era), and my all time favorite Elizabeth Frances. You will find all of these authors in the Christian Fictional section. Karen Kingsbury wrote a book "A Treasury of Adoption Miracles". It made me, who never cries,cry. :) Great stories.

Gosh, I could go on and on. I LOVE to read. :) The book "QI" by David Aikman was also an interesting book about China, nothing about adoption though.

Happy reading! :)

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