My travels on the BookSparks 2015 Summer Reading Challenge are coming to a close as I inch closer and closer to competing my travels through 18 books. We’re anchoring the news this week in New York with Brigitte Quinn’s Anchored.
About the Book: Barbara King’s dream is to become the next Barbara Walters. She has long had one foot out the door of her current job–as an early morning news anchor at the fledgling cable news channel, The Phoenix. Her plan is to do her time at The Phoenix and move on to something bigger, better, and more Barbara-Walters-like. But when The Phoenix’s ratings unexpectedly skyrocket after its controversial, no-holds-barred coverage of a major news event, Barbara’s star is poised to rise along with it. But is she willing to trade her journalistic ethics—and her dream—for fame?
Read Anchored by Brigitte Quinn
My Book Review: I enjoyed this story of anguished temptation and career aspirations by Brigitte Quinn. The book was set largely behind and in front of cameras as the main character anchors world news while struggling with desires for her co-worker and to advance her career. The gem of the book for me was the weaving of world events into the storyline. It made me realize how much the great wide world spins while we plod forward in our own individual lives. I also enjoyed reading the story knowing the author’s background in television. Because the main character is caught between two moral dilemmas, ethical issues are considered and explored in this début novel by Brigitte Quinn. A fast read, perfect for readers who enjoy celebrity books and are curious about the inner workings of television news.
About the Author: Brigitte Quinn has worked in broadcasting for more than thirty years, and was a television anchor at the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NBC. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BS from Cornell University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children, and is currently anchoring mornings at 1010 WINS radio in New York City. You can visit her website at www.brigittequinn.com.
Find out how it all began: READ 5th Annual BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge and My Travels Have Begun!
1. The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen
2. The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek
3. Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff
4. The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall
5 . Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
6. Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
7. Pieces by Maria Kostaki
8. Summer Secrets by Jane Green
9. It’s You by Jane Porter
10. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
11. Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips
12. The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop
13. The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri
14. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
15. Anchored by Brigitte Quinn
16. Satisfaction by Andee Reilly
17. A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
18. Star Craving Mad by Elise Miller
Thank you, BookSparks!