Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Reading..My Eclectic List

I am still trying to make my way through my stack of unread books, but it is dwindling. Up next, a few purchases ready to go from Amazon...and a few classics I highly reccomend.

Dying to read this, love Jill Kargman and praying that somewhere I am still on a mailing list for her visit to Miami on her book tour. On her last visit, I brought her a crystal bracelet and she and I became BFF right away. Right after, I received a thank you note from her on the thickest stationery I have ever felt (Kate Spade), engraved and with her teensy tiny perfect handwriting, complete with small illustrations. She is fabulous and very, very funny. This book is sure to be gooood.

The Second of my all time favs. I actually laughed out loud reading this book and when the sequel, The First Assistant came out, I bought it and read it in one day. I love books about normal people moving to Los Angeles and just being themselves amidst the Hollywood craziness. You will fall in love Elizabeth and want to pack your bags immediately.

The Seven Year Bitch..I just like the name.

My all time favorite book, Kane and Abel. The mini-series with Sam Neil is so fun to watch after you have read the book. When cleaning out some books in my apartment, I realized that I owned 4 copies of this book...and have read it over and over.

Another all time favorite, Jemima J by Jane Green. I found this book on a whim several years ago and told a few friends about it. We decided to have an impromtu book club to discuss the book and 7 girls squeezed around my dining room table literally discussing the entire story. It was so funny and, unfortunately the only meeting of that "book club". I have joined several book clubs along the way but I never end up staying in them, I can't read a book I don't like and end up reading one chapter and then returning the book if I don't like it. My friend Zaria is in a very serious book club..with a waiting list. I have contemplated asking to be put on said list, but think it is just to see if I could really get in to this exclusive group, not necessarily because I want to actually join the group and read their choice of books...

And last but not least, my newest book, Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush. I am so bummed that I missed seeing her and Jenna at Books & Books in Coral Gables while I was out of town. Camille and Denie waited in line FOREVER but got to meet her..with all the Secret Service looking Laura Bush.

A cautionary tale for online book purchasers...a couple of years ago, I found a book at an airport and read it by the time I reached my destination across the country. I begged my cousin to drive me to the local bookstore to buy another book from this author, just loving her writing style. I found one and read it and became obsessed with the author. When I got home, I looked her up on Amazon Marketplace and ordered every book written by her. When all 8 arrived, I soon realized that I basically ordered 4 books with the American title and the same 4 books with the British title. So annoying but a good lesson to learn!


a. said...

I have read all of Jill Kargman's book and LOVED "Arm Candy" - I think I read it in about 2 days. So good!!!

Also loved Jemima J.! I never cared for any other books by Jane Green after that one.

I'm reading "The Summer We Read Gatsby" now and it's really good!

Pink Julep said...

Those all look like fun books!

Preppy 101 said...

Looks like a great list to me. I want to read Laura's book, too. xoxo