August 17, 2009

{change purse} giveaway

*share a recent good book you read...for a chance to win this cute little {change purse} handmade by me

On these hot and quite humid days, I get so tired (we do not have air conditioning) and tend to read more than do anything physical. So far this month, I've read:

  • The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan (good book about an Arab and a Jew...I kept hoping they'd get married, non-fiction)
  • Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (wow, great book, emotional, just wish the ending were happier, but I think it's realistic)
  • Addition by Toni Jordan (funny book about a girl who is addicted to counting everything)
  • Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center (such a REAL book, I felt myself connecting to the main character)
  • Second Honeymoon by Joanna Trollope (honestly I got this book from the library, because I liked the cover...silverware, but it was okay, good ending)
  • What Matters Most by Luane Rice (reading currently, recommended from a friend)
There are a few books I have on "hold" at the library:
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Mermaid's Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (I really liked Secret Life of Bees)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer


Michelle M. said...

Definitely read the Potato Peel Pie Society- I loved it!

Here is my most recent read: Lynette's Hope by Fr. Luke Veronis. It was a very touching biography on Lynette Hoppe, an Orthodox missionary.

Xenia Kathryn said...

How I wish I could say I've read a book front to cover recently... other than children's books. Since I haven't, I'll have to do my best and say "Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs" by Tomie dePaola.

That coin purse is so cute!!!

Meadowlark Days said...

Wow, these sound like some great books and that's an adorable coin purse! I've just started Portugeuse Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith, although I don't think they'll be as good as No 1 Ladies! I also have received some essay collections by Barbara Kingsolver from paperbackswap that I'm looking forward to reading later.

::Sylvia:: said...

I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society the other day and I absolutely loved it! It is a great read!

The Help--I cannot recommend that book enough, you will absolutely love it!!

I'm currently reading Royal Monastic by Bev Cooke and Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. I've loved Macomber's 2 previous books in this series. Makes you want to knit all day! :)

Great list of books! Thanks for sharing!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Another vote for the Gurnsey Literary Society---it was divine!