That’s why I thought I would kick-off the new year with my first feature on “Fun Books For Boomer Women.”
You can find all my book recommendations on my new blog page under the updated masthead. Simply click on the BOOKS banner and scroll down the list to find more suggestions.
For now, here are two books on my Kindle. I usually have a few books going at the same time depending on my mood:
Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright (Memoir)
This is the story of Madeleine’s parents and her life as a child during World War II. It is a moving tribute to her parents and to her life growing up during trying times in Europe. She provides a history lesson as well as a memoir and is a very good professor. I find as I age that I have more interest in learning about history, definitely was not one of my favorite subjects during high school or college.
Bond Girl by Erin Duffy (Chick-lit)
I admit to being a fan of chick-lit. I’ve read Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, No 1) and others in the series by Sophie Kinsella and The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel and Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger and other chick-lit books including In Her Shoes: A Novel and other chick-lit by Jennifer Weiner. When I read about Erin’s novel about a young woman who aims to make it on Wall Street, I thought it would be a fun read. Waiting for my next sleepless night to get started.
Here are two books I can’t wait to read:
Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Novel)
Ok boomer girls, you heard it here first, my favorite author has a new novel coming out the end of this month. Yes, yes, yes, you can click on the picture and pre-order on Amazon or see if you can put an advance reserve at the library. It sounds like a wonderful love story especially for midlife women. Can’t wait to read it!
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (A Mostly True Memoir)
Written by Jenny Lawson, a noteworthy blogger of the popular blog, The Bloggess, this book is ‘a mostly true memoir’ according to the title. Jenny’s humorous stories about her family and all of life’s little moments made theNew York Times bestseller list when it was published in 2012. I bought a hard copy and she signed it for me when I met Jenny at the BlogWorld conference in NYC. She will be a keynote speaker at this year’s 10th BlogHer conference in San Jose, CA. Go Jenny, you are my blogger idol!
What are you reading in 2014? Do share your favorite authors.