I can’t stop reading. Devoured two more books this week. They both made me laugh and pause and hide upstairs so I could finish the final pages.
A continuation of this (Five Books For Summer) list.
A big thank you to those of you who recommended these gems. More suggestions welcome.
Rating: * * * * *
My Review: Charming, funny, heartwarming, and impossibly lovely. Don Tillman is someone you don’t want to forget. A “feel good” love story that isn’t nauseating or annoying. Very well written and timed. I couldn’t put this novel down.
Their Review: “It’s natural to be wary of a novel that’s been the target of such gushy praise. Publishers in at least thirty-eight countries have snapped up the rights to The Rosie Project, which has been touted as a ‘publishing phenomenon,’ an ‘international sensation’ and no less than ‘the feel-good hit of 2013.’ Well, squelch your inner cynic: the hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel. . . . This is classic rom-com.” -The Washington Post
Rating: * * * *
If You Like: I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Young Adult Memoirs
My Review: Marina writes with an impossibly young voice while maintaining literary dignity and humor. A quick read full of nostalgia for our early twenties. Marina would have been a household name if her life wouldn’t have been cut short. Her essays, particularly the first and last, are gems.
Their Review: “The writing Marina Keegan left behind offers a tantalizing taste of a literary voice still in development, yet already imbued with unusual insight, nuance, humor, and sensitivity.” -Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker
All Five-Star Rated Books Here.