Friday, January 15, 2010

February's Book of the Month

Hey girls, I'm just doing this post so that everyone can respond in a comment about which book they'd like to nominate for our next book of the month.

Here's my idea and please let me know if you think there's a better way to do this...

Just comment with the name(s) of one or two... or more books that you'd like to nominate and then when it looks like everyone has made a suggestion, I'll do a new post with the cover pictures and a link to Barnes and Noble's summary page for them.

Does that sound good?

Please speak up if you have a better idea! This book club belongs to all of us! :)


  1. Oh, and I'm not going to do a PEOPLE's book recommendation post this week, because honestly, none of them looked that great to me. The main one that they featured sounded kinda good, but it looked like an old lady book. LOL.. If you'd like to take a look at it on B&N, the name of it is "Roses".... it even SOUNDS old lady-ish.. ;)

  2. Ok, so my suggestion is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Something I've been wanting to get around to reading for some time but haven't yet. My friend's mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and I know this disease has touched many. The mystery, fear, and uncertainty that surrounds it seems like it would make for a gripping story. This is the story of a woman in her 50's learning she has Alzheimer's and how her life seems to unravel.

  3. I just went to B&N and read the summary and that sounds like an awesome read, Erica. That would be really interesting for me as well, because I just reconnected with an old friend from my childhood and her mother died in 2008 with Alzheimer's. It's such a mysterious disease that I know so little about and I'd definitely like to learn more. Also, it pulls at my heart for her, because we're the same age and I can't even fathom losing my mother two years ago. I'd be such a mess and especially from something like Alzheimer's, which actually takes them away from you before they're even gone. So sad.

    My suggestion is "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. Sounds great to me and it has to do with Auschwitz, which has always been so fascinating to me. Check it out! :)

    EVERYONE.. If anyone suggests a book that you've already read, please speak up so that book can be taken off the list of possiblities for the group read. I'd really like for the books of the month to be something we can all read together. Does that sound okay? Nobody should be offended, because just because it's not a group read doesn't mean it can't be something that we can't read on our own and review for the rest of the group. :)

  4. Okay my suggestion for February is "Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Tell" by Jeannette Walls. I loved Walls' other book "The Glass Castle". This is the story of her grandmother growing up in the early 1900s. It sounds like her grandmother was a little spit fire. :)

  5. I've been itching to read "The Twentieth Wife" by Indu Sundaresan ever since I read her "Feast of Roses" which I think is the sequel. I read it ages ago in another book club and don't remember a lot about it, just that I LOVED it! "The Twentieth Wife" is a hitorical novel set in India and is the story of the amazing the empress that the taj mahal was built for -- and how she got there!

  6. Hey, Tempie, I couldn't find that one at Barnes and Noble. I searched by the author's name and the only one they had under her name was "The Glass Castle". Let me know if I'm doing something wrong or if I should go somewhere else to find it. Thanks! :)

    Alynn.. I just went and read the review on B&N and that sounds great! Is this one a sequel or is the other one the sequel?

    Can't wait to see what we end up with! :)

    Oh, and ERICA.... I saw "Still Alice" at B&N tonight and got all excited because we had just been talking about it earlier.. lol ;)

  7. "The Twentieth Wife" is the first book, and I think "Feast of Roses" is a sequel. She has a couple other books too -- so I'm not sure if they are a series. Looks like I have a little homework to do! :)

  8. Sorry Candace it should be Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel. Bailey was climbing all over me when I was trying to write this. I think it took me 15 mins just to do the 4 sentences. :)

  9. I've read Half Broke Horses :( I just finished it earlier this month. It's really good, just like her first book.

  10. Ok, Tempie, you wanna suggest another? I'm gonna still check it out, because she's an author I've never heard of. Glad to know it's a good one! :)

  11. Okay, I found it at B&N, I don't know why it didn't come up when I typed in the author's name! Weird. It does sound really good.

  12. Erica I'm glad you liked it. I know some of the reviews said it wasn't as good as Glass Castle. Definitely going to add this to my need to buy list.

    Okay how about "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet" by Jamie Ford. The story takes place in Seattle during WWII and is about a Chinese boy who falls in love with a Japanese girl. His parents would disown him if they found out because America was very anti-Japanese at this time. The book also alternates between present time for the boy whose adult life has been greatly affected by what happened in his past.

  13. ok I did a post of books I suggested...maybe I should get the email SO Candi if you can set me up please, I feel out of the
    I suggested .....

    Houston, We Have a Problema
    by Gwendolyn Zepeda

    Dirty Girls Social Club
    by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

    Time of My Life
    by Allison Winn Scotch

    by Christine Coppa

  14. My brain can't do anymore thinking for a while... I'll just go along for the ride in what everyone else is wanting to read :)

    (in case you haven't logged on to my blog, I'll update you all on my news:
    At my first OB Appt (yes... I know I'm 20 1/2 weeks along.. shame on me... lol.) yesterday, I found out that not only are we having one new baby... we are having TWO babies join us. Both Boys. Moral of the story: Think twice before considering having #3 AND don't wait until your half way done with the pregnancy to see the doctor.... haha)

  15. Wow Breezi, twins. Congrats. :)

  16. Congrats Breezi! ...and GOOD LUCK! :) What a blessing.

  17. I have no input... I will read whatever you guys decide on.

    By the way, Breezi, I am totally jealous! Congrats!


We LOVE comments!!