In the past few weeks, I had big ambitions to read lots of books while between school semesters & while having a week off from work. I only go to finish two books, and have one in the works currently.
Book One: The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
What it's about: A family of two parents and three children, one of who has Turners Syndrome. Turners syndrome essentially stops body growth in the 10 year old stage of adolescence and also has some cognitive delays associated with it. It is an interesting book because it does not focus entirely on Gwen, the daughter with Turners, rather it discusses the entire families lives surrounding their daughter & sister with it. I enjoyed this book because of the family dynamics in it and it kept me interested because it is written from multiple family members points of views.
As a side note, when I googled an image of this book, I came across a blog site of a book club that has read this book! They are based in Philadelphia and this was a 2010 read for them & they have some interesting questions based on the novel:
Book Two: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
What it's about: As previously blogged about this weekend, this book is pre "Sex and the City", the TV show. It is based on Carrie's life in high school and basically the typical teenage drama that comes along with being a teen and having girlfriends, boyfriends and siblings. It is an extremely easy read (I read it in a day) and it's light hearted and entertaining when you think about where Carrie is now in her life in the most recent movies of her SATC character. Keri, you're welcome to borrow it whenever!! Now I need to buy the sequel that is about Carrie's first summer in New York City.
Book Three: Bossypants by Tina Fey
What it's about: Tina Fey's life! More to come once I actually read it...