Category Archives: Books


Currently On My Kindle

March 4, 2015


It’s been over a year since my last “what’s on my Kindle” post, so I thought I should add my updates, in case you’re looking for some new reading material.  (I love knowing what other people are reading, and actually get a lot of great ideas on what to read next from other blogs and online postings.)  Soo, here’s what’s on my Kindle these days…

Regular Books:

Currently reading:  Big Little Lies (it’s very similar in style to The Husband’s Secret (terrible title, BTW), which I read and is also on my Kindle.  It’s an easy read and I generally enjoy Liane Moriarty’s style of writing.)

Just finished: The Girl on the Train (definitely kept me hooked, but I always find it interesting/somewhat annoying to read books where the main character(s) aren’t particularly likeable)

To read next:  In the Heart of the Sea (it’s the true story of the ship that inspired Moby Dick)

Also on my Kindle…

Wild (kept my interest, but I wouldn’t say I LOVED it)

All the Light We Cannot See (started and put down — will probably finish it eventually)

Yes Please (fun, easy read)

Divergent and Insurgent (I didn’t finish Insurgent… it just didn’t keep my interest)

The Invention of Wings (haven’t read yet)

The Kitchen House (started and put down… seems to be a theme with me these days)

A Reliable Wife (finished, but did not like it)

Under the Wide and Starry Sky (sort of depressing)

The Dinner (fascinating but soooo disturbing.  I almost wish I hadn’t read it.)

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (fun read — good if you’re a commuter and want short stories for the train)

Pregnancy books:

Most generally informative:  Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Most likely to freak you the F out with risks and tell you everything that’s terrible about pregnancy:  What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Most helpful:  Expecting Better (this was written by an economist and breaks down all the statistics and studies for you so you can know what you should actually worry about)

Hoping my parenting style is like: Bringing Up Bébé


Currently On My Kindle

February 5, 2014


Just started: The Goldfinch

Can’t seem to finish: Outlander: The Fiery Cross

Started and put down awhile ago: Life After Life

Just finished: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Next in line: The Yellow Birds

Other recent reads:

The Silent Wife

Me Before You (← one of my top favorites of the past year)

The Round House

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

What Alice Forgot

The Light Between Oceans

Dear Girls Above Me (silly)

Blackberry Winter

The Fault in Our Stars (the BEST book I’ve read in a long time)

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Gone Girl (total mind f@#k)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (real life, y’know?)

Are You There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea (but not ME, Chelsea)

Fifty Shades Series (because, who didn’t?)

Outlander Series (the first 4 — 1, 2, 3, 4)

How To Love An American Man (ugh, did not like this one)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Gap Creek

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (or, as I like to call it: Extremely Boring and Incredibly Pretentious)

Hunger Games Series (duh)

The Murderer’s Daughters

The Pilot’s Wife (note: don’t start reading this while on a plane ← bad move on my part)

The Violets of March

Cutting for Stone (I didn’t love this one like everyone else seems to.)

Bossypants (read immediately if you haven’t already.  Also, it will make you laugh out loud, which is awkward if you’re reading it on public transit.)

Water for Elephants

The Help

Half Broke Horses

Medium Raw

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (omg HATED)

So, what are you reading?

PS: You can find me and my latest reads (occasionally) over on Goodreads.