Thursday, September 10, 2009

Throwback Thursday- The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe

Throwback Thursday –
this is a weekly event hosted by Jenny at TakeMeAway!

It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!

My pick:
I am going to go way back to my teenage years (yes, that's quite awhile ago). I was a...let's just say, trashy romance reader and completely proud of it. I loved Jackie Collins, VC Andrews, Judith Krantz (remember Scruples?!), Danielle Steele and Rona Jaffe. I used to go to the library almost every day after school and read until my mom picked me up. ( I lived in the country and hated the hour bus ride so I would beg my mom to let me to to the library instead!) Little did she know at the time what I was reading. he he
Well, Rona Jaffe has remained a favorite of mine throughout the years. I just get a kick out of her books. Unfortunately she has passed away now but has left a long list of novels.

My pick for Throwback Thursday is on of her firsts and best The Best of Everything. If you watch Mad Men at all, this novel is set in the same time but all about the women of the late 50s and early 60s or the "secretary pool" as they were called.
Jaffe is really good at describing New York, having been a lifetime New Yorker and the lives of these different women, having been a successful woman early in her life. It had the perfect blend of romance, ambition, betrayal, and humor.
I have since moved on from this genre though every so often I'll pick one up but I have fond memories of my early reading days.

It is an oldie but definitely a goodie, in my opinion.

Happy Reading!

*red headed book child


Jenny said...

Huh! I've never heard of it but sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

I have never read her... but you are right, books from your past brings back fond memories. here is mine:

Amo said...

I've never heard of it, but I think i'll get it! It sounds really good and if a fellow childhood lover of VC Andrews and Danielle Steels likes it, then I probably will as well! "Flowers in the Attic" was one of my faves as a child.