The book revolves around The Richardson family and Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl who move to town and rent a house from them. It’s a suspenseful story about motherhood and learning that everyone has their secrets. I’ve read a lot of great things about this book and have been anticipating it’s release. I’m probably going to dive right in this weekend. Anyone else excited for this one?
I’m a huge Nora Ephron fan. You’ve Got Mail is probably one of my favorite movies of all time and Heartburn is always on my nightstand. I’ve loved Ephron’s writing because it’s romantic but with reality. This book is kind of a backstage look at her work and how she made three of her biggest hits Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and You’ve Got Mail. The book has lots of anecdotes and is perfect for the Ephron fangirl.
My friend Julia at Snack Happy talks about Nom Nom Paleo all the time which convinced me to follow their blog. I love to cook and try to eat clean as much as possible, but I’m not strictly paleo or gluten-free or keto or whatever. But I do get a lot of recipe ideas from all those diets. I love this book because it’s organized by how well stocked you are for cooking. Let’s be honest there are days I’ve got a full fridge and pantry and there are days I have like a sweet potato and some leftover chicken. I’m excited to get some new recipe inspiration going into Fall.
I’ve probably talked about this book before, but I’ve been watching Pride and Prejudice again so I’ve had this on my mind. It’s a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice mixed with a Bachelor style dating show. I love this book and how witty it is. It’s also great if you are short on time, the chapters are very short (2-3 pages) which makes it a great bedtime reading book.
I’ve never been a huge fan of thrillers; I have enough anxiety in my life I can’t also be having it in my book life. However last year I picked up The Woman in Cabin 10 and absolutely loved it. I love Ruth Ware’s writing and am so excited to read her new book, The Lying Game. It’s about 4 friends who grew up at boarding school playing the lying game. They lie to everyone but each other for fun. The girls were expelled from school in their final year after the mysterious death of the art teacher. Years later a body has washed up on the shore of the town and the girls must head back. I’m sure I won’t be able to put this one down once I start which will be perfect on a cool, Fall weekend.
What’s on your reading list this month? Anyone else reading any of my picks?
xo – Tracy