Saturday, April 24, 2010

Reading Review

I love to read. Srsly, LOVE IT! When I first had Emma, I couldn't get back to reading right away because I was soooo busy taking care of her. And for a minute, I panicked-oh.em.gee-a life without reading!!! No way!

Luckily, things have settled/slowed down and I am now back to my daily reading times. I don't read as much as I did when I used to smoke, but I still make some time-and I get really sucked into good books. Lately, everything I have read has been good (to me).

Also, in my defense, I do enjoy a good trashy book/mag. So this ain't lit review from Harvard...just sayin'.

Let's see what has been devoured since Emma's birth. (Really, this is a sad state of affairs that in 8, almost 9 months, I have only read 4, almost 5 books!)

First up, Twenties Girl by one of my favorite authors, Sophie Kinsella. I have read and own ALL of her books. I love her writing style. This book is about a young woman trying to make it in the world. When a great aunt dies that the family never spent time with, the young woman finds herself being "haunted" if you will, by the great aunt. Hilarious adventures ensue, and the young woman finally helps her great aunt move on by solving a mystery. Very cute!

I also adore Jodi Picoult. This began when she was first published and my book group read her. I have now read all and own almost all of her books. Picture Perfect is a delicate book about physical abuse. I kept having deja vu when I read this (not b/c of the abuse!) I just kept knowing what was about to happen and I think I have actually read this before-maybe checked it out from the library?!?! Anyways, it looks into the "perfect" world of celebrities and how they are not always what they seem.

LOVE Candace Bushnell too. Obvi I read authors who (whom?? someone tell me) I love. I have read all 4 or 5 of her books. I liked this one best. It is told from different points of view (which I normally do not like), but this book was so fascinating. It is told from different age people, and is about a city I love, NYC!

Another Jodi Picoult. Definitely the BEST ONE EVER. Period. The End. This book taught me something-and I love to learn something from reading. :D It is about a little girl and her family. As usual, Picoult throws in a difficult situation for her audience to deal with. To choose sides, if you will. There are three main characters: the little girl, the adolescent daughter, and the mother. Also interspersed in the story are the husband, best friend, and lawyer. The little girl has a terrible genetic disease called osteogenesis imperfecta-basically her bones can break at the slightest thing. If I could recommend any book on the list above, it would be this one. Please, go check it out or buy it! It is amazing-the choices and difficulties that families face to improve their quality of life-wow!

Currently, I am reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave per the recommendation of Mrs. Doctor. It is very.....interesting so far. But I shall have to get into it more before I can accurately review it.

What are you all reading? Who are your favorite authors? Do share!


  1. I read those books this year, too! Except for Little Bee. I actually just finished Picture Perfect! We should totally book swap! We have similar taste!

  2. I love Jodi Picoult!! I haven't read Picture Perfect though. I'm sure you have read My Sister's Keeper I think that House Rules looks great too!

  3. Oh great ideas! I needed some new books for the beach! Thanks.
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  4. I can't wait to hear what you think of Little Bee... Even if you hate it. (Which I hope you don't, but I know it's possible! Especially since it is so divergent from your normal type of book!)

    Thanks for the shout out. :-)

  5. I love Sophie Kinsella & have been curious about 20's girl, but haven't picked it up yet.
    I've got The Help on my Kindle to read, but haven't started it yet.

    Summer is my favorite time to read! We sit on our deck with a radio, a bottle of ice cold white wine & read.

  6. I read One Fifth Avenue on our honeymoon last summer, it was a rediculously trashy read, I EAT THAT UP! I can't wait 'til I'm done with freakin' school and I can read actual trashy novels, I am so sick of psychobabble LOL!


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