Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Reading

In case you're new here, this is Delilah.  And she is having a problem with this summer.  You see, nine months out of the year, she is left alone here from 7:30-4:00.  This allows her to sleep uninterupted, maximizing her nocturnal behaviors that start as soon as I am ready for bed.  She would rather I read quietly during her "sleepy hours," and since I live to please my furry, psychotic roomie, I bring you what I've read so far this summer....

I have most of Jennifer Weiner's books, and I enjoy her writing style very much.  That said, I really loved this book.  It was a fast read, and there was really very little exposition up front, which is always a plus with me.  The book is a little bit mystery, a little bit love story, and a fairly good look at female friendship, be it now or then.  It's funny and sweet without being overwrought.  I totally recommend it if you are looking for a light read. (Which coincidentally is pretty much all I read, in case you were wondering.)
Speaking of, here's a memoir that will make you laugh until you cry!  I adore the pint-size Broadway dynamo, Kristin Chenoweth.  I actually read this book when it came out in hardcover, but I couldn't help picking it up in paperback with the new chapter!  Any girl who has ever dreamed of treading the boards will love this book about the girl from Broken Arrow, OK who made it big in NYC!  (And it's totally my book of the month at Versatile Vocalists!)

Kelly Corrigan had cancer.  Then, her father was diagnosed too.  This memoir of the ties that bind us and how we deal with being somewhere between childhood and adulthood made me laugh, cry, and want to be part of the Corrigan clan.  I loved how the chapters alternated between the present and memories from her past.  I was actually sad that the book was over at the last page.
This is the book I'm reading right now.  I'm not very far into it, but I've read Elin Hilderbrand's books before and I really like the way that she brings Nantucket to the page.  (Not that I've been to Nantucket, but all of her books are set there.)  Her books read like a mini-vacation and her characters are so wonderfully flawed and realistic that you find yourself wrapped up in their saga before you even realized it. 

I have a whole shelf full of other great books I hope to get through before school starts!  I promise to keep you updated!  (And I promise that I have received no compensation for my stellar reviews.  Purely a love of books at work here!)

1 comment:

  1. I'm running behind on my book I fear I've forgotten what I've read since the last update...Yikes! So much for that resolution.


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