book break

summer readingUnfortunately, I don’t get to do a ton of leisure reading during the school year. There’s always something to do for school and when it gets to the point where I want to unwind, I prefer it to be with the housewives.

But now that it is summer and I’ve got nothing but time, I’m about to light some books up. I’ve been almost stressed about finding a good book because last summer I read what will go down in history as my favorite book of all times – Middlesex. So well written, it’s the caliber of what I want to read. I am so hopeful that the three I acquired yesterday will rise to the occasion.

The Opposite of LonelinessI’ve heard all about The Opposite of Loneliness and as heartbreaking as Marina’s story goes, I hope it takes my breath away.

The InterestingsThe Interestings back cover sounded like it would be right up my alley, and when I saw that Jeffery Eugenides (author of aforementioned greatest book of all times) provided his accolades to the front cover, I had to have it.

WonderAnd Wonder is a young adult lit book, which is generally not my route, but when it was lent to me by the young man I chauffeur all summer, I had to take it with me. It’s reminiscent of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and I think I’m going to love it.

So am I good here?  More importantly, any other must reads?  Before you recommend, know this – I’m a snob. I have annoyingly high standards for good good writing and annoyingly low tolerance for fluff. I need books that will blow me away with the writing. No matter the storyline or genre, give me writing that stops me in my tracks and I’m in. So…?

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  • Reply Lauren June 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    It sounds like we have similar expectations, so here’s a few recommendations:
    Cutting for Stone
    The Night Circus
    The Marriage Plot (Eugenides newest)
    The Aviator’s Wife (lighter, but not fluff)
    Rules of Civility


    • Reply outandoutfit June 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Yes we do! I’ve read The Night Circus and Rules of Civility, so I’ll add the others to the list…thanks!

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