Confession time. I took the summer reading lists the English teachers gave us in school and actually read the books. The first book that refused to let me stop reading, even to sleep was Gone with the Wind. Since that summer night I’ve found a lot of story tellers that swept me away with their words.
My son rated my books by the number of times he could say mom when I was reading before I heard him. The Stand (Stephen King) was our ‘five mom’ standard. I loved that book!
So here’s my list (for now…) I’m hoping they’re all rated ‘five moms’!
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes (Jennie Crusie, Eileen Dreyer and Anne Stuart). I bought this book because I heard a workshop that the three authors gave about turning the idea of three novellas into a novel. I’m halfway through and am loving every minute of the story.
Deadly Notions (Elizabeth Lynn Casey) Coming out April 4th. The ladies of the Southern Sewing Circle remind me of the friends I’ve gathered from my different jobs, women who are strong yet vulnerable. I’ve loved the three prior books as well. (Full disclosure – these books are written by one of those friends I’ve gathered.)
In addition, I’m looking for some strong women’s fiction in the vein of The Accidental Best Seller (Wendy Wax) or a new story in the Blossom Street series (Debbie Macomber). I’m also looking forward to reading the next installment (In Harms Way) of the Ridley Pearson Walt Fleming thrillers set in Sun Valley Idaho. And starting Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles.
So you can see, I’m all over the map in genre reading. The only thing that links all of these books together is the most important description of all. They all have authors who tell ‘five mom’ stories. And isn’t that what we all want? To be lost in a story?
What books have you read that you would rate with a ‘five mom’ score?