I had heard about 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett a few months ago and picked it up at 40% off a Superstore when I saw it. According to the back of the book, it is about three seemingly different ladies who come together to work on some project and of course become great friends! Funny thing, I was just finishing up 'Water For Elephants' last week, when my mom texted me saying that she was reading 'The Help'! I responded by letting her know that it was next in line on my bedside table!! It is uncanny how we think alike sometimes.
The second book in the queue is 'The Water Man's Daughter' by Emma Ruby-Sachs. I just picked it up randomly at Chapters the other day. It is about South Africa, and surprisingly, again, about three women whose paths cross. This was not on purpose. I do not go out looking for similar story lines, I just happened to be interested in the first couple of pages of this novel and was hooked in!
Thirdly, waiting to be read beside my bed, is 'New York' by Edward Rutherford. Similarly, this one was a random find. It had not been recommended to me, nor had I heard a review or any comments on it. It simply grabbed my attention while walking past in the bookstore. As far as I can tell, it is a novel with fictional characters, but through which the author is able to retell the story of this great city based on historical facts. "...a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city's fortunes", is what the back cover tells me. I am definitely interested.
Now, I just have to finish off my little sidetrack and full-of-laughs novel, 'Mini Shopoholic'! A little humour mixed in with the more serious life struggles never hurt anyone now, did it?
What are you reading, or looking forward to reading this summer?