Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Club...

Hey y'all,

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I am a major bookworm. From visiting the library all the time when I was little, summer book clubs, my mom working as a Librarian, and being an English major it is not hard to see that I am obsessed with the written word. So when I found Blonde...Undercover Blonde's weekly link up about books I figured I needed to jump on the bandwagon this week.
The top of my completely disorganized bookshelf. This is my next project.
To find what I have read since starting the blog I have a page at the top with an ongoing list or you can follow me on GoodReads.

So far this summer I have read about 10 books so it was hard to pick only a few so without further ado, here is what I've been reading lately.

Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number
5 of 5 Stars

The story:
Poppy Wyatt has lost her engagement ring from the "ideal" man, Magnus Tavish and in the panic that follows she also loses her phone. Her connection to the world, taken. As she paces around the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin and with the mantra of "finders keepers" takes it from the trash. However, the phone's owner,Sam Roxton, feels that she should return the phone that was once his personal assistant's and wants her out of his personal messages. The story explores the connection of one's phone to one's life through wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding the lost ring. 
While I was never a fan of the shopaholic books I love Sophie Kinsella's ability to have you laugh and cry and connect to the great characters. A Must Read!

Aimee Carter's The Goddess Test 
3.5 of 5 Stars
The story:
Kate and her mom have always been one team. However, her mother is dying and as a last wish moves Kate back to her childhood home. Starting at a new school with no friends, no other family, and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall is really hard especially upon meeting Henry. Henry claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate attempts to pass seven tests. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's bride and a goddess but every girl has undergone the test before has failed. ..
As the start of a teen series, this book intrigued me. I have always loved Greek mythology and the combination of high school, myths, and mystery had me enjoying the book. While not a must read I did enjoy this one from the library and am excited to see where the story goes in the next book. 

Meg Cabot's Abandon
4 of 5 stars.
The story:
Pierce moves to a small island off the coast of Florida with her mother as an attempt to return to the life she knew before the accident, but she feels that she is a part of this world and apart from it.  Yet she's never alone... because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. After dying, Pierce knows he wants her back and she may find herself back in the one place she fears the most: the Underworld.
Yes, I did read two teen novels about the Underworld and no I am not obsessed with death. I have always loved Meg Cabot's teen novels and this one is no exception. Also, the beginning of a series, the story of a girl struggling after her own death is hard to conceive of especially with the juxtaposition of a move to a completely different life. The story was a very quick easy read and I can't wait to continue on with the characters in the next book of the trilogy. 

What have you been reading lately?

Peace and Blessings.


  1. i really enjoy sophie kinsella (way more than her work under her real name, madeline wickham actually) and i LOVED this book! a great, fun, funny romance story :)

  2. I've never read any of Sophia Kinsella's books, but I've heard amazing things. I'll have to check them out soon!

  3. I've haven't read ANY of these, but all of them have been on my to-read list of books I want to read soon! And well, seriously can't believe I haven't read I've Got Your Number, since I've already read and loved everything else by Kinsella.

  4. I need to read more Sophie Kinsella. Her books are perfect for a summer, beachy read.

    As for Meg Cabot, I haven't read her in so long but I should really read the book you mentioned. It looks great!

  5. Hmmm, I always try to get into Sophie Kinsella but can't get into her style of writing, but I"m super excited about Meg Cabot's book. I've never heard of it so now I can't wait to get my hands on it!

  6. All 3 of those are on my to-read list. :)


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