Blogger Book Club February Vote - Romance

Hey everyone!! 

Hope your week has started off great, and for those of you going back to school today... only 4.5 more months till summer break - WOOOOO!! Start those countdowns.

Anyway. I've got a job for you wonderful people. Below are three books - they are the ones we are considering for book club for February. If you could vote for the one you most want to read, that would be fabulous. The genre for February is romance. *all synopses and book covers are from goodreads.

Option One: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fianc√©. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

Option Two: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. 

She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. 

With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.

Option Three: Bookends by Jane Greene
On the heels of her national bestsellersJemima JandMr. Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled. Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and–since she had her heart broken a few years back–emotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in London’s West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who are happily married with a devil-spawn child and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid. All’s well (sort of) until the sudden arrival of a college friend–the stunningly beautiful Portia, who’s known for breaking hearts. Though they’ve grown up and grown apart from Portia, the four friends welcome her back into the fold. But does Portia have a hidden agenda or is she merely looking to reconnect with old friends? Her reappearance soon unleashes a rollicking series of events that tests the foursome’s friendships to the limit and leaves them wondering if a happy ending is in store. Fortunately, Cath has plenty to take her mind off Portia’s schemes–like her gutsy decision to leave her job in advertising to fulfill her dream of opening a bookstore. And then there’s James, the sexy real-estate agent who keeps dropping by even after the bookstore deal is done. With his irresistible smile and boyish charm could he be the one to melt Cath’s heart?

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Great choices! Something borrowed - the book - is way better than the movie was (IMO). I haven't read either of the other two but would definitely be up for them!
I've always wanted to read a classic like Jane Eyre, but haven't been able to get myself in the mood for it.
The third choice sounds good, and if it's not chosen, I'll probably read it anyway! :)

Maria said...

OOh, I've always wanted to read Something Borrowed!

Kaylee Sullivan said...

I highly HIGHLY recommend Something Borrowed! I just finished rereading it for the fifth time- it is engaging, entertaining and highly addictive. And it makes you see the other side of romance too, moving past the lovey dovey stuff and looking into the ways to fight for love.
The storyline is great and it makes your heart ache in all the right places.

PLUS Emily Giffin is just a fantastic author, I love her style. And if you can't get enough of that storyline? Something Blue is a sort of sequel that will keep you just as entertained.

Azia said...

the only one i haven't read is the bookends! so that's my vote!

Alana Christine said...

I love all of Emily Giffin's books. Do that one!!

Kelly said...

Ahh Something Borrowed is a great book! :D

Leanna Vera said...

No matter which one wins, I'm definitely going to read Bookends at some point...it sounds fantastic!

ifs ands Butts said...

Something Borrowed was my 2008 summer fave!

Delightfully Awkward Brittany said...

Something Borrowed is very entertaining, but Jane Eyre is the ONLY "classic" I have really, truly enjoyed. So either one is highly recommended.