Jennifer Blake: A Total Bookworm

A Total Bookworm

November 22, 2011

I'll admit it, there is nothing more that I love then curling up with a hot cup of tea (or coffee depending on how tired I am), and a warm blanket on the couch with a good book.
In the past month or so I have read 4 books, I enjoyed each in a different way and would definitely recommend them. My favorite type of books seem to follow the trend of love, strong female characters, and books I can relate too. I tend to shy away from the suspense and science fiction books...just not my type.

The first book I read was The Help...I know, I know, you have probably been bombarded by people who are telling you to read this. I really had no interest until I read Katie Couric's book, the author of The Help wrote a small section of it and I found out that she submitted her book like 60 times (something like that) before anyone would publish it. She never gave up on it though, and she continued to write it and fix it until someone agreed to publish it. Not only was I intrigued because of this, but also because of the hype around the movie, and it had been a number one paperback bestseller for a while. Needless to say I jumped on the band wagon and read it. I am so GLAD I did, what an amazing book. It is typically not something I would pick out to read, but I could not put it down. I think I read it in like 3 days. Highly recommend it! There is so much to this book and it really captures your attention, it is so heartfelt.
The next book I read was The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A memoir. I was really not interested in it at all when I first read the back, but then I kind of thought it sounded funny plus it was only 4 dollars new (such a bargain!). I am not mormon, but I was still interested in learning about the religion and this seemed like a comedic way to do so. The book is a memoir and it was a little hard for me to relate to Elna, but it was funny and her stories certainly held my attention. I learned a little about the mormon culture which was interesting, but I mostly just laughed a lot because Elna is hysterical. It was a good light read, especially after just reading The Help. If you are looking for something short, funny, and want to read about a love life gone wrong and then right and then wrong again, I would recommend this book. 

I then read Ellen's new book Seriously...I'm Kidding, I do not have an e-reader and since the book just came out and is only in hardcover I begged my mom to let me borrow her kindle, there was no way I was paying the crazy price to get the hardcover book (maybe if I had money I would have). I LOVE Ellen. I have read both of her other books and she never seizes to amaze me, or make me laugh so hard I cry. Aaron would stare and give me a funny look because I was constantly laughing out loud while I was reading. She knows how to get across a point while making never ending jokes. She has great advice, that never actually seems like it is advice and I got a lot out of the book. I know Ellen is not everyones cup of tea but if you like her, I would HIGHLY suggest her book.
The book I just finished was The Friday Night Knitting Club, I know it was a big hit when it came out and I am way behind the game with reading it, but I tried to read it when it first came out and I just could not get into it. Maybe now that I am older I had a little more of an easier time relating to it? If you are a little lost in life, not sure what to do or where to go, or you simply want an extremely heartfelt book with amazing characters this book is for you! Georgia is simply a peach ;) (I know I'm not funny! But I crack myself up) I am really excited to read the next two that came after it, but it was a bit of an emotional book so I am taking a break and enjoying something a little lighter right now. I would very much recommend this book (to all the ladies that is.)

Ready any good books lately? I am always looking for new ones to read or new authors to fall in love with. Share what you read and if you would recommend it!?


1 comment:

  1. Oooo I've had my eye on the Ellen book and The Help! Haven't gotten around to either of them yet. I just recently read the Hunger Games and really enjoyed them :) Now I'm onto all the Sherlock Holmes books :D They are fabulous, so glad I finally bought it!



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