Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book Review: Gracie, A Love Story

I just finished reading the book "Gracie, A Love Story" by George Burns.

I think it was a fun book to read and very enjoyable, although it wasn't a favorite of mine. I did LOVE reading how much George Burns loved and admired his wife and how he attributes all his success to her.

I also enjoyed the humor in the book and a couple of times was laughing out loud and had to tell my husband the jokes...

I am definitely going to recommend this book to my Grandmother because I think she would really enjoy it since she grew up with Gracie and George, but for me... I think I was too young to fully enjoy all this book has to offer.

Books on My List: (BOLD - Currently Reading; Purple - I finished it!)

Books on my bookcase I REALLY want to read:
  • The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
  • Fishers of Men - Gerald N. Lund
  • 101 Powerful Promises from Latter-day Prophets - Wayne Brickey
  • God Wants a Powerful People - Sheri Dew
  • Daughters of God - S. Michael Wilcox
  • If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard - Sheri Dew
  • Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
  • Saving Kristen - Jack Weyland
  • Please Pass the Scriptures - John Hilton III
  • 10 Secrets Wise Parents Know - Brent L. Top & Bruce A. Chadwick
  • The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck
  • Life of Joseph Smith - George Q. Cannon (added 2/4)
  • The Five Thousand Year Leap - W. Cleon Skousen (added 2/4)
  • The Peacegiver - James L. Ferrell (added 2/4)

Book Club Books:

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Gracie: A Love Story - George Burns
  • The Wednesday Wars - Gary Schmidt
  • A Train to Potevka - Mike Ramsdell
  • Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
  • Fine Old High Priests - Donald S. Smurthwaite
  • Three Cups of Tea - Gary Mortenson
  • Warriors Don't Cry - Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Host - Stephanie Meyers I've read this one before and LOVED it but will do a quick review before book club

Other Books I'd Like To Read:

  • Overcoming Under Earning - Barbara Stanny
  • The Undaunted - Gerald N. Lund
  • The Great and The Terrible Series (vol. 1-6) - Chris Stewart
  • My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  • Sarah's Quilt - Nancy E. Turner
  • Forest Born - Shannon Hale
  • The Best of Times: A Dickens Inn Novel - Anita Stansfield
  • The Silence of Snow - Anita Stansfield
  • The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks

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