Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Did I Tell You About the Books?

The twenties!Image by Yuliya Libkina via Flickr

I've been reading like crazy this days. Everything that falls under my hands, no matter of genre. And I must say I had a hell of a reading experience! I fell in love all over again with authors I knew, I discovered new ones, I had a lot of fun...
About the books now...
The one that kept me giggling at night until my husband asked me to leave the bedroom because he couldn't sleep was Sophie Kinsella's "Twenties Girl". I love Kinsella, I read all her books but this one, it is such a fun and light read and simply enjoyed it imensely so I recommend it to anyone that likes the chick lit genre.
An interesting author and an even more interesting book is Connie Willis's "Doomsday Book". Willis is a new author for me and after reading "Doomsday Book" I am willing to read more of her books. Here is the book's blurb, although the book is way more than that:
For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours.
I am currently reading "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley and I can already say I love it. I love books written from the perspective of young girls (this book reminded me a bit of "The Secret Life of Bees" because of the authors' "voices" are similar somehow).
After I'll finish "The Swettness..." I intend to read Muriel Barbery's "The Elegance of the Hedgehog".
Oh, and I almost forgot. I read Michael Grant's "Gone", YA literature, nice but not very original - teenagers that have to face a world without grown-ups, as misteriously, one day, all the people that are above the age of 15 dissapear.
Meanwhile, Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher's Dresden Files) is still the man of my dreams...I know I owe my fellow book-lover and blogger Simcha - http://blog.42scifi-fantasy.com/- an explanation - "Why Harry Dresden?" and I promise I'll write about my love story with Jim Butcher's character in a few days time...
And now I'm off...reading , of course!
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5 comments:

Alex said...

More books to add to the reading list!

Thanks, needed a few recommendations!

Simcha said...

I also love Sophie Kinsella and Can you Keep a Secret is one of My favorites. I've also been wanting to read Twenties Girl for a while. I read The Doomdsay Book as well and enjoyed it. You know it took Willis five years to write that book?? The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was recommended by my favorite podcast, Books on the Nightstand, though the description didn't really grab me so I haven't decided if I should read it or not. I'd be interested in hearing what you though about it.
I posted my question about the Dresden Files on my fantasy book group and many readers seem to agree that the series gets better after the first book, so I might give it another try.
Have you read Marian Keyes? If not, I really think you should check out her books. Most of them revolve around the members of a particular family though each book is very different, some lighter reading and some heavier.

Happy reading!

Simcha

Alone in Holy Land said...

Simcha, did I read Marian Keyes????????????????????
I love Marian Keyes!!!!!!
I read all her books, all of them more than once and I have them all (besides Watermelon) in paperback formI finished "The Swetness..." and I think you would enjoy it. It is great book. The next one in the series in coming out next year. Cannot wait.
Maybe I'll write a review, although I don't like to write about books (as I think you've already seen), only to read them and about them.
So, I can see you're a chick lit fan as well. I love chick lit!

Simcha said...

I am a woman of many genres *lifts eyebrow mysteriously*
I actually went through a phase when I was reading lots of chic lit but then I settled for just a few authors whose books I really enjoyed, including Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Crusie.

Simcha said...

I am a woman of many genres *lifts eyebrow mysteriously*
I actually went through a phase when I was reading lots of chic lit but then I settled for just a few authors whose books I really enjoyed, including Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Crusie.