• http://twitter.com/sheblog Jenmarie

    I’m sure you’re going to meet that goal! I’ve read Little Women once and really loved it. In fact, I think I picked it up for about $1 or so at a discount book store about two years ago. I’m not much of a reader but maybe I’ll read it sometime this year :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Discount book stores are the best! I think you should read it again- when I did I fell in love with the story all over again :)

  • http://oh-so-prettyblog.blogspot.com/ Victoria // Oh So Pretty

    I am soo excited to read these now!! Some of them are true classics that I read in high school, some of them I’ve never heard before. I love the cover of Eleanor and Park – that one definitely caught my attention :) thanks for this lovely list!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Yay, glad to pass along some book ideas! I thought the cover of Eleanor & Park was just darling and very fitting with the story. Let me know what you think if you do pick it up!

  • Hope Shores

    Some were already on my list, and now I added a few more! :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Awesome! And glad we’re now Goodreads friends :)

  • http://adropofindigo.blogspot.ca/ Dora

    I really want to read Elleanor and Park, Sounds like an awesome book :)

    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.ca/

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      I thought it was such a cute story! Let me know what you think if you do read it!

  • http://tagsalestyle.com/ Ali Cat

    Ah, Little Women. I might have to pick it back up again now! I love Jo and I adore Laurie but I feel like it’s the same as with Rory Gilmore: she was just destined to do greater, larger than life things. Sometimes I read Ann of Green Gables and pretend Ann is Jo and Gil is Laurie. ;)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Oh gosh, I haven’t read Anne of Green Gables since I was a kid! That’s another great one that I should reread sometime :)

      • http://tagsalestyle.com/ Ali Cat

        Yes. If for no other reason than you eventually get to Rilla, who is even more lovable than Anne.

  • http://www.style-n-naina.com STYLE’N

    Perfect timing. I need some new recommendations. I am thinking Great Gatsby may be the way to go. :) xx

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Glad I could share some book ideas :) Happy summer reading!

  • http://theblogofworldlydelights.blogspot.com/ laura

    I flipping LOVE Little Women. It was my #2 favorite book as a kid, and I read it multiple times. I am wanting to reread the Great Gatsby sometime soon, too!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      What was your #1 favorite?

      • http://theblogofworldlydelights.blogspot.com/ laura

        Alice in Wonderland :)

        • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

          You know, I’m not sure if I ever read the book! Need to add that to my list :)

  • Katherine

    I need to get back into reading :) The Eleanor Park one seems to interest me :)

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    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Yes, it’s definitely a fun read! :)

  • http://caseemarie.com Casee Marie

    Cinnamon and Gunpowder is one of those books I’ve been thinking I absolutely HAVE to read since I first heard about it – because, lady pirates. There aren’t enough stories about lady pirates. And because the design enthusiast in me is ga-ga over the cover. It’s perfect! If the story is what’s captured in the cover, it must be so fun.

    I still haven’t seen the new Gatsby and I feel terrible for it; but, I’m pretty much waiting for it to hit Netflix, haha. (P.S. If you’re even slightly enthusiastic about Gatsby, all the more reason that you should read The Double Bind!)

    I’ve heard wonderful things about Eleanor & Park, so it’s great to know you enjoyed it, too. I’ve had her first book since it came out and haven’t gotten to it yet (that one wasn’t YA). And I loved your thoughts on Ghana Must Go; I’ve been particularly curious about African literature this summer and that one’s been on my radar partially because, like you said, a lot of people have been raving about it. Writing style is a huge component in how we react to books, I think; some of my favorite books appeal to me largely because I feel connected to the way the author told the story, while with other books I’ve read the writing style has created a bit of a wedge and kept me from being able to really get into the book. I’m glad you followed through, though, and that you enjoyed it more by the end!

    (And I’m happy that your friend recommended The Sweet Life in Paris – it’s on my to-read list as well! David Levovitz also has a really interesting blog.)

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