Kicking off the blog with a classic summer tradition – the reading list!
Now that I have a daily commute and plenty of relaxation time at Brighton Beach, I can’t wait to breeze through these picks:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson / I’m not usually a fan of murder mysteries, but this trilogy has been red-hot for so long, I might as well jump in the fire, too.
An Education – Lynn Barber / Like so many films that leave you wanting more, I can’t wait to dive into the story again – but this time from the inspiration herself.
This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper / Maybe I want to read this book because I’m a sucker for bitingly witty takes on deeper truths. Or maybe I just like the cover design.
Prospect Park West – Amy Sohn / Juicy, juicy summer gossip – Park Slope-style!
Dreaming In Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich / Please let this satisfy my craving for all things reminiscent of Eat Pray Love and Bollywood…
The American Painter – Emma Dial / Woman in the New York art world. Sold.
The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman / This cast of quirky, complex characters, set in a dying newspaper of bustling Rome, sounds so appealing that I may have to splurge for the hardcover (note: every other book on this list is in paperback, because I’m cheap).
Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld / Don’t judge! It’s no worse than watching Pretty Little Liars on Hulu…. and obviously everyone does that.
Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs / I’ve read every other author along the lines of Augusten Burroughs – except for the man himself. It’s like being a punk fan who has never heard The Clash.
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It – Maile Meloy / Since G. P. Putnam’s gets to publish her first YA project, I should probably check out her books for adults. If she’s any bit as lyrical as her brother (Colin Meloy of the Decemberists), I’ll love it!
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins / I’m only about two years behind the ball on dystopian YA fiction. Guess I better get started.
Stay tuned to see how all these promising books turn out. Any suggestions? Please recommend!