Friday Reads for 07 June 2013

I’m half way through Diary of a Mad Housewife, and I’m really enjoying it. I find it really interesting to see how differently the 70s changed women’s views on independence and the typical 60s idea of what a housewife should be.

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

   

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Elemental (Book #1) by Antony John (The cover art is really a lot like Divergent, isn’t it?)

May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes (Winner of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction.)

Friday Reads for 10 May 2013

I’m going to start Along for the Ride today. I just got it from the library, and I really want to finally finish a Sarah Dessen book. I love what I’ve read of her other books, but I always have to return them to the library or something before I get to the end.

Yesterday I bought Diary of a Mad Housewife that has the cover from the movie, not the new edition cover. I love 70s movies and this one [full movie on Youtube HERE] was one of my favorites when I had Starz channel during college.

I also bought Pretty Little Secrets because I miss my Pretty Little Liars books (I stopped after book #5), and I pre-ordered Sarah Dessen’s Moon and More which will come out next month.

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

   

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

 

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!

Friday Reads for 3 May 2013

I have The Princess Diaries on audiobook for my Kindle. I finally tried downloading one from the library (I know, not only am I way behind on The Princess Diaries, but I’m behind on using my Overdrive app.) I listen to this in the tub, when I’m washing dishes, and when I’m getting around town on the bus. I love it. Anne Hathaway does the narration and she’s so good. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job as the voice of Mia than she does. I’m almost 47% through it, or so, and I can’t wait to finish it. It’s such a cute, funny little book. If you still haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

 

Why Can’t I Be You by Allie Larkin

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!

Friday Reads for 26 Apr 2013

I’m still reading Divergent. I had to return the eBook on my Kindle to the library, but I have the print copy to finish up with now. I’m still only a quarter of the way through it. I’m up to the part where Tris realizes her mother was Dauntless. She even says a few times that their training methods aren’t a big secret so, hello, why would you sign up to have knives thrown at you? I can only assume we’re supposed to empathise with Tris as she turns cold and spiteful, but then she’ll redeem herself later on in the book.

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

  

Sweet Evil by Mindy Higgins

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwald Cook

Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace (read the first chapter here.)

Friday Reads for 11 Jan 2013

My Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2013 is to read (at least) 30 books. I looked around my couch and made a list of 26 “to read” books that were either on my Kindle, Nook, or coffee table. Some of these are Friday Finds because I recently got them in ebook form from the library.

There are plenty of books I have stashed away that I can still get to but after making this list, I get the idea that I do not need to purchase any more books. Well, until I bump my challenge number to 40 or 50. I don’t think I’ll ever stop finding new books I want to read.

  1. Novel Writing – Marshall
  2. The Truth About Forever – Dessen
  3. Along for the Ride – Dessen
  4. Beautiful Creatures – Garcia and Stohl
  5. Reading like a Writer – Prose
  6. Liar and Spy – Stead
  7. The Diary of Anne Frank – Frank
  8. If I Stay – Foreman
  9. Eve – Carey
  10. Adoration of Jenna Fox – Pearson
  11. Cold Kiss – Garvey
  12. Hollowland – Hocking
  13. Must Love Dogs – Cook
  14. The Summer I Turned Pretty – Han
  15. The Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald
  16. Bright Young Things – Godbersen
  17. Pretty Little Liars: Killer – Shepard
  18. Pretty Little Liars: Heartless – Shepard
  19. Burn for Burn – Han and Vivian
  20. Matched – Condie
  21. One Day – Nicholls
  22. The Secret Life of Bees – Kidd
  23. Glass – Hopkins
  24. Mockingjay – Collins
  25. All the Wrong Questions? – Snicket
  26. Divergent – Roth

Of course I also have classics to finish reading like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

Again, these are books that I can access right now. There are plenty of others on my “to read” list.

Friday Reads for 4 Jan 2013

I’ve been reading The Truth About Forever on my Nook. I’ve tried to read a Dessen novel many times but I never got very far. I’m planning to at least finish a couple of her novels early this year.

Friday Finds via Should Be Reading, “where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week” —

I just discovered this book in my Marie Clare magazine (the one with Emma Watson on it for Feb 2013.) I’d like to read even though I’m not sure about the British references and the mild Goodreads reviews.

Friday Reads for 26 Oct 2012


Anna and the French Kiss

This week I’m reading Anna and the French Kiss. While I don’t go ga-ga over romance novels, this story is really cute. I like the 1st person point of view, the lack of paranormal themes, and the European setting. I like that Anna has never, ever discussed how "beautiful" she is but we know she is through St. Claire’s dialogue.

I like that Anna has interests in film. She enjoys the history of Paris, she’s friends with the nerds at school, and she doesn’t want to make her feelings for St. Claire hurt anyone. I like her character and that’s important for a reader. She has a distinct voice and I applaud Stephanie Perkins‘s talent as a writer.

Friday Finds via Should Be Reading, “where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week” —

I found L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad many times but I never put two and two together. I had seen her Style book at the library and recognized her but didn’t realize she was from The Hills (even though I have actually seen the show before.)

Epic Reads’ newsletter announced her new Beauty book but I was more interested in Starstruck: A Fame Game Novel.

I put L.A. Candy on my Kindle from the library. I’m just super curious now that I know someone from The Hills is using their fame and brain.