Your Summer Reading List!
T.G.I.O.! “Thank Goodness for Oprah!” She has put together an amazing summer reading list and I have shared a few of my own “must have’s” right here!
All Hail the Conquering Hero! Gloriosa Ana María de los Angeles Larragoity Cubillas Nieves de Donostia—Ana for short—is slight for a Spanish aristocrat, and unfashionably dark-skinned. In convent school in the 1830s, having eccentrically buried her not-so-pretty nose in a journal of a conquistador, she decides to become one, after a fashion, herself. Read more
By: Monica Ali
What Would Diana Do? Monica Ali’s Untold Story (Scribner) is an unapologetic hybrid of a novel, a literary examination of identity and a page-turning thriller, complete with car chase. While the heroine is named Lydia Snaresbrook, she’s clearly a dark-haired, rhinoplastied Princess Diana, who Ali imagines has faked her own death and come to live in a small American town. Life is uneventful until a British paparazzo shows up and recognizes her. Read more
By: Mark Seal
The One That (Almost) Got Away – A sophisticated gentleman known as Clark Rockefeller owned famous paintings supposedly worth hundreds of millions. But the gentleman—like the art collection—turned out to be a fake. Arrested in 2008 for the kidnapping of his daughter and now charged with the murder of his former landlord, the fellow born Christian Gerhartsreiter in Bergen, Germany, created a charmed life of lies. According to Mark Seal’s riveting The Man in the Rockefeller Suit (Viking), from the age of 17, Gerhartsreiter began switching identities as a woman does lipstick, even, at one point, giving himself an aristocratic title.
And, don’t forget! You and your tweens can share books, too! Sometimes, I actually like thier books better than mine!
This series is the latest literary-meets-pop-culture phenomenon. In it, North America has collapsed and the cruel government that takes over is forcing the 12 districts that remain to send two teenage representatives to participate in the annual Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss is forced to fight 23 other contestants to the death, gladiator-style, in the popular televised event. Read more
NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” WEEK-END!