Friday, October 23, 2009

Book Recommendations

Lest any of you think I am a complete nerd and only read educational books and autobiographies (two things I freely admit that I love), I have a couple of random book recommendations for you. These are just your average, everyday juicy books. I have some issues with the language in one of them, but they are both delicious fun. Let this post also serve as my shameless plug to support your local library. They have just about everything you'd ever want to read - in print (which I'd recommend) or on CD.

Sophie Kinsella is delightful. She writes such a fun story with this one. I have yet to read any of the "Shopaholic" series, but I imagine I will eventually. This particular one is pure fun for any woman. Emma shares the insecurities and secrets of us all...and maybe a few (ok, several) I do not share at all. While my reality and my "secrets" are nothing like Emma's, I found the entire story relatable and fun. It is a fantastic book, the kind that you miss when you're finished with it. I hear it might become a movie starring Kate Hudson, who I also find delightful. This is just rumor, but I hope it is true! Next on my list by Sophie Kinsella is Remember Me?.

The other book I literally just finished is The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer. What a wonderful book! Nola is an endearing main character from the start. She, too, has raging insecurities that she shares with the reader and a couple of her closest friends. From start to finish this was one of the best fun-fiction books I have read in a while. I also found it to be encouraging and inspiring. You'll just have to read it to find out why. Sarah Strohmeyer brilliantly unfolds a story that most women can truly relate to, even if they do not share Nola's same insecurities and frustrations.

{Can I just say...three posts in three days?! I'm a bloggin' fool!}


Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

I LOVE SOPHIE KINSELLA! Everything she writes is so much fun to read. I started with the Shopaholic series (NOTHING like the movie BTW), and have loved each of her individual novels as well. I just read Twenties Girl a couple months ago. So good! :)

Carolina Girl said...

Yay! More recommendations!! Keep em coming! I'm making a list.

Julie said...

So...I've already finished "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella. I am a bit of a fast reader. :) Anyhow it was great, too! I'll let you know about the next one of hers I get from the library. Ours doesn't have "Twenties Girl," Katie! I am on the look-out for it in the bargain-bin at the bookstore! :)