Sunday, March 11, 2012

Choose my traveling companion

I have a lot of driving ahead of me in the next few weeks. As much as I love music, audiobooks seem to help pass the time better.  Thanks to Audible and the local library, I have some great options.  I just can't decide what I want to listen to.  Help me, readers!!

Option 1
"Lucky Streak" 
by Carly Phillips

I picked up the first book in this series on another recent trip.  I love Carly Phillips, and this is a really intriguing group of characters. 

Book synopsis (courtesy of Amazon):
When Mike Corwin awakens after some wild partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber, the gorgeous woman he met the night before, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber's a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family curse has finally hit him. Hard. But to Amber, Mike isn't business as usual. If only she didn't need the money to ensure her father's safety, she might actually have fallen for the intense lawman. Instead, she's forced to betray him. Now Mike's hell-bent on divorce and Amber's on the run…but when a twist of fate reunites them, can they turn their run of bad fortune into a lucky streak?

Option 2
 "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me" 
by Mindy Kaling

I haven't read anything by her, but I've heard good things.  

Book synopsis (courtesy of Amazon):
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”  Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

Option 3
 "Matched" 
by Ally Condie

This was a recommendation to me on Audible, and I am completely intrigued by the description and the reviews.

Book synopsis (courtesy of Amazon):
For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief that Society knows best, until she plugs in her Match microchip and a different boy’s face flashes on the screen. This improbable mistake sets Cassia on a dangerous path to the unthinkable--rebelling against the predetermined life Society has in store for her. As author Ally Condie’s unique dystopian Society takes chilling measures to maintain the status quo, Matched reminds readers that freedom of choice is precious, and not without sacrifice.--Seira Wilson

Option 4
 "Can You Keep a Secret?" 
by Sophie Kinsella

I feel like the only girl who's never read a Sophie Kinsella book.  

Book synopsis (courtesy of Amazon):
The author of the Shopaholic trilogy offers up a delightful new novel, filled with her trademark wit and humor. When her plane en route from Glasgow to London experiences horrible turbulence, Emma Corrigan is convinced she is going to die. She babbles all of her most intimate thoughts and secrets to the handsome American man sitting next to her. But the plane lands safely, and Emma bids him an awkward good-bye. When she enters the office on Monday and learns the CEO of the company, Jack Harper, is in for a visit, Emma is horrified to learn Jack is actually the man in whom she confided on the flight. He knows everything, including that she hates her job and that she is not quite sure she loves her boyfriend. But Jack does not fire her on the spot; instead, he quietly replaces the office coffeemaker she hates and gives her advice about her personal life, which she finds infuriating. So why can't she stop thinking about him?

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They all sound so good.  See why I can't choose? 
Tell me which book you think I should listen to the comments.
I will provide a review when I finish the book.
Voting ends at 5 p.m. CST on Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Is Everyone Hanging out without me? I have heard great things!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower :) loved reading through your blog!

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