Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Review and Updated Book List

This past weekend I finished reading this book...

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and let me tell you it was amazing. He just keeps getting better and better. Friday night in the town I had my work conference at Nicholas Sparks was doing a book signing. If I hadn't left my house at 5am to drive to the conference and had a two hour drive back home I so would have gone. But back to the book. It's about a young woman who escapes to a small town in NC where she falls in love with a widower. Her past comes back to haunt her and the ending is something I never predicted. The character's were well thought out and the story was quite emotional at times. I loved it. I def recommend this book to everyone

The book I'm currently reading is

This is one of my favorite series to read. These books are hysterical and I can't help but relate to the main character's shopping addiction. I did think this book would talk more about the character's experience with motherhood but the story line is similar to the other books in the series, barely referencing the mini shopaholic but still I love it. It's a quick, fun read

This past weekend I also ordered some books from Barnes and Nobles

Here is a preview of my shopping cart

I love Giuliana and Bill's reality show. Last season focused on their attempt to conceive and start fertility treatments. The season ended with the decision to start continue fertility treatments or try another treatment since they were having a hard time conceiving. I am very excited to read their book on marriage and baby making since it is obviously about topics I can relate through and am dealing with myself

I also added this book to my cart

Don't laugh. I find Jenny Mccarthy hysterical. I've read her book Life Laughs, Mother Warriors and her other books on her son's diagnosis with autism. I also have belly laughs on my must read list. I find her so funny and outspoken and I knew I had to read this book. It will be a fast and easy read

The final book I added to my list is this one

Growing up I was never allowed to have cable. I didn't get cable until I was 23 and living on my own. So my first experience with Reality tv besides Survivor was The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. I am not ashamed to say I loved the show although I hated Nicole Richie. I thought she was vulgar and crass and needed to grow up. Paris was just her sidekick following along with whatever Nicole wanted to do. When Nicole's first book came out after her bff breakup with Paris, I read it and found it interesting at best. But I must admit, since Nicole has grown up, become a mom and changed her own image I was excited to see she had written another book. I wander how her maturity and experiences will carry over into the book. So we shall see

Any picks you would suggest. Has anyone read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Mocking Jay. These books don't seem like something I would normally be interested in but I hear only the best things about them!



  1. I haven't read any of these! Thanks for the recommendations.

  2. If you are looking for something light and funny, I would DEF. recommended Emily Giffin's books! Love the One You're With was probably my favorite with a great lesson to be learned from it. I also very much enjoyed her book, Something Borrowed, as well as the sequal, Something Blue.

  3. Thanks for the recommendations. I've been wanting to read Safe Haven! I will have to check out the other ones too.

  4. Completely agree with your review of Nicholas Sparks' book, it was awesome! And I ended up meeting him last night at a book signing near my house and it just made me love him, and his books, even more! Haven't read any of the other books on your list either but I'm always looking for new and good books to read!