Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
This book was easy to read, easy to follow, and reaches for your heartstrings! Although technically she is in the wrong, you find yourself routing for her anyway and hoping all turns out well. THi ssi not the typical love story but has the major elements, and leaves you wanting to know more about the players involved.
Follow along as this almost 30 single woman finds her way through her friends wedding in her own unique way. This can either bring attention to the singledom of some readers, or give hope that 30 and single doesn't mean you always will be.
Ok, I read them. All three of them. In a week.
After having heard the rumours about these books, I decided it was time to read them and form my own opinion. They are actually well written, and have an engaging story line. Just like real people, sometimes you like the characters, and sometimes they will make you angry or you will be disappointed in what they do.
I did not find them offensive, and I did not find the inclusion of their intimate encounters distracting, they are a part of the story and without them you would not understand how she feels or why she feels that way. I can see that the themes of some scenes would be bothersome to some people, so I suggest you look into it before you read them if that concerns you.
As with most of the books I read that are surrounded by media hype, I feel you need to read them to get a sense of what they are about and create your own judgements.
by: Elizabeth Noble
I've read this book twice so far. I find it engaging and distracting at the same time. The journey through womens lives helps to bring focus to your own, and to realize that everyone has something going on, and that friendships with the women around you offer strength and support, even when you don't know you need it.
By Michael Lescroart
I found this book to be very involving and easy to read. If you are like me you try to solve who did it while your reading, and I will admit I was slightly surprised at the end. Not necessarily so much about who was involved, but all the other pieces that I missed.
There are some scenes of violence, and some graphics discriptions of things I just don't need to know about, but the story is interesting and I read it to the end anyway. It helps remember that people are just people, and no matter where or how they live, the feelings are often the same, but the way they get what they want is not.
By Marianne Keyes
These are the books I read when I want a feel good novel. Watermelon is an easy read, simple to follow, and you get attached to the characters.
A new mom, recently left by her husband (I won't share the details, you'll have to read it to learn the unbelievable story of how he did it!) she sees no other way but to go home. Having a new born is hard, starting a new life is hard,
Slightly anxious? Having frequent anxiety attacks? This book may help, but you have to get through it...
I do enjoy the book, and find the yoga poses beneficial, however, I will admit to haveing skipped sections, fully planning on returning to them.
There are discriptions of other's situations, and testimonials, as well as stories from the writer of her own personal experience. It is encouraging to hear of others who have overcome similar conditions and issues to live normal lives.
If you want just the poses, without the additions, then you must flip through the pages to near the back, but I do recommend reading at least part of the chapters ahead. It is best to fully understand why you do certain things if you want to get the most benefit.
Written by Jeffery Deaver, this is a Lincoln Rhyme novel.
It starts out catching your attention, and doesn't let go!!
In the world of information sharing, data mining, and mailing lists, there are as many risks as there are advantages. Follow Lincoln and his friends as they solve murders, rapes, and crimes that seem unsolvable, all while saving lives and proving the innocence of others.
There are violent scenes, easily skimmed over... I don't enjoy violence, so I skip them myself.
The books that I've written by this particular author all focus on one part of society that has the potential to go wrong. This one focuses on identity theft, and the availability of personal information, taking it to an extreme example of what can happen.