It's raining here again. I'm pretending that it's going to get sunny ANY MINUTE NOW, flat-out fibbing to myself that this is just one of those brief showers, you know, of the sort one finds in tropical places while on vacation...like the 4pm thunderstorm in Puerto Rico that blows through in about twenty minutes and reminds you of how much you love the sun.
Clearly, I'm going to great lengths to deny my weather-related reality.
In the spirit of this denial, let me tell you about some amazing books I've read recently. I started my "summer reading" ahead of time this year. In February. It's been fabulous. And even though there's no sand in any of my books (just a few crumbs from goldfish crackers and my Mom's homemade oatmeal cookies) I am confident that any of these stories will bring you as much joy on the beach in July as they did to me on my couch this winter.
Here are a few worth checking out:
OBJECTS OF MY AFFECTION by Jill Smolinski
How do you make choices about what you cling to and what you let go? A surprising and funny story of a woman trying to organize her way through the chaos of love, pain, and life.
HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE by Meg Donohue
A really interesting book about friendship - it's unlikely beginnings, ups and downs, and how we decide how much to share and what to keep to ourselves. Loved it!
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME by Allison Winn Scotch
A woman loses her memory in a plane crash...then has to decide how much of her old self to chase down, and which parts of her life she'd rather create anew. This one will have you thinking, long after the last page.
THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER by Wendy Wax
This was a re-read for me. An incredibly fun story of four writers who meet at a conference and support each other through the strange world that is the publishing industry. This book makes me smile.
What books are you looking forward to?
(And, more importantly, what do you do to see past all the rain???)