Reading Recs

Monday, February 28, 2011

Just finished a wonderful book yesterday, and I have to recommend it to my loyal followers: :)
You've probably seen it out in bookstores, it is a #1 NY Times Bestseller, but now you can take my word for it, too (basically, I like a wide range of books as long as it's not The Canterbury Tales. Don't mean to offend all the Chaucerian followers.):
In The Help Kathryn Stockett takes on the voices of three different women in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960's who use their talents to take a stand against the harsh racism/segregation in their town. This is Stockett's first novel, and she tells a compelling story from three unique perspectives. I seriously couldn't put it down! Also, it's been made into a movie that is set to release in August 2011 (starring Emma Stone as a lead). So read it before you see it.

Speaking of great books being turned into films, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is set to be released April 2011.
This book was a little more "romantic" than The Help but equally intriguing. It's starring Reese and Rob Patz, which make for an interesting real-life couple (considering their age difference, Reese = 34 and Rob = 23!) but I just watched the trailer, and it looked pretty good. As long as the screenwriters stuck to Gruen's entertaining plot, the movie should turn out great!

And, since we're on the subject of love stories, Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed is also being turned into a movie with Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson. This is Giffin's first of 5 novels (yes, i've read them all) but definitely read it before you see it - only if you're into Chick Flicks though!
Happy Reading, Happy Monday :)

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