i came to the rollicking conclusion of The Good House while I was at the el rancho motel in lone pine a few days ago. that was an extremely excellent read. i was on the fence in the beginning because the narrative style felt strange - but the story was so good and the characters so rich that i forgot all about the somewhat lackluster beginning. by the end i was a page-turning mess. loved it.
The American Heiress was quick & enjoyable. i mean if you can overcome the somewhat formulaic romance plot. i could. i did. it was a good downton abbey fix that i held onto till the end. it also left me dying with curiosity to know more about the real american heiresses who packed up their fortunes and headed across the pond. which is why i am now reading To Marry An English Lord. a thoroughly entertaining non-fiction social history. plus sex & snobbery are 2 of my favorite topics.
"Large fortunes were made in post-Civil War America. Young heiresses, cold-shouldered by an entrenched aristocracy that scorned new money, looked across the sea to find husbands among titled young Englishmen who were long on status but very short of cash. Nancy Astor and Jennie Churchill are the most famous of more than 100 of these trans-Atlantic brides. "
i'm also reading a novel, The Fault In Our Stars.
i didn't realize it was young adult fiction until now, but with lines like this:
my thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations
i will finish it. and probably enjoy it. will let you know.
the second i'm finished with TFIOS i'm starting this:
the links for most of these books are in my sidebar.
okay let me have it! what are you reading? anything unputdownable? spill.
p.s. a link to all of these BOOK posts can now be found in my sidebar. i got tired of sifting through posts to hunt down your recommendations weeks later.