It’s been one of those Sundays where I have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. One of the things I had hoped to cross off my to-do list was to set up my affiliate bookstore with Bookshop.org. I thought it would be an excellent way to monetize my blog, and I love that they support independent bookstores. But, easier said than done. After a few hours of trying to upload my book list, the website incredibly uncooperative. And the Help section was not helpful in the least. So instead of the intended booklist, I am giving us both a gift today.
For Me: An easy blog post to write and get back some of the time I lost working on that website. (so frustrating…)
For You: With summer reading season upon us, I thought I would offer up some page-turners. I hope you find something you like from some of my favorite genres. All of these are linked to Goodreads. If you do decide to buy a book, I hope you will support your local bookstore.
I’ll be back tomorrow with much more riveting content. I promise.
- Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
- The Midnight Library, by Matthew Haig
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
- Tumbleweeds, by Leila Meacham
- Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shor (a love story about the building of the Taj Mahal)
- Fifty Things that Aren’t My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years, by Cathy Guisewite (remember the comic strip, Cathy – same author!)
- My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space, by Lisa Scottoline
- As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes
(the actor who played Wesley in the movie)
- Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge, by Becky Aikman
- You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation, by Susannah Gory
- She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement,
by Jodi Kantor (A deep dive into the Harvey Weinstein investigation. A lot of people liked Ronan Farrow’s book, but I thought this one was much better and from the female POV).
- Becoming, by Michelle Obama
- No Time Like The Future, by Michael J. Fox
- Stories I Only Tell My Friends, by Rob Lowe
- Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
- I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf, by Grant Snider (the inspiration for yesterday’s post)
- Writing is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice, by Pauline Theo Nestor