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What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

There is something about reading a good book that is truly calming. You get caught up in the story or the subject matter and your mind is so focused that it doesn’t wander onto all those stressful tasks and responsibilities of everyday life. It relaxes us and makes us happy to be taking time out for ourselves.

That’s why we were so surprised that one in four Americans didn’t read a single book last year. There are just so many wonderful novels, memoirs and enlightening books out there; we couldn’t believe it (plus Barnes and Noble is so popular, it just didn’t seem to make sense).

What books are you reading or have recently read? Tell us what is on your to-read list and let us know what about the book intrigued you. Is it inspirational, just a really great story, heart wrenching? Give your review! And don’t forget to check out what our readers recommended for books about spiritual living.

Here at First30Days, we are currently turning the pages of:

  1. The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. The Best American Non Required Reading 2007 edited by Dave Eggers
  4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

What's on your end-of-summer reading list?

Posted: 8/6/08

I just finished Nancy Milford's biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Although I am an avid reader, I have only read a few biographies and am trying to get into the habit of changing that. I'm also reading "Big Bang," a really dense but interesting book about the origins of the universe.

  • By aliciak
  • on 8/20/08 8:45 AM EST

I must say, that because of media oversaturation, I had lost the attention span to read a book for a while (so I was probably in that one in four category for a while) but now I'm reading! I just finished "The Watchmen" since that movie trailer looks great, and I'm reading "Middlesex" since I've heard great reviews. I'll tell you how it is when I'm done!

  • By LMAYO9
  • on 8/13/08 5:58 PM EST

I'm thinking about picking up Chelsea Handler's book "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea." A friend of mine is reading and she said its HILARIOUS, and when I went to Barnes and Nobles to take a peak at the book the person working there was telling me how much she loved.

She's entertaining, so I could use a good laugh.