Five Books I’m Obsessed with Friday

Ya’ll!  It’s FRIDAY.  I have so much to catch you up on.  Some of which I hope isn’t how I shamefully STILL didn’t finish my long run from last week.  Either way, I’m off to the beach with my whole family for the entire week!  This either means I’ll be posting twice a day or you won’t hear from me until September.  Hopefully it’s the former.

In honor of the beach I wanted to share the books I’m totally obsessed with this summer.  I’m a pretty voracious reader but this summer I’ve been really inspired by two of my besties via our book club to expand my reading horizons.  Plus vacations always bring out the book worm in me — I bought four new paperbacks to have on hand next to the pool!


our niece loves books of course because she’s going to be the first ever astrophysicist gold medalist in gymnastics with a minor in french literature from Harvard teaching at Yale.


  1. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club — if you like Downton Abbey you will LOVE this book.  Mostly because it’s set in the same time period ish as the current season and the imagery painted through words of prohibition NYC and the glitz and glamor is intoxicating.  Plus I love a good story about a messed up family and some strong women.
  2. This is Where I Leave You — I laughed out loud about 70 times at this darkly comic book about family and what that word really means.
  3. Flight Behavior — I was young — maybe like 11 — when the Poisonwood Bible was on the Oprah book club but that doesn’t mean that Barbara Kingsovler hasn’t stuck with me.  I picked up this book on a whim in an airport {often the best time for buying books} and it was phenomenal.  The characters are so evocative and one unexpected character — the planet — is probably my fav.
  4. Where’d You Go Bernadette — I usually shy away from books that are UBER popular because I find that the writing is a little dull but this book proved me wrong — as they often do.  Funny, exciting and a little sad this book had it all.  I read it in about two days I could not put it down — I had to know where she’d gone.
  5. Goldfinch — this book is really tied with the Secret History {Donna’s first book} but because this is more current I wanted to share.  Tartt is probably one of the best literary fiction writers I’ve read — ever.  Better than all the old white men we read in school for SURE.  The story is heartbreaking and told so vividly and with such reality that I sometimes have to remind myself that the central tragedy of the book DIDN’T REALLY HAPPEN.  It’s a hefty book {I’ve been reading for a week and not even halfway through — rare} and sometimes my homegirl is verbose but so far it’s truly worth it.

What are you reading this summer?  Let’s be friends on GoodReads so I can know instantly!!

4 thoughts on “Five Books I’m Obsessed with Friday

  1. little c says:

    I love your reading list – so far I’ve read where’d u go bernadette and LOVED it! (I agree; I couldn’t put it down because I just had to know!) Will try some of your others!

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