Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer Reading

I love to read anytime, but summer is my favorite time to lay by the pool or under the fan and cool off with a book and very little movement. 

I've read some good ones lately, and even got a chance to meet one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Weiner.

Jennifer's latest, Fly Away Home, is not the funniest book she's ever written (how do you beat Good in Bed?) but, just like her other books, makes you laugh out loud and cry within the same chapter.  Also, the food descriptions make your mouth water.  My hubby was reading while fasting for a medical test, and said it was killing him!
I got the chance to meet Jennifer recently at a book signing at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.  If you ever get the opportunity to hear her speak, don't miss it!  She's even more hilarious in person, and so gracious about signing books and posing for cheesy iPhone pictures like this one.

Next on my summer reading list was New York, by Edward Rutherford.  I'm a fan of all his books, but this might be my favorite.  I'm not sure if it was because it was the first one about the USA or my familiarity with the city, but the mixture of history that was familiar with the new fascinated me.  Also, I LOVE the cover. Don't be intimidated by its heft; in fact, this may be a perfect one for the Kindle!

Most recently, I read The Lion, by Nelson DeMille.  I always love John Corey and Kate Mayfield.  This book is a true thriller, with a lot of funny thrown in.  On top of that, it really makes you think about our country and national security in a way that is both eye-opening and a little scary. 
These are just three of many good books.  I'll bring more to you in another post.  What are you reading?  Please share!


  1. i would like to have a copy of the first book...

    i hope its available in the bookstores here!

    happy monday jenny!

  2. I haven't read the new Jennifer Weiner book yet. I love her writing.

    I heard that New York was good. I've never read any of his books but they sound like the kind of books I'd like.

    This week I read Backseat Saints by Joshlyn Jackson and Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Reviews will be up on my blog on Monday.

  3. Backseat Saints is on my list. I love Joshilyn Jackson. Do you read her blog? Hilarious!


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