A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
I became somewhat of a reading machine during the past year. The first six months of 2012 I read a few really BIG books. Notably, Steve Jobs, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and presently I’m reading, A World of Color -Titian: His Life. I strongly recommend all three books – they’re outstanding. Memoirs, biographies, medicine, history -fiction or not, art history and recently romance novels seem to peak my interest most. Much to my surprise and the chagrin of others (ha!) I discovered just how much I enjoy a juicy hot love story. Isn’t it wonderful how much we can learn from reading? Even the so called “trashy” novel imparts a curious wisdom and knowledge. Here’s my list.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson I read it twice and then some.
Paris A Love Story, by Kati Marton. Paris, history, art history, politics and a beautiful love story. I loved this book.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – by Rebecca Skloot
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer- by, Siddartha Mukherjee, A fascinating education about the history of cancer. A Very big book but so worth it! Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery
A Disobedient Girl, by Ru Freeman
The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides
No Easy Day: the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by, Mark Owen
Fifty Shades of Grey – The Trilogy by, E.L. James
Fun, fun reading is all I can say. Reading 50 Shades set me on a reading frenzy of sexy, romance, and historical romance novels that I never ever imagined I would be reading much less enjoy. Some were definitely better than others.
(3) Bared To You, Entwined With You, Reflected In You – Sylvia Day
(3) The Marriage Trap, The Marriage Bargain, The Marriage Mistake – Jennifer Probst
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
(2) Gabriels Inferno, Gabriels Rapture by Sylvain Reynard (OMG! I loved the books) Smart and sexy!
(4) Ask For it, The Stranger I Married, Seven Years To Sin, Pride and Pleasure – Sylvia Day
Pride And Prejudice by, Jane Austen
A World of Color - Titian: His Life, by Sheila Hale
Hemingway’s Girl by, Erika Robuck
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Fairytale Interrupted: What JFK Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss by RoseMaire Terenzio
Yoga And The Quest For The True Self, by Stephen Cope
Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Team of Rivals: Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian
Books I”m always reading: The Four agreements, The Power of Now, Moving Into Stillness, The Wisdom of Yoga