Books | Why Girls Are Weird

Monday, June 13, 2011


I am an idiot.  I only had 3 shifts this week and managed to pick up 2 - one on Wednesday and one today.  So now I work 9 days in a row.  Today is day 5.  Glutton for punishment I tell ya!

So since I'm stressing and tired I thought a little book survey would be in order!


1. Favorite book - Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon
2. Least favorite book - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3. Book that makes you laugh out loud - Such A Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
4. Book that makes you cry - Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
5. Book you wish you could live in - ANY of the Harry Potters by J.K. Rowling
6. Favorite young adult book - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
7. Book that you can quote/recite - (I didn't want to do repeats but I have to for this one!) Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon
8. Book that scares you - Phantoms by Dean Koontz
9. Book that makes you sick - We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
10. Book that changed your life - Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
11. Book from your favorite author - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
12. Book that is most like your life - Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon
13. Book whose main character is most like you - Anna in Why Girls Are Weird  by Pamela Ribon
14. Book whose main character you want to marry- Edward Cullen in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (don't judge)
15. First "chapter book" you remember reading as a child - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
16. Longest book you've read - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages)
17. Shortest book you've read -
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
18. Book you're most embarassed to say you like - The Cinderella Rules by Donna Kauffman
19. Book that turned you on - The Cinderella Rules by Donna Kauffman (don't judge)
20. Book you've read the most number of times - Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon
21. Favorite picture book from childhood - The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
22. Book you plan to read next - Matched by Ally Condie
23. Book you tell people you've read, but haven't (or haven't actually finished) - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (we were assigned it in high school but I HATED it)
24. Book that contains your favorite scene -New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (when he asks her to marry him, my heart leapt!)
25. Favorite book you read in school - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
26. Favorite nonfiction book - Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
27. Favorite fiction book - Why Girls Are Weird by Stephenie Ribon
28. Last book you read - Envy by Anna Godbersen
29. Book you're currently reading - Splendor by Anna Godbersen
30. Favorite coffee table book -PostSecret by Frank Warren

Wow. It's kind of obvious that I'm obsessed with Pamela Ribon's first novel.  I can't help it, I relate to that book, it cracks me up, it's a fun read and I've read it a million times!

What books would you choose?

47 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

That is such a brilliant post and I also love The Velveteen Rabbit! Totally saving a few of those titles. Thanks, sweetie and have a lovely start to the week. Kisses

Teenage Bride

Great post! really fun idea.

I for one love The Scarlet Letter haha

The Favour Shoppe

I feel for you about the work thing, today is my 9th day in a row...finally tomorrow a day off...then back to another 9 days in a row :(

Thanks for all those book titles, totally saving it!

Have a great day!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

hahah i was actually going to say the same about being obsessed with Why Girls Are Weird :)

Sandy a la Mode

i just blogged about the girl with the dragon tattoo and i couldn't put that book down so i'd suggest that one!!

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, I love this post, Krysten - we have such similar taste in's insane! :)

le sorelle

Sign me up for Hogwarts, too?! I think I'm over the age limit, but you know.. ;) Those were my favorite books, hands down.

Thanks for visiting us, your blog is lovely! We're now happily following :)

sorelle in style


I should probably read "why girls are weird"... now you have mentioned it quite a few times, so I must read it!

kelli g. { bug miscellany }

i hated the scarlet letter too. :P


9 days in a row is TOO much work I'm exhausted for you! I can hardly handle 5


Well, since we have pretty similar taste in books, I must put Cinderella Rules and Why Girls are weird on my wishlist. (p.s. I love Twilight, too - so no judging over here!)


I really loved The Scarlet Letter in school, but I hated A Tale of Two Cities!


GAH! Good luck with working 9 days in a row! That's rough, girl :(

I love this lost and haven't yet read anything by Pamela Ribon--thanks for the suggestion!

I'm sure my list would be similar, but I'd substitute Why Girls Are Weird with Kate Chopin's The Awakening. And I'd probably throw in some Jumpa Lahiri somewhere. Love this list!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

i guess i need to read that Why Girls are Weird book! Matched is on my reading list for this summer too :)


My favorite book will forever be Austen's Emma. I'm a sucker for a good romance!

