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Must Reads for Spring

March 23, 2011

¡Hola ladies and gents!  How’s everyone today?  I’ve been in the book mood lately (when am I not?), and wanted to share the ones I loved – so get your cats ready, fluff up your couch pillows and jump into these lovely books.  I guarantee you’ll love them!  Now, I’m definitely not a book reviewer, so don’t take my reviews seriously – just go and pick up these books!  ;)

The Mailbox {by Mary Beth Whalen} – I picked this book up firstly because of the cover (sorry, I admit…I sort of judge books by their cover, tsk tsk I know. Not always though!) Secondly because it sounded very interesting – and lastly, it’s all about Kindred Spirits!!  The book spans over the life of two main characters, (Lindsey and Campbell) over twenty years of their lives. It’s also inspired by an actual landmark mailbox in Sunset Beach, N.C.  Ahh!  I see another road trip in my future!!  I don’t want to say too much but it’s a very intriguing romance, and an all-around good read!

Jane Eyre {by Charlotte Bronte} – I’ve been meaning to read more classics but just haven’t been able to get into them.  This one surprisingly I’m doing pretty well with!  The main character is a young orphan girl named Jane Eyre who unfortunately lives in the care of her aunt, who loathes and blindly punishes her.  She eventually is sent to a boarding school for orphans which is run by a  hypocritical minister.  She endures and perseveres through the poor state of the school and reaches adulthood.  She feels she should venture out into the world, and seek a governess position. Which later introduces her to Mr. Rochester.  As time goes on, she questions whether or not her curious feelings of love for him are returned or not?  I’m not too far in – but I’m loving it!

Room by {Emma Donoghue} – This book may actually be one of my all-time favourites and totally deserves a special spot on your bookshelf and in your heart!  Trust me, you’ll fall in love with it, and read it so fast (even if you’re the slowest reader ever, ahem. Lindsey!)  I really can’t do this book any justice by describing it, it’s just that inspiring!  The book takes place mainly in a 11 x 11 room, which has a locked door and a skylight.  The main characters are Jack and his Ma who have been living in the Room for 5 years.  Told in Jack’s voice, Room is the story of  a mother and son’s journey through life – under devastating circumstances and how their love brings them through it.  This is one of those books you read over and over and never tire of!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 11:20 PM

    love the pics! ahh almost time to curl up with a good book in this spring sun. i love the warmer weather:)

    • March 23, 2011 11:37 PM

      Thanks! I can’t wait either – what’s better than reading in the sun? nothing!! Ahh! :)

  2. March 24, 2011 3:28 PM

    i read jane eyre in highschool, it was good :)

    <3 steffy
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  3. March 24, 2011 4:30 PM

    Hmmm…That Room book sounds interesting.. I love Jane Eyre! It’s awesome!
    Nice blogaroo!
    How do I subscribe? WordPress blogs throw me off a bit.. I’m from Bloggerville!

    Janette, the Jongleur

    • March 24, 2011 4:37 PM

      Oh my goodness, it is!!! Go buy it! haha.
      Thanks so much- it means alot! On the right hand side there’s a subscribe button, just click on it and enter your email. :) Thanks again! (I’m checking out your blog too.)

      Keep smiling!

  4. March 27, 2011 1:54 PM

    you’re so cute Natalie, i too look at the covers and pass somewhat of a judgement. i’ve been thrown off before when doing that though b/c the insides weren’t quite as good as i thought. ah, another life lesson to be repeated and learned from ; )

    cheers on the ones you’ve got going on. i agree with Janette, “the room” sounds so unusual and intriguing. thanks for the recs! happy sunday.

    • March 27, 2011 2:30 PM

      Haha! I get that a lot, thanks! :) Glad to know I’m not the only “book judge” lol. I’ve only had one time where the book was horrible! Oh well!

      It is, you should definitely read it sometime! Hope you have a great sunday too!


  5. March 28, 2011 4:57 PM

    I just finished ROOM for my book club!! LOVED it! I am so so so glad I found your blog, I’m having so much fun reading all of your past posts! New follower for sure, Happy Monday! xoxo

    • March 28, 2011 5:15 PM

      Same here, it was amazing!!! Have you read any other books of hers? Awwe you just made my day! :) I’m glad you’re enjoying them! Thanks for commenting & following! <3

      Keep smiling!

      ps: You're so lucky you're in book club – I so need to join one!

  6. March 31, 2011 12:14 AM

    This post is making me feel guilty for not reading more … and Jayne Eyre is on my list too :p

    I’d go to the public library and pick up books on audio but you just can’t beat the smell and feel of a book.

  7. March 31, 2011 12:15 AM

    *Jane… whoops! :)

    • April 11, 2011 7:32 PM

      You definitely should!! I just finished it and it was great, the movie(s) are pretty good too! I totally agree about the smell and feel of the book. I love the smell of a new book haha.

  8. April 1, 2011 5:36 PM

    I want to read the mailbox…

    Enter my giveaway!

    • April 11, 2011 7:34 PM

      You should – it’s great!! Sorry about not entering your giveaway, hope it went well! :)


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