Saturday, April 21, 2007

Christina's List


Wow! This was tougher than I thought it would be. I managed to come up with a list I think represents me. Here it is:


Parenting Your Only Child by Susan Newman PhD (Non-fiction). I found this book very helpful when I realized that I would probably be having just one kid. It's a great guide book for what to do and not do.


Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Fiction). This novel is set in the area of Nova Scotia that I've lived all my life. It also portrays the hard life of the people who lived at the beginning of the last century. It centers around the lives of a dysfunctional Scotch/Lebanese family and their secrets.


The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes (Non-fiction). This is the true story of Sykes mapping of mitochondrial DNA to seven clan mothers of Europe. I have an interest in genetics and genealogy. I thought the idea of Europeans being able to trace their ancestry to 7 woman fascinating.


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Fiction). I so related to the nameless heroine in this suspense story. At the beginning, she is shy and so unsure of herself. She reminds me of my younger self. I love how she finally comes into her own.


In the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Fiction). Probably the best book I read last year. As a booklover, I felt for the hero's desperate attempt to save a book from disappearing from the earth forever.


So there it is. My list. I hope someone finds something to read on it.

11 comments:

Think Pink Dana said...

oh my
it is going to be VERY HARD to choose! I want to read all of them from every list!
I have never been able to really love Rebecca--though i know SO MANY who have/ do! But i am really eyeing the Anne Mcdonald one. I actually have it but haven't read it!

Historia said...

I think I want to read The Seven Daughters of Eve. I love genealogy as well.

Lisa said...

Christina: I'm sorry to ask you such a lame question, but who are you?? :) I mean, on the sidebar, what is your link or blogname, so that I can link to it from the sidebar....sorry, I just can't figure it out!!

I love your books. I also really loved Shadow of the Wind...

Lisa said...

duh, figured it out. You usually go by Chris, right? Book-a-rama? That's what I linked it to....

heidijane said...

Think I'm definitely going to be reading Shadow of teh Wind as its a book I've been meaning to read anyway and haven't got round to...

Also might be interested in the geneaology one, as that is what I help people do every day as part of my day job...

Chris said...

Yep, I'm Chris. Sorry about that.

raidergirl3 said...

I've read Fall on Your Knees (I thought from your picture you might be from CB; confirmed) and In the Shadow of the Wind - loved it. I was in Barcelona last summer and even recognized some place names. And your review of the 7 Daughters book really intrigued me. I can see me putting that on my list to read.

kookiejar said...

Shadow of the Wind is a beautiful book and the perfect choice for a book lover. We should get a good discussion going on that one.

3M said...

Fall on Your Knees is on my TBR list for 2008. I may move it up for this challenge. The Seven Daughters of Eve does sound fascinating.

I'll be the odd one out, though, and say I didn't really like The Shadow of the Wind.

Chris said...

3M- How dare you?! Just kidding! Not everyone is going to like the same books, that's for sure.

Madame Rubies said...

Rebecca has been a fave forever. I read it in 8th grade and then wrote my own sequal.