I am a fast reader.

A fast, obsessive reader.

For those of you who may not know, I read the first six Harry Potter books in a span of five days. I finished the seventh Harry Potter book in one night. I was a waste of a wife wandering around muttering spells under my breath, feeling like an utter squib because none of them worked.

My sister in law got all three Stephanie Meyer books for her birthday. I started the first one Friday night and finished the third one Sunday afternoon.

I have serious problems.

I need your help people.

I need books to read.

Please keep in mind that I am a bit prudish when it comes to violence and several four letter words. (I know, me? prudish? silly, I know.)


You guys?


I have taken all of your suggestions (left out the ones I’ve already read) and made a fancy schmancy list over at LibraryThing. Feel free to use it too. Because I? I have the best readers ever.

Without further adieu…the books that will be occupying all my time and it’s all your fault.


  1. I have the same problem. I need a backlog of at least 5 or 6 books at ALL times. You never know and I cannot be stranded without a book. Ever.

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  2. Hey, Casey. If you are still looking:

    Possession, AS Byatt
    The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, Eva Rice
    Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield (I think)
    The River King, Alice Hoffman
    Garden Spells
    Fall on your Knees
    Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
    East of Eden, Steinbeck

    You’ve probably read some of these, but they came to mind. Happy reading! Looking forward to your thoughts on them.

  3. The Ties that Bind by Chris Bohjalian was my favorite read of 2007. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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  4. if you want some more my favorite things I read in 2007 were
    Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Alexander McCall Smith (thats really a novel, not a portuguese book 🙂 )
    The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
    I’m a Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson
    44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith
    Ladies No 1 Detective Agency and all the other books in the series, Alexander McCall Smith (actually pretty much all the books he’s written)

  5. Damn that’s an impressive list!!

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  6. I keep hearing about the Twilight series. But I’m not sure I can commit to them.

    If you like reading, you really should join Britt’s Super Duper Blogger Book Exchange. I did it last time and LOVED it. It’s like reading books and blogging at the same time.

    You should totally sign up for it.


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  7. Don’t miss Loose Lips by Claire Berlinski. Suitable even for a prudish one, if I recall.

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  8. Thanks for the list, I have added quite a few of them to my paperbackswap.com wish list.

    My best read of 2007 is already on your list, The Kite Runner.

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  9. A woman after my own heart. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read. As evidenced by my filled to the brim bookcases. And the two books sitting on my coffee table…yet here I am getting caught up on your archives. Well at least I’m reading and not working for once!:)


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