Book Lists

Via Doppelganger by way of Verbatim, a book meme:

Five most recent books you've bought[/checked out of the library*] for yourself:

  1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  2. Born on a Blue Day : Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
  3. When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech for Better and/or Worse by Ben Yagoda
  4. bills open kitchen by Bill Granger [Were the capital letters and apostrophe too expensive?]
  5. The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney

Five books you've most recently given other people:
  1. Landscaping for Dummies by Phillip Giroux, Bob Beckstrom, Lance Walheim, and The Editors of the National Gardening Association
  2. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
  3. Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes
  4. A Smart Girl's Guide to Money: How to Make It, Save It, And Spend It by Nancy Holyoke and Ali Douglas
  5. Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes by Alice L. Waters

Five most recent books you've lent [passed along to] other people:

  1. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
  2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  3. (I'm not really a lender of books. I'll get you your own copy or give away/donate the books I no longer want.)
Last five books you looked at on Amazon:

  1. Bookclub-in-a-box Discusses Middlesex
  2. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling'
  4. Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Luke Jackson
  5. Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, And Professionals Share Their Wisdom by Cindy N. Ariel

Top five books on your "to read" pile:
  1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time by David Oliver
  3. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  5. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehreneich

Bottom five books on your "to read" pile (you know, the ones that somehow keep staying on the bottom, despite your strong FIFO tendencies):

  1. Glass, Paper, Beans: Revelations on the Nature and Value of Ordinary Things by Leah Hager Cohen
  2. I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project edited by Paul Auster
  3. Who Do You Love by Jean Thompson
  4. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  5. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, PhD

*We have a fabulous library less than a mile from our house which we use for all of our reading needs unless they either don't have it/can't get it via Links+ (rare) or I want to own it/gift it. If they don't have something I want I email them and they'll typically order it. I think I've single-handidly built the Asperger's collection this way.