It has been awhile since I have really posted on here. I apologize! I just finished reading Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, Jennifer Weiner's newest book Certain Girls, and a Sophie Kinsella as Madeleine Wickham in Sleeping Arrangements. I needed my dose of fun summer reads and definitely got it.
Firefly Lane by Krisitin Hannah was more of a drama and lass of a "light read" than I first though it would be, but it was still good. It is the life story of two girls who meet in middle school and remain close friends. It is of course wild child meets good girl, but it has its own twists and plots you don't see coming. It is a truer look at real friendship and relationships (mother-daughter, husband-wife) than I have seen in awhile.
Certain Girls is the sequel to one of Weiner's first hits Good in Bed. Now Candice is in her later thirties and is raising her daughter who is quickly approaching her teenage years. The book is written from the point of view of both Candace and her daughter. It is at times funny, and heart-warming. At other times it is downright scary. Teenagers can be so mean! For someone who thought that Good in Bed was one of her best books, you will agree that Certain Girls follows closely in its wake.
Sleeping Arrangements has two families meeting in a vacation Villa in Spain. The twist is neither of them knew the other would be there. To make matters worse two of them used to be an item before things ended badly and they hadn't seen or spoken to each other in years. It wasn't my favorite of Kinsella's and the plot was a little far fetched, but it was an easy read and didn't require too much brain power to be entertaining.
Monday, July 13, 2009
This novel tells the tale of a famous writer and how she came to be. As you read you are taken from the present day into the past and back again so that at times you forget which is which, but you don't care. You instantly get caught up in the story of Vida Winter, the famous author, and as secrets are revealed and small mysteries are solved there is always another waiting for you in the next chapter. It was one of those books I couldn't put down and it left me wanting more even as I read the last page.