4.25.2011

on my nightstand, April 2011

I love discovering new authors and new perspectives.  This month, I was lucky to get to know 3 new folks who have 3 different ways of telling their stories.  A change in pace for me, although these were still historical fiction.

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel 
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
I received an advance copy of this book, and I will say that I loved this one.  I didn't think I would since it is not typical of the books I read.  Loved it.  So many emotions, so many lessons from one book!  True love, life shattering loss, and everything in between.  I kept going back to it a week after to re-read certain passages that I had marked.  Read my full review here.




WATER FOR ELEPHANTS 
Water for Elephants by  Sarah Gruen
My SIL Viv gave this to me more than a year ago, I read the first few pages and stopped.  I just rediscovered this on our bookshelf and put it on my nightstand. Looking forward to finishing this story in time for the movie.



A Man to Call My Own: A Novel  



A Man to Call My Own by Johanna Lindsey
Another new author for me.  I love that she has a lot of published books.  I love Johanna's stories so far with their little subplots and mysteries that keep me glued to the books and wanting to finish them in one sitting.  This is the one that got me hooked.


Girl in Translation





Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
I just started reading this and so far I am intrigued by Kim's journey.  I'll post an update once I've finished reading this book.



Something Borrowed




Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Loved this when I first read it.  But with the movie coming out, I need to revisit the scenes in my head, before I see the movie. 






For your consideration.
 
xoxoxo
Lease

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