Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Fave Five

In thinking about this blog, I decided it might be a good way for readers to get to know us. Since this blog is based on books, what better way to know us than to see our list of faves?!

1. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden). I’m finding myself losing words regarding this book, which nearly defeats the purpose of this site! The story of the woman who became the world-famous geisha, Sayuri, is so captivating, it’s easy to forget that this book is a work of fiction.

2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen). Little needs to be said about a classic. The love story of Elizabeth and Darcy transcends most countries and all ages, and has been the inspiration in a lot of today’s movies, books and television. It even adds a bit of humor that you wouldn’t expect from the Georgian era.

3. Something Borrowed (Emily Giffin). I’ve read this book and the one below three times each. It’s a movie-like read. The subject of cheating is always touchy, with the heroine (Rachel) having an affair with her best friend, Darcy’s fiancĂ©. Emily Giffin, however, does it in a way that makes the reader root for love no matter how it happens.

4. Something Blue (Emily Giffin). The sequel to the above is told through the eyes of the woman scorned, Darcy. Picking up the pieces of her ego, the reader sees Darcy grow from vengeful into a reflective 180. Giffin ties both story-lines up nicely in another round of “chick-lit.”

5. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold). Alice Sebold has had a dark enough past to channel such a tragic story, yet she’s able to do so with a unique perspective on death and the loved ones left behind. Amazing.

There you have it, my top five favorite books…for now! At the risk of making this post much too long to be worth reading, I didn’t do any of these books real justice. Each copy is well worn on my bookshelves because they’re all that good!

I have an eclectic taste in books. I’m a fan of the easy, fun chick lit, but I’m also down for a good tear or two—whether it’s a love story or a tragic one. It’s for this reason that you’ll probably see a wide variety of genres on my end!

(First review coming soon!)



Twilighter said...

I love this book! Awhile ago I heard there was a movie coming out on it, but have not heard anything else. I hope there is!

Aggie said...

I just read Lovely Bones...very disturbing, but a good read after all!! I have Memoirs but haven't read it yet, it's on the stack! Great blog, look forward to checking back for reviews! :)