I want to tell you about some great books I've read recently.
I happen to think Nicholas Sparks is a great storyteller. I found Dear John eye-opening. The movie was very different but I don't think I would have appreciated it half as much without having read the book first.
Honestly, the movie trailer is what prompted me to read The Last Song, and I don't even like Miley Cyrus. Now that I've read the book, I cry every time I see the trailer. I'm really looking forward to the movie.
A dear friend gave me LA Candy for my birthday. While I've always thought highly of Lauren Conrad (she is a class act and the best thing to ever come out of MTV, in my humble opinion) I originally had no intent of reading her book. Once I picked this up, I had trouble putting this down. It's fun and indulgent, and I already pre-purchased Sweet Little Lies on my Nook. I can't wait until March 2, when I'm able to download and read it!
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is short and sweet (I read it in about an hour or so) but it will forever change the way you look at food. The book contains 64 rules - some obvious, some ah-ha! and some that'll definitely have you rethinking your grocery lists. Everyone should read this.
Next up on my list: Roses by Leila Meacham, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (embarrassing but true - I haven't read it yet) and Shoo Jimmy Choo: The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More by Catey Hill.