On My Bookshelf

June 12, 2011

Finished reading The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen last night. Allen's books always have that touch of magic in them that you wish sometimes existed in day-to-day life. Her first book, Garden Spells, remains my favorite, but as always, I found myself drawn to The Peach Keeper many times during the day. Didn't take long for me to finish it. Give it a try if you a looking for a bit of magic to enter your life.

May, 5, 2011

While I was on vacation, I took my IPad with me, which allowed me to have several books to choose from. Started The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate. Really enjoyed this light-hearted book about life, love and Italian cooking! Here is a link if you are interested in reading more about this book.

After finishing The Love Goddess' Cooking School, I moved on to our next book club selection: The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine. I have to say I really enjoyed this book, and actually laughed out loud in several sections. It is a modern day take on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. A nice novel to read if you are not interested in really working on the meanings.

April, 2011

I just finished the book "We Need to Talk About Kevin" by Lionel Shriver. The story of a school massacre is told in series of letters by the killer's mother. As the letters are written the story unfolds with painstaking detail as a brutally honest mother tries to understand her son's motive for the killings. This was a selection of the local book club I belong to. Of all the club meetings I've attended, this book solicited the most discussion. Even though I would call this book "disturbing," I found it oddly compelling, often not wanting to put it down. Amazing writing.