Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Help Me Be A Nerd, Please

Okay, boo-babies, here's the deal: the day after Christmas, I start studying for le bar.

Again.

(cue the uncontrollable sobbing)

However, I have a little under a month to read whatever I want.

Something that has absolutely nothing to do with law.

So far, I've got these on the list:

All of the Lord of the Rings books 


(because I'm a huge dork and can't wait for The Hobbit to come out)


Hunger Games



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children



The Litigators



Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


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I need a few more suggestions.

And pleeeeease ... no Fifty Shades :)



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32 comments:

Brooke said...

Anything by James Patterson is good. Alex Cross series is great. Read Hunger Games and tell me how good they are. : )

Lindsay said...

Just finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger - couldn't put either one down. Highly recommend!

Jennifer said...

Hunger Games should be the top of that list ! :)

Not sure I can help since I haven't been reading as much as I want to. I am pushing through Anna Karenina right now.

Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants said...

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

xx BHB said...

Co-sign on Her Fearful Symmetry, it was riveting.

"Room" is heartwrenching but stunning, loved it.

I recently read "The Shadow Of The Wind" - it was long but flew by, really loved it.

A short one that packs a punch? The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie.

Jordan said...

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green ; Divergent - Veronica Roth (if you love The Hunger Games, you'll love this one) ; Unwind - Neal Shusterman

I recommend getting a Goodreads account... based on books you've read/liked, you can go through recommendations to find new books!

Sami said...

Everything by John Green (specifically Fault in Our Stars)and everything by Gillian Flynn (specifically Gone Girl). LOVE.

Helene said...

the crowning glory of calla lilly pnder. it's sooo freaking fantastic. it's by rebecca wells.

The Pink Growl said...

Love those Hunger Games books. If you like that style, then I would also recommend Divergent & Insurgent. Gone Girl was one of my recent favs too!

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

I second Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn... I usually go for the girly, beachy romance novels, but Gone Girl sucked me in and I loved it!

keepingupwithkristen said...

Southern Charm!

Amanda said...

11/22/63. It's SO long, but it's a really quick read, and really really good!

Meagan Piroutek said...

Ooooh, Miss Peregrine's was a win for me! The Hunger games are addicting-- Don't plan on them taking more than a couple days to knock out. If you've never read Looking for Alaska (I hadn't until recently) its a must!

Navia said...

I just finished reading God Never Blinks:50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours and right now I'm reading Katie Couric's book. The first one is a really good book. I am giving it to some of my friends for Christmas it's that good.

Natalie said...

Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Spider by Patrick McGrath, Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, and any of the Patricia Cornwell/ Kay Scarpetta series.

Ricci said...

I LOVE Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah!!! Or pretty much anything else by her but this is my absolute fave!!

meg kerr said...

please read the fault in our stars by john greene! such a sweet book. i read it one sitting! bel canto by ann patchett is also really great.

Blond John said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4

Lora said...

the Maze Runner by James Dashner. I think that's his name....it's a series of 3 i think and that's the first. but yes, Hunger Games should be on top!!

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Dr. Juris said...

I highly recommend reading anything by Joshilyn Jackson. She's great.

Meg said...

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon is amazing. The books are long, but an easy read. You feel like you're watching a movie. Worth it. Trust.

Misty said...

Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number (funny & light)

Gone Girl

Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca said...

Not sure you should be reading the litigators with regards to the upcoming bar prep phase.. (Boo for more of that bogus anyway!)
I would also add the "The Girl with ..." series by Stieg Larsson...I loved all three books! I don't know how you feel about Twilight (I agree, the movies aren't the best), but the books are unbelievably addictive. Worth a shot, even if you dislike the movies!

Kim Orpin said...

Anything Philippa Gregory writes is amazing! And Kate Quinn has 3 books that are fantastic as well. Historical fiction is my thing! Have fun reading!

AnnaCR said...

Fall of giants by Ken follet and let's pretend this never happened by Jenny Lawson

Megan W said...

Cutting for Stone. I dont remember the author but it was amazing! And I agree that a Good
Reads account is the way to go!

Megan W said...

Cutting for Stone. I dont remember the author but it was amazing! And I agree that a Good
Reads account is the way to go!

Megan W said...

Cutting for Stone. I dont remember the author but it was amazing! And I agree that a Good
Reads account is the way to go!

bailey j said...

i had never heard of miss peregrines home for peculiar children. i looked it up and now i want to read it so badly!

Treasure Tromp said...

LOtR and Hunger Games? Girl you are speaking my language!

make sure you read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (divergent, and insurgent - the 3rd book comes out next summer). You won't regret it. I found that a lot of Hunger games fans love that series as well. There is another series that is somewhat smilar to those two called Matched - mediocre, not great.

I also just read The Host and (surprisingly) loved it after i got past chapter 4

Saimaeve said...

I have 1

Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt
http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Knot-Story-Memphis-Three/dp/0743417607

Megistentialism said...

I think I might be the only person who thought Hunger Games was boring. I couldn't make myself finish the series so I am curious to know what you think. :)

But I highly recommend and adore the Game of Thrones series .... So dang addicting!