Friday, March 5, 2010

A Good Book

I have taken an unexpected break from blogging...I have had an insatiable appetite for reading lately! I just finished The Mermaid Chair, and I read everything my mom had handed down to me since bringing Emma home. Now I am at a loss! I would love any recommendations that you all may have!
I love good beach reads; I love reading about the Low Country. Dorothea Benton Frank is one of my favorite authors. I devoured the Twilight series last year, and I'd love to find a few good books that really hold my attention! HELP!!!!

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15 comments:

Laura said...

I could not get enough of "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin. The characters are so real - it's easy to think you know them.

From Amazon: "An unexpected love affair threatens a long-lived friendship in this soap opera–like debut from Atlanta ex-lawyer Giffin. Since elementary school, Rachel and Darcy have been best friends, with Darcy always outshining Rachel. While single Rachel is the self-confessed good girl, an attorney trapped at a suffocating New York law firm, Darcy is the complete opposite, a stereotypical outgoing publicist, planning a wedding with the handsome Dex. After Rachel's 30th birthday party, she knocks back one drink too many and winds up in bed with Dex. Instead of feeling guilty about sleeping with her best friend's fiancĂ©, Rachel realizes that Dex is the only man she's really loved, and that she's always resented manipulative Darcy. Rachel and Dex spend a few weekends in the city together "working" while Darcy's off with friends at a Hamptons beach share, but finally Rachel realizes she'll have to give Dex an ultimatum. The flip job Giffin pulls off—here it's the cheaters who're sympathetic (more or less)—gives Dex and Rachel's otherwise ordinary affair extra edge. Rachel would be a more appealing heroine if she were less whiny about her job and her romantic prospects, and rambling dialogue slows the story's pace, but this is an enjoyable beach read—one that'll make readers cast a suspicious eye on best friends and boyfriends who seem to get along just a little too well."

"Something Blue" continues the story from another perspective.

Love!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Hmmm, have you read the Emily Giffin books, Something Borrowed, Something Blue etc? They are so so good! And there's a new one coming out in May! And Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble series is really great too!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh look! Two of us think you should read Emily Giffin!! I mean, obviously they must be good!! :)

USCEmily said...

I also love Emily Giffin books- so check those out if you haven't already.
Also, I just finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett- best book I have read in a long time!
Currently I am reading Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane and really liking it and next up will be her True Colors which comes highly recommended!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Have you ever read "Rebecca"...very old book but it is so good!

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Carrie said...

I am starting a new series by Cassandra Clare (I think that is how you spell her name). It is called the Immortal Instruments. I have been told that if you like Twilight you will like these as well. I recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and loved it. I Googled book club selections the other day and found several books that I thought looked interesting. You might try that. I also want to read the Emily Griffin books. Good luck!!

Carrie said...

Oops! The series is called The Mortal Instruments. I thought something did not seem right when I typed that earlier. Now I know what it was.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Karen Kingsbury or Francine Rivers.

I just saw the comment above. I read *Rebecca* years ago and LOVED it!

Caroline Armijo said...

Mom loved The Help. I gave it to her, but I haven't read it yet. I hope to get it from her once I return home.

I also read Rebecca in middle school and loved it. Once you have read it, there is also an old movie that you can watch.

Anonymous said...

Jan Karon! If you happen to live in NC and have visited Blowing Rock and are a Christian...you will love her books!

teg said...

Best Friends Forever; Water for Elephants; Charlaine Harris' books (basis of True Blood on HBO). There are some others on my blog, too, under book reviews or reading...

Heather said...

I recently read Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, which was pretty good. Since you read The Mermaid Chair, I assume you have read The Secret Life of Bees? I loved it. Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout is good.

Slumber Designs said...

You have such a beautiful family! Keep taking these great pictures. They'll be a tresure for the kids when they're older!

Blogging Friend said...

I have recently started reading a lot of books. I do not know if you would like all of them but I can tell you that I am loving reading books by Kristin Hannah.
True Colors, Firefly, The Things We Do For Love, Majic Hour, and currently reading her new one Winter Gardens.
I have also recently read "Not my Daughter" by Barbara Delinsky which I liked a lot.
Now there is one that I just read and could not put it down. It was "Look Again" by Lisa Scottolin. Both of these books are awesome.
Since I have actually read 40 books since Thanksgiving, it would take forever to post them all. Let me know if you need more ideas. LOL!!

Love,
Sheila

CRAZYMOM said...

I just found your sweet blog. Your family is beautiful. I used to be a big reader before blogging. I do miss it though. One of my favorite authors is Sarah Addison Allen. She crates a world of magic and sweetness.

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