Reading RoundUp #24

Who else out there is ready for warmer weather!?? Cabin fever is settling in strong. That cozy, just want to snuggle up on the couch with a book and a blanket feeling is long gone! So, my reading is a bit sparse lately, but here’s what I’m working on right now. Check out my latest Friday Reading RoundUp!

This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – The prequel to this novel, the The Rosie Project is a delightful read about a quirky man searching for a wife. In this book, we dive back into their lives as they prepare for having a baby. I’m not enjoying it quite as much, but I’d still recommend it if you enjoyed the first book.  


Apartment Books:

Winter of the World by Ken Follett – It’s been almost a year since I read the first book in this series, Fall of Giants. However, it’s easy to pick right back up with the characters. Follett does an incredible job telling the story of the political and social events leading up to World War II. At almost 1,000 pages it’s a serious investment, but you get swept up in the drama and the pages fly by. 

The Hours by Michael Cunningham – After finishing my library books, I glanced through my own bookshelves for something new. The Hours is a book sale find from a few years ago that I hadn’t read yet. It tells the story of three women from different generations in the style of Virginia Woolf. 


Kindle Books:

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – When browsing through my library’s ebook selection, this novel jumped out as a former Modern Mrs Darcy recommendation. I’m not all that interested in flowers, but nothing else caught my eye so I’ll give it a shot. 


From Around the Web:

20 Books for Travelers – Modern Mrs Darcy put together a list of books that allow you to travel the world from your favorite comfy chair.

Things Books Lovers Fight About Normally these types of articles are cheesy or just get it wrong, but this one is spot on : )

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  1. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Language of Flowers. It wasn’t as cheesy as I thought it might be. I loved the Rosie Project but something is holding me back from the Rosie Effect. I’ll be heartbroken if I’m let down by it. I abandoned two books this month (I think I’m going through a reading funk) but I finished re-reading Sense and Sensibility.

    1. Ha ironically I was going to abandon Language of Flowers after the first chapter! I’ll give it another shot : ) Also, I picked up Emma again – must be a good month for Jane Austen.

  2. I really loved Language of Flowers, too! There were some implausable parts, but I was fascinated at the idea of sending a message through the kind of flowers you choose – love it when a novel surprises me and teaches me something! Give it another chance!

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