Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Well Read

I like to call myself a reader. I'm in a book club with a handful of other women from my office and I'm known to go through 20+ books in a year. I think that's pretty good considering some people never read at all. Last night (at 2:30 in the morning because of course this pregnant lady is wide awake at that hour) I finished 3 books that I was half way through:

Overbite by Meg Cabot

Oxford Girl by Plum Sykes

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

All three books are chic-lit and nice fluffy reads. But now that I'm done with them I'm not sure what to move onto. I'll be honest, the majority of Shopaholic and Baby had me on the verge of tears or crying (I blame the hormones) because the main character is very pregnant and thinks her husband is cheating on her. This book literally took me several months to finish because I kept crying while reading it...even though I KNEW it was going to have a happy ending and of course her husband was't really cheating on her. Sigh... So now that I'm looking for a new book to read. I'm trying to find something that isn't too fluffy and not so intense that it's going to have my crying at each new chapter.

I'm already half through Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin, who I normally love but I started that book on our honeymoon and it feels like the husband is about to cheat on the wife so I haven't picked it back up in more than a year (not exactly something you want to read as a newlywed or when you're about to give birth.) I'm considering starting to read A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron but I have a feeling it's going to be as much a tear jerker as Marley and Me was (such a good book but the last few chapters had me bawling my eyes out.)

I think Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell is my best bet. It's a sequel to The Carrie Diaries (which I read right before my wedding) and I loved it.

Do you read often...if so, do you have a book recommendation of a good book that isn't too emotional?


  1. I do enjoy reading, though I don't always have time for it. (And if I have, say, 15 minutes before I want to go to bed, I won't start reading because it'll be 2 hours before I stop!) I read fantasy/sci-fi, though, are you interested? I love the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (which I swear I read way before the HBO show Game of Thrones started), plus The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is fun!

  2. i definitely need to read more, it's just so hard to find the time. chic lit is one of my faves tho, it's easy and entertaining ;)

  3. @ Jennifer - I think the only books that I've read that can be classified as fantasy would be the Harry Potter series. LOL
    @ Kelly - Read The Help last summer and loooooooovvvved it!
    @ Honey - I mostly read chic-lit too but I like to mix in a new David Sedaris or Dan Brown book when they come out.