there’s a long weekend coming up…whatcha going to read

i love to read. from the time i was a little girl, one of my favorite activities was to crawl up into a big chair with a great book. i have a few suggestions. all of these i have read, the last one that i just can’t wait to pick up.

the husband’s secret by liane moriarty

you will not be able to put this book down. i’ve told everyone i know from my mother to my friends and everyone has loved this book. i was a little hesitant at first because it is by an australian author and i wasn’t sure i would be able to relate, oh but i was wrong.

Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, (i mean who wouldn’t)and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O’Leary’s husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they’ve fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Angela’s Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela’s PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughter—a daughter for whom she is still grieving.

please go pick up this book. you won’t regret it

the fault in our stars by john green

ok so we all know there is a movie coming out about this book and be prepared you will need some kleenex, like a whole box. this book was recommended by one of my good friends who is an avid reader and always has a good book by her bed. this book is no exception. it is intended for young adults but to be honest it may be a little adult for the preteens because of the subject matter.

At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love.  Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives.

ok i’m not going to say anymore but this is a book to read if you need a good cry and is beautifully written.

the silent wife by a.s.a. harrison

this is one of those murder mysteries that everyone loves and now add an affair and you got the makings of a book that you will pick up friday night and come up for air on sunday (or monday in this case).  the book is told in alternating voices so you’ve got to pay attention but it is well worth it.

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose.

the one and only by emily giffin

i’ve not read this one but it comes out on tuesday and i can’t wait. you’ve probably read her other books, something borrowed and where we belong. mrs. giffin is a former practicing attorney who now writes full time. her books always make me forget the real world for a while and this looks like no exception. here is what amazon says about the book:

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

so…i would love to know what you are reading.

ps i was supposed to post this earlier but technical error ie sometimes the computer wins

 

 

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