My reading goes in cycles, and I’m feeling a book binge coming on. I’ve been stacking up books that I want to get my hands on. Ones that I keep hearing are worth reading or have subject matter that interests me.
These are the next up on my book shelf:
Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead– This book falls into the category of ones that I keep hearing about. Its jacket contains enough breathless quotes by reviewers to make even a casual bystander curious. It’s described as being about a wife and mother who gets pulled back into the world of ballet, which she had left behind, when her son is discovered to be a prodigy. It’s also described as a “novel you must read” and as “electrifying.” When another friend told me she had just read it and liked it, I added it to my list.
Leave your Mark, by Aliza Licht– I have eagerly awaited this book’s release for quite some time. Written by the social media superstar behind @dknyprgirl (Donna Karan’s SVP of global communications), it’s described as a mentorship in a book. I’ve read about a third of it and am completely taken with Licht’s advice. She distills so much career advice into such a small space (and with such candor about her own experience) that it feels like it should probably cost more to read it.
I Take You, by Eliza Kennedy– This book is being written about everywhere. In fact, I just paged across Entertainment Weekly describing it as “the first big beach read of the season.” Its cover also includes a quote by Jane Green stating, “I have not laughed this hard or this much at a book since Bridget Jones’s Diary.” That’s saying quite a lot. I may start this one next, because who couldn’t use a great laugh?
HRC— I can feel the next political season heating up, and I’m excited to learn more about Hillary Rodham Clinton. This seems like a good way to delve back into that territory.
Have you read anything great lately? Do tell. The summer is long, and I want to have a huge stack of books awaiting me.