Jodi Picoult: What's all the fuss?

I'm about to find out. I bought THE PACT today, because it was the cheapest of her reads available at Half-Price books.

I love that store.

When I pulled into the parking lot, there were half a dozen people carrying in boxes of books to sell. I thought for half a second that I might get a box together and do the same.

But, it's hard to part with books. I think I would end up buying them back.

My favorite books on my shelves:

The Virgin Suicides
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Poisonwood Bible
The Good Mother
A Spot of Bother
While I was Gone
I am Charlotte Simmons
The Glass Menagerie
night, mother
The Hour I First Believed
The Lovely Bones

I could go on.

What are your favorite books on your shelves?


Kay-tee said…
I like Jodi Picoult books.

How was The Lovely Bones, I was thinking of reading that before I watch the movie?
Tina Lynn said…
City of Bones. City of Ashes. City of Glass. Hunger Games. Catching Fire. Harry Potter (all). Wings. Silver Phoenix. Bones of Faerie. Lord of the Rings. Twilight. The Dark Tower series. Eragon. Eldest. Brisingr. Wow, can you say fantasy?
Travener said…
Gravity's Rainbow. Gorky Park. Snow Falling on Cedars. Cold Mountain. Berlin Noir. Jeeves, Jeeves, Jeeves. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The Middle Passage. Going For Cacciato.
@ Kay-tee: You must read The Lovely Bones. It is sooo wonderful. Definitely read it before you watch the movie!

@ Tina: Yeah, Twilight, me too. I've only read the first book in The Dark Tower series. I've been meaning to get to the rest for YEARS.

@ Trav: Ohh, Cold Mountain was GOOD! And Snow Falling on Cedars is one of my favorite titles of all time.
pinkflipflops said…
I LOVE JODI P. The Pact was the first one of hers that I read. IT IS SOOO GOOD. I have only disliked one book and 2 were okay, but the rest that I have read were AMAZING. I really liked Lovely Bones and am half-debating re-reading it before movie time. I have a hard time parting with books, but I think if I know the home thye are going to, it isn't all so bad.
Shandal said…
I think that my book club is going to read The Lovely Bones next. I'm excited!
Carol said…
Absolute fav: Monkey Wrench & Live Bait by P.J. Tracy (mother/daughter writing team) Great read and writing.
Melissa said…
A Wrinkle in Time, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Hush Hush, The Mortal Instruments Trilogy, The Twilight Saga, The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Uglies, Pretties, and way too many more to list.
Ooh, I love Jodi Picoult annnd 1/2 Price Books - I spent $25 there today! Ha!
My favorite books are My Sister's Keeper, P.S. I love you, all the HP books and anything by Emily Giffin. Happy reading! :)
@ At Pink Flip Flops- I am nearly finished with THE PACT, because I couldn't put it down yesterday.

@ Shandal - Yay! I am so excited to hear you're going to read The Lovely Bones. Sebold is an amazzzzing writer.

Carol - I've never read the Monkey Wrench & Live Bait. What an interesting title. I'm so glad I wrote this post: lots of recs to keep in mind.

@ Melissa - I can still clearly remember my 4th grade teacher reading us A Wrinkle in Time. What a good book!

@ A Little Pink - I've never read P.S. I Love You. I didn't even realize that movie was based on a book! I vow hear and now to NEVER watch a movie again until I know for sure it wasn't adapted from a book. I would have rather read the book first! (I'm whining, it's early Monday morning.)
pinkflipflops said…
Hey Amber, wanted you to know that I gave you award over on my blog! :)
carissajaded said…
Ohh I have so many though I have to say that Jodi Picoult is one of my faves.. I love all the Ann Rice, Stephen King and Kean Koontz... but also love Alice Hoffman, Ayn Randm Dan Brown, Ken Follet, Anne Tyler, and Rick Moody. And so much more...

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