12.16.2009

graduated

i've been graduated for a whole hour, and boy does it feel nice.

i knew i picked the right major when i walked out those doors the last time
and all i was thinking about how i can read whatever i want now...

first up:
finish the book thief that i started last summer
then: a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

i have a "to-read" list on goodreads

but i'd rather hear from you...
what have books have i been missing out on the last 5 years?

p.s. uvu only holds commencements in april,
so if i want to wear the cap & gown i gotta wait.
is it worth it?

23 comments:

Nakita Ellis said...

My husband loves "The Book Thief", I need to read it sometime. My all time favorite is "The Keeper of the Bees" by Gene Stratton Porter. SO good!!! Makes me want to be a better person too!

Lindsay ROSS said...

I am so proud of you! I bet it feels so awesome! I really do think its worth waiting till april. you will have a new baby in the stands cheering you on.

iamahoneybee said...

My lobotomy was really good- sad but a good book.

iamahoneybee said...

umm clarification... the title is called My Lobotomy.
It is by Howard Dully.
It was good but sad in a way that science and family screwed him up but he has come out of it and survived to be a great person.

Auntie Em said...

Skip the life of pi- and you NEED to walk!

{lindy baker cakes} said...

It's worth it to walk. I promise! You'll be so happy you did.

robin said...

thanks for the list... i struggle with knowing what to read. not that i ever really read. hello! t.v! but now that we're heading into the winter drought of t.v. i'll need something else to do.

pathetic. i know.

oh, and congratulations on graduating! that's gotta feel good.

Kirsten Sue said...

Do the cap and gown!! It's a moment you can never have back.

jenny said...

congrats-!! the book thief is definitely on my favorite books list. i love it. i'm really interested to read some of the books on your list. yay-!

Dana Dastrup said...

Em that is SUPER EXCITING!! I am proud of you!! Now we can do lunch dates all the time :) deal, deal!

Jen said...

Skip Time Traveler's Wife and go straight for The Road. I've never cried during a novel before and I was literally sobbing and heaving for the last fifteen pages. It's his masterpiece, in my opinion, and it is truly affecting.

Suzy said...

Emily I felt the same way about walking. But you have to do it. I am so glad I did! (and I really didn't want to!)

Jene and Megan said...

Congrats! That's awesome.

I just started reading The Last Lecture...have you read it? If not, I let you know if it's good. I heard it's fantastic!

traci said...

Congrats on graduating!! I graduated in Dec. and walked in April; I thought it was worth it. It's a great accomplishment, worth a celebration.

Emma said...

horray for graduation! you should definitely walk in april, it's the cherry on top of all your hard work. and i know exactly what you mean about not being able to read what you want when you're in school - i have 3 weeks off and i'm going to try and read at least 3 books. you must read Peace Like A River - it's so well written and such a lovely story.

jenna said...

can you see me? i'm beaming with pride.

Cody said...

Congrats! I skipped out on my graduation from BYU and went to the spa instead. So worth it.

I love books by Jen Lancaster. Her first book was "Bitter is the New Black." Hilarious. She has 3 more books that are just as funny.

Lindsey S. said...

Congrats!

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!

Your book list is amazing, I've read quite a few off of your list.

Make sure you check out "The History of Love" by Nicole Krausss. She's Jonathan Safran Foer's wife and her books are amazing!

Hayley Anderson Photography said...

Just finished reading The Glass Castle... Loved it because EACH page is a true story and the stories are unbelievable. It makes you really grateful for normalcy and sane parents.

Cami said...

emily. love your book list- we are definitely on the same page. i can attest to lots on the list being perfect reads...but one book that i absolutely love love love is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. The character development is second to none. Foer also has a new book out- I haven't read it yet but I'm sure it's good, as his others are fantastic. xoxo!

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.caroline armelle. said...

congrats on graduating!
i'd recommend walking.
when i graduated from byu i got married and was moving across country within a week, so i missed my graduation. i still regret it.
in fact, i have a reoccurring dream that i never graduated and i still have to take finals. terrible...

anyhow on the books.
i second the crossing to safety by stegner. i read it a year or two ago, and i thought it was slow at first, then i ended up really like it!

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