Take a Break – Have a Good Read during the Holidays

rosieThe leaves are falling off the trees and somewhere out west snow if falling in the mountains.  And unless you live underground or are unplugged you have already seen Christmas commercials and goodies in the stores.  The holidays are  definitely upon us bringing a delightful time of the year.  While you are out shopping don’t forget to take some time for yourself.  Take a break, pour a cup of something warm and curl up with a good book.  Here are some suggestions for a light read for the holidays.

The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

Don Tillman is a genecist/scientist who follows a schedule to the letter.  Rosie is a bartender, but don’t let that fool you.  Don is interested in finding a wife so he draws up a questionnaire to find suitable partners.  Rosie needs help finding her real father.  What follows is a humorous, quirky story about what love is really about.

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

After her mother, the CEO of Bohlinger Cosmetics, dies, Brett is shocked when the will reveals that she will not replace her mother in the company and that she will only get her inheritance if she fulfills a set of life goals she wrote twenty years ago.  A warm, fast paced, plot driven story.  Also available in eBook.

 Rainbow Rowell

Author of Attachments, Fangirl and Eleanor and Park.  All three books are about real people, who are flawed, real and doing the best they can.  I can’t choose, they are all good.  Also available in eBook.

Lowland by Jumpha Lahiri

Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.    Also available in eBook

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

In a tiny and remote Alabama town, an unexpected, unusual, and life-transforming event that occurs on one Christmas morning changes a family and a town forever.  Also available in eBook.

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

After her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations.

One Summer: America, 1927  by Bill Bryson

Prologue — May: the kid — June: the Babe — July: the President — August: the anarchists — September: summer’s end — Epilogue.
Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.





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  1. I haven’t read all of these, but I can certainly give The Rosie Project a thumbs-up! Despite its being not my usual cup of tea (I’m more of a mystery/thriller reader) I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a great read (or listen, I “read” the book on CD) — the characters are finely drawn and likeable and it’s sprinkled with a lot of humor.

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