- I started Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.
I started it. I couldn't get into the storyline at all. I kept trying to get into the story, and maybe if I had kept going, but I didn't.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I read it with Colleen & Sarah for our "book club." I loved it. I cannot wait to see the movie. I hope they live up to each other. I couldn't put the book down. It takes place in Jackson, Mississippi during the 60's - right in the heart of race problems. My favorite part of the book...were the story telling moments. That doesn't mean much I guess, but I enjoyed the characters talking about their processes for the stories.
- The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. It was a story about a family and how it changed, expanded, and survived. It was a book about a daughter's love and the evolution of that love. I couldn't put it down to save my day.
- Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
OMG - this book was so beyond intriguing. The story is similar to the movie 50 First Dates, with Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore. A woman wakes up and doesn't know who she is or how she got there. And then she is much older than she remembers herself being. There is a phone call and a notebook but I am not going to tell you anything else about the plot because it will give away the whole book. This was my favorite book of the summer!!!!!!!!
- Sarah Addison Allen. Garden Spells, The Peach Keeper, The Sugar Queen
I love this author. Her books, the words leap off the page. I cannot stop reading them. I loved loved loved both The Peach Keeper & The Sugar Queen and I cannot wait to start reading Garden Spells. What I have noticed so far is that the supernatural exists in her books and there might be some small tragedy in them as well. Oh I cannot wait for another one of her books!
- The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean.
This is my current book. I have started this and I am loving it. It starts with a family disaster and goes way uphill from there. I cannot wait to keep reading it!
and those are my books so far. not bad. have to run though, my books are calling me