2011 : Five Favorite Books

Book Shelves : Peony

. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
"The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place"

. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
"Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it - to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more"

. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
"We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and splept well and warm together and loved each other"

 . The Help by Kathryn Stockett
"Every morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?"
. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azir Nafisi
"you get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, I told him, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again"

you can see the other books I read (and my favorite lines) here
 follow along with what's to come in 2012 here


  1. i'm so happy you posted this. i'm moving to costa rica for a year, and i was literally just about to send you a message asking for book recommendations! xo.

  2. I LOVE Kavalier and Clay. Did you know they're thinking about making it an HBO miniseries?? http://www.slashfilm.com/stephen-daldry-hoping-kavalier-clay-miniseries-hbo/

  3. The Help def. made my list as well. I will check out the other books you listed as I absolutely love book recommendations! =)

  4. I loved Reading Lolita in Tehran. I read it early in college and it's one of the many reasons I want to teach English. Nafisi also wrote a second book but I have yet to read it.

  5. Brynna : a miniseries? that would be a dream come true! Kavalier and Clay was one of those books that I wish went on forever (...but the ending was truly one of my favorites)

    Katie : I read Reading Lolita in Tehran while I was doing my applications for graduate school and it made me feel the same way! It's inspiring to see the impact literature can have on life.

  6. I love that the time travelers wife is in the background of the pic, because that is one of my favorites, its one of those that i can read again and again, and it is still good. If only they had done it more justice with the movie ...

  7. I'm going to have to read A Moveable Feast ... it keeps coming up! Happy New Year!

  8. Diana : I was so disappointed in that movie. (and I'm totally not one of those people who thinks that the book is always better) I think the book could have made for a great screen adaption.

    Mika : did you see Jane Flanagan's explination of why it's her favorite book? You can read it on Hila's blog


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