Updated: May 18, 2019
Party Girl, Rachel Hollis I'm a big fan of Rachel Hollis. I've read both of her non-fiction books, Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing; they've both helped me to focus and be more forgiving and effective in my life. I'm excited to read this book which is fictionally based off her real-life experiences as event planner to the stars.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman This book has been on my reading list for a while, because it keeps popping up on "the best of the bests" lists and who can resist a book with reviews like this one (from Goodreads):
A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors because she is a master of words. Whether fiction or non-fiction, her prose is magical! She weaves themes of place, rural living, and environmental sustainability into almost all of her texts, making them "must reads" for a nature/word/story-lover like myself. I have not read this book yet and it's one of her most acclaimed!
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer The summary of this book peaked my interest as it deals with intersections of feminism and coming of age. I like a novel that makes me see something from another perspective or challenges how I think. I'm hoping this one is up to the task.
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas I know, I know all you romance loving ladies are likely going to shake your heads at this one, but I have never read anything by Lisa Kleypas before and apparently she is a legend in the world of romance novels. So I'm going to pick up the one book everyone suggests to me and it has "summer" in the title, so I'm hoping it's the light read I'm looking for!