Might as well catch up on my reading…

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So, it’s September. I have a kid in middle school and my older twins in kindergarten and all of a sudden, I feel like I’m LIVING inside my minivan. Between shuttling back and forth to different schools and activities for the kids and going to my own meetings and outings for my twins club, I’m spending a ridiculous amount on gas! The other day at school, I was sitting in the parking lot waiting for final bell and thought to myself, this would be a great time to listen to audiobooks from the library on CD. So now I’ve been perusing my local library’s website, but I’m a little overwhelmed by the huge selection! It seems like I’m into “chick lit”, memoirs, and the occasional mystery. Any book recommendations for me? Have you read something outstanding over the summer that you think I’d like?

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11 thoughts on “Might as well catch up on my reading…”

  1. Hey Lala–
    I read Ann Leary’s new novel “Outtakes From a Marriage” (her first book was a memoir on her premature delivery of her son “An Innocent, A Broad” — one of my favorite books EVER)— Really enjoyed it. :)

  2. Some of my favorites are: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (has a twin theme in the plot!), Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, and Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. I also like books by Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, Philippa Gregory (historical fiction about Tudor England) and Jennifer Weiner. Two good books that I read this summer are Loving Frank by Nancy Horan and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. (That’s a long one, will keep you busy for hours and hours on the road!)

  3. I am finding myself in the same situations, I spend 45 minutes in the car in the morning going to middle school, and then 2 different elementary drop off times (same school) and the schools are less than 2 miles from our home, any way I am now reading Twilight (previewing it before my daughter reads it) and so far I can not put it down, of course my 10 mo twins will only let me read when they nap.

  4. I totally agree with Glass Castle and Kite Runner. Great books!
    If you’re digging chicklit (shhhh me too) then go get a book by the author Jane Green. She does lots and they are good. I’ve read 2 of hers (Bookends and JemimaJ) and liked them both.
    If you like memoirs, you have to read “Girls of a Tender Age” and “Jesusland.” 2 great reads.
    I’m a huge Nicholas Sparks fan….I totally recommend ANY of his books as well.
    Happy Reading

  5. I loved 1,000 Splendid Suns (same author as the Kite Runner). While Kite Runner was focused on the male experience, Suns was focused more on the female. Oh, and as Mommyx6 said, check out the Twilight series…it is supposed to be crazy-addicting. enjoy!

  6. I second the Jane Green vote. Also try Emily Griffin. I used to always try to keep a book in the car (I’m not a audio book kind of girl) for pickup line. Now, I’m on drop off duty so there is no line :-)

  7. I love memoirs. Two older titles I’ve read recently and loved were: “Ten Thousand Sorrows”..a memoir of a Korean girl, orphaned and then adopted by an American Couple. You’ll shed lots of tears reading it.
    “The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How my Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 words of less” by Ryan a memoir set in the 40’s I think…10 kids…maybe more challenging than twins!

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