Erin {pughs' news}

I could quite happily live at Hogwarts!

This is a great list. I'd forgotten about Tuesdays with Morrie, and how wonderful it is. I might just have to re-read it this summer...

ilene @ muchloveilly

i think i have to do a post like this - so fun! yes to edward!! i do not judge you. :)


I am so with you on a lot of these!

I'd love to live in Harry Potter, Jen Lancaster is hilarious, and I had to read Crime and Punishment in high school... the worst book I have ever read. Probably the ONLY book I've ever read that I DIDN'T like.


Krysten I loved this! I will definitely be doing this on my blog sometime this week. I will link back to this post! :)

Summer Athena

dude. i love this but i want some explanations as to why...

like -- the book that makes you sick? why?

la petite coquine

I love how many of these I haven't read-new books! I think my all time favorite book would be This Side of Paradise-it brings me right back home to Princeton! Books I've "read" but couldn't tell you a lick about: lots of Austen and Brönte tomes. I just couldn't care about the characters, although Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are notable exceptions! Can you believe I actually ready Crime & Punishment for fun one summer? I love those Russians!

Crazy Little World Of Mine

Yay on Tuesdays with Morrie. I cried and it did change my life too. Little things, but it did! And I really need to get that Why Girls are Weird book. Really really do. ;)


I love this survey. AND YES! to living in Harry Potter! What a great pick!

Dancing Branflake

Your love for reading is so refreshing and fun. Thanks for this!

sarah - dodeline design

I'll have to check these out! Good luck with the crazy work schedule!

The Blonde Duck

I have to check out Why Girls are weird!


Everyone keeps talking about The Hunger Games- guess I'll need to add that to my summer reading list!

Oh to Be a Muse

2 kill a mockingbird and crime and punishment are two of my fave books. C&P is a tough read, but i just really love it!

i want to read The Hunger Games and I need to buy that Post Secret book--would be great on the coffee table.

4 shifts to go! :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji

What a great list! I really enjoy your book series :) I might have a go at answering these too. Think about all the tips you'll make and all the books,clothes, SHOES ;) you can buy in about 4 days!


I'm going to have to add some of those to my summer reading list! :)

My favorite assigned reading from school was Fahrenheit 451. I still have my copy full of notes and highlighter marks!


wow this post is so amazing! i think i have to post a list like yours too :D


I haven't read most of these...eep!

I love anne of green gables. I always wished I was Anne.

Amber Blue Bird

Apparently I need to read Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon, it made your list like ten times. Must be a good read.

Dandelion and Grey

Good luck with all those work days! I will have to look into getting some books from your list! I have only read a few of these!


Hope you get a day of rest after nine days of work!


To Kill a Mockingbird was definitely my favorite too!! :)

Smart Ass Sara

One of my most favorite books is "The Leisure Seeker" by Michael Zadoorian. It made me look at aging differently, but in a better way.


I checked your list out, after following the link from my daughter Carrie's blog. Great list. What do you work at a bookstore, if not you should! I work at B&N.


I loved this survey--I'm definitely going to have to pick up Why Girls are Weird!


LOVE this post!!

Have you read The Book Thief? (my fave y.a. book!)


I checked out "Why Girls Are Weird" from my library last time you mentioned it, but I never got around to reading it before it was due... err, overdue. Oops.


I would LOVE to live in Harry Potter as well. I wouldn't mind saying I had a degree in witchcraft from Hogwarts. I swear,I'm not weird. lol

Eternally yours,


I may have to steal this. Oh gosh, what to pick, what to pick :)

Brooke Ann Dove

What an amazing post...I love hearing other peoples favorite books, then I add them to my list.

Ocean Dreams

Oooh let me know what you think of Matched! I LOVED this book and am anxiously awaiting the sequel in November. :)


I'll have to check out that why are girls weird book, I've never heard of it. hehe, I love the twilight ones that you put on here. Crime and Punishment did suck, but I had to do a 10 page outline on it, so I had to finish it, and over the! Good thing those days are over.

Pamela Ribon

I'm so ridiculously flattered. Thank you, and thanks for finding me some potential new readers!