Friday, October 21, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: The Lover's Dictionary

I don't even remember how I came across this book. Did I read about it somewhere? Did it pop up in an Amazon search? A library search? Who knows. All I do know is that I read the synopsis of the book and thought it would be an interesting read. The book literally follows the style of a dictionary with different words from A to Z at the top of a each page and an entry about love that describes the meaning of the word. It's like reading the intimate journal of a person who has fallen desperately in love with someone whom he didn't think could love him back but does and the pain that is caused by her revelation of a love affair.

In a book that takes you an hour to read, you are drawn into this love story gone wrong and into the vulnerability of someone who loves too much and too hard to end things. It's poignant and meaningful reminds you how complicated love is and how impossible it is to package all your feelings into that four-letter word.

Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
16. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
17. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
18. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
19.  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
20.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
21. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
22. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
23. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré
24. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
25. Maze Runner by James Dashner
26. Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
27. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
28. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
29. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
30. Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski
31. Frogs and French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski
32. If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
33. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan


Jennifer said...

So many books I need to read! How do you find the time! haha. I love your blog and I actually made a little mention of you on my blog if you wanna check it out.

I Sing In The Kitchen said...

LOVED all of your latest book reviews (and that chicken pesto pizza. WOW). I have a bunch of books I just added to my to read list. Thanks!!