Saturday, February 06, 2016

My To Be Read List - February 2016 - Feeling Pretty



Welcome to my February 2016 edition of My To Be Read List, hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. This is a monthly meme where we offer up 3 choices from our TBR pile for our readers to pick from to help us make the super hard decision of "what do I read next?" a little easier and to whittle away at the ever growing TBR Mountain! 

Theme: Feeling Pretty: these all have a dress on the cover, and I thought that was a good February theme.  Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me which you chose and why.

The poll will stay open through Friday 2/12 , and I'll update this post with the winning book on Saturday 2/13, then post a review on the 4th Saturday of the month, 2/27.

If you think this sounds fun and would like to join (the more the merrier, because we love voting!) please head on over to Because Reading where Michelle lays out the rules for us!

And the choices are...

From Goodreads:

(Sophie Katz #5) Overjoyed at Maryanne's engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can't wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter's face.

Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts—from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena's made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop—and, yes, she's no saint—but really, who deserves to be shot?

With an ├╝berlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie's barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.

Big if.
From Goodreads:

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family. 
From Goodreads:

Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen — not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives — even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!

But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .


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25 comments:

  1. Since I didn't know any of these I just went with the title I liked best so I voted for Size 12 is not fat. :)

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  2. Love the theme!! They all sound really good but I voted for Twenties Girl. Hope you enjoy whatever wins!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure I will, they are all authors I enjoy already. ;)

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  3. I voted for Twenties Girl! I hope you love whichever book wins! :)

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  4. I chose Meg Cabot because she has good reads!!

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    1. I agree, I've enjoyed what I've read so far!

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  5. Voted for Size 12 is not fat
    Bunnita TBR List

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  6. Well I was voting for size 12 is not fat but I hit something when I scrolled down and bam! Voted for Twenties Girl. Which is okay, since it was my second choice. But if you can fix it, that's what happened lol. Leave it to me to screw up a simple vote :/

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    1. No worries! So far Size 12 is leaps ahead of the others anyway!

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  7. I voted for Size 12 is not fat as I think I've read a book by that author before and that part about her becoming a spunky girl detective sounds fun!

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    1. I've heard they're fun, so it's about time I read them! ;)

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  8. I went with Size 12 is not fat, because it sounds like a good mystery and I liked her Princess Diaries books.

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    1. Yes, the Princess Diaries are cute! Thanks!

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  9. I've read Size 12 Is Not Fat and was okay about it. But I've heard good things about Sophie Kinsella and the summary sounds interesting, so I'm going to choose Twenties Girl.

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    1. Thanks for voting! I've really enjoyed all the stand alone Kinsella's I've read, so looking forward to this one too!

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  10. I haven't red any of your choices, but I am familiar with two of them. I've enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's novels--at least the ones I have read. And I have heard good things about Meg Cabot's books. But the one I am not familiar with--that cover and title caught my eye immediately. Choices, choices! I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

    I love your blog title, by the way!

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    1. Thank you! They are all author's I have enjoyed already, so I'm sure whichever one wins I'll be happy!

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  11. Sophie Kinsella because I need to read this author.

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    1. Yes, you do! I haven't read any of her Shopaholic books yet, but have really enjoyed the stand alone novels I have read by her. Thanks for stopping in!

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  12. Nice selection of books, Shaunesay! I ended up voting for Meg Cabot but I've read and enjoyed Sophie Kinsella and Kyra Davis, too, so I think you'll be happy no matter which one wins. :) Happy reading!

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    1. I agree, I'm guaranteed to win this time, no matter what! ;)

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  13. I chose Twenties Girl because I really enjoyed it when I read it years ago. Want to see what you think of it! :)

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