Sunday, June 17, 2007

Summer Reading 2007 Follow-up

I thought I would pop in for my follow up. I have been reading at least 3 books a week since summer started. Must be the weather. There are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Here are my very short reviews:

Bright Lights Big Ass by Jen Lancaster: If you loved the last one, you'll love this one. Get it! I laughed as much as I did when I read "Bitter is the New Black". It's nice to see Jen hasn't lost her sarcastic sense of humor that I greatly admire.

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus: Great if you were a child of the 80s and enjoyed the other books by the authors (The Nanny Diaries).

Life's a Beach by Claire Cook: This is a feel good, perfect summer reading book. I literally read it in one day at the beach. Buy this book you will NOT be disappointed.

Because She Can by Bridie Clark: If you've worked in publishing, buy this book. Overall a pretty decent book that's perfect for the beach or the pool. Worth reading.

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart: Excellent book. Perfect for all ages and a great little memoir of life in the big city in the 1940s.

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella: Cute as always. You can't go wrong with a book by this author. As long as she keeps writing, I will be reading them!

Rules for Saying Goodbye by Katherine Taylor: Best book I've read in a long time. I can't even tell you how this book spoke to me. Excellent piece of literature.

Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek: Loved it! If you are into the whole NYC gallery scene, you will love this book. I couldn't put it down. The ending was a little predictable but overall I highly recommend it.

I am still working on "Little Pink Slips" by Sally Koslow, (addendum: I liked this one a lot), "Cocktails for Three" by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella) and "Goodbye Jimmy Choo" by Annie Sanders. The last two were just OK for me but good quick reads for the beach or vacation.

I have shelved 2 longer books, one being "Summer People" which I mentioned a while ago, because it's a little slow moving (addendum: VERY slow moving - I didn't like it at all).

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