Thursday, September 23, 2010

Whatya reading?

I've been on a bit of a reading spree lately, some nice M&B's by Penny Jordan and Roger Sanderson. The Beach hut by Veronica Henry, A selection of short stories by Maeve Binchy, a nice group of historical short stories by Elizabeth Hanbury. Next up is a debbie Macomber followed by a real treasure - I managed to get one of the forerunner series by Andre Norton for my collection - and it was one I haven't read before! I'm also waiting for Amazon to bring me the new Jenny Crusie book.
How about you? What are you reading? Any good recomends?
Ps I like happy endings, no horror or misery lit, don't care for vampires werewolves or stuff like thet.

13 comments:

Kimberly Menozzi said...

I just finished Jennifer Weiner's "Best Friends Forever" - a nice, breezy read, that - I'd suggest her "Goodnight Nobody" and "Little Earthquakes", too. Also "Good in Bed" or "In Her Shoes", if you haven't read them already. There are some darker moments in most of those stories, and a couple of them have been known to move me to tears, but the endings of most of her books are generally upbeat.

I'd also recommend just about anything by Marlena de Blasi (not fiction, but reads like it; I mean that in the most positive way). Try "A Thousand Days in Venice" and "A Thousand Days in Tuscany" - romantic and real life. Some sad moments in the second book, there, but overall a heartwarming and touching story of finding true love later in life.

And then, of course, you've already read mine... LOL!

Judy Jarvie said...

I loved The Beach Hut. Thoroughly addictive! Now I'm onto The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs.

I do love a good reading fest. Enjoy yours, Nell.

Molly said...

If you're up for a memoir, I'm reading Constance Feathers' "Secrets of a Mysterious Older Woman". It covers her life post divorce where she creates a comedy act, meets a Count and moved to rural France to live in a restored barn haunted by a cow. It's hilarious, fun and inspiring. I'm loving it!

Molly said...

I think I forgot to leave a link in my post. You can find "Secrets of a Mysterious Older Woman" here

Janet said...

I love sophie Kinsella--just finished 'Twenties Girl' and it was great.

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Phillipa said...

I like crime, Nell and I'm reading the new WExford book by Ruth Rendell and can't out it down.

I've got All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins from Book Depositiry next - it won a 2010 RITA and I wanted to see what US single title romance was like. It sounds brilliant.

Then I've got Jill Mansell's Take a Chnace on Me and I've also got a proof copy of Veronica's Birthday Party to read.

Nell Dixon said...

Hi Kim, I haven't tried either of those authors, I'll have to take a look. And I want to re-read yours when it's released in November as I'm sure it's changed again since we were working on it. I know mine always do.

Nell Dixon said...

I haven't read a Susan Wiggs for ages now, Judy. I'm taking notes on all these recomends.

Nell Dixon said...

Oooh Molly, that sounds fab - I'll go take a peep.

Nell Dixon said...

Janet, I love Sophie Kinsella - Twenties girl is good isn't it?

Nell Dixon said...

Hi Timekeeper, come back and tell us what your books about - don't be shy - you're amongst friends here!

Nell Dixon said...

Philllipa, I'm just green with jealousy that you've got a Jill Mansell and Veronica's new one on your tbr pile. I love a crime book too and the Wexford books are great aren't they?