Friday, October 4, 2013

Good Reads



I have been reading a lot lately, enjoying my pumpkin spice coffee from my Keurig, wrapped up in a cozy blanket and savoring these beautiful early fall days. When I am in the mood to read, I tend to stumble upon books that I wouldn't normally pick up. In my search for something new and different, I found two quirky books, both written in unusual formats, but really good reads. Both were touching, humorous and even thought provoking. And, I didn't want either to end - the sign for me of a really good book :-)

Bernadette is a brilliant architect, turned neurotic housewife in this funny, irreverent story about a daughter's search for her missing mother. We see what led to her disappearance through a series of emails, letters and text messages. Is Bernadette really crazy, or just smarter than everyone else? You will laugh at many of the situations in this book, as well as be touched by the strong mother daughter bond.

Another unusual format, begins from the first page in this book, when the reader realizes they are experiencing the main character's funeral through her eyes. She has been killed in a biking accident, but we soon find out it may have been something more. The late, lamented Molly Marx goes on a quest from the after life to find out if her death was really an accident or if it was in fact a murder. She visits family and friends to see how they are coping with her death and her commentary is hilarious at times. I was caught up in the mystery and it is a page turner until the end.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Thanks for the reviews. I am in the airport and have spotted 3 people reading the Bernadette book! You have yet to steer me wrong when it comes to books so I'll have to pick these up. I am reading The Husbands secrets. Have you read it?

  2. I just bought Bernadette! I'm enjoying Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter right now--cannot put it down!

  3. Thanks for the suggestions :) Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

  4. Always welcome suggestion. Several have recommended Bernadette.

  5. Oh, these sound good! I'm in need of a new book right now - I'm going to go check these out.

  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these books. It's the time of year to gather up some good reading.

  7. I would never have chosen either of these books, but they both sounds so interesting. You can't judge a book by it's cover is so true. Enjoy your reading.

  8. Happy Reading! I'm reading Love from Greece right now and it's starting off Great! Happy Saturday!

  9. Thanks for sharing:) I need to snuggle up with a good book! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  10. Thanks for sharing Vicki..I don't read much but I'll write these down for "whenever"...Have a great weekend..

  11. Thanks for the suggestions Vicki . . . cooler weather encourages more reading time for me!

  12. I always appreciate your suggestions Vicki. The second one sounds like The Lovely Bones, with more levity. They are going on my list. When my brain is ready I will go on a reading rampage! Ann

  13. Putting the Bernadette book on my kindle as I type. Just finished the Husbands Secrets after your blog post. Loved it!
    I just have to tell you that, because of your post about Alex and Annie, I am going broke!! Loved the bracelet you bought in NYC and I just recently visited Cape Cod on a girlfriend trip. Bought both of us bracelets to wear and we went to the stores at Martha's vineyare and Nantucket!! I need a longer arm for all the bangles I've bought!!! hahahahaha...
    Love your blog......but please......don't give me any more fun places to shop!!!

  14. I'm going to get the Bernadette book:) I need to pick up a couple books for the fall and this looks perfect .. so does the pumpkin spice latte!! Happy Monday!


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