I recently finished 2 great books:
1. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman– This book reminded me of The Help. It is the story of a young girl in the South whose mother dies. Her father is basically useless so her fabulous aunt (reminscent of Auntie Mame) moves her to her home. The interplay of the characters is fabulous and the writing is simply divine.
Some of my favorite quotes in the book are:
“Life is full of change, honey. That’s how we learn and grow. When we’re born, the Good Lord gives us each a Life Book. Chapter by chapter, we live and learn.”
“I’d never heard of a place called the Kama Sutra and figured it was probably some boring old volcano.”
“Are you that anxious to go out and find your next ex-husband?”
“See how she walks? Looks like she’s squeezin’ her life savings between her cheeks.”
“My momma used to say if she had a drop of water for every dream I had, we’d be livin’ on a houseboat in the middle of a clear blue lake.”
Love this book!
2. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett– If you love long books, this is for you. The history major in me loved the World War I references. The fiction reader in me LOVED the intertwined British, American, German and Russian characters. Ken Follett is simply a master of great fiction and great writing.
Two of my favorite quotes in this book are:
“The queen did not know what to say about a man whose virtue was that he did not beat his wife.”
“A baby was like a revolution, Grigori thought: you could start one, but you could not control how it would turn out.”
What are you reading?