You guys, the best thing just happened! I’m heading to the beach tomorrow and even though I’m in the middle of two books, I popped into Barnes and Noble to browse for a good beach read. When I saw that all of the books I was interested in were $17+ I quickly popped right back out and went on my way. Cue Amazon Prime and SAME DAY DELIVERY! I just ordered 4 books for $38 that will be waiting for me when I get home from work today!
So, here are my beach reads:
Currently in progress: Devil in the White City (yes, I’m still working on this one – it’s great but I am having trouble getting motivated to pick it back up once I put it down), Everything is Illuminated.
Just ordered on Amazon:
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.
So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
I read the first book in this series on my honeymoon and am excited to start the second!
Another recent purchase (though unfortunately not eligible for same day deliver) is Rozlyn: Short Fiction by Women Writers. I don’t typically like short stories, but I made an exception for this anthology since once of my best friends has a story included! Definitely check out Kat Hausler’s story Separation.
Have you read any of these books? Which should I start first?