Chapter Two I Think I Fell In Love With You

I used to see these photo-memes every once in awhile, but I haven't seen it in a long time so I thought I'd resurrect. Take a picture of your book pile. The books you're planning on reading, not books you stick in there to look smart. Don't take out the embarrassing ones, I sure didn't. My pile's a little bigger than normal because I went to the library today and recently raided my mother's bookcase (1-3).

1. Barbara Freethy-Don't Say A Word: Okay, it's cheesy, but I do like the occasional romantic suspense novel. In moderation. It's about a lady who tries to find where she's from and figure out her past which she can't rememberf.

2. Fern Michaels- Late Bloomer: My mom recommended this one. There's a good chance I won't actually read it. I think it's about a lady who makes amends with her childhood friends.

3. Heather Graham- The Presence: Not just romantic suspense, but supernatural romantic suspense with a Scottish Laird.

4. Guy Gavriel Kay- The Summer Tree: I've heard this is a great book from a lot of people, so I thought I should actually try it finally. For some reason I've really been into fantasy recently.

5. Jean Hegland- Into the Forest: I love a good post-apocalyptic novel.

6. Katie Williams- The Space Between Trees: A coming of age novel. Mostly I grabbed it because of the beautiful cover

7. Andrew Pyper-The Wildfire Season: This is the one I'm currently reading, I'm not sure how to describe it. It's sort of a thriller but really it's a downer. It's depressing me.

8. Michelle Cooper- A Brief History of Montmaray: Another YA novel, but this one's a historical novel about a fictitious kingdom and the royal family .

9. Jordan Sonnenblick- After Ever After: Yet another YA novel (I know, I know), this one about a boy whose cancer is in remission and how people interact with him.

10. Audrey Niffenegger- Her Fearful Symmetry: Her other book, The Time Traveler's Wife, is one of my all time favorites. This one didn't get the best reviews, but I figure it's worth a shot. '

*** If you're wondering what the books are sitting on, it's a step thing that came with a step aerobics DVD. I use it as a table for my books now. Because I'm classy.***


jess; [the bottle chronicles] said...

I LOVED The Summer Tree! I also would love to do this meme!

Robin said...

I don't know any of those but I do know that I have to be very careful with romance novels because they can very easily make me queesy. When they are too flowery or too cheesy I can't stand it. That's why I usually go with chicklit but even those sometimes leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Josh said...

I don't think my pile of books can compete with your pile of books unless we are going by page count. I'm sorry, but I don't have any romance currently! I'll have to post a picture of mine tonight after I get off of work. Normally I have these sorts of pictures at the ready, but I have been such a slacker lately. You should look into The Nervous Breakdown's book club; I think you'll enjoy it. It isn't as...literary snobby as the other ones I am in. I'm thinking of joining if I can juggle my budget a bit (I'm saving to move!).

Amanda said...

Jess- I've heard all good things. Have you read the whole series?

Robin- I know, I hate strictly romance but if I can be distracted by the "mystery" it's not as sickening. I like the occasional chick lit but they tend to all be the same to me. Spunky, quirky girl, handsome guy, blah blah blah

Josh- Your books tend to go over my head. We can't all be smart like you. And what? You don't have your book pile photo ready? I don't even know who you are anymore.

Also, you should move to a place where people have, you know, more than 20 teeth.

Josh said...

Ugh, I'm trying to move somewhere where the average person has more than 13 teeth. I guess that means St. Louis is out, no? :) And how do my books go over your head? I mean, I wouldn't recommend DFW (he's f'n psycho) but Let The Great World Spin is amazing, Bel Canto is amazing (romance!).

Avitable said...

I love this meme. Doesn't work that well with a Kindle, though. :(

Amanda said...

Josh- I really only like romance if there's a teenage vampire involved, sorry.

Adam- I think that's why I've held out on getting a kindle. I like looking at my pile of books, and feeling the pages. I dunno. I'm sure I'll break down eventually.