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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thank you, thank you very much

I found out today that Becca gave me the Booker Award and asked me to post five of my favorite books.

I am going to take a moment here to give Becca a well deserved shout out. If you aren't reading her blog well you are missing out. Get over there and say hello.

My book pics are as follows:

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. This book is clever. Alice falls off a bike at the gym and forgets the last 10 years of her life. Including how much she hates her husband and that she has three kids. Would your 10 year younger self like the person you have become?

Let's pretend this didn't happen by Jenny Lawson. This book is actually laugh out loud funny. Think Chelsea Handler meets Tina Fey. Truly hysterical account of Jenny's life including a crazy list of things that happened to her that most people can't image actually happening. The list includes a story about a time homeless people ate her pet.

Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher. This is a brilliantly written fiction book about the 13 reasons why the main character took her life. Anyone who has a teen should read it. Anyone who is a teen should read it and anyone who was a teen should read it.

Schooled by Gordan Korman. You will fall in love with Cap. If you don't then there is something wrong with you. Loved the writing, loved the storyline and loved the entire premise of this book. Cap is a home-schooled outsider forced to go to public high school when his grandmother becomes ill. His reaction to the way others treat him is priceless and a great life lesson.

Gods behaving badly by Marie Phillips. Basically, this fictious account answers the question--After Jesus started gaining popularity and had throngs of followers, what happened to the Greek gods and goddesses? The book is written by a first time author and she can paint a vivid picture. Artemis, for example, the goddess of hunting, the moon, and chastity, is forced to become a dog walker and Aphrodite, the godess of beauty, is a phone sex operator. Immensely imaginative.

Those are my picks people...go out and read them and let me know what you think.

3 random thoughts:

Kristie Maynard said...

Some interesting picks there! I'm thinking I may just go check out What Alice Forgot. Would this be a good book club book? We are looking for something to read in a couple months. Is it funny, serious, sad?

becca said...

great titles haven't read any of them running to check them out

Jenners said...

I love that What Alice Forgot made your list!! And I need to read that Jenny Lawson book … and the other ones I didn't read yet!

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