Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Fiction!

I don't think I told you about Paging Aphrodite, did I? by Kim Green. I read it recently and enjoyed it. It was about 4-5 women who all went to Greece for different reasons and became friends. I never saw 'Sex in the City', but I imagine it's something like that. A great summer read.

I just finished.... Love the One you're With by Emily Giffin. This was a very good book. I instantly wanted to read another book by her. I went into the book with the assumption that I would feel a certain way. Giffin did an excellent job of having Ellen, the main character agonize to the point where I didn't know what I wanted her to do! Excellent. I won't tell you the end. You'll have to go read it!

I'm just about finished with Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez. A very entertaining way to learn about the Afghan culture in post 9/11 times. Of course, there are very serious themes and realities, but Rodriguez balances it with a humanity that makes you feel a compassion for the people while unveiling the colorful and rich culture. Educational in a relatively painless way (for someone who doesn't have to live it, that is).

Next on my list are Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and City of Thieves by David Benioff.

Also, I read all the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, which I enjoyed (mostly) but not as much as I loved all the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

I know I have talked too much about fiction lately, but the past two fiction posts represented like 6 months of reading! Also, it's nice to be able to tell you something, when there is so much I'm not allowed to tell you! Ah, in time, all will be revealed!


Sara said...

They sound like good books. If you like lengthy tobes with a lot of history, fiction, action, romance, time travel, excellent knowledge, word usage, ect. Try Diane Gabaldon.

fracksmom said...

you will love memiors of a geshia, and when you are done. I recommend three cups of tea it is an awesome book.

Monica said...

I loved Paging Aphrodite, thanks for the recommendation. Memoirs of a Geisha is a great book, you'll really like it.