Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book List: An (Imaginary?) Love Triangle, A Mermaid Tale and The Three Musketeers

Three more library books read. Here's the details:

Imagine You and Me by Billy Mernit: This is the story of Jordan, a novelist who is trying to get his novel (a romantic comedy) made into a movie. He's recently been left by his wife and is struggling to deal with life without her. He tries to win back his wife by creating a fictitious girlfriend to make her jealous. The plan backfires when the new woman shows up in his life with her own agenda. It's a strange concept, but it was an alright book. I generally like female authors/main characters better and this is no exception to that rule. The book does have some good twists. In my opinion, it's a little overly intellectual at times, but generally a decent read.

Swim To Me by Betsy Carter: This is the tale of Dolores, a teenage girl, who leaves her disappointing home life in New York to go to Florida and be a "mermaid" at Weeki Wachee Springs. This is a story of lives reinvented and dreams fulfilled. It's a fun, quick read although the ending left me wanting a little more closure.

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger: This novel is by the same author as The Devil Wears Prada. I wasn't sure if I would like it as I didn't like The Devil Wears Prada. But I did like her other novel, Everyone Worth Knowing, so I decided to give this one a try. This is the story of three friends who are about to turn thirty--Adriana, a beautiful rich girl who lives off her trust fund and good looks, Emmy, who wants nothing more than to be a wife and mother, but has just been dumped by her boyfriend of five years, and Leigh, a book editor who has the seemingly perfect life. I had a little trouble getting into the book at first (was tired of hearing how beautiful Adriana was and how she could get any man she wanted), but soon got sucked into the lives of these three women. I liked this book. It was a good example of the type of "chick lit"/"beach read" that I enjoy.


Nicole B. said...

i'm so impressed you get this many books read!!!!!

Lydee said...

thanks for the reviews. i get so frustrated in the library trying to find something decent to read.