As a Seinfeld fan I was super excited to read the new book, Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong . What a treat for a superfan!
Some may dream of meeting Beyonce, I dream of meeting Larry David, the brilliant, hilarious and observant co-creator and writer of the show. Larry and Jerry Seinfeld had an idea to write a show about nothing..rather, the little annoyances and observances we can all relate to. And the rest was history. The book details everything about the show from the early days to Larry David’s departure to the various writers and episodes. It was very interesting to me to learn about the show and relive some of the episodes that made me laugh.
The book is due out in July- mark your calendars, pre-order on Amazon, add to your Goodreads pile. A must read!
I also really enjoyed the novel Multiple Listings by Tracy McMillan. It was one of those books that has heart, humor and a great plot. Every time I had to put it down, I was anxious to get back into it!
The plot revolves around Nicki Daniels a woman who runs a successful real estate appraisal business. She has a grumpy teenage son named Cody and a younger boyfriend named Jake who wants Nicki to buy a cool, new modern house, more suited for him than her. She’s jumping into starting a business with Jake though she has second thoughts…
Enter her father, a man who is just getting out of jail after being absent from Nicki’s life for seventeen years. With no where to go and no one to help him, he lands of Nicki’s doorstep hoping to make up for lost time, or at least a second chance.
While Nicki doesn’t exactly welcome him with open arms, the two forge a relationship and her father helps bring Cody out of his shell and..well, you have to read it! Very good book.
I’m finishing up Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld. I loved this book so much. Having never read Pride and Prejudice, I jumped into this novel not knowing what I was getting into!
First you need to know that Curtis is an amazing writer, I love how she describes details and crafts sharp sentences. That might be a little technical but since I love to write, I always pay attention to those things. I like the subtle humor woven throughout the novel and I just really want to know what happens to Jane and Liz! A good book keeps you turning the pages.
Here’s the wikipedia descripton of P&P and it’s the basic idea of Eligible too:
The novel centres on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a landed country gentleman. Elizabeth’s father, Mr Bennet, is a bookish man and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. In contrast Elizabeth’s mother, Mrs Bennet, a woman who lacks social graces, is primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by her kindness and beauty; Elizabeth Bennet shares her father’s keen wit and occasionally sarcastic outlook; Mary is not pretty but is studious, devout and musical albeit lacking in taste; Catherine, sometimes called Kitty, the fourth sister, follows where her younger sister leads while Lydia is flirtatious and lacks maturity.
The book is part of The Austen Project, where authors redo the classic novels with a fresh take. You can learn more here.
Each daughter has her own storyline but mostly its about Liz, followed by a strong plot for Jane.Excellent book!
About to start Don’t You Cry By Mary Kubica. She’s a favorite author of mine and I know I’m going to love this novel. Guaranteed to be a page turning suspense!
In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.
Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.
As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under Pearl’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end.
What are you reading?