A Few Of My Favorite Summer Reads

I love going on vacation because it gives me the opportunity to get some serious reading done. Normally I’m too busy writing to get much reading in, so I love getting the chance to get through a few books. I currently have a long “To Read” list waiting for me, and I’m trying to make a dent in it by the end of the summer. While we were in Cape Cod, I finished one book and got about halfway through another. I finished the latest from David Sedaris called Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

If you enjoy Sedaris’s funny brand of non-fiction, this is a great read. I love Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs because they have the ability to make their life experiences light and amusing, even when they were not especially fond memories. They tell it like it is and have spot-on observations that help to connect you to the story. I’d definitely recommend this. Speaking of Augusten Burroughs, I recently re-read two of his books. His most recent one is called This is How and it’s probably the most unique self-help book that you’ll encounter. It offers seriously practical advice and observations, alongside stories from his own, um, colorful past. Check that one out by clicking the link below

Lastly, we have to have a nominee from the “guilty pleasure chick lit” category. The Bling Ring definitely exceeds expectations in this category. This is the second book I started while in Cape Cod.

The book served as the basis for the recent movie (which I never got to see) and it’s fascinating. It focuses on the stories of the “Bling Ring” kids, the group of Hollywood wannabes that stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry, clothing, bags, and cash from celebrities like Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Brian Austin Green, and Audrina Patridge. Okay, maybe “celebrity” is  loosely used term. Though it’s definitely more “fluffy” than the other two books, there’s real reporting in the novel. I love it. I’m almost done with it.

Are you reading anything great that I should check out?

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  1. Hope you liked the cape, I was just there too! I read Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan and really liked it. I also read Jill Kargman’s book of essays, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. Not mind-blowing but entertaining.

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