After finished Expecting Adam last week, I felt drained. That book took a lot out of me. And I didn’t immediately pick up another book to read like I normally do. So I’m lacking in the book recommendation area today. Sorry.
I started reading Sarah’s Key by Titiana de Rosnay this week, but haven’t gotten very far. Soooo, with that being said, I’m sharing authors I love to give you a variety of reading options for the weekend. I would like to think it is my way of sharing my favorite authors with you, but it’s mostly because I’ve been too lazy to read anything recently. Aaahh, transparency.
And the nominees are. . .
Best Chick Lit Author: Marian Keyes
I read her mostly in the summer, when days are lazy and I’m sitting in a lawn chair. Completely mindless, fun books that always seem to end too soon. Plus, most of her books are set in England or Ireland or some other place I’ve never been but dream about going to so it brings a dreamy quality to the books. I’ve read Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married at least ten times. I just love it. She’s written 10+ books and I used to be pretty good about keeping up with all her new releases, but have gotten distracted lately. But she’s just fun. And my favorite chick lit author by far.
Best Humourist/Essayist: David Sedaris
I started reading Sedaris in college, saw him speak at IU once (he’ll be in Indy in April and I’m going with my brother to see him again), and get updates on him often on Facebook. He’s sarcastic in a non-threatening way. He can write about an everyday experience that we’ve all had in such a unique way. He’s both funny and sad at the same time. Brilliant, really. If you haven’t read Sedaris yet, start with Me Talk Pretty One Day and you’ll be hooked.
Best (Slightly) Creepy Author: Elizabeth Brundage
She’s written more than the two I’ve read so she might do something other than suspenseful thrillers, but The Doctor’s Wife and Somebody Else’s Daughter both follow the same theme of creepy, slightly shocking theme. Crazy characters, dark secrets, controversial topics. This is a genre I normally don’t read, but picked one of them up at Target one day and then needed more. It’s weird but good. I couldn’t put them down and just thinking about them makes me want to search out more of her books. She writes characters like few others can.
It’s supposed to be beautiful here this weekend so I doubt I’ll be hanging around inside reading much. But I promise next week I’ll have a better review for you. Have a great weekend!