9.20.2010

Fabulous Fall Reads. . .

Hello fellow Bloggers!

Today is my first "official" blog post, and I thought what better way to get things started then to post about one of my great loves - reading! I have quite a long list of "To Reads" for the upcoming months, and it seems that every day I come across a new title or author that I add to the pile. My current list has some oldies (like Julie Powell's Cleaving, her sequel to Julie & Julia) and some newbies (like the raved about The Help by Kathryn Stockett).



I spent a wonderful rainy morning this Saturday finishing up my latest guilty pleasure: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. The book tells the story of a young attorney living and working in Manhattan, who, after a rowdy 30th birthday party, ends up in bed with her best friend's fiancĂ©. Always one to take the moral high-road, she is determined to put the one-night-stand behind her and move on, until she realizes that her heart is telling her otherwise. I was skeptical to begin reading the book that stems from something I consider my worst nightmare, as I am sure is the case with EVERY woman out there, but my room-mate (recently engaged, might I add) convinced me that it was a terrific story and I would love it. I found that I couldn't put it down, and wanted it to go on forever! I am a hopeless romantic, and this non-traditional story of romance hit the spot!  

Here are the next few on my list:





What are YOU reading this fall? 



11 comments:

Jayme said...

Hello, I'm here from Mingle Monday and I'm so glad to have found your blog. I've been trying to find someone who has read the Emily Griffin books and I'm looking forward to other reviews.

High Heeled Life said...

Hi Jaclyn.. visitig you from Mingle Mondays... welcome to Blogging .. What wonderful reading suggestions! I'm looking forward to reading The Help, I have heard some wonderful reviews... HHL

Jaclyn, Grand Rapids, MI said...

Thanks Jayme! I am working through all of her books. Which ones have you read?

Thanks HHL - I love Mingle Mondays, thanks for checking my Blog out! Let me know what you think of The Help. My room-mate is reading it now and loves it!

Jessica H said...

I'm a big Jodi Picoult fan and just started reading "Plain Truth". It will probably take me the entire fall season to read it because I'm busy with my 1 year old twins, but I will finish it nevertheless! :)

Stopping by from Life of Meg's Mingle Monday!

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

Thanks for stopping by Mingle Monday - so happy to have you! Can't wait to see your review on which blogs you visited!

Love this adorable blog design and that book post! Consider me your newest, happiest follower!

Are you a new blogger? If so, you're off to a GREAT start! :)

xo,
Meg

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

PS- You are the sweetest! Thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll! For that sweet act i am enterin you in my weekly must reads!

Lacey said...

Hi Jaclyn, I found you on Mingle Monday! I love your blog it's so cute! You have a new follower! :)

I have heard I needed to read Something Borrowed, it sounds awesome- I'm going to have to put that on my list! I'm finishing up the Girl in the Dragon tattoo series and I'm about to start the Hunger Game series because I heard they were great books! I saw you had The Help on your reading list and I was going to tell you I LOVED it- I could not put that book down! I hope you have a great week!

SavedthruLove said...

Hello honey!! From mingle Monday this is Chetreanna paying you a visit. BTW i just became a follower as well. Your blog is quite adorable and I love love love meeting other believers on here! It is so encouraging to have other sisters in Christ running the good race to heaven. AMen!

I am currently in the FRANCINE RIVERS section after breaking up with my ex and struggling I had a sister tell me FRANCINE kept her alive in the hard part. lol So I read REDEEMING LOVE and could not put it down nor live without in every hour until I finished it! haha

Then I went to read The Scarlett Thread which was JUST AS amazing as Redeeming Love if not a smidge better with all of the modern additions.

Now I am currently trying to wrap up Her Mothers Hope, which has proved difficult with School starting in the middle of the book :(. Nonetheless whenever I have spare time I am over at the bookstore getting in as much as I can.

Being a hopeless ROmantic myself I highly, highly recommend REDEEMING LOVE and THE SCARLETT THREAD. I struggle with the words to explain WHY every woman will love this but I know that you will be extremely blessed and fall in LOVE with both!! or your money back ;). Lol

thanks for sharing and reading my mini novel of a comment!! Have a blessed monday!!

♥cheche

Jennifer B said...

I'm a new follower from Mingle Monday! You got me at your book selection, all of which I own! Welcome to the blogging world!

Jaclyn, Grand Rapids, MI said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! I feel very welcomed! :) Super excited to continue blogging!

Lacey said...

Hey Jaclyn! I tagged you in a game, come check it out! :)
http://southerninthecityblog.blogspot.com/