October 7, 2009
Here is one you’ve probably seen perched on the Bestseller shelf at your local bookstore for a very long time. So guess what? The Chicken Lit’ers are finally reading it right here and now. The novel is called The Girl Who Stopped Swimming written by Joshilyn Jackson, a new author to our bookclub. Let’s hear what others say about this book:
“With her Southern flair for drama, witty dialogue filled with Southern cheeky drawls, and well-built characters, she is a brilliant storyteller who gets better with each book.” – Denver Post
“Do you crave a novel that will cause you to skip work or miss meals or put off sleep in order to keep reading it? In that case, you will definitely want to get hold of Joshilyn Jackson’s latest.” – Homer Hickam, author of October Sky and The Far Reaches
Let’s see if the reviewers are right, shall we? Read away and be sure to post your comments/review on the book #49 web page under ‘Books‘ whenever you are ready.
Prepare to get completely sucked in… watch out for that riptide.
September 11, 2009
With fall quickly on its way, let’s switch gears with this new release by the name of Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani, a previously featured Chicken Lit author. This book is said to be directed toward the young adult audience, but hey, it’s a Trigiani book! We read ’em/rate ’em without discrimination. Not only that, but who could turn away a novel described as:
“Trigiani uses Viola’s droll humor and a colorful supporting cast to great effect, ensuring that readers will want to know what happens to them in future volumes. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)” —Publisher’s Weekly
“Not for Kids Only: I HAD THE PLEASURE OF READING THIS AND I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN AND IT WAS CHARMING, DELIGHTFUL AND FUN…..SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A KID.” —joiseygoil, Barnes & Noble Reader
So let’s welcome back Adriana Trigiani and get started reading. Then as always, we want to know your thoughts about the book along the way, so be sure to click on over to the book #46 web page under ‘Books‘ in the right-hand sidebar.
Did someone say GHOSTS will be paying us another visit?
July 25, 2009
And without further ado, here’s the second of our three summer books:Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. Here’s how one reviewer describes our pick:
Sophie Kinsella’s ‘Twenties Girl’ is a rip-roaring good time
~ The Canadian Press
We Chicken Lit’ers are all about rip-roaring good times, so let’s get started reading! Then don’t forget to pop on over to the book #43 web page under ‘Books‘ in the right-hand sidebar and post your thoughts.