five things friday: books

It's finally Friday - and the Friday of a holiday weekend, which magnifies the awesomeness of Friday! Fridays are my favorite - I love the feeling of leaving the office on a Friday afternoon, all the hope and freedom of a whole weekend stretching before me. I literally walk outside, take a big gulp of fresh air, and heave a sigh of relief that I conquered another week. It's a good feeling. 

Onto five things...

Thanks to my new nook, I have really been reading a lot. It is nice to carry all my books that I am reading with me at once. So I thought for this week's five things I would share some of my favorite books. Sound good?

1. Harry Potter (all of them). Seriously, I don't even care if anyone thinks HP is stupid or makes fun of me or whatever. I l.o.v.e these books. I watch every day for my Hogwarts letter, but still nothing. What's up with that?

2. The Hunger Games series. I just finished these and oh, man, they are good. I thought I wouldn't be into them but I was wrong. I could not put them down. I read all three in a week. Read them. 

3. Love Walked In. This is one of my all time faves. I got it on the clearance rack at Borders a couple years ago and I have read it like three times. It is an unexpected, clever romantic book without being dirty or too sappy or mushy. It is just good. (There is also a sequel called Belong to Me, which is equally as good). 

4. Wuthering Heights. I had to put a classic on here because I do love the classics so much. I love this book because it is haunting. It is one of those stories that sticks with you. You keep thinking about it even after you put it down- a sign of a good book for me. 

5. All the other books I like. This is totally cheating, but it's my blog, so I get to break rules. I just can't put a definitive number on the books I love. So here are some others: Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, Little House on the Prairie (no I am not eight years old), Tuesdays With Morrie, and on and on. My favorites change so I can't really say what my one single fifth favorite is.
I am currently reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief. I also have Tina Fey's new book on my nook but haven't started it yet. I think there should be like 4 more hours in the day just for reading. Mandatory be quiet and read time - wouldn't that be nice?

What are you reading now? Got any recommendations? Share, please!



  1. I LOVE the Harry Potter books too & I still read Winnie The Pooh and admit to it :) Nice to have stumbled across your blog, have a lovely weekend, Catherine x

  2. I, too, LOVED the Hunger Games Series. I have a nook color and love it as well. I am reading the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and it is really good even though I do stumble over all the Swedish names!

  3. You'll have to tell me how The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest is. I know a lot of people like those books but I am not sure if it is something I would like. Let me know how you like them!

  4. You have some great favorite books, I too am a Potter fan and am anxiously awaiting the last movie (although the books are sooo much better). I just read 'Water for Elephants', a lil dirty and crude at times but it was an excellent story.

  5. I read Water for Elephants too! I really was pleased with the ending. I thought it was so sweet. I want to see the movie to see what they do with it.

    I am also dying to see HP7.2 (ha!) Yay for July!

  6. I'm a HP nerd too! haha! I love the books and can't wait to see the last movie!
    I'd say my top 5 are (in no particular order):
    Harry Potter series
    Confessions of a Shopaholic series
    The Catcher in the Rye
    The Kite Runner
    Sookie Stackhouse series (the books True Blood is based on)
    So hard to pick just five!

  7. Ahhh, Wuthering Heights. I haven't read it in a long time, but you reminded me how much I love it. I must dig it out.... :)



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