Hello, lovely readers! Remember me? Remember fun? Let’s pretend I’m sitting on a chaise relaxing by the lake in this photo. Ha.
I survived the 2,200 mile drive from Ann Arbor, but am now ensconced in a utilitarian, extended stay hotel that is to put it kindly, dreary. My poor husband tries to manage Zoom calls at 5am with me sleeping in bed 3’ away. The fire alarm went off at 7:30am the first morning we were here, necessitating a full building evacuation. A theater of the absurd which has left us digging into our reserves to try and stay sane. Oh, and our furniture won’t make it to Seattle until the 23rd. Fun.
Given the upheaval my reading has been largely dreadful. I don’t want to venture an opinion on anything I’ve tried to read recently because my mind is a miasma of disconnection and the lingering aftereffects of recent Supreme Court decisions. I’m a bit of a mess, but still want to check in with book options for everyone, even if they’re not fresh. Today I’m reposting 6 backlist books I loved in summer’s past. Enjoy!
Living in Seattle means I know the insanity of real estate all too well. This novel is sharp satire about a stager at the mercy of a family from hell. My review.
This novel takes you behind the scenes of reality TV ala the Real Housewives. Suffice it to say, it’s crazier than anything you’ve ever seen. A humorous and provocative thriller. My review.
Still sighing over Meghan and Harry’s wedding? Need a royal fix beyond the cuteness overload of Prince Louis? Then this novel about a British royal marrying an American will bring you all kinds of happy. My review. There’s also a sequel and it’s fun as well. My review
If you’re facing midlife, re-entering the workplace, or just trying to keep your life balanced then this new release will give you a much needed infusion of laughter. My review.
This small novel packs a big punch of humor. It’s nothing more than one beleaguered professor’s correspondence and letters of recommendation for his students. Howlingly funny and a quick read. My review
This book epitomizes charm. The story of one dress and the lives it impacts. It’s tender, sweet, and funny, without being goopy. My review.
How goes your summer reading?