Good morning and welcome to this wonderful meme hosted by Sheila, of Book Journey.
I’m very excited about this past week, as well as the upcoming one.
In the blogging world, I posted an interview on Wednesday with a fascinating paranormal author, Denise Verrico.
Then, today I’ve reviewed a wonderful mystery and posted an interview with the author, Lauren Carr.
Books Read This Week (Click Title for Review):
1) Beachcombers, by Nancy Thayer
2) It’s Murder, My Son, by Lauren Carr
3) Guest House, by Barbara K. Richardson (Review will be up later today)
Books On the List for This Week:
1) The Position, by Meg Wolitzer
Here’s a titillating tidbit from Amazon:
Wolitzer’s novel of sexual politics and family farce continues in the dark comic vein that she mined in “The Wife.” In the nineteenseventies, at the height of the sexual revolution, a married couple, aptly named Mellow, publish a liberated sex manual that features pictures of themselves and includes a sexual position—”Electric Forgiveness”—that they claim to have invented. The manual becomes an epochal best-seller. The publication, decades later, of a new edition of the notorious classic is a catalyst for a plot that examines the effects of this legacy on the adult children of the Mellows, who are now divorced. These effects are variously hilarious, disabling, painful, embarrassing, and, ultimately, empowering. Wolitzer’s comic timing never wavers, and she has an astute grasp of the way one generation’s liberation inspires the next generation’s pity.
2) Give Me Your Heart, by Joyce Carol Oates (Short Story Collection)
A blurb from Amazon:
The need for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.
3) Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner
“Unflappably fun… Hilarious… In Jennifer Weiner’s luscious new novel, Fly Away Home, a political wife’s predicament is the catalyst for a highly entertaining story… The message is choosing to live an authentic life. As always, Weiner gives us a woman who stands taller, curvier, and happier when she does just that.” —USA Today
“This is summer reading at its best: entertaining and full of insight into relationships and how they change” — People (3.5 out of 4 stars)
“Fresh, nuanced… Weiner wryly and sensitively shows the trade-offs we all make to maintain our relationships.” —Parade
I’m very excited about the upcoming week, with these delightful books awaiting me. And I’ve really enjoyed this past week, too.
Hope you’ll stop by and share your own plans for the week.