Monday, August 2, 2010

Whatcha Reading? Some Great Summer Reads

The One That I Want: A Novel

The One That I Want: A Novel by Allison Winn Scotch

The One that I Want has appeared on a number of summer reading lists so I decided to check it out. The story revolves around a small town cheerleader and baseball star and the end of their 14 years together. It raises question about what really is happiness and what is just coping. This is one of those books I read in one setting just because I was enjoying the story. I actually laughed out loud a number of times. A lot of other readers have been inspired to pick up lost projects or pursue long forgotten dreams. I can see how that could happen. Definitely worth a read.

The Opposite of Love: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

The Opposite Of Love by Julie Buxbaum
 I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of a young woman navigating the romance world. The thing I love about the book is that it focuses on the process the woman goes through – not the back and forth of the relationship. Buxbaum also explores the theme of what you really want versus what you think you want. Definitely check it out.

London Is the Best City in America

London Is the Best City in America by Laura Dave
This delightful read centers on making choices. The heroine’s life is basically on hold by her decision not to make hard choices. The book reads like a great romantic comedy – you know where it’s headed but it’s fun to go along for the ride.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to add "The Opposite of Love" to my library reserved queue right now. Thanks for the suggestion. It seems like this is a book that will really "speak" to me.