Monday, August 10, 2009

What I've been Reading

I've really enjoyed this book. funny, true, refreshing, engaging

I really liked this one as well. Both books have main characters that I really like.......strong, passionate, interesting, genuine. Both books have very cool approaches to telling a story. The first book is set during the civil rights movement, the narration switching off between 3 ladies with transitions that make me want to keep reading (needless to say the boys have had a lot of free time ;0). The second book is about a religious sister who is torn between her religious goals and a lover. Yum yum.

Some books I didn't enjoy as much include Austenland by Shannon Hale (2 thumbs down). I thought it had to do with the fact that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books. So I tried reading Sense and Sensibility. Blah. I'll have to try watching the movie instead. I moved on to another book I don't even remember the title but it was Blah as well and I was feeling so disapointed with my book choices until the above two.

I'm on a waiting list for the Time Travelers Wife and Pride and Prejudice. Can't wait.

Any other suggestions?


  1. I liked Austenland. It was a silly light read. It pretty much was the "Pride and Prejudice" story line - just revamped. I haven't heard of or read the others. Well, I've heard of Time Traveler's Wife.
    Some I've really liked in recent years (and don't use my enjoyment of Austenland against me):
    The Red Tent
    The Thirteenth Tale
    The Glass Castle
    That's all I can think of now.

  2. Big blah to Austenland from me too, guess I'm just a purist. I can't believe you've never read Austen and didn't like Sense and Sensibility! Although the Emma Thompson movie is my favorite movie of all time, so enjoy it. I would recommend the 'No. One Ladies Detective Agency' books, they are my favorite current series. Hope you like Time Traveler's Wife (I usually don't recommend that one to my LDS friends, but you can handle it). It really is a fantastically written book, but I remember crying a lot while reading it.