Look at what I did! Learning and growing, guys.
As my shiny new graphic may have indicated, I’m off for another long weekend at the lake. This time around is a little different – my sister, Audrey of Aud Thoughts, is coming with! I’m sure for a lot of people, the addition of an extra person would mean that less reading would occur. But Audrey and I are the kind of sisters that will just read together. I suspect Holly and Amanda at Gun in Act One are similar.
But you didn’t come here to hear about sister reading (did you?). You want to know what I’ve brought with me to the lake, right? I have some good ones coming with me! Right now, I’m reading one of these.
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight. You may recall that I LOVED Reconstructing Amelia. Her second book, Where They Found Her, was just OK for me. The Outliers is our book club book – apparently this is the first in a trilogy. Wylie gets a text from her best friend Cassie, ‘Please Wylie, I need your help.’ This is the first Wylie has heard from Cassie in over a week so of course she’s going to do what she needs to to help her friend.
Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. This one is described as Emma set in Modern Asia so that’s really all I need. Amanda read it recently and said it was more serious than she expected it to be but I guess now I’m prepared for that!
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin. First of all, this woman’s name is Wednesday and I can totally get behind that. This book, an anthropological look at the insanity that is the Upper East Side, sounds gossipy and snotty and great. I’d been meaning to read this one for a while and when I walked into Chapters the other day, the paperback was on for $15. Yes, please.
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. Guys, this is the last of Moriarty’s books that I have to read! Once I read this, I will have read ALL of her books and have to wait for her to write something new. (I read Truly Madly Guilty and it was amazing. Totally maintaining the Moriarty Standard of Excellence). Sophie’s perfect boyfriend is going to propose but on the day he’s going to do it, she ends the relationship and breaks his heart. A year later, he’s married to someone else and Sophie wonders if he’s the one that got away. Listen – it might not sound like your cup of tea but when Liane Moriarty is at the helm, a straight forward story becomes so much more.
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Anyone else feeling like they need a hit of Downton? This book from the show’s creator is set in the 1840s but begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. It all starts at the Duchess of Richmond’s infamous ball and I am here for it.
The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler. Guys, I can’t get enough of this series. Kepler has become one of my favourite Scandinavian crime writers. After this one, I still have Stalker to go. This one tells the tale of a gruesome and strange murder in a home for teenaged girls. Joona Linna returns to find out what happened. Lake rule: you must always bring crime fiction.
The Hopefuls is also coming up with us because Audrey has requested it. And! For the first time ever, my husband wants to read a book that I recommended. I’m not supposed to make a big deal out of it or he won’t read it… (The book is Dark Matter)
Hope you have some good reads on deck this weekend!
11 thoughts on “Lake Reads: BC Day Edition”
Have so much fun and I’m jealous of your lakeside reading time! I just starting The Hopefuls and am loving it so far. And – I’m very proud of your graphic…creating graphics is so hard for me! I’m just not design minded…
I totally cheated where the graphic is concerned. There are a number of sites that make it so easy…like Canva.
Lakeside reading was wonderful. I miss it already.
Love it! Enjoy your sister time/reading time. And I need to get on the Moriarty train!
I don’t know what’s taking so long!
I’m very impressed by your graphic – something I haven’t bothered to figure out yet. I finally got around to changing the look of my blog – maybe graphics are next!
I hope you’re having a great weekend with your sister, and getting lots of reading in! We’re off again tomorrow for a few days… (to Anne’s land) 🙂
Hope you are having a wonderful time in PEI! You were on our minds when Sarah and I met last week!
So nice to here that you met up! I was wondering if you were going to manage it. Fun!
PEI was beautiful. 🙂
So many good books on your plate! Nom. Come visit my blog today, I haven’t seen you around in a while!
Hope it was all awesome reading togetherness time! I love it so much when my husband reads something I recommend. I of course will gloat for years on it. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on SPG – not the read I was expecting.
You know, it really was!
My husband read it and really liked it! He even let me suggest another book for him to read. But. I’m not going to make a big deal out of it!
I didn’t get to SPG! I think I’ve been a little scared off!
Oh no! Sorry! I didn’t dislike it – I’m trying to find review words as usual. Just not what I expected.