The article includes some good books that I’ll be adding to my TBR List (some are already in it). 🙂
Summer Reads: Best Books For Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s And 60s
“Just like our lives can often be divided into chapters, there are also different books that can define each decade.
In your 20s, you’re exploring the world and figuring out who you are and who you want to be with, while your 30s may be time to start thinking about that first home…”
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I haven’t bought the Pride & Prejudice Counting Book (Little Miss Austen) that is mentioned in the Huffington Post’s article, but in my bookcase there’s a copy of P&P from Cozy Classics.
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Finally the movie trailer!!! I can’t wait to watch this movie!!
Description (from Goodreads):
History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right.
Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.
With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.
When the Prince’s ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.
With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?
A charming twist to the story of Cinderella, told completely from the point of view of the Ugly Step-Sister.
I found this short story on Amazon, the title intrigued me and made me want to read it.
This is an interesting retelling of Cinderella from the POV of Anna (one of the stepsisters), while I was reading I felt sorry for this stepsister (here things were not easy for her).
My favorite part of the story was reading Anna’s opinion about Prince Charming.
Overall this was a quick read that enjoyed and I’d love to read more from this author.
Click here to read an article published in BuzzFeed about 12 Scientific Ways Reading Can Actually Improve Your Life.
This Bookmark is from my Local Library and contains some recommended readings for the Summer 2013:
From this list I chose three books to add at my “To Be Read” List:
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
What books do you have on your Reading List?
Book Description (from Goodreads):
I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
In this story, through a long letter that Min is writing to Ed, we explore their relationship since they met until their breakup.
What I loved: The beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman that enrich the story.
My favorite characters: Ed (for most of the book) and Al (Min’s best friend who was incredible supportive of her).
The story is rich and descriptive, I read the book in two days, I couldn’t wait to find out more about Min’s box and the story behind it and I was more caught with each page.
The book has some really mixed reviews in Goodreads, for that reason I think is important to mention that the writing is more complex than in other books from the same genre (the author definitely has his own style), there are some really long sentences and references that sometimes can make you lose track a little (I had to re-read some paragraphs but this didn’t make me enjoy less the book).
Would I recommend this book? Yes, because is a story full of emotions, has a good plot and because it kept me intrigued until the end.
My favorite quote from the book “You either have the feeling or you don’t” Hawk Davies.