Good Reads


Sometimes you read a book and it changes you. In the past two months, I read two. I consider myself to be very lucky. I’m not reading as much as I’d like to, but I try to squeeze in at least a chapter or two a day to ensure my brain in coated in things that keep me balanced. Like pretty words strung together that feel like the tails of many colorful kites. For all the jokes I crack about my obsession with reality television, I’d trade 12 hours of Real Housewives for 10 minutes of a good book.

Here are a few of my recent reads…

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  1. Debbie Smith

    February 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    you said "ass" in the 3rd sentence LOL!

  2. Kelsey Blome

    February 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Jasmine! I LOVE your goodreads posts!

    Just wanted to say that I’m sorry you aren’t reading "ass" much as you would like to…Hope you get some time to read more in the next few weeks while on the road!

  3. The New Diplomat's Wife

    February 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    loved teh poisonwood bible but there was the one character – the sister who stays behind – that also drove me nuts for all sorts of reason. but the fact that i would get so enflamed with her is probably is a good indication of her being realistic – she would probably drive me nuts in real life.

  4. shannon

    February 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    you can totally blame it on the sickness hangover…but there is a naughty word typo 🙂

  5. Liz

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I troll the teen fiction section all the time. Glad I’m not the only one!

  6. Janet

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you for this post! I immediately went on paperbackswap and requested a copy of The Poisonwood Bible. Keep the book recommendations coming 🙂

  7. liza

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Love Barbara Kingslover.

  8. {leah}

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Love it. I’m the same – I enjoy television a bit, but I still love reading so much more. Thanks for sharing this part of you!

  9. Yasmin Sarai

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    12 hours of reality TV… wow, you must LOVE reading! 😉 Hope theFix tour is off to a good start for you J*… see you in SF!

  10. Danielle

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I’m just starting 13 reasons and the Poisonwood Bible too!

  11. Amelia

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve read 13 Reasons Why! It’s a pretty interesting read!

  12. Erika

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books of all time! I read it in years ago and the characters still stick with me. By the end you don’t even have to see the chapter titles to know who is talking the character development and their voices are that strong.

  13. Kate Neal

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Jasmine, I completely agree! I love me some reality TV, but get all my reading in on the NYC subway to and from work. I don’t know what I would do without it:o)

  14. Kyle Bromley

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    One you should add to the read list, Film Is Not Dead. Awesome book, and very educational.

  15. Amie aka @mammaloves

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oooh! The Art of Fielding is on my list. Did you love it??

  16. Alison Dustin

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Love the PoisonWood Bible. Such a good read. You might like a book called Kabul Beauty School. Love!

  17. Carla Barnett

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    the Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time favs!! Thanks for the rec’s!

  18. Joni James

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    It took me years to get through poisonwood bible! Lol! Good for you- I LOVE me some Barbara Kingsolver, but that book took some chewing.

  19. Jessica Peters

    February 28th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I loved 13 Reasons Why! Have you seen the youtube videos??

  20. Kaley

    February 29th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all time favorite books. Love it.

  21. Laura

    February 29th, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Love the Poisonwood Bible – such a good read!

  22. Amy

    February 29th, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Wait, you need to tell us which two are the good ones! 🙂

  23. Edith

    February 29th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I love it when you are talking books! Thanks to you, I have finished 6 Louise Penny-novels in the last weeks, and am now reading no. 7. 🙂 I’ll definitely look into the books you’re showing today.

  24. Gabby / En Route Photography

    February 29th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    So which one of these would you say changed you? I definitely need to read more!!! DEF!!

  25. dana laymon

    February 29th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    wait i’m still trying to catch up from the last list of good reads you gave us! but i always love your recommendations. just wish i had as much time to read! and YES, you still need to tell us which were the 2 good ones and why! hope the tour is going well! (i’m sure it is!)

  26. elizabeth s.

    February 29th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I’m a little late to the game here, but Poisonwood Bible is a favorite of mine.

  27. Lloryn

    February 29th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Your "good reads" post are like the Oprah’s book club stamp to me! thanks for sharing I always enjoy them 🙂

  28. Lisa B. Photography

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I had the opportunity to read Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why a few months ago and I was blown away by the story (kind of saddened too) and the intricacy of the cast of characters — a good read, indeed!


    March 1st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Jasmine, I am in love with you! I hope that didn’t creep you out. I love reading your blog and I love your photos. You have brought me back to reading again which is why you are my "book hero". Thanks!

  30. Jessica

    March 1st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Ive read Thirteen Reasons Why and was such a sad book! I’ll have to check out the others since I just finished a book today!

  31. Vasia

    March 2nd, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I’m so excited because I haven’t read ANY of these books! I’m always looking for new books for my list 🙂 thanks Jasmine!

  32. Katie Trujillo

    March 2nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    What did you think of 13 Reasons Why? I just picked it for my book club this month and while I loved it and got the message that every little thing you do, no matter how insignificant it may seem, can affect someone else- MANY people in my group HATED it and said it was the darkest book they’ve read. I rather enjoyed it and think it is a thought provoking book 🙂

  33. LeAnna

    March 20th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I absolutely love Thirteen Reasons Why. It was such a touching book for what it was and had a really strong voice somehow.