Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book List

Not sure why I have become so fascinated with prepster/socialite novels like:
The Overnight Socialite
Prep: A Novel
Social Lives
The American Wife

Ask why some people read Harlequin Romance novels?

I just enjoy these books.  They're easy reads, not depressing (unless you're the characters in the book) and so far removed from my own life, that I can just divulge for a few minutes each evening and think of nothing else, without worry that any of these things would EVER happen to me.  If you've read these books, you know what I mean.

I mean really, other than My Fair Lady and the Overnight Socialite, how many poor women do you know get adopted as "projects" for wealthy women with nothing better to do?
(Okay I take that back...there are probably many but since I don't live that crazy life, I don't really know.  I would assume that these usually happen in "new money" situations and not in "high WASP" situations as traditional WASPs don't like to draw attention.)

Anyways, as usualy, I digress, but you get my drift.

Currently, I'm reading Four Wives which is by the same author as Social Lives.  The latter being a much better book as the former is kind of boring (i.e. not enough adultery in the wine closet with the best friend's son during a major event, a social masquerade ball to kick off the Halloween season while the Husband of the cheater is squandering all their money away and embezzling millions and is secretly about to go to jail with the best friend mourning over her dead mother in the coffin crypt on Halloween night).

I need drama people! (and trust me, if I ever get invited to a party like this, I won't be dancing.  I'll be the one casually watching the entire room waiting for someone to do something naughty so I can go catch them and blow the drama wide open.  Heehee.)

That would be fun.  ;)

Again, I digress.

The next book on my list, that actually sounds quite entertaining as it's from a male perspective on the upper upper upper class female.

It's about a male school headmaster dealing with this one particular woman of privilege and her kids (if I recall correctly).  It sounds wildly entertaining. 

Let me guess.  The headmaster ends up WITH the woman of privilege.  Sorry if I ruined it for you, I haven't even read it yet, but I'm guessing that's how it ends.

We'll see!

(I'm feeling snarky today).

What is on your current reading list?  Anything interesting that you might want to share with the audience (and no it doesn't have to be in this "class" of books.  I recently finished Emma  for the 15th time!  Love Jane Austen).  I'd love to know as I just might add it my list. 

Happy Thursday Y'all!


  1. I love these kind of books, too! Have you read Mrs. Perfect or Dating Rituals of the North American WASP? I like both of those. Thank you for sharing some recommendations!

  2. Looks good! I'll have to get this one!

  3. I'm pretty sure I need to get on this band wagon!! Soon!

    Happy Thursday! xoxo

  4. Did you ever read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the two after it? Those were GREAT! Also, I have told you, but for your readers, the Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand is also wonderful. A personal favorite of mine was the Time Traveler's Wife. I am reading the new one by the author of that book (I can never remember how to spell her name - Audrey Niffenegger maybe) called Her Fearful Symmetry. It's good so far but I JUST started it. That's all I got!

    Rock on! GW

  5. I am in the process of reading Emma-its striking me as P&P did-a little tiresome to get through the first time but lovely each subsequent time.

    I read The Ex-Mrs. Hedge-fund by Linda Kargman and The Ex-Debutante by Linda Francis Lee and thought both were incredibly fun. Plus with the whole "ex" thing in the title, it lends itself to a little bit of drama, yes?

  6. Rags to riches has always been a popular storyline. But I think now it's not individuals making projects of people, rather individuals making projects of organizations that help other people...and I have just read a Sophie Kinsella book called Remember Me and had So Much Fun.

  7. Love Jane Austen!