Books of vacation.
At the beach this week, I was able to spend a lot of time reading - something I had been looking forward to doing all summer. Just sitting back in my lounge chair and making my way through my self-appointed summer reading list, I honestly can’t think of a better way to relax and enjoy the time off (except when I also had a homemade mudslide in my hand!). Here’s the list - and my verdict for each!
The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer - The worst of the lot by far. I couldn’t wait to finish it; don’t even think about picking it up unless you enjoy torture. Makes me very hesistant to pick up her latest novel, the hyped The Uncoupling.
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe - The opposite of the first book; I couldn’t put it down. Such a fun read, and highly enjoyable for anyone who loved St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night like I did, or his more recent brilliant roles on West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and Parks & Rec. Definitely pick it up.
A Soft Place to Land By Susan Rebecca White- A good quick beach read, wouldn’t rush to buy it, or borrow it for that matter, but certainly a fun option if nothing else.
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner - The latest by this ever-popular author (who also ironically went to my high school), this might be my favorite by her yet. Another quick summer read, I found myself flying through it and enjoying it way more than anticipated.
The Adults by Alison Espach - Our latest book club book, I started this one on Sunday aka the last day of vacation. So far so good…