Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dashing through the snow (Carol and Mary Higgins Clark)

So, I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book since I was probably in eighth grade. I got this one for Christmas two years ago and only just picked it up, but I figured 'Tis the season. Read it VERY quickly - it's a little over 200 very small pages with fairly large type - and it was a fun read.

I either didn't realize or forgot how stilted the dialogue is in these books. That said, I liked the lottery winner characters and might have to revisit them. Just wish the authors wrote with a bit more subtlety.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rescue (Anita Shreve)

Not her finest effort, but a good book. I've come to expect a lot from her and this didn't live up to it. But it was an interesting take on the challenges faced by a single dad who works as a paramedic, as well as the impact of alcoholism on a family.

Also, the second book read on the kindle app for my phone :)


Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Debutante Divorcee (Plum Sykes)

So not literature, but a good distraction from some crappy stuff happening with my husband (hopefully nothing serious). This book was exactly what I needed to get lost in - it chronicles of the lives of several uber rich divorcees in a witty and fun way. Irresistible if you like this kind of stuff.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Song (Nicholas Sparks)

Am embarrassed to admit I read this. My mom left it at my house when I had my surgery and I was sucked right in. Have not seen the movie, but the book is pretty emotional. At its heart it is a coming of age novel that includes a lot of drama.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Home Safe (Elizabeth Berg)

This book I really enjoyed. It was also the first book I read on the kindle app for my phone. While I thought I would not enjoy that experience, it turns out that I really have. It's great for travelling except for not being able to read at takeoff and landing.

This particular novel is set mostly in Chicago, one of my favorite cities, and I read part of it while I was travelling to Chicago for business. A good read in great circumstances.


Friday, December 3, 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

Glad I *finally* finished this one - I discovered it in the bottom of my traveling bag during my last trip and it was so good once I got into it. Man, was it a challenge to get there though. But the idea, of meeting the love of your life when your tiny, and visiting with him over the years, is intense.

And the end was amazing.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mommy Tracked (Whitney Gaskell)

I enjoyed this book, as I do most of her stuff. Light, for sure, but interesting. I totally related to one character (although not the very worst parts of her, thankfully). Basically this is the story of four very different women, with very different concerns and fears, making their way through motherhood. I could totally imagine meeting any of these women in real life.