TheRealSharon's Blog

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? “Tales for a Stormy Night” by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

What did you recently finish reading? “Little Earthquakes” by Jennifer Weiner (another great Chick Lit. book by one of my favorite authors)

What do you think you’ll read next? “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen..This will be the 3rd book of hers I have read and the description sounds intriguing. Here is what Goodreads had to say about this book: Late one night, a teenage couple drives up to the big white clapboard home on the Blessing estate and leaves a box. In that instant, the lives of those who live and work there are changed forever. Skip Cuddy, the caretaker, finds a baby girl asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep the child . . . while Lydia Blessing, the matriarch of the estate, for her own reasons, agrees to help him. Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person or a life legitimate or illegitimate and who decides; and the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community. This is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer about whom The Washington Post Book World said, “Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family.”

What’s the BEST book YOU have read so far in 2011? For me, I would have to hands down say “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. I haven’t thoroughly been intrigued and drawn into a story the way this novel did, in such a long time. It was full of mystery and beautifully written. It will definitely go down as one of my favorite books of all time. But there were definitely other books that stood out for different reasons this year. “Room” by Emma Donoghue, “The Girls” by Lori Lansens, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon,”Escape” by Carolyn Jessop and “Please stop laughing at me” by Jodee Blanco were ALL great reads that I would recommend to anyone.

So…..I want to know YOUR best book that you have read this year. If you have more than one, I welcome you to post all your favorites. I would love to know what everyone else has been reading this year. Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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