i love when my nightstand is piled high with books to read! here's what i've got lined up to read this month...
dark places by gillian flynn- i figured since i've read all her other books i'd give this one a shot. i just finished it on my trip to virginia, it's probably my least favorite. sharp objects and gone girl are much better.
z: a novel of zelda fitzgerald by theresa anne fowler- i'm half way through this one, it's due back to the library over the weekend. i'm a fan of all books f. scott fitzgerald so i thought i'd read about the woman behind the man. let's just say they are dysfunctional, at best.
the other four books below were given to me by my co-worker, i can't wait to get started on them... here are their summaries...
perfect life by jessica shattuck- "explores how one woman's decision to shut the biological father of her child out of her life affects a group of old college pals. Harvard grad Neil Banks isn't exactly thrilled at having sold out and taken a job that moved him from L.A. to Boston to design the video games he used to review. After his arrival, he happens across Laura, a mutual friend of his and his college sweetheart, Jenny, who got pregnant using Neil's sperm after her blank-shooting husband couldn't deliver. As Laura, now unhappily married and the mother of two, and Neil embark on an affair, Neil's desire to connect with the son he's never met (and signed away all rights to) grows ever more intense. His chance comes in the form of a sexually voracious rep from Jenny's pharma company who is working on an antidepressant product-placement deal for a game Neil's designing."
the three weissmanns of westport by cathleen schine- "Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband’s mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine’s playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the impulsive sister is Miranda, a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister."
the buddah in the attic by julie otsuka- " tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war."
rules of civility by amor towles- "On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar with her boardinghouse roommate stretching three dollars as far as it will go when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a tempered smile, happens to sit at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a yearlong journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool toward the upper echelons of New York society and the executive suites of Condé Nast--rarefied environs where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. "
we're also reading the ashford affair by lauren willig this month for book group...i have a feeling (other than bruins playoff hockey) i will be watching very little tv this month!