Saturday, January 2, 2010

Book Reviews

I read a lot of books. For the most part I only read right before going to bed to help me unwind. I'm going to start posting short book reviews of what I read in case anyone is looking for a new book or ideas for their book club. I'm excited to start using my Kindle, but I have one more real live book to read before I switch to the Kindle. Books just stack up and then I give them away so I think the Kindle will be good for me.

Any suggestions for what I should read next?


Rebecca said...

I am currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (same author that wrote Kite Runner).

It's a wonderful book.

Patrice said...

Rebecca - Is it as sad as Kite Runner? That book really made me sad.

Rebecca said...

I'm about 3/4 of the way through the book. It isn't a cheery book per se, but it has its moments and it's just a GREAT read.

It's essentially the story of two Afghanie (sp?) women and their lives in the 1970s-90s in Afghanistan.

The author can write a story like nobody's business! It's hard to put it down.

I also recently enjoyed The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. It's light and a fast read, but has some sadness in it, as a forewarning.

Patrice said...

I guess I shouldn't say I don't like sad books because The Lovely Bones is one of my all time favorite books.

I just need lighter reads lately before I go to bed to relax and fall asleep. If I read something that disburbs me right before bed, I tend to dream about it.