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05 January 2012 @ 07:54 am
For the time being, I'm going to be using this journal as an update spot for my 50 Book Challenge. Maybe this will give me a reason to have something to do with my life, so yeah.
Now I'm a horrible reader, in the sense that I hate reading multiple books at the same time, and that I really don't get much time to read. If I get time to read on my lunch hour, I'm in 7th Heaven. So I really, really hope this will work the second time around.

I'm also not interested in re-reading books; if you saw my wishlist of books, you'd understand why. In fact, I may post it here someday. I need to organize everything before I set to finding them.
Anyway! Let me start here:


Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Status: Finished
Synopsis found HERE

I'm not usually a reader of the mushy, goopy romance novels or anything really involving a girl...being a girl. But loving the 1920's as I do, I first sought after this novel, not actually reading the plot of it beforehand, just knowing I wanted to read.

Honestly? I'm glad I did. It was a quick and easy read (in my life, that's really all I want to handle right now) but very, very enjoyable from beginning to end. While not based IN the '20's, there were many references that made my heart swell. The writing as well, for such an simplistic book was remarkable. I never thought I could find myself getting emotionally invested, but I was tearing up by the end of it.

If you guys are looking for a quick, light-hearted read, this is the one for you.

1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
2. Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
3. My Life in France by Julia Child
4. Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
5. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
6. Bold, Breathless Love by Valerie Sherwood
7. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
8. The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
9. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
10. Dear Cary by Dyan Cannon
11. Ginger: My Story by Ginger Rogers
12. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald