Books Shmooks

Reading reading reading. Books books books. I love it, I love ‘em! Being done school means many things for me, one of those things being ENDLESS pleasure reading. Louis & I brought an abundance of books travelling with us, which seems absurd because of the weight, but when book exchanges are using a 2-for-1 system, it’s worked to our advantage. We’re both book-aholics and it’s one addiction we encourage each other on.
This summer is endless. Back home, Summer is drawing to a close with turning leaves and cooler temps, while Vietnam is toasty warm. This September did not mean the return of school for me, which means I can *gasp* continue reading for pleasure! Here is a list of my latest book conquests from the time I left home (July 19, 2013) up until meow. I’ve starred the ones I especially loved.

Katie’s List

Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
Desirable Daughters – Bharati Mukherjee
The Cocaine Diaries – Paul Keany with Jeff Farrell *
Mr. Nice – Howard Marks *
Papillon – Henri Charriere
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey *
Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell *
Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho *
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale (read some of it, skimmed some of it. A little too bible-heavy for this girl. Although it did inspire me, which I think is the point!)
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts ***
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
Atomised – Michel Houellebecq
Dry – Augusten Borroughs
Happiness – Will Ferguson *
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell *

Lou’s List
Animal Farm- George Orwell
Tobbaco Road- Erskine Caldwell
Cocaine Diaries-Paul Keany with Jeff Farrell
The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas *counts as 3 books
Kingdom of Fear- Hunter S. Thompson
On The Road – Jack Kerouac

What’s your favourite book? What books do you recommend?