Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In a reading slump!

I am currently having the same problem as Jan. I can't seem to find anything that is grabbing my attention. I have so many books at home but no urge to open them. I think with Spring coming, (Yes, I know that there is still two feet of snow on the ground, but I'm trying to stay optimistic) I am looking for books that are quick reads, light in subject matter and funny.


Some of the authors who I have read in the past who would fit this category are: Meg Cabot, Mary Janice Davidson, Diana Peterfreund and Megan McCafferty.  For those of you who may not be familiar with these authors I suggest that you try them out. Out of these authors, Megan McCafferty has written two of my all time favorite characters: Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie. Her Jessica Darling series is spread out over five books with the first being "Sloppy Firsts." She follows Jessica and Marcus through their unlikely and sometimes troubled courtship. It starts out as a high school romance but concludes when both characters are in their mid twenties.  Jessica has an irreverent and snarky view of the world, which I enjoy immensely.


But the whole point of this blog post was to get suggestions of new and fun reads that will help get me out of this slump. So who should I try next?


For those of you who would like to read the Jessica Darling series here they are.
~ Sarah

: :  Request each book from the Bangor Public Library by clicking on the cover  : :

          

11 comments:

  1. I am out of my slump thanks to all the wonderful suggestions under our Sci-fi Fantasy link from our blog followers. Now I have too much to read and I don't know where to start. So, thank you for all your suggestions.

    I just read the Iron Duke by Meljean Brook, a wonderful new author suggested under our Sci-fi Fantasy link. You'll find the cover with a link to our catalog under that post. I found her highly entertaining! :o) (Chili Pepper On fire)

    Also, I'm reading Second Sight by Krentz (our March book group read) and am happy to say it immediately grabbed my attention. I have no idea why I haven't read this series yet.

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  2. Try Jennifer Weiner, Good In Bed is a great chick-lit type story.

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  3. Maybe it's all this snow. I've been in a slump too.

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  4. Amy-

    I read "In her shoes" and really enjoyed it. I will check to see if our copy of "Good in Bed" is in and give it a try.

    I wanted feedback from the blog readers, because I know that there are a lot of great authors in this genre.

    ~Sarah

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  5. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella was a fun book. I also enjoyed Would-be Witch by Kimberly Frost. Even though it had fantasy elements, it had a light chick-lit feel, fun and contemporary, with snappy dialog and a smart- mouthed herione.

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  6. I LOVED Good In Bed! It is my favorite Jennifer W. Book.

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  7. Michelle-

    I had forgotten about Sophie Kinsella! Also if I do like that one she has come out with a few more books in that series. It's also funny that you should mention Kimberly Frost because I almost checked one of her books out last night.

    ~Sarah

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  8. I've recently read Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Lead character sleeps with her best friend's fiancee, forgivable, sort of, since the best friend was annoying. Still, I really thought I was going to hate it, but my best friend kept bugging me to read it, and once I started I couldn't put it down. The best afternoon I've had doing nothing in a while. I don't think I even got out of my P.J.s!

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  9. On Something Borrowed... I'm not sure if I like the premise of this story. I think I would be more partial to the best friend... but the reviews look interesting, and I love it when an author can take a taboo situation and make it forgivable in a reader's mind, which she's obviously done. That's an indication of a really good writer. I may have to add this one to my ever-growing reading list.

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  10. I read "Something Borrowed" and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I tried reading the second one in this series but couldn't seem to get into it.

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  11. Give Faking It by Elisa Lorella a try. In short, smart but "inexperienced" writing professor trades "lessons" with a male escort. Sounds cheesy, I know, but there was more depth to this book than I had expected. Keep in mind this is not a romance novel, some of you may not like the ending.

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