|My Wednesday Poolside Reads :)|
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: I was slightly late to get on this bandwagon, but this book lived up to the critical acclaim. After the first 100-150 pages, I couldn't put the book down, nor did I want to. It's definitely not a 'light' read or even a 'feel good' read for that matter. However the style of writing, the way the characters came to life--allowing the reader to empathize with them, and finally the plot--which kept me guessing down to the last 10 pages or so. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest).
Lucky: Another 'not so light' read. This was a memoir/autobiography of the author (Alice Seabold) of the Lovely Bones (another incredible book). She recounts her rape, her decision to press charges, and how those couple years and tragic circumstances not only made who her she is today--but made her stronger and prouder than ever. This might be a great book club read, as the subject matter is pretty heavy--but written in a manner which would would assume that Alice is a fictional character. Compelling, Heart Wrenching, and Honest.
Something Blue: First of all, it was difficult for me to read this book without picturing Kate Hudson as Darcy the entire time. Secondly, this was the perfect poolside read--fun, light, and quite amusing. I loved the pace of this book, the fact that I could get through it in about 2 or so hours was ideal...plus the whole time I was reading it I was like 'uhhh I hope they're going to make this into a movie.'
Trading Up: Candace Bushnell is one of my favorite '
**I did read a couple more books--but I didn't want to overwhelm any of you with my list and reviews of a good 9 or so books!!! Happy Reading Friends. xo**