guest blog: intriguing book list

Being a lover of books, I’m forever searching for book blogs and book recommendations. Yesterday I came across Newsweek’s most recent book lists.  Now, I realize some of you will stop reading this immediately at the mention of Newsweek, but, if you want to broaden your view of the world we live in through books, read on. Last month they published two lists: 50 Books for Our Times http://www.newsweek.com/id/204300 and Top 100 Books: The Meta-List.

The list of 50 is a collection meant to help us expand our understanding of the world today. This fascinated me as it’s a departure from the typical book lists I encounter. It appears to be a mixture of fiction, history, religion, science, politics, and so on. I am embarrassed to admit, that of this list, I have only read ONE, #44!  I can say that #31 has been on my list to read, but that’s it for me and this list. Honestly, I have never even come across most of them before.  I plan to read at least a handful of these and I would love it if any of you could recommend ones you have read.  

P.S. The list of 100 is much more predictable as it is the result of a compilation of top books lists.  I have actually read many of these and, at least, have heard of them.

7 Responses to “guest blog: intriguing book list”

  1. 1 Heather M.
    August 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    This looks like an interesting list. I’m an avid reader and have read a few of these, but there are several that I haven’t. I’m not sure I’ll enjoy all of them but I will try a few. There are some pretty obscure books on the list. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. 2 KB
    August 13, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Nice blog mom! You should start a blog on all the books you read (on this list as well as others). Keep up the good work – love you!

  3. 3 Sara Cole-Daum
    August 15, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I’ve read #7 – Random Family. I highly recommend it. It’s one of my all-time favorite books, despite the sad nature of it. Great blog entry! Kindra has told me that you are an avid reader. I’d love it if you’d post all of your recommends. 🙂

    • 4 kb
      August 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Sara! I will put #7 at the top of my list. I’m glad to hear it was one of your favorite books!

      • 5 kb
        August 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

        Sara – that reply was from Kindra’s mom. I replied inside the blog and didn’t think about it the fact that the computer assumes it’s coming from Kindra.

  4. July 29, 2013 at 2:10 am

    i see stupid people posting here

  5. August 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only
    having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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