Book Recommendations: Messy Girl Approved!

If you’ll look up top in the menu bar, you’ll notice a new page called “Book Recs.”  This post proved that y’all love some books, just as much as I do.  SO!  I’ve compiled everyone’s recommendations into on handy dandy page, complete with links.  (Yes, they are Amazon Affiliate links.  I would have linked them even if they weren’t. I HATE when something is referenced in a post and then I have to, horror of horrors, GOOGLE IT MY DAMN SELF.  How rude, right?)

And if you look to the sidebar on your right, you’ll see a button to a little Amazon store.  Which might be redundant but I got to pick the pretty colors and I was so excited when I figured out how to do it that I HAD to.  I might put other things in the store eventually, but right now it’s filled to the brim with your picks AND both the book page and the store are organized by whomever suggested them.

Please check out your list and then email me with changes if I got something wrong.  Also, if you missed the original post or want to add books to your list, email me and I’ll update.  I don’t want this to be  static thing, I’ll be updating it all the time.  So if you suddenly read a book that everyone in the world HAS to read right now – email me!  Let’s create the biggest list of awesome that ever existed in the annals of awesomeness and kickassdom.

Also, revel in the wonder that is my Amazon store button.  It’s so damn cute, I want to cuddle it and feed it cookies.  Lizzie and Isaiah do awesome work, no?  (WHO SAID NO?  Get out.)

Go to the new page, click around some and tell me if something doesn’t work or if I linked to the wrong book.  If you have strong feelings about the Amazon linkage, click here, read through my disclaimer and then take it down a notch.  Strong feelings should be reserved for truly terrible things like head thongs and people who aren’t Jamaican and say “Brah.”

Anyway, whatdya think?  It’s a bit plain right now, but we can totally make it fun.  You guys should send me pictures of yourself reading books.  Or your pets reading books.  I’d find that hilarious…

12 Comments on “Book Recommendations: Messy Girl Approved!”

  1. Erin
    August 25, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Now this is badass. What a great idea! Looking forward to seeing what everyone adds over time (can’t think of anything myself right at this very moment, but I will! I will!).

  2. Maggie
    August 25, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I love this!

  3. lizzie
    August 25, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    YAYYYYY! I am so excited about your shop. The next time I need a book…I’m coming for you.

  4. Katie
    August 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Awesome! I had the original books post marked as unread in my feed reader so I could come back to it later, but you took care of it for me. I can’t wait to start on these lists.

    I will get a picture of my cat reading. He’s a pretty big reader so it shouldn’t be hard.

    • kindofamess
      August 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

      I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

      There better be a cat picture in my inbox in the next couple weeks, otherwise I will be a sad little blogger.

  5. ElfPuddle
    August 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    *pouts*
    I don’t want you to have pictures of me reading. I mostly read in my jammies with my hair all messy and unbrushed and without my contacts in so I’m all squinty just like your mommy told you not to do…

    Oh. Yeah, you didn’t need to know that.
    And I’m hitting submit anyway.

    • kindofamess
      August 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      I’m down with avatars reading also. Like your toaster or something. As long as they have hipster glasses on….cause otherwise you don’t know the toaster is reading!

  6. Army Amy
    August 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Love! I’m always looking for good books! Always!*

  7. Jackie
    August 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I’ve been OBSESSED with the Dresden Files since your last book post. I’m currently on Book 9, and I just can’t stop reading them! They are such a good (but fast) read, and at $9.99 a piece on Kindle this has been seriously bad for my wallet!

    • kindofamess
      August 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

      AHH! This makes me SERIOUSLY happy! Email me your thoughts if you want to geek out together. (I have the newest one, but haven’t read it because I want to re-read 10 and 11…)

  8. Michelle
    August 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    So, now I feel super famous! And a little sheepish for the Stieg Larsson recommendation . . . although those books were my crack for a while there.

    Also enjoying this bit: “If you have strong feelings about the Amazon linkage, click here, read through my disclaimer and then take it down a notch.” THIS.

    Can I add the entire Sarah Vowell oeuvre to my list? I’m working on Radio On right now but they’re allllllllllll good. (Ohhhhhhhh yeah.) I can email the request if you prefer but that feels weird because I don’t know you in real life? I don’t know, should probably just go to bed. Anyway thanks.

    • kindofamess
      August 31, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      LADY. It’s not weird, there are a total of like three people who read the blog that know me in real life AND that I’m not related to.
      And YES to Sarah Vowell! Email me your faves and I’ll add them! But only if you email me…it’s so not weird, promise.

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