February 9, 2010

The Book List: Valentine's Day Special

*Valentine's Day Special*

So, the way you do this meme is simple:
  • There is a different topic each week, which will be posted here.
  • You write a post on your own blog about the topic.
  • The post will be a list of 3 books pertaining to the topic. So, for example, if the topic were, say, 3 Books That Make You Want to Go Shopping, you would write a list of 3 books that when you read them made you want to max out your credit card. I have no idea what those books would be, but you get the picture.
  • You may include photos with your lists, especially if that helps illustrate your point.
  • You link back to the week's post here on Lost in Books in your post so if someone else wants to play, they can find their way here.
  • Then you come here and leave your link in the Mr. Linky so other people can find your post and your list!
  • There is no obligation to post every single week. Participate when you can!
Sound fun? I hope so!

This Week's Topic is:

Anti-Love/Anti-Couple/Pro-Single Books (in lieu of the predictable Valentine's List :)

Here is my own list:

1. The Anti-Valentine's Handbook by J. More: Learn which movies are best for a night alone (Love Stinks). Identify signs that a date isn’t going well ("HELP ME" written in his mashed potatoes). Discover why having a date can be worse than not (four words: better looking ex-girlfriend). Skip the heartache. Make this book your V-Day companion!

2. Single and Loving It: Living Life to the Fullest by Kate McVeigh: Kate McVeigh encourages singles to identify, understand, and work toward their specific purpose right now instead of waiting for a mate to come, children to grow up, or finances to be perfect. In Single and Loving It, Kate McVeigh reminds singles that their life, far from being incomplete, is abounding with opportunities for incredible joy, high achievement, and most importantly, becoming an explosive force for God. McVeigh reveals the five secrets for a person to actualize their God-given dreams and emphasizes that there’s not time to feel sorry for oneself because there’s too much to be done! So is it possible to be single and love it? Readers will find that the answer is a resounding YES when they allow God to rekindle their dreams and faith.

3. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell: The "Sex and the City" columnist for the New York Observer documents the social scene of modern-day Manhattan. The reader gets an introduction to "Modelizers," the men who only have eyes for models, as well as a more common species, the "Toxic Bachelor." Reading like a society novel gone downtown and askew, Sex and the City is a comically sordid look at status and ambition and the many characters consumed by the sexual politics of the '90s.

So, what do you think should be included for some good reads before (and on!) the night of the biggest Hallmark holiday of the year??

Play along by posting to your blog or, if you don't have a blog, play along in the comments. Here is the Mr. Linky for your blog post. If it does not work for you, you may leave your link in the comments section, too. I will be making a master list for all of the Book Lists eventually.

Upcoming Topics:
~3 Books That Make Me Long for Warmer Weather
~3 Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
~3 Best/Worst Sidekicks to a Hero in a Book


  1. hehe, I love the graphics you chose to go along with this post! ^_^

  2. I love this list! Or does that go against the spirit of anti-Valentine's day?

  3. The first book sounds great! I think I should write help me in my mashed potatoes on the next date I go on just to see if he notices. ;)

  4. Great choices. I have a book that I'm reading called Hell Hath No Fury: Women's Letters from the End of the Affair

  5. I think your topic is a great idea, especially after a good break-up! Congratulations on being single.


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