Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim David Sedaris
Not as funny as Naked (my favorite so far) or Me Talk Pretty One Day but the most poignant by far. If you like Sedaris, read it, if you've never read him before, start with Naked. But I should say that my friend Katy liked this book so much she slept with it.
Can You Keep a Secret? Sophie Kinsella
British Chick-Lit! What happens when a low-level marketing person, still trying to find her endearing way, thinks the plane is going to crash and spills all of her secrets to the guy next to her? What happens when said guy walks into her office the next day and turns out to be the CEO of her company? Light and funny. The Brits do chick-lit best and where nothing has yet to beat Bridget JonesI did like this one.
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
I loved this book! It was so nice to finally see Miss Havisham out of her role as Thursday Next's Jurisfiction partner! ;) I did really like this. I tend not to like Dickens that much, but I loved the prose and story and characters. People think I'm crazy, but there you are!
Angels & Demons Dan Brown
So, you know how there's always that one person on a plane reading Dan Brown? Yeah. This summer, that was me. Better than The Da Vinci Codebut still a guilty pleasure trashy read that I couldn't put down.
Brick Lane : A Novel Monica Ali
The story of Pakistani immigrants in London. A slow moving book of beauty that pulls you in slowly with an ending of sheer beauty.
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel Louise Rennison
HILARIOUS! I LOVE GEORGIA!
Um, if you've done May 4th Chinese Lit and haven't read The Doll's House READ IT NOW! Plus, Lady of the Sea was spectacular.
Cause Celeb Helen Fielding
Kinda chick-litty and kinda not. This is someone who used to be Bridget-esque and then went to Africa and saw famine first hand stayed to help. Originally helpless in a place where such things weren't endearing, by the time the action of this story takes place, she's in charge of a refugee camp and knows what she's doing. This is a story that explores celebrity, African famine, international aid and what really needs to be done. All while being light and entertaining, without overly dumbing down the subject. An especially entertaining read in light of Live 8. Heh.