Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What I'm Reading


So I have been kind of slacking on the whole reading book thing so this post should really be titled what I want to read vs what I'm actually reading.  The list of books I have on my phone continues to grow and these are the books that are on top of that list - that I want to read ASAP.   

The Secret Rooms tells the story about an aristocratic family in Britain before World War I (think family secrets with a dash of intrigue that takes place in a haunted castle) - apparently this is a must read for all Downtown Abbey fans. Oh and did I mention that this is a true story - I'm already hooked just by reading the summary!

Someday, Someday Maybe is written by Lauren Graham (from Gilmore Girls) which btw I didn't even know she was a writer, let alone a published one.  My coworker who has given me some great book recommendations suggested this one to read and I cannot wait to start reading it.  It's about a young actress trying to make it in the big city, all while trying to keep her sanity.  Apparently it's laugh out loud funny which is right up my alley although it does illict some weird looks when I read in public.  

The Engagements is the only book on this list that I am currently reading (I'm slightly more than half way done).  It's a story about four different marriages in four different decades that are all connected in some way, interlaced with the story of diamonds in America.  It does kind of make you wonder why we REALLY want diamonds (hint, it's all thanks to the power of advertising - and here I thought it was more romantic than that).

21 comments:

  1. Interesting.
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  2. I'd love to read The secret Rooms. I love stories with a historic background.

    x Karen
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  3. Thanks for posting! I've been looking for a new book to get lost in! Have you read The Glass Castle yet? Still debating if I want to purchase after my 'preview'
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  5. I need to start reading again! Every one keeps talking about all these great books! I really need to find the time! The Secret Room sounds so good!!

    <3 Shannon
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  6. I heard really great things about Lauren Grahams book and that it was loosely based on how she got her start in acting! I'm always needing new book recommendations!

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  7. I'll probably read Someday, Someday, Maybe…I can't resist well written chick lit!

    Lindsay xx,
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  8. Thanks for the suggestions! I was looking for a new book to read as soon as I'm finished with Divergent! :)

    <3, Pamela
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  9. I literally just finished reading someday someday. :) loved it!!
    Make sure you pop "Gone Girl" on your list too! That's what I'm reading at the moment and I'm hooked! Xx

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  10. The Secret Rooms sounds like totally my thing! Thanks for the recommendation!

    xo

    Michaela

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  11. Love this post! I just finished the Divergent Series so I am in desperate need of some new books!

    Maggie
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  12. I've been off reading for a while, too. (I blame blogging!) I'm really trying to get back into it, so I can't thank you enough for the recommendations!

    xx
    Kelly
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  13. Oooooh definitely adding Somday, Someday Maybe to my list - I didn't know she was a writer either. Sounds like the perfect beach read! xo

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  14. Thanks for sharing this - I haven't read a book in forever. Maybe I might get some time when I am on flights overseas soon. So your suggestions are welcome!
    Kiri
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  15. Oh definitely putting these on my list. Always looking for more good reads!

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  16. Oh very interesting books~
    xx

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  17. Thanks for this list! I'll be doing a lot of traveling for a bunch of weddings over the next few months which means a TON of flights! Lots of time for reading!

    The Style Scribe

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  18. I want to read the first two! All of them look amazing, but I'm a serious Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for the suggestions. Ordering as soon as I log off from blogging tonight.
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  19. I want to read the secret room now! I added it to my list!

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  20. "The secret rooms" sounds very interesting. I will look it up!
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