Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Suggestions

Hello readers sorry for the absence but I decided I needed to step away from the computer and all things technology for a few days. I was noticing lately that I couldn't put down my phone and I was spending way too much time staring at the screen of my ipad. And not to mention I also had a tone of stuff to get done around the house; you know fun stuff, like garden work and fishing dead mice out of the pool etc! The good news is that I had time to do a little reading.

The first book I read was The Rules of Civility. I loved, loved this book. It was one of those stories that I just couldn't put down and I became so engrossed in the characters' lives that I was sad when it ended. If, like me you enjoy lots of period detail and a fascination with old New York than you will really enjoy this book. Lately I have been so enamored with 1930's New York that I decided to pulled out my high school copy of The great Gatsby and reread it. I have to say that I enjoyed The Rules of Civility more than The Great Gatsby.

 Next I read What Alice Forgot. I was wandering aimlessly around the book store one day with a coffee  when an employee came up to me and asked if I needed a recommendation. She said that she had just finished this book and thoroughly enjoyed it but she couldn't say much more because she didn't want to "give it away". That was enough information to peak my interest so I bought the book.
"Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, Nick, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice's surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (she hates the gym!) and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over; she is actually thirty-nine, has three kids and is getting divorced." (from the back cover)

If you have a chance to read one, or both of these books I would love to know what you thought and please leave any other book suggestions you may have. (I am on a reading role and need more recommendations!)

Have a great day.


  1. oh my God, I read Rule of Civility earlier this year and I fell in love. I bought it for my boyfriend and he really loved it too! So it's great for both men and women. I keep it by my bed so that I can reread when I'm restless. So glad you put this on here. I am going to read your other recommendation after I finish the Game of Thrones!

  2. I haven't read either of those but will add them to the ever growing list of books to read. I really enjoyed The Secret Daughter, by S. Gowda, it was recommended to me by a friend. On a lighter note I really enjoyed Terry Fallis' first two books: The Best Laid Plans and The High Road. I'm just about to start his third book - fingers crossed it's as good as his others!


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