We're back from a little Bahamian cruise with my family. The weather wasn't exactly what I had hoped for (more sun, less humidity, a little bit of a breeze) but I know how fickle the Caribbean can be. It was wonderful to spend time with my family while retaining a little bit of privacy (it was a large ship!).
I started on my summer reading list while we were at sea and have plowed through it! Since we set sail on June 3rd I've torn through:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was gripping. I would find myself thinking about it during dinner and would hurry back to our room to bury myself in it.
This One is Mine by Maria Semple was clever and very funny. You find yourself falling in love with the characters while trying not to pity them (we've all gotten ourselves into strage situations right?) I loved all the references to architecture and broadway music that you don't usually find in easy summer reads. I also learned what insouciant means!
The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence was written in the early 1900's so the ostensible assumption is that it's not quite as relatable as the others on my list, but it really was entertaining none the less. A young woman trying to figure navigate her way through the world, while dealing with her bizarre parents is a plight that has remained relevant throughout time.
Last but not least, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green took me exactly 24 hours to consume. It was witty and engulfing and terribly, terribly sad. I felt a connection with the teenage protagonists and desperately wanted them to find a "fairy tale ending". Needless to say, I sobbed uncontrollably through the last 50 pages of this book.
I'm going to run by Barnes & Noble and pick up a few more books to read today, do you have any suggestions? I know for sure I'll get Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, but seeing how quickly I've gone through these four, I'll need to grab a few more!
P.S. Go buy the ACTUAL book. Support the writers and publishers and artists and Barnes & Noble employees that live off of your purchase of a real life, hold in your hands, turn the pages, clutch it to your chest when you finish, book.
Plus, I love seeing what other people are reading! It's frustrating when all you see are hundreds of iPads or Nooks. Wouldn't it be creepy for me to peer over your shoulder to see if you've got a page full of text and proceed to walk over and ask if and what you're reading?
I think so.