Hello fellow book lovers!
I don’t know about you, but summer is my favorite time of year. It could be the sunshine, the warm weather, or the fact that I’m on my 8 week vacation from teaching. Let’s be real, it’s the latter. But the free time is definitely enhanced by the sunshine, as I have been spending most of my afternoons poolside.
And I have been reading a lot of fabulous books while working on that tan.
Today, I am going to be doing the WWW meme, hosted by Sam over at Taking On a World of Words. I’ve seen a number of awesome book bloggers rock this weekly meme, and I’ve been meaning to do it for weeks. But then I keep staying at the pool to read…
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty.
I’ve been meaning to read another of hers since Big Little Lies, which I absolutely loved. I’m a little more on the fence about this one. The story is about three couples: Sam and Clementine, Ericka and Oliver, and Tiffany and Vid. Ericka and Clementine have a problematic friendship as it is, and everything gets a whole lot more complicated when they go to a barbecue at Tiffany and Vid’s. Moriarty holds out the big reveal of what the heck happened at said barbecue until nearly the end. There’s definitely a lot of tension and mystery in this novel. I have about 100 pages left of this one, so I’m interested to see how Moriarty resolves things.
Recently Finished: This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell.
This is the third Jill Mansell novel that I’ve read this year and I absolutely loved it! Mansell is a British author, so in addition to being great romances, you also get heaps of British charm! This Could Change Everything takes place in Bath. Essie Phillips wrote an email to her best friend for a joke, and it accidentally gets sent to everyone in her address book. Her boyfriend dumps her, then kicks her out of the apartment, and to add insult to injury, she loses her job, since she was working for his mother. Luckily Essie meets the stylish and vivacious 83-year old Zillah who decides to rent her a room. It’s a heart warming story about the healing powers of new places and new people, with a corky and fun ensemble cast. Fans of Maeve Binchy or Jenny Colgan, you’ll definitely want to read some Jill Mansell.
Reading Next: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I will be perfectly honest: this is one I chose because I know the movie is coming out soon. I do that occasionally. I love to see movies based on books, but I have to read the book first. I enjoy dissecting the way that the book differs from the movie. I like discussing the casting choices, the sets, costumes, all that good stuff. Book lover’s paradise! But this one also fits into theme of my summer reading so far: Fun and fluffy reads. As the name implies, this one is going to be about what happens when Rachel Chu meets her boyfriend’s parents, and they turn out to be more than a little bit loaded.
I can’t wait to start this one!
Thoughts on these choices? Which ones have you read? Have you done the WWW meme? Let me know so I can see what you’re reading!