Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday's Five (3)

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post listing ten of my favorite books. Many readers noted that it must have been hard to chose just ten and they were right!

I liked that post so much I've decided to make it a weekly thing. I hunted for an existing meme to no avail. (There must be one somewhere, but I couldn't find it!) So, I decided to start my own! Here we go with Friday's Five, just a quick listing of five of my faves and a bit telling you why I love them.

Please feel free to start your own Friday's Five and post your link below. I would love to hear about your personal faves!

I sure miss my Amazon widget about now just because it make it easy for me to post pretty pictures. Sure wish they would get it fixed already...

Anywhoo... here's your Friday's Five:

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman:

Hoffman's tale details the goings-on in a Massachusetts town over the course of roughly three hundred years and several generations. Hoffman is always a master at weaving beautiful settings with interesting stories and The Red Garden is no exception. This time, she throws in a dash of mystery that makes the novel even more intriguing.

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa:

Buzz about this series is rampant throughout the blogosphere right now because the fourth title in this series, The Iron Knight, is about to be released. The series tells the amazing tale of a girl who finds herself in the middle of a Fairie War and realizes her best friend is none other than Puck, himself. Great read!

Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner:

I love all of Weiner's novels, but this is one of my favorites. It is about three women, each at a crossroads in their lives, that find strength in each other and their friendship. Weiner spins the story in such a way that you feel like you are reading about you and your best friends.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker:

The Color Purple is heartwrenching, uplifting, joyful, devastating and simply amazing. The story surrounds Celie and her stuggle to find herself and her freedom. The movie is great, but the novel is a must-read.

The Carrie Diaries Series by Candice Bushnell:

I know summer's over, but that doesn't mean you can't try to recreate some of that magic by indulging in a summer read. The Carrie Diaries Series is a must-read for any Sex in the City fans and a fun romp for anyone who wants to know what the hype was all about. Knowing who Mr. Big is, is not a pre-requisite to reading this series.

Well, that's all for this week, folks! Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear about five of your faves!

To participate in Friday's Five, please enter the link to your Friday's Five below. Please don't forget to link back to your host here at Steph's Stacks!


  1. Great choices this week! Once again you have increased my list as I havent read any of them, but they sound great

  2. I had to read The Color Purple in high school and I loved it. What an emotional and thought-provoking read. Great writing style.




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