Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Hooked...

...on Jodi Picoult books.

I guess that should actually be singular since I'm just almost finished with my first book of hers - Change of Heart - BUT, at some point (maybe over the next year should be my goal), I plan on reading all of her books. I have a few friends that have been recommending her titles to me over the last couple of years, but I had yet to jump on the bandwagon, that is, until last weekend. The next book of Picoult's that I'm going to read is My Sisters Keeper - yes, I've heard it's the saddest book most women have ever read, but I'm determined to get through it before I see the movie. The movie trailer alone brings tears to my eyes, so I can only image how the book will be.

Harstine - reading

Enjoying a peaceful read outside the trailer at Harstine Island on Sunday morning.

I'm horrible at providing a good movie or book review - therefore, I'll leave you with the Change of Heart book description from BookBrowse:

A spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvation.
Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth?
One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen.
For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child.


Emily said...

My Sister's Keeper is a must read. It is a beautiful read! Can't wait to hear about your advenutures with Jodi :)

Lynne said...

You are going to love her books. I just finished 19 minutes and loved my sisters keeper. I cant wait for the movie.

Koning said...

Lisa and I started a book club with just us and read My Sister's Keeper. We both cried and can't wait for the movie.

We are now reading The Time Traveler's Wife.