One of the resolutions I've so diligently kept this year is to read more books. My fave shop: A Different Bookstore. Powerbooks is OK, but if you really want to trim down the shelves to the really good titles, A Different Bookstore is the perfect place to go.
Five wonderful reads you might want to check out...
THE SHIP OF BRIDES, Jojo Moyes
A glimpse at the lives, adventures and the drama of WWII war brides, shipped from Australia to England. Beautifully written. Each varying emotion captured without being oversentimental. Love this one!
CAUSE CELEB, Helen Fielding
From the writer of Bridget Jones' Diary. You might find the first couple of chapters uneventful. But the plot elevates towards the end, and you'll find yourself teary-eyed, or maybe overwhelmed with emotion if you're a softie. Starvation and death in Africa is the main setting, and you'll be amazed at how fame and celebrities can actually save the day.
ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS, Lorna Landvik
I love this book! The story is so REAL. The title states the plot quite clearly. Angry housewives. Different lives, different domestic dilemmas, bound together by their incredible friendship and their book club. Light without being too chick.
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, Lisa See
The extraordinary friendship of two laotongs, their adventures as they grow up and the lessons they learn along the way, is what this novel is all about. Very beautifully written. Like me, you might find the story incredibly sad. But the plot is magnificent. Don't be deceived by the seriousness of the cover. You'll have a hard time putting this down.
THE MAKEUP GIRL, Andrea Semple
If chick lit is your thing, then this book is a must-grab. Light, funny, exciting and fun! You'll love the Makeup Girl and her everyday adventures in the city she lives in and the world she has spun for her mother's good graces. Nakakakilig! You'll love the ending. It's definitely feel-good.