You could say the book similarly makes spirituality a strange and enchanting subject—turning it into the kind of material that even this atheist reader gobbled up.
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I love this book! It's all parts entertaining and witty with a hint of delicious NYC-minded snark. You'll want to take it with you not just to the beach but everywhere all summer long. I've been recommending Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife as my favorite beach read for the past 11 years, and I have no plan to stop, maybe ever. And by 'beach read,' I mean: a book that you might have time to languish with and give your full attention to, which you must do with this one.
Sittenfeld takes the key moments of Bush's timeline and runs with them, creating such an intimate, engrossing beautifully-written story that is both smart and juicy. It truly has everything: a coming-of-age arc, dramatic family ties, love, heartbreak and Bush dynasty politics! I'll admit, I judged this book by it's adorable cover of a double-decker London bus with two people waving at one another. But once I started it, I couldn't put it down! Really … I read it in two days.
It follows the lives of Laurie and Jack the couple , from their love at first sight moment on British public transport the bus , and Sarah, Laurie's best friend and roommate who ends up dating Jack. The book follows these three characters through ten years, and new jobs, break ups, losses, and life. It is the most realistic romantic novel I've ever read and I'm convinced it will soon be turned into a fabulous movie.
A great summer beach read, even though the book begins during a London winter! Summertime always finds me reading music bios of various stripes—it's a varied field with perhaps more misses than hits—but Keep Music Evil , the new book by Jesse Valencia about the legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre, is going in my beach bag for sure. The ever-changing band and its leader, Anton Newcombe, probably best-known from Ondi Timoner's documentary Dig!
The bond that exists between sisters is a feral, mysterious, deeply held thing, and it is the subject of two evocative new novels by Alix Ohlin and Michael Parker, both of which trace their characters over long arcs of time and place with equal amounts grace and wit. The novel is timeless and riveting in its strangeness, as it traces their decades-long rift stemming from a devastating accident and, well, love.
Most revelatory is the way that each fights to find her own life as an artist outside the expectations of others and the demands of a male-dominated world. I couldn't help but take pictures of the pages from the book and send around to my best friends. It's an easy, mood-boosting, laugh-out-loud type of a book, perfect for the beach. Black Swans: Stories by Eve Babitz is a collection of nine short stories also great for a long weekend. One Goodreads reviewer suggested that you read it on an empty stomach, because you'll devour every word. We go back to the s, following the lives of two sisters, both then and now.
They attempt to navigate the ever-changing world around them, and like Weiner's other novels, this one is simply unputdownable. What if you started having memories of moments that didn't actually happen? Kristen Petersen just met the perfect guy, but he wants to have a big family.
You can expect to laugh and cry during this one, as the protagonist grapples with her decision to stay or go. Goodreads reviewers are already calling this one of the best books of the year.
Set in with a series of flashbacks, we learn about the unparalleled, perfect relationship between Marilyn and David. And while their love story is idyllic, their four daughters haven't had such luck. Their individual storylines come together to show how complicated it is to love those closest to you. All those sunny summer afternoons could use a little darkness. When Jules Larsen takes a new job as an apartment sitter, she has no clue that she'll eventually try to solve the disappearance of her coworker.
While many of the books in this list are fictional, we couldn't resist this "nonfiction literary masterpiece" We're trusting Elizabeth Gilbert's words about it. Over the course of eight years, Lisa Taddeo unveiled the lives and desires of three real women living in the United States.
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A housewife in Indiana, entrepreneur on the East Coast, and a high school student in North Dakota have revealing and all-too-relatable stories to tell. Journey back to the Bahamas in , where a recently widowed woman named Lulu is reporting on the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. They have plenty of drama already, but there's even more when Lulu discovers the ugly truth behind the couple's marriage.
During all of this, she falls in love with a man who vanishes. All in all, we're looking forward to this inevitable page-turner. When a black boy is sent off to a reformatory school called The Nickel Academy during the Jim Crow-era, he soon learns that it's a terrifying, abusive place. If you've already read the first four books in the Red Rising saga, chances are you've already marked your calendar for Dark Age 's release date. Pierce Brown's newest sequel continues the story of Darrow, who's now outlawed by the Republic he founded years ago.
Protagonist Amy is satisfied with her fairly typical life and daily routine. Ultimately, she realizes that the only way to protect herself to is to beat Angelica at her own game.
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Rowan Caine fibbed a bit to become a highly-paid live-in nanny. But the financial perks of the job come with unforeseen consequences, like being accused of murder. As she awaits trial, she wonders who is actually responsible for a child's death. A sequel to R. It includes war, revenge, and even an opium addiction. Fans of Kuang's first novel are counting the days until its release.
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Ginny Richardson is gutted when her baby Lucy is taken away from her. She was born with Down syndrome, and her husband and his family have decided that she should be sent away. After two years, she goes against her in-laws' wishes and sets out to bring her baby girl home. Cassie is uprooted from her life as a firefighter in Texas to help her ailing mother in Boston.