I love to read. Recently I discovered a new author. Well, I guess it is inaccurate to say that I discovered a NY Times best-selling author, but I have been tuned in to Jennifer Weiner. I actually came across her first book, Good in Bed, at a book sale at our local library and picked it up because I was storing up books for our vacation.
I have since read two other titles from Weiner - In Her Shoes (I am told the movie pales significantly in comparison - don't they always?) and Little Earthquakes. I could see adding her to my list of regular authors because I can relate to her characters on a very human level. The protagonists are typically overweight Jewish women going through a crisis.
Good in Bed focuses on a break-up, In Her Shoes talks about family relationships and Little Earthquakes has to do with having babies. All places that I have been. Plus, with my over-active sense of empathy (I can't watch movies where people go through embarrassing situations a la Meet the Parents or American Pie without physically cringing or leaving the room at the "worst parts") even if I haven't been in these situations, I feel as though I am right there with the character.
Next up on the nightstand - Harry Potter 7. Anyone else have recommendations for good reads?