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Currently reading:

Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nikola Kraus (as of Dec 4/11)

View My Reading Journal here.

Literary Books in my Bookshelf:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Agnes of God by Leonore Fleischer *

Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll *

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt *

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown *

Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank *

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens *

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Atonement by Ian McEwan *

A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Burnt Toast and other philosophies of life by Teri Hatcher

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella *

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens *

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks *

Don Quixote by Cervantes

Dry. by Augusten Burroughs

East of Eden by John Steinbeck *

Eat, Pray and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert *

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer *

El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Four Tragedies of William Shakespeare – Hamlet *, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens *

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling *

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling *

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy *

Kramer Vs. Kramer by Avery Corman *

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence *

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo *

Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult *

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer *

Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens *

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare *

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs *

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Silas Marner by George Elliot

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas *

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown *

The Gift of Acabar by Og Mandino

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson *

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson *

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Iliad by Homer

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini *

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold *

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nikola Kraus *

The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Rainmaker by John Grisham *

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink *

There Is A Season: A Memoir by Patrick Lane

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx *

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger *

The Way The Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald

‘Tis by Frank McCourt

To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee Harper *

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer *

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Unless by Carol Shields

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen*

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts *

Without Seeing the Dawn by Stevan Javellana *

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *

Books I haven’t read yet: (Convince me to pick up and read one of these books next)

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Emma by Jane Austen

Flanagan’s Smart Home by Barbara Flanagan

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell *

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Ivanhoe by Sir William Scott

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte *

Last Words by George Carlin

Leap of Faith by Queen Noor

Learning to Sing by Clay Aiken

Lord of the Flies by William Golding *

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez *

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

ME by Ricky Martin

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *

Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Roots by Alex Haley

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen *

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis *

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Kiss by Danielle Steele

The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Perfect Summer by Luanne Rice

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom *


* I’ve seen at least a movie version of this book

Links – I’ve written a post about this book

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  1. Niceheart received this email from Barbara:

    Please read Billie Letts’ book, Where the Heart Is. It is a fast read, well written, and will touch your heart. Her new book, Made in the USA, just received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Her son, Tracy Letts, just won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, “August: Osage County.” And it’s been nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best drama. A very talented family. I should know. Billie is my cousin!!!

    Comment by Barbara | May 25, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi Barbara.

    Thanks for the recommendation. Billie’s book will be number 3 on my list then. I’m reading Angels & Demons right now, and then I will follow it with The Kite Runner. Billie has indeed a very talented family. :)


    Comment by niceheart | May 25, 2008 | Reply

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  4. I just finished reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard today. Read it in three sittings, two had I not been too tired last night.

    I bought two books yesterday. Saw a pocket book size of Confessions of a Shopaholic at Superstore. Books there are always at 25% off, so I only paid $8.23. Then I saw two books of Jodi Picoult at the top ten bestsellers which are selling for 40% off. I picked Change of Heart, $11.99.

    Comment by niceheart | February 1, 2009 | Reply

    • I have started a reading journal on Feb. 1, 2009. I have edited the above comment since I have started a page called My reading journal.

      Comment by niceheart | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Well, another update on the list. I saw the pocket-size edition of Shopaholic Takes Manhattan and decided to buy it and read the sequel to Confessions. I’ve already started reading it.

    I also saw a copy of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye at this second hand book store. So that would be next on my list.

    Comment by niceheart | May 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. Bought 3 books yesterday at the Book Fair on Portage Avenue: Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, The Reader (saw the movie). I won’t update the list yet. But I might read The Reader when I finish The Bluest Eye. Started re-reading HP and the Order of the Phoenix, btw. So, am reading 2 books right now. :)

    Comment by niceheart | May 27, 2009 | Reply

  7. I’ve enjoyed your blog. Thank you. Have you been to goodreads? You might enjoy that too. Have you read the childrens’ book series “The 39 Clues””?

    Just wondered what your opinion might be on them for a ten year old. Please join me on my blog where you will find a link to goodreads and a list of my library. I would love to discuss books with you. My latest book, which I don’t see on your list was “Ella Minnow Pea” by Mark Dunn?

    Here is a short review for you:


    Comment by wolfeyes | June 27, 2009 | Reply

    • Ela Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

      This was a very fun book to read about a very serious subject. Without giving away the topic of the book, it takes a look at several major societal problems; censorship, idol worship, greed, and the ability of the few to control the many to the point of the ridiculous, although it happens all the time. However, this book uses something near and dear to the hearts of all readers, the alphabet, to make the point.. Please buy and enjoy this very well written book.

      Comment by wolfeyes | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. Just want to update my booklist. These are the most recent additions to my library. Books I haven’t read yet:

    The Tin Flute, Speak, Shopaholic & Baby, Dear John, Middlemarch, Crow Lake. All have been bought at discounted prices, except for Dear John, which was a birthday present. :)

    Comment by niceheart | June 29, 2009 | Reply

  9. Recent additions to my booklist:

    A Wolf at the Table and How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, bought at discounted prices at McNally Robinson. And The Great Gatsby, bought at Flipped Pages, a second hand bookstore just around the corner.

    Comment by niceheart | September 7, 2009 | Reply

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