Monday, May 9, 2011

Some of the best books I've read are....

...are Southern novels.

I just ordered 2 new ones...well..not newly written..but not read by me yet.

Both are from Fannie Flagg..that great, funny, touching  author who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"?

So, the first one I ordered today with a Mother's Day gift card I received from daughter April & co. is

{ps..you can't really click on the "Look Inside"..just snagged the pictures from Amazon..}



Then....


 And here's one I just finished and **LOVED** !


I recommend this one very much. It's the kind you don't want to see end..because you like all the people so much and you'll miss them..

And now I'm reading this one...

..and I am excited to learn...I don't have to be sad..there are 2 more and a cookbook as sequels!

As you can see..I like uplifting and happy books.  Ones that entertain as well as give you a message..

So, what's on your reading table?

And, thank you April & co. for my great reading!!

-me

18 comments:

Mellodee said...

I love "Southern" books too! I read "Saving CeeCee Hunnicutt" a few months ago....one of the best I've read in a long time!! Know how you felt about not wanting it to end! I hope Beth Hoffman is hard at work on other novels of this sort. She could become a favorite.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I was in a goodwill store the other day and saw Fannie Flagg's book Fried Green Tomatoes. I've seen the movie a million times but I've never read the book. As books are most always better than the movie, I bought it. But first I'm reading Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper.

So many books; so little time.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love to buy books but I seldom read. I must turn of this computer and read! I, like you, enjoy reading books that are happy. These certainly look like good ones.

Vee said...

Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes... is a favorite of mine and I've not read the others so that sounds very interesting. I love knowing what others really recommend. Thanks for such a list. (Cookbooks. I'm reading cookbooks.)

Debra said...

Oh! Love your header so much. So clever!

And hooray! The Ladybug books are pure delights. I own all three and consider them treasures. You'll love all the characters in those, too, and you'll feel as though you, too, live on Ladybug Farm.

The Cee Cee book was remarkable, too. And thanks for the other recommendations--I'll have to look them up! Sounds like we appreciate the same sorts of books. :) Blessings, Debra

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

There's nothing I'm madly in love with, on my reading table. -sigh- So thanks for the suggestions.

I'm in a very, very long reading dry spell. -sigh- Dry spells happen to me, now and then, but this one is a *duuuuuuuuuuuuuzie*. -pout-

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

Lynette Killam said...

Thanks for the great book suggestions, Colleen...as a voracious reader, I'm always in search of more! I do love Southern writers, and adore books that seamlessly blend humour, hope and insight as Fannie Flagg's do. I haven't heard of the others you mention and am excited to look for them!

I also like Anne Rivers Siddons, and being Irish, really enjoy Maeve Binchy - just finished her latest book, 'Minding Frankie' which I know you would very much appreciate.

There's not much that's better than curling up with a good book and a wee dog nestled beside us, is there?

Pat MacKenzie said...

Yours is the second blog I've read today that recommends Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I'm going out today to spend my book store gift card birthday gift on that book now. Thanks for the recommendations.

Laurie said...

All these books look so good Colleen, I'm jotting them down. I just finished reading a book call "From Stone Orchard, a Collection of Memories" by Timothy Findley. It's a fantastic book, a true story of his life at this farm. I think you'd really like it, it's charming!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those all look like great reads. I have many books that need to be finished. Maybe I will get to them this summer since we aren't travelling to the States this year. :) Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi again Colleen, I just had a run through your vacation posts. You certainly did a lot and had a lot of fun! Poor Ella -- she loves and misses you so! What a great grandma you are. Blessings, Tammy

Carolyn said...

These books sounds interesting! Thanks for the good book suggestions.

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Sue said...

Colleen, I love reading and am always looking for new titles. The CeeCee book really appeals to me! Thanks for the recommendations.

Hugs,

Sue

she dreams big! said...

Love Fannie Flagg! But my tastes usually lean toward the dark and scary! Keep up the recommendations! I'm going to check out that Cee Cee book for the summer!

North of 25A said...

I just finished a post about what I was reading too! Love "Fried Green Tomatoes". I am always on the hunt for a great page turner. I also really enjoy audio books.
Best,
Colleen

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wonderful books to sink into! Thanks for the tips! ♥

Vicki aka Jake said...

I'm still into the Outlander series...again. Need to broaden the horizons in this territory. And walk away from the computer more:)

lifeinredshoes said...

Thank you the reviews, I'm always looking for a good read :)