Whew! When I started writing about all the books I read over the holidays it took a while! Nine hours in the car each way PLUS a kid-free vacation spells lots of reading over the holiday break. I read some great stuff and I'm pumped about sharing it with you!!
The first book I read during the break was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Rumor has it (I'm pretty sure it's true) that the producers of Devil Wears Prada are turning this book into a movie as well. I enjoyed it. It was a super light read. Alice wakes up one day and can't remember a chunk of her life. I found myself quickly turning the pages to get to all the good stuff she forgot!
The Husband's Secret is also written by Liane Moriarty and I think I liked this one even more. I just read it last week in Florida and seriously as I'm typing this I can't even remember what the secret was or who had the secret (My memory is SO gone after three kids!). However, I DO remember thinking while I was reading that I liked this one even more than What Alice Forgot. Horrible book review right there! hahahaha! If you read her other book, for sure get this one. Let me know if you like it more too!
It's no secret I am a Bravo fan. I'm really "into" all those housewives shows, so I was so excited about reading The Andy Cohen Diaries. To be honest, I only made it all the way through the book because I'm not a quitter. It's really just diary entries of his life for an entire year. It was cool to see who he was hanging out with and what he and his people do for fun, BUT I would have enjoyed reading about a month of his life instead of twelve! It got a little long for me.
My mom sent this book, Mom's Night Out, back to Texas with me. This is a story about a super stressed mom who finally gets a night out only to discover it pretty much goes all wrong. This book has already become a movie (I'm just late to the party on both.). It's a Christian-fiction book and was a quick read that every mom with young kiddos can definitely relate to.
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was by far my favorite. I had the hardest time putting the book down! It's kind of two stories intertwined and written as one. It's the story about a little girl who after traveling to America with her family quickly finds herself all alone as an orphan. She gets put on an orphan train heading to the west to find someone looking for a young girl. I should stop there so I don't spoil anything!! But...definitely my favorite book this month!!
I've been getting my book ideas from Big Mama's list. She asked for book recommendations a while back and then compiled a list. You can find it here.
EEK!! I feel like the good shows are all back on at one time!! This is what I'm watching...
Celebrity Apprentice...Tab and I enjoy watching this one together. This season two of the housewives are on so it should be a little extra fun!
The Bachelor...I completely missed Andi's season (when Farmer Chris was one of the men), but I started watching this week and it looks like a GREAT season! I felt horrible for all those sober girls who were sent home when one in particular got to stay!! I'm ANXIOUSLY awaiting Sheaffer's post!! #getonitgirl :)
We bought or borrowed seasons 1-3 of Downton Abbey. Then we decided to watch that recap on just a couple weeks ago. So...the point is we missed out on an entire season so I was a little confused about a few things, but hopefully...we can jump right in and get caught up!
And as always I'm watching these too...
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
What are you watching and reading?? Please let me know any great recommendations!! Thank you!! :)