Happy Monday to everyone! I posted last week about a couple of chick lit books that I had won in a giveaway on the great blog chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com. Unbelievably, I have won 3 more books from various giveaways in the last 3 days! I am thrilled. Getting a book in the mail to me is like Christmas, I love it. Needless to say my TBR pile is growing . . . and growing . . . and growing. Hey, that’s ok, it’s series finale week so beginning next week, I won’t have new TV to watch 🙂
Anway in the last couple of days I have won:
Title: House Rules (won this one from paperbackswap.com Free Book Fridays on Facebook)
Author: Jodi Picoult
Synopsis (from bn.com):
When your son can’t look you in the eye . . . does that mean he’s guilty?
Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.
But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.
And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?
Title: Double Time (won this one from dreamonus.com)
Author: Jane Roper
Synopsis (from bn.com):
What do you do when you find out you’re pregnant – times two?!
When Jane Roper found out she was pregnant with twins, she searched high and low for a memoir of the first years with multiples, but came up empty-handed. Four years later, she wrote the book she wished she’d had as a new mother of twins.
Double Time is an entertaining, up-close and very personal look at Jane Roper’s first three years raising twin daughters. From trying to get pregnant to processing the idea of twins, from round the clock feedings and diaper changes to the joy of watching “twinteractions” between her girls as their (very different!) personalities emerge, Jane tells all. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep a history of depression under control—and find answers when her symptoms get worse. All this while falling steadily in love with her duo as they grow from sleepy newborns to mischievous toddlers with a penchant for potty talk.
Full of warmth, honesty, occasional advice, and more than a little humor, Double Time is a smart and engaging account of the first three years with multiples, as well as a refreshingly candid and vulnerable look at parenting, clinical depression, and the quest for work-family balance. It’s Jane Roper’s story, but it’s one that will resonate with countless women—especially those parenting in double time.
Title: Fake Perfect Me (won this one from internationalchicklitmonth.com)
Author: Cari Kamm
Synopsis (from bn.com): Isabella Reynolds has the perfect life … or does she? Maybe there is a grand illusion behind all the glamour.
Isabella Reynolds seems to have it all–the former Southern belle with big dreams is the head of her own skin care company and is the self-proclaimed queen of all things beautiful in New York City. Then her world comes crashing down, and she is stripped of everything she loves–her man, the Italian litigator ”Saint” Santo; her company, and even her beloved dog, Potato. With her penchant for bingeing and purging, how can she turn her life around when she still feels the need to maintain her ”perfect” facade?
Fake Perfect Me, author Cari Kamm’s heart-warming–and often heartwrenching–tale of a successful New Yorker and her inner circle, offers an inside look at a world of excess. Isabella Reynolds may seem unlike anyone you’ve ever known, but at her core, she’s instantly recognizable. Her trials and tribulations, her ups and downs, are much the same as anyone’s. Her world may have a high price tag, but its true value comes from its losses and lesson… to love one’s self.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for these great giveaways! I will definitely post reviews when I get to them. Thank goodness it is summer, maybe I can squeeze in a bit more reading time.
Check out the great sites and blogs for giveaways,
Books Are Life,