I am constantly being asked for book recommendations.
In just finished The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn. Lucy and Owen are parents to Wyatt, a boy on the spectrum who’s teacher is in the midst of changing genders and they have embarked on a six-month open marriage agreement. I preferred this book to Big Little Lies and would love to see it turned into a TV series.
Daring and darkly funny, Sarah Dunn’s THE ARRANGEMENT is this summer’s must-read. Her take on middle-age and family life is wry, poignant and spot-on. Readers will recognize themselves and their friends in this wonderfully comic novel.”―Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City
“A hilarious, spot-on comedy of the heart about middle-aged marriage and what happens when it goes off the rails.”―Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette
“Sarah Dunn has written an irresistibly JUICY novel about a couple who try an unconventional experiment in an attempt to revitalize their marriage. This story, addictive from the very first pages, becomes not only more tantalizing as it unfolds but also more thought-provoking. The Arrangement will both shock and delight you.”―Elin Hilderbrand, author of Here’s to Us
“If you’ve been wondering what an experiment in open marriage might be like, try Sarah Dunn’s deliciously inventive novel”―Elle
“A smart, side-splitting exploration of contemporary attitudes toward love and commitment….not just revelatory and intriguing, but often downright hysterical.”―Harper’s Bazaar
The pile of books I am looking forward to reading in the coming months include:
If you need no explanation for where my daughter Greenlee’s name came from, then join me in reading My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves.
The Widow of Wall Street is a provocative new novel about the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall. From penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers’s latest novel exposes a woman struggling to survive and then redefine her life as her world crumbles.
Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will have readers riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget.
Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes, All Grown Up is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg’s power as a storyteller, a whip-smart examination of one woman’s life, lived entirely on her own terms.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover so here’s hoping I enjoy the written words as much as I like the pretty cover of Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery. The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University. Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society and low morals, the first book in Plum Sykes’ irresistible new series.
Practically every June kicks off with another special beach read from one of my all-time favorite authors Elin Hilderbrand. The Identicals hits book shelves on June 13th and Elgin is already hard at work on her next book slated for summer 2018.
I’m trying to be as objective and unbiased as possible and since everyone deserves a second chance, this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that Jane Green has another book out this June. Fingers crossed The Sunshine Sisters puts the sunlight back into her portfolio of books and outshines last year’s Falling. I’m still saddened that my honest review cost me Jane Green’s friendship on social media.
What are you currently reading and what are you looking forward to reading soon?