May I suggest...


Busy, busy, busy getting back into the swing of things with our new school schedule. Promise I have some riveting posts coming up soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of my favorite summer reads. 

1) Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple. Perhaps my fave read of the summer, this domestic drama made me laugh out load. In a recent New York Times interview, Semple names The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen her favorite book of all times. A former TV writer, ( "Arrested Development") she says "Mad Men" is some of the best writing in television today. I'm totally with her on that one. A film adaptation is in the works. Can't wait!

2) The Tennis Partnerby Abraham Verghese. From the author of Cutting For Stone, a compelling, but tragic non fiction story. Very well written IMO.

3) The Sliver Starby Jeanette Wells. Pretty impressive for her first stab at fiction. I was sold after reading an interesting profile in The New York Times Magazine.

4) Yonahlossee Riding School for Girls, by Anton DiScalafani. This debut novel about a rich girl's boarding school would have fit in nicely with my earlier summer reading post. Family secrets, lies and  unsavory and inappropriate sexual liaisons. Sound familiar?

Next up, The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer & And The Mountains Echoed, by Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini.

What's on your nightstand at the moment?


  1. These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner
    an Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

    On order: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

  2. Thanks for this list, Maureen! I'm going to have to request some of these from the library.

    I have read The Silver Star. Thought it was pretty good, but not nearly as good as The Glass Castle. Have you read My Own Country by Abraham Verghese? Very good. Also loved Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

    I'm reading Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving, but finding it a little difficult to get into.



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