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Hanna: Book Club (2014 Edition)

My motto when it comes to travel reading: find something easy, fun, and free. I always love reading John Grisham books and find myself rereading a lot of his tales when on the road. Usually it is pretty easy to find books in hostels, but you can’t always be choosy. Mike played on his iPad, and I read. Who’s the smart one now? I beat him in total number of books read both on this trip and the last.

Here’s my list of books read on the road:

1) THE PARTNER by john grisham
2) THE BROKER by john grisham
3) RISING SUN by michael crichton
4) THE FIRM by john grisham
5) TRUST ME by lesley pearse (This book was over 700 pages, so I should get double credit for reading it)
6) BABYVILLE by jane green
7) MONSOON by di morrissey
8 ) PICTURE PERFECT by jodi picoult (I have never read Jodi Picoult before and definitely felt like a housewife while reading it. Surprisingly good.)
9) THE TESTAMENT by john grisham
10) INHERITANCE by tara palmer-tomkinson
11) FINDING COLIN FIRTH by mia march
12) THE HELP by kathryn stockett (I read this book in a day. We watched this movie about three times before finding this book in New Zealand. It was fun reading direct lines of dialogue from the book.)
13) BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by helen fielding
14) WAITING TO BE HEARD by amanda knox

Obviously I go for the intellectual reads. I am currently rereading the Little House on the Prairie series. Enough said.

Prairie Duggars.

Hanna: Book Club

It is true. I read more books than Mike. I’m just that much smarter.

When choosing books to bring with us, I decided I wanted the lightest reads possible. To me, John Grisham books are easy reads that are entertaining. I plowed through those books pretty quickly and was then subject to reading whatever I could find. Yes, Ozzy Osbourne’s memoir was not at the top of my list, but I read it anyway. We had no choice. I knew we wouldn’t be spending any money on books and would rely solely on trading, and it really worked out for us. I like reading a variety of books, but when it comes to beach reads, travel reads, and pneumonia reads, I want chick lit or something mindless. Luckily we were always able to find something to suit my tastes.

1) THE ASSOCIATE by john grisham
2) THE PELICAN BRIEF by john grisham
3) THE RAINMAKER by john grisham
4) MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by arthur golden
5) THIS CHARMING MAN by marian keyes
6) BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE by louise candlish
7) THE BEACH by alex garland
8 ) I AM OZZY by ozzy osbourne
9) RUSH HOME ROAD by lori lansens
10) BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY by helen fielding
11) HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE by j.k. rowling
12) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by j.k. rowling
13) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by j.k. rowling
14) HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by j.k. rowling
15) HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX by j.k. rowling
16) HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by j.k. rowling
17) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by j.k. rowling
18) THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY by marian keyes
19) CHASING HARRY WINSTON by lauren weisberger
20) JUST THE THREE OF US by clare dowling
21) THE LOVE VERB by jane green
22) MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFÉ by jenny colgan
23) ONE DAY IN MAY by catherine alliott
24) ROOM by emma donoghue
25) THE CONFESSION by john grisham