because a good book is better than many people i've met in life.

currently participating in the semi-charmed summer 2014 book challenge

my picks (most updated list)
love and longing in bombay by vikram chandra
ordinary people by judith guest
the things they carried by tim o'brien
middle school: the worst years of my life by james patterson
an abundance of katherines by john green

the dante club by matthew pearl 
the memory keeper's daughter by kim edwards
this is where i leave you by jonathan tropper
let's pretend this never happened: a mostly true memoir by jenny lawson
is everyone hanging out without me? by mindy kaling
me talk pretty one day by david sedaris

god don't like ugly by mary monroe

the red tent by anita diamant

1. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4. Switch by Chip & Dan Heath
5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
6. The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
7. Jemima J by Jane Green
8. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
10. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
11. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
12. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
13. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
14. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
15. Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra
16. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
17. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
4. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6. Everlost by Neal Shusterman
7. Everwild by Neal Shusterman
8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
2. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green
4. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
5. You Against Me by Jenny Downham
6. Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
8. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
14. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
15. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck