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February 11, 2011



I've been wanting to read A Confederacy of Dunces for so long! Done. Adding it to my list. It's next!


I've read The Help and also Three Cups of Tea and both were phenomenal reads. I agree completely that the latter should be required reading in high school, a point when kids are so selfish and really need some perspective.

Historical fiction is my favorite genre. If you run across any more good ones I would love to hear about them!

Angela Noelle

Yeah! Do it! Evidently there is a statue of the main character somewhere in New Orleans??? I want to find it.

Angela Noelle

Have you read any Margaret George books? They're pretty epically long, but amazingly good historical fiction. I read her Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scots, and I know she's also written one about Helen of Troy and Cleopatra.


Oh wow! 4/5 of your favorite books I haven't even HEARD of! I am going to add them to my goodreads to-read list. I did read The Help, though, and agree! It was a great read. My favorite book from last year was The Book Thief - have you read it? Its a unique writing style but the story is excellent.


i read mary queen of scots also, great book. henry viii and cleopatra are still sitting on my shelf. alas, grad school ruins everything.


Thanks for coming by today Angela!

This list is exactly what I need. I have not stepped foot in a library since probably 2007 and I would love to find some books to latch onto. Writing all of these down and picking one up this weekend. I'll keep you posted on what I think. :)

P.S. I didn't realize you were on Twitter, I'm slow apparently, and I'm adding


i LOVED the help. it was just so good, i couldn't put it down. and 3 Cups of Tea, i liked but it was sort of slow in the middle. but still such a fascinating story.


Are you on Goodreads?


Never mind, I sent you a friend request. :)


I haven't read any of these - clearly I'm missing out! I'll have to add them to my list!

Kate P

I am totally bringing some of these titles to my next book club meeting.

Thoughts Appear

I have The Help on my list to read. I'll have to move it up and read it sooner!


Yeah, I've only read The Help from this list and it was an amazing book. I was so engrossed and moved by it. Cannot wait to see the movie.


Well, crap. Just what I need even more books that I really want to read. If you just hadn't written about them so convincingly, I wouldn't be in this predicament. ;)


I can't agree more about Three Cups of Tea. I had to read it for my book club a couple of years ago, and now I recommend it to just about everyone. It's so amazing what one man accomplished (though it makes you feel like SUCH an underachiever when you read it...well...that's how it made ME feel anyway.)

Thanks for sharing your list--I think I might do a similar post soon!

Emily Jane

Thanks for the recommendations! I have heard nothing but brilliant things about "The Help", and I'm definitely adding it to my list for this year. If you like funny books, I'd check out "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - two of my favourite authors and one hilariously brilliant book :)

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