Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book worms

Something about traveling always get me in the mood for a new book. While on my travels, I picked up a couple. They are complete opposites of one another, but I love them both!

On one hand, I am a chick-flick kind of reader. I love all the books by Jennifer Weiner, Lauren Weisberger & Emily Giffin.
On the other hand, I am a memoir fanatic. I love intriguing true stories. Like these two books, couldn't get enough and was so interested in them!
Like I said... complete opposites!

So for this trip, I purchased one of each genre. The memoir I picked up, I finished in 2 days! It was incredible.
I'm sure you have heard the story. Her book just came out this year and it is an amazing book! I cried & laughed and felt true inspiration from reading it. Here is a great review if you're interested.

Here is the second book I picked up:
This was my fun read! And by the author of Sex and the City, it has to be good! This one I just started (because I seriously could not put down 'a stolen life'), but so far so good.

Do you guys have any other book recommendations for me? I am all ears! I love finding a good book I can get lost in :)

21 comments:

Jenna Lee said...

If you like a milllion little pcs you may like Bright Shiny Morning. A million little pcs is my favorite book of all time I have read it about 5 or six times and I have NEVER read a book more than once until i read this one.

jacin {lovely little details} said...

i love these books - have you read jemimah j? it's on my list :)

sherri lynn said...

Wow A Stolen Life sounds like an incredible book! I can't even imagine!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Emily Giffin fan all the way!! I have 3 new books to take with me to the beach this weekend and I'm pumped to read from different authors!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I'm right there with you, love the chick-flicks and memoirs oh and an occasional twilight. :) I have some new paulo coehlo books I'm reading to dive into and the happiness project. Will definitely have to check out your list!

Meg {henninglove} said...

too many good books you have there, i wish i was more of a reader sorry i don't have any recommendations but my favorites are always political books maybe i am boring but i was a poli sci major in college i will have to pick up a few of the books you have listed here and try reading more

tinajo said...

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett - it was really good. The best book this summer. :-)

Sarah said...

i'm reading the ex-debutante by linda francis lee. it's wonderful!

Nikki said...

I just finished The Help! I do want to read the Jacee Dugard story but I'm scared I'll never have children after that.

limitfreelifestyle said...

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-Sneha

limitfreelifestyle said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog! I'm lookin forward to reading more of each others blogs!
-Sneha

Stephanie said...

I just finished Two Kisses for Maddy and loved it!

Sunny & Star said...

I need to pick up A Stolen Life. What she survived is amazing.

My taste in books varies a lot too. Although my two favorites are Pride and Prejudice and Gone with the Wind. I read them over and over.

Brunette & Blessed said...

I love to read! I will have to check this out....I'm not really into memoirs but I will give to a try

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite fun reads! A friend has offered to let me borrow the Jaycee Dugard book, but I'm nervous about how heavy the story might be. I have to gear myself up for that kind of stuff.

amy b.s. said...

i am totally the same way about books. sometimes i need something mindless. sometimes i need something a little deeper. have you read the help? amazing. but i have to say, i loved one fifth avenue too.

annahita said...

I'm reading Fly Away Home now and am really enjoying it! The Jaycee Dugard book is on my list, I've heard great things.

natasha {schue love} said...

Jaycee was taken from the town I live in...it's had such an impact on everyone here. I thought her story was beyond powerful!

www.StarHughes.com said...

I love Lauren Weisberger! And Candace Bushnell. They are such great reads. Thank you for sharing so many new books too! I have been in search of some new fun chick flicks!

simplyvonne said...

i just saw the movie Something borrowed and I loved it. Definitely going to read the series now!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Love Emily Giffin! I'm a total sucker for chick lit too, and I've read some of the other books you mentioned, but not all. So, I'll have to read them now! I also have been so amazed and in complete awe of Jaycee. I watched the special with her on 20/20, and she is definitely inspiring! I'll have to get that book too.