October 26, 2011

Book List

One thing that my husband learned about me on vacation is that I love to read…and that I can read quite quickly- in one week while in Italy I finished five books. Finishing all of those books left me with the problem that most of the books that I wanted to read I got the chance to so I recently put together another list of books that I need to get a jump on!

Sex on the Moon: the amazing store behind the most audacious heist in history by Ben Mezrich
(Excerpt from Amazon.com)
In this true story of love and adventure, nothing can stop Thad Roberts from keeping a promise to his girlfriend Rebecca--not even NASA security. When he's in the lab, Roberts is a brilliant NASA co-op intern, but the other interns know him better for devising thrill-seeking activities, like cliff diving and sneaking into the shuttle simulator. When he realizes that scientists consider moon rocks worthless once they’ve been in experiments, Roberts starts to wonder… if they’re worthless, how could stealing them be wrong?
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
I have already read the two Tom Rob Smith books that precede this one and have loved each of them! 
(Excerpt from Amazon.com)
Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York City, he is immediately suspicious.

Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that will end in tragedy.

In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands only one thing: to investigate the killer who destroyed his family. His request is summarily denied. Crippled by grief and haunted by the need to find out exactly what happened on that night in New York, Leo takes matters into his own hands. It is a quest that will span decades, and take Leo around the world--from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of New York--in pursuit of the one man who knows the truth: Agent 6.

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy
I have heard that this is the book that you need to read while pregnant- a book that will provide the sometimes needed lightheartedness to get to through!
(Excerpt from Amazon.com)
McCarthy applies her in-your-face manner and blue humor to the subject of pregnancy and childbirth in this little piece of fun. The former Playboy centerfold and all-around bad girl recounts her journey to motherhood with utter abandon, discussing topics that those other wholesome books tend to treat too gently, such as enemas, pubic hair growth, and sex in the ninth month. What's noble about this book (yes, noble) is that women who find these topics too embarrassing to bring up now have a place to read about them in a frank and open way.  After all, they're as real as morning sickness, and McCarthy treats them with a candor that borders on crude but that is refreshing, and, ultimately, necessary. Not to mention funny. Like a gossipy girlfriend, McCarthy brings you in and makes you laugh; there's a certain comfort in knowing that even a sex symbol gets stretch marks and balloons to 200 pounds during pregnancy. A must-have for any childbirth collection. -Mary Frances Wilkens

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
No need to explain this one…I think everyone else on earth has beat me to reading this one.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson
I LOVED the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so I can’t wait to jump into the next two in the series.

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

That Extra Half an Inch by Victoria Beckham
I love Victoria so this one seems like a fun read that may stead some light on how she manages to wear high heels every day!
(Excerpt from Amazon.com)
That Extra Half an Inch is a beautiful, nothing-but-the truth, easy-to-use book on fashion, beauty and style. Victoria shares her personal style secrets so whether you're getting ready for work, a night out on the town or even doing the school run, you too can feel confident and look great every time you step out of the front door.