Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Weekly Book Poll - week of August 30th

It's been a good week for books for yours truly. I read a wonderful book called "Secret Daughter" by Shilpa Somaya Gowda. What a great read. I loved the author's style of writing and she kept the storyline interesting which made it an enjoyable but quick read. I highly recommend reading this book. Thanks to my Fairy Bookmother for dropping this gem off to me.

I literally just finished "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I had heard a lot about this book but really didn't have any idea of what it was about ... except for perhaps parched pachyderms(say that phrase 3 times fast!). While it was an interesting look into life in a circus in the early 1900's I wouldn't say I loved the book. It was good ... but not great. Why is it that highy acclaimed books and I don't usually mix?!?

Next up? That's a hard call. I have so many to choose from. I still have a small pile of books from my fairy bookmother to read (including "Thin, Rich, Pretty" by Beth Harbison) as well as 5 books from various libraries. If that weren't enough books, the kids and I went to the bigger library system we belong to today and I picked up 6 new paperbacks to add to my ever growing 'to read' pile. I found a new supernatural/chick lit type book series that I'm going to start. It's from author Vicki Lewis Thompson and the first book in the series is called "Casual Hex". I also have a book called "The Last Pope" by Luis Miguel Rocha which sounds like a very intriguing DaVinci Code-type read.

While perusing the library today in all my glory I asked 10 year old "Cub" to pick out a book for me. I find it interesting to see what books my kids think I'll like. He picked out "Mad Dogs" by James Grady (huh!) because he liked the title and thought I needed to try reading CIA Agent/James Bond type reads. He's currently reading the second book in the young James Bond series by Charlie Higson (if you have kids ages 8 years+ who like spy-type books check this series out. I'll try to get Cub to review the book on My Little Bookworms).

So, what is everyone reading for their last week of summer vacation?? Any great reads? Any stinkers? What do you have in your 'to read' piles??


Coffeetime said...

I thought you might like a few other books on Indian culture.I have the names of some books for you as follows:

The Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian

The Hindi- Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan

Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee

I have read them all you might like them.More books to add to your to read one day list.

Laurie said...

Thanks for the book suggestions, Coffeetime. I've added them to my ever-growing to read list.

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