More Great Reads

Can you tell that I love to read? Especially when I feel the need to escape my life?

*blushes furiously*

Of course you can tell.

Anyway, here are my latest faves. Run to your library or Amazon today!

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer was excellent. I don’t know what kind of spell Mrs. Meyer put on me when I first opened her Twilight book, but I’m thankful for it. I am not a sci-fi fan at all. The thought of reading a book about vampires and werewolves would have made me laugh out loud. But I loved that series so I figured I’d give The Host a try.

It’s about aliens for goodness sakes!

But it’s really good. I couldn’t put it down! Aliens have taken over the world but there are a few humans left that are trying to survive. Wanderer (the alien) invades Melanie’s body (the host) but Melanie is not willing to let go. So they both inhabit the body. It’s so weird but so good at the same time. I can’t tell you much else without wrecking it for you. But, trust me, Meyer’s writing is wonderful and this book is a page turner!!

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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult was A-MA-ZING. (Side note: I learned from Ellen that it’s pronounce “Pee-koh”; I always thought it was “Pick-alt”. Who knew?) This book really deserves a post all to itself. At its core it’s about what makes a family. Is it ok if it’s a woman and a woman? Is it ok if it’s a man and a woman who’s in love with his brother? Who gets to decide? Who are we to judge? Picoult, as usual, does a terrific job embodying all of the characters and exploring each side. I’ve read all of her books and I can tell you, without a doubt, this and “My Sister’s Keeper” are my favorites.

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The Other Boleyn Girl was one I was not expecting to like but I read it anyway. It was recommended by a friend who has very similar taste in books as me so I figured I’d give it a whirl. I was not disappointed. I don’t typically like historical or time-period books but this was wonderful. It’s the story of King Henry and Queen Katherine and Mary and Anne and George Boleyn. It’s part fact and part fiction. It was completely riveting. Like The Red Tent, it was so interesting to read about how women were treated in that time period. It was fascinating to read about the royals and how they behaved. But the best part was Mary Boleyn’s strength and courage. Her sister was a royal B-I-T-C-H and you will never believe what her family puts her through by the time she’s 15! I really loved this book. The next day I went out and rented the movie starring Natalie Portman and Scarlet Johannson and was very disappointed in the movie. Stick to the book.

Happy Reading Everyone!! I’m off to start reading The Historian

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9 responses to “More Great Reads

  1. I read The Other Boleyn Girl last year. It was not a book I wanted to read, but my community book club chose it. It was something I didn’t expect to like. I thought the story was compelling and the details were true to the time period. Happy Reading Tiffany!

  2. I just started reading The Host and I love it so far! I have the Jodi Picoult book on my next to read list 🙂 Thanks for sharing these!!

  3. I recently read “The Red Tent” after your last post on reading. I LOVED it! It definitely would not have been a book I would have chosen to read on my own. I liked The Other Boleyn Girl movie, now I’ll have to read the book, too. Thanks for these reading posts!

  4. I needed this today! I have been trying to find some good books but haven’t had any luck. Thanks!

  5. OMG, we have the exact same reading tastes! I’ve read all of these except Sing You Home, but that is on my list. I’ve also read The Historian, I think you will like it. Also, if you like The Other Boleyn Girl, you’ll probably enjoy another by the same author, The Red Queen. Happy Reading!

  6. I think we have the same taste in books, I love anything by Jodi Picoult, and my “Sisters Keeper” is also my favorite. I also love “The Other Boleyn Girl” as well, such a good book. I was just at the library yesterday wishing I had a really good recommendation for a book, but I did find “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”. So I just started that and I will let you know if it is a good one. Next time I go to the library I will definitely check out “Sing You Home”. Can’t wait! Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. Oh I love Jodi Picoult. I have a few still to read, will def need to get this one on my list x

  8. I keep thinking I need to read The Host. I didn’t know any one who read it. Thanks for the review. And I just might have to check out those other books. . . as soon as I steal some time.

  9. I’m happy to have stumbled upon your blog because i’ve been dying to read a good book! Nice recommendations! =)

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