Wednesday, November 11, 2009

rainy day

today it is really dark, dreary and rainy. i have worked all day with clients and am so grateful to be home in my toasty house. plans are to drink some tea, read a book, maybe take a snooze, cook a cozy homemade meal (my hubby's favorite enchiladas) and maybe have a glass of vino. ahhh - the joys of embracing the weather and listening to my body's need for some chill time.

i really adore reading and go back and forth between books that inspire the work i do and fiction. sometimes i get into a rut of always reading about healthy living and healing movement, but know that it is important that i feed that creative imaginative self with yummy fiction! one day soon i'll post some of my favorite books on healing movement and yoga, but today - on this dreary day of sleepy reading and relaxing - i thought i'd share some of my favorite fiction. (soon, i'll also share what's on my ever growing to read pile!) bear in mind my favorite fiction books are always changing the more i read, so this list is for this moment!

books i love (in no particular order)

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Atonement by Ian McEwan

ok - that's all for now, but I am sure to think of many more! i am fortunate to be a fast reader and love every minute of savoring a good book. interestingly, a lot of these books have been made into movies and i have never seen any of them. seems like when i do i always think the book is way better!!! happy reading!

i would loooove any reading suggestions from anyone - got any favorites? gotta keep that "to read" pile growing!


  1. i didn't read the namesake - is that what the movie is based on? i loved the movie...

  2. i share several of your favorites! ok, fine, i haven't read most of them BUT they are in my "to read" list. my only suggestion right now is richard russo. he's a favorite of mine and "empire falls" is an amazing novel. his characters are the most realistic i've ever read.
    (ps- came here through sits :)

  3. i never saw the movie the namesake, but love love love the book - you should check it out!

  4. I've read about half of the books on your list. I knew it ~ a kindred spirit. You have marvelous taste in literature! What are you reading currently? I have a booklist in the right-hand column of my blog that you'd probably enjoy. Stop on by when you get the chance!