Mom’s Bookshelf: Vol. 3, Fiction Edition

You’ve been waiting for this list, I know! It’s January, the perfect month for staying inside and reading. Here’s list of some of the more enjoyable novels I’ve read since Mom’s Bookshelf, Vol. 2.

The Foundling. If you do not enjoy the absurd, madcap, ridiculously silly and amusing antics in this Georgette Heyer novel, you are dead inside. Dead inside.

Detection Unlimited. This English mystery is begging to be made into a star-studded BBC production. Have your people call my people and we’ll talk specifics.

The Portrait of a Lady. As with Wharton and Dreiser, I find Henry James both fascinating and repulsively depressing. Is that normal?

Confessions of a Shopaholic. OK. I almost didn’t want to admit I read this book. I mean, look at the title! Also, I’m not usually into chick lit (I hate that term, hate it!) but it was staring at me from the poorly stocked bookmobile shelves. I have to say, I found it quite breezy and enjoyable, and there was something very identifiable about Becky’s shopping as a substitute for her search for identity.  I then proceeded to read the rest in the series. So there.

The Undomestic Goddess. So… after reading the above, I read the rest of Sophie Kinsella’s books. (Don’t judge!) This one was my favorite, but I also liked Twenties Girl.

Remarkable Creatures. Fossils and old maids: always a winning combination.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. The English are a riot, aren’t they?

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Even better the second time around.



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Comments

  1. Someone obviously doesn't spend all her discretionary time on the net ;)

  2. Thanks for stopping by for launch week. I just became a follower :)

  3. I feel exactly the same way about James, Wharton, and Dreiser!

  4. I really enjoyed reading your list-I've bookmarked it for when I need ideas!

  5. I'm with you on Henry James. Haven't read the others.

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