Confession: I didn’t make it through July’s list. That’s the problem with relying on the public library to supply your e-books… It takes a while. And as it tends to happen, I’ve been on the waiting list for these books for three months and all of them have become available in the past two weeks. Needless to say… I’ve got some work to do. Happy reading!
The Girls by Emma Cline : This novel, loosely based on the Charles Manson phenomenon, promises to be creepy yet seductive, a lot like Manson himself. As someone who listens to probably too many true crime podcasts, I can’t wait to dive into this one.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub : A story about college friends moving through life together, this one hits home for all of us that are watching our adolescent relationships blossom and change as get older.
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler : Another “coming of age” novel, this one follows one girl’s journey into terrifying and exhilarating adulthood in NYC. I’m excited to break into this one as I try to navigate an adulthood journey of my own in Chicago.
The After Party by Anton DiSclafani : This is story of friendship, money and love, not in any particular order. The setting is the rich and elusive world of 1950s Texas socialites and the mystery is the secrets that everyone carries with them – a promising premise indeed.