Thursday, January 13, 2011

Contest Winners

I will spare you for a few days from the lessons learned while taking my third trip to Urgent Care this week, or my tales of conjunctivitis. For a few days.

Our winners are

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, suggested by Scully.


The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, suggested by Loradona. There was also a seconded recommendation to read something by Sandra Dallas.

Here are the rest of the recommendations compiled, in no particular order because I'm just too lazy:

First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung
Nudge, Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein
The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine
The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley (two recommendations)
The Wednesday Sisters, Meg Waite Clayton (two recommendations)
Lift, Kelly Corrigan
Yearning for the Living God, F. Enzio Busche (two recommendations)
Nothing Was the Same, Kay Redfield Jamison
Every Man in this Village is a Liar, Megan Stack
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, Peter Godwin
Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi
In the Company of Angels, David McFarland
The Passage, Justin Cronin
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
Room, Emma Donoghue
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach.
Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Death with Interruptions, Jose Saramago
At Home, Bill Bryson
What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell (as well as comments to read ANYthing he writes)
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
When Everything Changed, Gail Collins.
Matched, Ally Condie
Women, Food and God, Geneen Roth
Les Miserable, Victor Hugo
So Brave, Young & Handsome, Leif Enger
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Michael Chabon
The Brothers K, David James Duncan
The River Why, David James Duncan
Headlong, Michael Frayn
A Serious Way of Wondering: The Ethics of Jesus Imagined, Reynolds Price
Lengthen Your Stride: The Presidency of Spencer W. Kimball, unabridged
Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Fablehaven series, Brandon Mull
Surprised by Joy, C S Lewis
War Within and Without, Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Wind, Sand, and Stars, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Juliet, Naked, Nick Hornby's
Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl

I have to admit to being rather overwhelmed by this year's list. Of the 45 listed here, I've only read ONE Of them (Les Miserable), and only heard of a few books and/or authors. Clearly I'm out of some very important loop. And one of my goals this year is to read less? Yikes.

To claim your Amazon gift card, prize winners, please email me on hotmail with the prefix "scienceteachermommy." Congratulations to the winners
and happy reading to you all!


heidikins said...

I really loved Elegance of the Hedgehog, I hope you enjoy it too!


Kimberly Bluestocking said...

I've only read 2.5 of them (I read the abridged Les Mis). I second whoever recommended The Help. Very good read.

Sorry to hear you (or one of the kids) has been sick. :/

Jenny said...

I have not read your winners either, so WIN-WIN!

Loradona said...

Hooray! I'm a winner! I hope you enjoy The Persian Pickle Club. I had to be talked into reading it, but I was not sorry that I read it.

emandtrev said...

I've heard really good things about a lot of these books, most recently about "Room" and "Matched."

Can't wait to hear your reviews!

Cathy said...

My kids have conjunctivitis too. All three of them. Bleh.

In your defense, I think most of us were trying to suggest something we love that we thought there was a good possibility you hadn't read yet. So, perhaps the results mean we know how to "read" you.