For those of you who were wondering, I am still reading.
Granted, not to the same (crazy) extent as last year. I have decided not to read 52 books in one year again, because let’s be honest-
Plus, I want to take the time to enjoy what I’m reading a bit more.
Currently my total is hovering somewhere around 15, and I’m totally ok with that- because you know what they say….
But with summer now in full swing, I figured it was time to pick up some new reads. Specifically, light, fun ones- perfect for laying on the beach or lounging by the pool (or, in my case, sitting in my air conditioned condo and crowded office food court. Man I need a vacation).
So I ordered a few gems from Amazon- and since I have nothing better to do besides sit on my front steps and wait patiently until they arrive, I thought I’d share my summer reading list with all of you guys.
When a Manhattan family sets out on a two week summer vacation to the beautiful island of Mallorca, what could possibly go wrong?
….Infidelity, heartbreak, delusion and scandal, that’s what!
Billed as a fluffy summer read made substantial by the “exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author”, I can’t wait to crack into this puppy .
A “reverse love story” set in London and Paris, I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You tells the tale of Richard, a 34-year-old British artist trying to win his wife back after a brief “ellipsis” with an American mistress.
Still, I’m excited to watch him try.
19-year-old twins Nicholas and Nouschka Tremblay are the offspring of Quebec folk singer, and notorious playboy, Etienne Tremblay. They spent their childhood in the public eye; simultaneously performing with him and being abandoned by him. Now they are grown up and making their own mistakes on the streets of referendum-era Montreal – all of which ending up in the French Canadian tabloid Allo Police.
It’s a coming-of-age tale with a hefty dose of family drama (which sounds pretty much like my own life) so I’m excited to check it out
At twenty-three, a starry-eyed Joanna Rakoff moves to New York with dreams of becoming a writer. Instead, she winds up in a crappy Williamsburg apartment with a job as assistant to the literary agent for J.D. Salinger. Her task is to answer Salinger’s endless amount of fan-mail with a stock response. As she gets into it, however, she becomes inspired and starts crafting her own replies.
It’s a memoir about literary New York in the late 90’s, and the coming-of-age tale of a now successful writer.
Maybe I’ll be inspired? Naah. I’ll probably just sit on the couch and watch more Extreme Weight Loss.