Thursday, May 13, 2010

On the Same Page

One of the nicest things my husband does is bring me home books he thinks I might like from the library. He is a really big reader, something he came into in the past couple of years. He's actually rubbed off on me. In my adult life, despite being an English major and editor, I haven't always been such an avid reader. I guess I've gone through phases. But in the past year I've definitely read a lot more (see list of books on the left hand nav bar.)*

Last week, he brought me home a couple of books. One was titled Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood. Here's the Amazon description:

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met a man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

It was a good, quick read. I love memoirs, especially ones about women and friendships. And I love books that take place near our home (this one takes place in and around the Boston area.)

He also brought me this book. My man knows me too well.

I am hoping to read a couple more books before the baby comes. Next on my list is Little Bee, then The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

*One thing I started doing earlier this year is actually writing down names of books when someone recommended one or I hear about it on NPR or read a review. Then about once a week or so, I go on my library's website and request the books. They send me an email when the book has come in. I like this much better than the old fashioned browsing of the library's shelves.


  1. I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Great book. If you're looking for an easy & fun read, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is hysterical!

  2. Melissa- you need to tell me the books you read. Its birthday season.

    off to the store....

  3. May I recommend Unsweetened?

  4. I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have all three in the series, too, if you're interested in borrowing ;)