Megan’s Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading Collage

I love books – all sizes, all genres, all fonts.  And every once in a while, I share a book I particularly love with you.

Religious Reading (The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis; Opus Dei by John L. Allen, Jr.; Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies by Dean Sluyter; No god But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan)

The Spellman Series by Lisa Lutz

Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Monster: The Autobiography of an L. A. Gang Member by Kody Scott

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir by Elna Baker

The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show by Ariel Gore

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

The Translator by Leila Aboulela

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

The Mascot: Unraveling the Truth of My Jewish Father’s Nazi Boyhood by Mark Kurzem

Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature through Peace and War at West Point by Elizabeth D. Samet

Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

Dead Famous by Ben Elton

Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Better by Atul Gawande

Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

The Film Club by David Gilmore

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Random Used Book Store Buys

Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Rage Against the Meshugenah by Danny Evans

The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn

XKCD: The Book

I Know I Am But What Are You? by Samantha Bee

Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin

Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano 

Rapture Ready by Daniel Radosh

Bernie and Chet Mysteries by Spencer Quinn

Lunch Wars by Amy Kalafa

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

Sea Change by Jeremy Salt

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw by Will Ferguson

The Pirates! in an Adventure with Napoleon by Gideon Defoe

Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Jill Smokler 

Official Disclaimer: I am in no way being compensated for these book reviews. (You know, except the ones I obviously am.) They’re just books I personally enjoyed. I bought them all myself, most likely at my local used book store.

Megan’s Recommended Reading

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Khara December 10, 2010

Thank you for the list. I’m always looking for a good read and I’ve been meaning to read “Tales of a female nomad” I better do it soon. Ah, I have so many books I need to be reading


Megan December 10, 2010

Me too! I always have such a terribly high stack I feel as though I’ll never catch up!


UP December 17, 2010

Love, love, love Bel Canto!!

Love it!!



Anonymous December 20, 2010

Great list of books! I’ll have to bookmark these for future. My pile by my bed, and in my den seems to br growing. I’m a little addicted to my Ipad lately so my stacks sit untouched.

Thanks for popping over and leaving your comments! I’ll let you know how my list of things to do and change go in the new year!

How do I follow you? I really like your blog!



1 Funky Woman December 20, 2010

Sorry about sending that anonymous, I am far from that. I am like an open book. Just keep reading my blog and you will see!



Megan December 21, 2010

Ooh – I love open books! And I know just what you mean, I have quite a few towering piles of books myself.

I’m not sure how you want to follow, but there’s a subscribe button in the navigation bar that’ll take you to my feedburner page where you can subscribe by different readers or my email!


Katya January 5, 2011

What an amazing (and amazingly diverse) list! I’m totally checking these out from the library when I finish my Happiness reading list! You have great taste!


I Thought I Knew Mama January 21, 2011

Great list. LOVE Bel Canto. Thanks for your comment on my blog today ;-)


Jessica April 15, 2011

I love several of these books as well! And now I have some new ones to add to my ‘want to read this’ list, thanks!


Floortime lite mama October 9, 2011

Love this book list
Looking fwd especially to the samantha bee one .. I just love her
Just fpind your blog thru ur comment and am enjoying it very much
i was also curious as to how u came upon my blog ?


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