Thank you to everyone for all of the support and encouragement lately! I told my mom the other day that she is like my publicist. Still, it’s nice (and scary!) to know that people are reading my words.
A couple weeks ago, I re-read the Jessica Darling (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, Perfect Fifths) series by Megan McCafferty. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I was completely obsessed and absorbed, despite having already read most of the books more than once. As I wrote in a previous post, McCafferty’s writing is funny, satirical and eye-opening. The books discreetly touch on subjects such as politics, race and class in a way that is interesting and easy to read. Jessica starts in high school and ends a few years out of college – I love watching her character grow and evolve. But most of all, I love Marcus Flutie. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! I suppose all books nerds have fictional crushes… (Right?!) He comes to life on the page and is such a conglomerate of people I know and familiar gestures, yet still maintains a sense of mystery and charisma.
Which brings me to the most recent book I’ve read: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin. Giffin is another one of my favorite authors and is perhaps best known for Something Borrowed (which was made into a movie that definitely didn’t measure up to the book for me, despite being a Kate Hudson fan). Personally, I love Something Blue (the sequel to Something Borrowed) and Love the One You’re With. I dragged Jack to the bookstore with me to get her newest book and was immediately hooked. Without giving too much away, it’s a story about adoption and the relationships that make up an adopted kid’s world. I found this subject intriguing, but at some points I felt that the story was taking forever to get to the next step. Or maybe that was just because I wanted to find out how it would all end. I also developed another fictional crush on Conrad – one of the main characters. AHHHHHHHH! I was completely dissatisfied with the ending, if only because what I wanted to happen to Conrad didn’t happen! But don’t let that dissuade you from reading this one. Good summertime read.
Next on my list are The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Kris Jenner’s biography Kris Jenner … And All Things Kardashian.