Okay, I perhaps titled this incorrectly because, really, how many of us are actually going to be on the beach reading this summer? Riiiiggghhhht. I'd love to be, but alas, not in the cards this year. I will, however, be turning pages (or flicking pages on my iPad) in between when the kiddos head off to bedtime after a full day of Camp Mommy and when I doze off after a full day of Camp Mommy.
You know me, I have my teetering pile of must-reads, but there is something about summertime and wanting to escape or become entranced with a fluffy or exciting or crazy world of a novel. What am I excited for this summer?
Inferno by Dan Brown - Who isn't jazzed to read the latest from the author of blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol? Hero Robert Langdon is back...and so is the excitement, the thrills and the chills, and so are we.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - Though classified as young adult, this novel is for everyone. Aliens have invaded, and Cassie thinks she may be one of the last survivors on Earth...and then she meets Evan Walker. Science fiction, action-adventure and writing at its best.
No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 29 Apartments by Brooke Berman - We follow Brooke as she moves from college grad to adulthood...and moves in and out of 29 apartments chasing her dreams.
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan - I know quite a few writer friends and mommy friends who have been awaiting this one. At the heart of it are relationships, specifically marriage -- the hows, the whys, the good and the bad. I am salivating at the thought of getting into these lives.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - Tracing what it means to have talent, how it is rewarded and defined, this critically-acclaimed novel is the coming of age story of six friends as they stumble and shape their lives. Ambition, envy, class, and more are explored...and I promise you won't be able to put it down.
Are you into any of these books? What do you like to read during the summer?