Orpah Magazine had a list of 27 books for summer reading in the latest issue. Now, I have nothing against Oprah books, but I gotta say that reading doesn’t have to be so…serious.
So, thinking some of you probably agree with me, here are some of my picks:
How to Knit a Wild Bikini, by Christie Ridgway. In the interest of full disclosure, she is my very good friend, but also in the interest of full disclosure, she’s an intelligent, sexy comedic writer with a lot of pizzazz.
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, which I read when it first came out and adored. I’m mentioning it because my eldest just read it and was as demolished and haunted by it as I was. If you’ve never read it, oh baby, I’m jealous.
Miss American Pie, A Diary of Love, Secrets, and Growing Up In the Seventies by Margaret Sartor. Because I did. And because if you did, you know that song was played 4310 times every single day, to the point that every word is engraved on your heart. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m going to.
The Sugar Queen, by Sarah Addison Allen. Because Garden Spells is one of the best books I’ve read in five years, and I have been saving (carefully) this one, but now I don’t think I can wait one second longer.
Belong to Me, by Marisa de los Santos, because it is heart wrenching and beautiful and funny and you will like it. Trust me.
Your turn: what should I put on my list? I’ve got some seriously long flights to fill.