Whoopsies! I’ve read a total of 26 books by Sunday night – so much for doing this update after every five. I think it’s fair to say my audio books fell in the “chick lit” category; I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s just that they were lovely light reads, with the possible exception of the Weird Sisters.
I really enjoy Janet Evanovich’s writing. Wife for hire is completely unrelated to the Stephanie Plum series, but the main character has just as much spunk. Also, I could totally pretend to be someone’s wife in social situations in exchange for a salary and time to write a book 😉
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown is the story of three sisters who live with the “burden” of their Shakespearean names. It’s a bittersweet tale of how we are changed by our circumstances, not always because we want to, but because it is necessary for our survival, and essentially, our happiness. This book really struck a personal chord with me.
The lovely people over at Penguin Publishing sent me copy of The Rosie Project. It did kind of restored my faith in the possibility of finding a significant other, and I don’t even think I’ll bother with a checklist – although, yes, I do have a few “ideal requirements” I’d be hard-pressed to give up. It’s a quick and easy read, and I had difficulty limiting myself to just a few pages each night. I found all the characters quite likeable – always a big deal – yes, even Gene, because I guess on some level I could relate even to him. I’m going to Google the lobster salad and find someone to make it for me (I’m way too lazy and I suspect squeamish to do this).
And finally I met Charley Davidson, the grim reaper and a private eye. After three books I’m very excited to get into the next two, but they’re not on my iPod at the moment so I’m making a rather difficult transition into my next read.
I did start listening to Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, but decided this is definitely a book I need to get a physical copy of.
The only reason I read six books instead of my usual five, is because I was unable to do much else this weekend. While I generally just want dark and quiet when in the grip of a migraine, the audio books actually help block out environmental noise, and made me feel like the weekend wasn’t a complete waste of productivity; haven’t had a multiple-day migraine in a while.
What’s new and interesting on your recently read list?