Friday, May 10, 2013

Book Club Friday

Hey y'all,

So if you are new around here welcome, and if not you might notice that this little blog had a face-lift yesterday afternoon thanks to the wonderful, Shannon Page Designs. Shannon was so lovely to work with and I am obsessed with the result. What do you think?
Well, it has been forever since I posted a book club Friday but that is mainly because I have been crazy busy  so reading has not been my my go-to.I mean this week so far I have had something to do every night of the week so I have been getting home late. So this is going to be a hybrid review/to-read list. As always you can follow along on my Goodreads account as well. So let's get to it:

Described as: "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one."

I liked this ending of the sisterhood but be prepared with a box of tissues. It is not my favorite of the series but it was the end of the sisterhood.I would recommend it to anyone that loved the series but it is not a stand alone book in my opinion.

Described as "The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean.
Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she's never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London's most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.
 Like any good scientist, Pippa's done her research and Cross's reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it's more than tempting . . . and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants."

I love this series and can't wait for the next book. They are really quick reads and are very humorous. I think I might like this book a smidge more than the first since I relate more to Philippa than Penelope. If you like historical romances about reformed rakes this series is for you.

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  1. I was so mad when I read that last sisterhood book. It got better as the book went on but the beginning really made me mad. I couldn't believe she did that. (trying not to spoil anything lol)

    1. I agree! It was crazy. It did get better but for the first half I was very upset.

  2. I loved the first 4 sisterhood books, I can't wait to read this one! I actually have a copy, so I'm a little surprised I haven't read it yet, but really hope to soon

  3. Aw I love Ann Brashares, I've been meaning to reread all of the Sisterhood books, now I definitely will have to to get around to reading this! I read a book of hers (not a series one) last summer called I Am Memory which was pretty good, very different than others she had written though.
    I love Goodreads, such a fun site. I followed you on there (Denise Gentes)

  4. I almost didn't finish the last Sisterhood book because I felt like it dragged on and took a long time to actually get to the point. The beginning of the book made me angry too. I don't see the point in that plot development.


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