12 September, 2016

READING REVERIES: Late Summer Reading List

To be honest, I've not been reading as much as I'd like at the moment. I always find myself being "too busy", but that's just an excuse, isn't it? So, to kind of motivate myself, I put four new books on my Kindle to get me back on track.
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
When I heard Sanne from Books and Quills talk about this, I knew it was something I'd enjoy. Vinegar Girl is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, a series where authors do their take on one of Shakespeare's classic tales. This one is based on The Taming Of The Shrew, aka Ten Things I Hate About You, aka my absolute favorite Shakespeare. Now, I know these rewrites of famous authors' stories isn't new, however, I am excited to give this one a go. Also, can we all take a moment to appreciate the prettiness that cover?!
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
My cousin Mayte really rated this book, and after reading the synopsis, I was sold. It's one of those stories where the father of a family who never sees each other dies, and everyone is forced to get together, thus unfolding a whole lot of old grudges and family secrets. It's supposed to be funny, yet touching. And I really enjoy these kinds of stories.
Dead Simple by Peter James
Almost my entire family has read this book, and loved it. I quite enjoy thrillers every now and then, and this plot sounds so interesting. It's about a group of friends on one man's stag night. His friends put him in a coffin under the ground with only a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie and a breathing tube. All fun and games, until his friends all die in a car crash on their way home. So now this guy is in a coffin, with no one to help him. And then the plot thickens... Sounds good, right?
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
An older one, but one that has been on my 'to read' list for a while. A story of three women, living in different times and cities; all with different stories, but their lives entwine in a supposedly beautiful way. I'm very curious for this. I have never watched the movie version, so I'm going in with no knowledge at all.
What have you been reading this Summer? Any recommendations?