Can you believe we are entering week eight of the Summer Reads 2015? I have finished another two books, and am working through another. First up was American Ghost by Hannah Nordhous. It’s basically a book detailing a genealogical search, though one that does make use of psychics and a drugged state of mind. If you’re not a serious history buff, or not interested in research, this book is not going to be to your liking. I did enjoy it, but it wasn’t much of a beach read.
Which is why I immediately finished it up with Mary Kay Andrews’ Beach Town. It’s a fast read, and is redeeming only because it’s a light beach read. Sometimes you need that. I do think her editors stopped at the last quarter of the book though, as I found missing periods and extra commas.
Right now I’m reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. It’s a heavy read, and very strange. I love the writing style, though. I’m suspecting this one will head to my sister’s house after I finish it. It sort of reminds me of an adult version of the Holly Black triology.
Summer Reads 2015
These are the titles I’m planing on reading this summer:
What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas
The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell
American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Wishing Thread: A Novel by Lisa Van Allen
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews