I’ve had a pretty busy summer book wise. I’ve been reading 3-4 books each month which I think is pretty respectable. I’ve had a ton of luck lately in picking books. There are just so many good books out right now, it’s hard picking a few to get through.
So I’m sure you’ve seen this book before because it came out a few years ago. However, the sequel has just come out this summer. So I finally got motivated to read them. I’ve heard lots of good things about this book so I’m pretty excited to read it. The story revolves around Rachel who agrees to go to China with her boyfriend Nick for the summer to meet his family. As it turns out, her professor boyfriend is actually from a ridiculously wealthy family in Singapore. I just picked this book up last weekend so I’m only about 50 pages in; so far it’s really funny.
I’ve heard tons of great things about this book, so I’m of course going to snatch it up. The story is about Ani who is a successful writer in New York and engaged to her wealthy boyfriend. She has to go back to suburban Philadelphia to deal with a documentary being made about a school shooting that happened when she was younger. Lots of secrets are revealed as the story unfolds and it’s a fast paced book. Everyone is comparing it to Gone Girl for the suspenseful, creepy thriller of the summer.
Felicia Day is known as the “Queen of Geeks”. Her memoir is based on her weird upbringing and rise to internet stardom. She went to college at 16 and then graduated Valedictorian with a degree in Math to move to Hollywood to become an actress. If you loved Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, then you’ll love this book. Day is hilarious and perfectly writes her experiences being highly intelligent and hilarious.
This book has been getting tons of press because it’s one of the best books of summer. It’s set in pre-stock market crash 2006 and follows the high society of the Upper East Side. Think Wolf of Wall Street in modern day. It’s when the 1% are at their peak 1%-ness. The book follows Evelyn who takes a job for a social media site for the elite. Her lawyer father then gets indicted for bribery and her life and social standing starts to fall apart. The book is supposed to be funny and touching yet a reminder that the best things in life aren’t things.