Thursday, April 15

Book Recommendations

With the end of the semester being upon us you would think that I've been crazy busy getting ready, studying for finals. But, you'd be wrong. Quite the contrary :) I'm totally slacking and suffering from senioritis. 

I have, however, been doing a lot of reading (just not for school). These are all books that I've finished in the last two months that I would highly recommend. Of course, I always love Anita Shreve and James Patterson. 

"Testimony" is about a sex scandal at a private high school in New England. It's written from the different perspectives of several characters. The story is kind of sad, but it's certainly a good read.
I always like James Patterson books however cheesy they may be :) This is no exception. He writes so convincingly as a female character! This book is about a young woman who has gone through a lot of loss and sadness. When she finds out her beloved grandmother is in a coma she goes to stay at her grandmother's house on a lake. While there she runs into an old friend and basically finds happiness again. So yea, cheesy at times but cute and sweet.

This book was about a female Federal Court Judge who has some risque extracurricular activities! It has a pretty cool true history lesson/side story about the small town where she is from. I liked her character a lot and finished the book quickly because I wanted to find out what would happen next.


After reading the back synopsis of this book it seemed a little weird. But after reading it I really enjoyed it! It's different and whimsical. The two main characters are a woman and her childhood imaginary friend. But in their world imaginary friends aren't really imaginary but are real people who just happen to be invisible sometimes. Kind of hard to explain. Again this is a quick read and a good story!


And just for kicks... here is a book I've been forced into reading that I would totally NOT recommend. I haven't been able to finish it, it's certainly not a quick read. Kind of interesting but waaay too in depth.  I'll be happy to give you my copy if you would like to read it :) 


11 comments:

Kassie said...

I loved Sunday's at Tiffanys! I think it was the perfect sweet story, if a little cheesy. :)

BLC :o said...

Ahhhhh --- Con Law nightmare: there is a book about the Slaughterhouse Cases? Oh dear!! Xoxo-BLC

California Wife said...

I love James Patterson too, and also really enjoyed Sam's Letters to Jennifer and Sunday's at Tiffany's! My mom loves Lisa Scottoline, but I haven't read any of her books yet, they're on my list!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Ooh, thanks for sharing - I'm always looking for new books to read come this time of year (classes are almost done, so I don't have to just read text books!!). I've not read any of these, so I will check them out!

Life of a Savannah Wife said...

I love your blog! I actually got my dress from TJ Maxx, but it's Lilly...I totally lucked up. It must have been from 'last season' :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for the book recommendations! I can imagine no worse nightmare than a book on the slaughterhouse cases.
P.S.: your giftcard is officially in the mail!

Hilary Lane said...

I'm definitely going to check out some of those!

Cecelia Ahern's "If You Could See Me Now" has a similar imaginary friend story line. If you liked the one you read, you should check it out!

Breadwinner Wife said...

I read "Testimony" and couldn't put it down, but it was a very sad ending! Anita Shreve always is like that though!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

The only one I have read is Sunday At Tiffanys and I really enjoyed it. I must check out your other recommendations.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

legalstyle said...

I adore Anita Shreve and loved testimony. Great recommendations!

Marian said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I love me a good book....especially with beach weather upon us!!