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August 8, 2011

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It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme from Book Journey.

Finished reading...
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Reading this week...

Paperback:
Boyfriend from Hell by E. van Lowe

eBook:
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals) by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Audio Book (new on my reading list):
The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

5 comments:

  1. Boyfriend from Hell is coming up pretty quickly here for me as well. Hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I am debating reading The Help, especially since the movie is coming shortly. Not that I will probably see it, but there is always this impetus to read a book before the movie comes out.

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  3. I've heard really good things about The Help but never read it =/ I'm reading The Near Witch atm, it's really good


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  4. I adored The Help and look forward to reading Still Missing. Enjoy your week.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-51.html

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  5. i started the help on audio yesterday as well. that one seems to be making the rounds. i hope you are enjoying it as much as me.=D

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