5 Good Reads for Weekend Readers

Subscribe to this Blogger's RSS feed

For those of you that want to make the weekend last a little bit longer, we have picked some titles that will capture your imagination. There is something here for everyone; from light and uplifting reads, anecdotal collections to moving novels!

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

This is a light, easy read. Written by the author of: The Devil Wears Prada. The story takes you into the lives of a young couple. The woman is a nutritionist and writer, and her boyfriend plays in a low-level band. One day the bands popularity skyrockets to fame, leaving the couple to deal with the sudden lime-light and paparazzi attention. Can their marriage hold up to the strain of fame?

Words That Matter Editors of O (Oprah magazine)

For the 10th birthday of O magazine, its editors selected over 600 quotes and ideas from the magazine to inspire you. Words That Matter shares some of the greatest wisdom and insights on friendship, gratitude, love, money, aging and more. These are taken from a wide variety of people, from spiritual leaders to actors, philosophers and Nobel-prize winners. This is a book you can look into again and again. It will give you new ways to think about life and be inspired every time!

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

This novel is the dramatic, yet witty story of an “ideal” senator’s wife, and her two daughters. After her husband’s extra-marital affair makes headlines, the whole family is drawn into the painful glare of the media spotlights. Making these three women forced to reconsider their lives. Who they are, who they want to be and what they want to get out of life.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

This is a lush and moving story about a girl whose magical gift is really a curse. On the eve of her ninth birthday, a girl discovers that she can taste the emotions of the people preparing her food. The story tells about the difficulty of loving someone completely, when you know too much about them. Heartbreaking and funny at the same time, this story captures the crippling power of empathy. How do you act, when you know someone feels one way and then acts completely different!

The Search by Nora Roberts

Once again Nora Roberts created a very entertaining novel. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life. She lives with her dogs on an island off Seattle’s coast. She has a thriving dog-training school, and has a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare. Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer. He shot and killed her fiancé, shattering her dreams of marriage and a family. When a copycat killer starts to murder young woman, it seems that Fiona might be his final victim. Will this smart, strong and determined woman survive being attacked a second time?