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Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Recommendations (and apparently movie recommendations too!)

I always appreciate a good book recommendation.  I have really enjoyed getting back to reading in the last few months. 

So here are some books I would recommend to You!

I read this book back in the spring and really liked it.  I hear they're working on the movie right now.  I'm sure our Chick Flick Movie Club will be going when it's out.  It's about Southern women in Jackson, MS in the early 1960s and their black maids.

The new book club I joined read this one for September.  Again, they're working on the movie right now!  I understand Anne Hathaway is playing Emma.  It's about a guy and a girl in the UK who meet on July 15, 1988 and what happens in their lives on that same day every year for 20 years.

Sooo many people recommended this series to me!  While on vacation in California this summer, I had the first book with me and lots of people stopped to talk to me about it!  It's not everyone's cup o' tea but I liked it.  Daniel Craig (James Bond) playing Mikael Blomkvist in the (you guessed it) movie should be great!

This was a quick read, a funny book.  Short essays about her life traveling and in NYC.  The title alone is funny.  It's apparently the second book by the author whose first book was titled "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" - again, so funny!  I haven't read the first book but I understand HBO is making it into a series or a movie.

I am half-way through the first book in this series and I am so impressed.  I can't tell you how many people have recommended this series to me (my 10 year old son, our 16 year old babysitter, blog moms galore, a friend's comic-book-guy friend, my 62 year-old former co-worker, and a local 6th grade teacher.)  I haven't heard anything about it but I'm SURE this series will be made into movies.

I just heard today that this was picked by Oprah last week so you don't need a recommendation from me!  A friend gave me her copy.  I hope to start it one day soon!

So, what are YOU reading these days?

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Perfect! I was just needing something new to read, thanks for sharing these. I love to read books that I know were enjoyed by other people.

On a side note, how did you get the "You might also like" with links to older posts down on the bottom of your post? I've been trying to figure it out with no luck!