I went through a long stretch of not having any good books to read. And suddenly, new books are coming out from many of my favorite authors.
I downloaded Emily Griffin’s The One & Only but haven’t really had the time to dive into it yet. I have heard good things about it from many of my friends, but so far the first few chapters haven’t sucked me as usual.
Brilliantly written and powerfully observed as all of Anna Quindlen’s books are, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.
Molly Wizenberg is the voice behind Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by the London Times. Her first book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, was a New York Times bestseller, and her work has appeared in Bon Appétit, The Washington Post and many other places. She lives in Seattle with her husband Brandon, their daughter June, and two dogs. She and Brandon own and run the restaurants Delancey and Essex. Delancey: A Man, a woman, a restaurant, a marriage, is a funny, frank, tender memoir about how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage. With evocative photos by Molly and 20 new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together.
Author of A Hundred Summers, Beatriz Williams “conjures up another substantive beach read steeped in history and familial intrigue…. Readers will love wallowing in the twists and turns of this irresistibly luxurious tale.” —Bookish. In The Secret Life of Violet Grant, “Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College (in 1964), has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Madison Avenue world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine….”
I’ve made some awesome friends through social media on Monday night Bachelor/ette watching. I am so excited to read Tara Lee Reed’s (@DoorflowerCo) Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, the interactive romantic comedy with 60 endings. The End’s only the Beginning. (Isn’t that the title the story of every woman’s life when it comes to men and dating?!?) Tara is the accidental writer from Toronto, Canada, When her career in public relations was forced into hiatus by a jerky plot twist, she wrote the first in a series of interactive novels.
And looking ahead, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty hits shelves on July 29th. The Husband’s Secret was an absolute page turner. I will definitely be brining this book with me up to Rhode Island for our annual summer vacation.
This should hold me over until Jane Green and Kristin Hannah publish their next bestsellers.
Who are your favorite authors and what books are you looking forward to reading soon?