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Jul 5, 2011

Reading list July Wk1

Posted by Anonymous  |  at  2:15 PM

Wanna know what's on my nightstand this week?

A murder mystery,family saga, love story and tale of financial intrigue all in one.Harriet Vanger disappeared 40 years ago. Her uncle seeks the truth and hires Mikael Blomkvist to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander.

Efe returns to Nigeria after years in the United States, dreaming of a happy, independent life. However, her nights become plagued by nightmares of Kevwe Mukoro, her ex-fiancé. Long hours at work and drinking in nightclubs only provide temporary relief, and when she encounters Kevwe's twin brother, she knows it's a matter of time before Kevwe is back in her life. Sparks fly when they finally meet again, but desire is no match for bitter memories of heartbreak. All these years, Efe believed she was rejected; now Kevwe claims he'd never stopped loving her. Stuck at a crossroads, Kevwe prefers to look to the future, but Efe is not so sure. Can the traumatic events of the past be resolved, and will she give in to rekindled love?

For Ashling Kennedy, the new job she lands at start-up Irish fashion magazine Colleen is a dream come true. For Lisa Edwards, a high-maintenance London editor expecting a promotion to New York, her appointment as editor-in-chief of Colleen is a slap in the face, the only consolation being her rumpled-but-handsome new boss, Jack Devine. Furious at being passed up for a job at Manhattan magazine, Lisa vows to make Colleen the envy of the fashion industry, even if it kills her. She drives her Dublin staff to exhaustion, and Colleen becomes a smashing success. But after a particularly lusty meeting with her much-maligned long-distance London boyfriend, she wonders if the move and the single-minded career obsession have been worth it. Meanwhile, Ashling is betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend Clodagh, whose bourgeois domesticity she's long envied. Ashling realizes that she has to let go of her cheerful "Miss Fix-It" demeanor and go after what she wants. Lisa is chagrined and Ashling is shocked to learn that Jack may actually fancy Ashling, but one "sushi for beginners" dinner has her convinced. British bestseller Keyes's latest confection (after Watermelon) makes such a painfully brittle start the reader nearly despairs of the cardboard cutout characters, but slowly they begin to breathe and morph into charmers. Keyes's considerable following on these shores will declare this a delight.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 05, 2011

    I'm reading Jude Dibia's CAVE OF ROTTEN TEETH, a collection of short stories. Next stop, Memories of Love by Aminatta Forna (?). Pity she missed that 2011 Orange Prize for this book.

    Great Blog.

    (In a Schwarzeneggar drawl) "I'll be back!"

  2. Nice list, read the first two already and loved them, lol. Not read the third, but have read other books by the author, she's good. Enjoy!

  3. Memofromhr that Memories of Love sounds like its worth looking up, I'll check it out.

    Myne, yes I can imagine you loving the first two...LOL I just managed to get all five of Marian's first books and am staring with the 1st one _which is this. I'm I'll be re_reading Lucy Sullivan and Watermelon, they are my favourites by her.

  4. Marion Keyes is one of my fave writers! She's hilarious and spot on!

  5. Wendy, I've been ummming and ahhing over whether to read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a while now!


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