Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Club...

It has been so long since I have posted for the Book Club, you're probably thinking I gave up reading!  Ha Ha ...not even sort of!  This has been a fantastic summer for are some of my favorites:

* The Deathly Hollows by JK Rowling...I just had to do a reread of this amazing book before the final movie in the series came out.  There are several reasons I love these books and character development is on the top of the list.  She writes these kids so well, their growing up is absolutely believable and she's captured their idiosyncracies so well.  There are many people I've heard complaining about the movies vs the books...nonsense!  Each series, the movies and the books, are unique and amazing.  You really have to treat them independently of each other.  That said, I just love this book!

* The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Lorraine DesPres...I asked a friend of mine to name her all-time favorite book and this was the first title she mentioned.  It's interesting to intentionally read someone else's favorite book!  The title does not dissappoint...this is a bit meatier than a beach read and you'll be cheering for Sissy at the end.

For some reason I've read a couple really interesting books about traumatic brain injury...
* The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan...this book explores the relationship between best friends and what happens when one is critically, personality-changingly injured. 

*Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson...remember 50 first dates?  This book sort of starts there...the main character wakes up and doesn't know who she is or where she is.  She finds photos on the mirror and notes around the house.  Eventually she finds a daily journal she's been keeping, with a note on the front page that clearly states don't trust your husband.  The mystery surrounding this story line will keep you reading and keep you guessing.

* Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese...I have been seeing this book all over and kept putting off picking it up.  Once I started, I was hooked.  It's an epic with international and medical storylines that surround twins born to a nun in an Ethiopian hospital.  I can't possibly do this story justice in such a sort this book - you won't be disappointed!


* The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb...Here's one of my favorite things about my Kindle.  I pre-ordered this book a couple of months ago.  The other day I turned on Kindle and there's the book, ready and waiting to be read!  This author is amazing!  I have read all her books {and talked about them in the Book Club} Her style is outspoken and brash...she doesn't mince words.  Her characters are flawed and real.  This story will break your heart but you will be standing on the couch cheering for these women at the end.  If you don't read anything else this summer, read this book!

These are not all the books I've read this summer, but they are some of my favorites!  What have you been reading?  What is your all-time favorite book? {I want to read it!}  Have you read any of these?  What did you think?

Happy Summer Reading

1 comment:

  1. ooh! Thanks for some good book choices! I am going to request some of these from the library. Brain injuries are very interesting. My mom had a brain tumor removed about 10 years ago and it caused some brain damage. I don't know if I could read a book about a brain injury!


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