All you veteran readers of my blog are aware of the fact that I have severe ADD... hence the constant comparison of myself to a goldfish (15 second memory span and distracted by shiny objects)
SO I started that fabulous summer reading list I mentioned a while ago, and big surprise... I veered from it.
I started with The Girl Who Chased the Moon and I loved it so much that I decided that I wasn't in the mood for any of the other books on my list... I really just wanted the story to keep going. This led me to a month long literary love affair with the author, Sarah Addison Allen. In one month I have actually read every book she has written. Which really isn't as ominous as it sounds, there are 4 total.
These books are absolutely DARLING... So today I am plugging her! These books all take place in North Carolina, all have strong female heroines, and all have an element of magical realism. Main themes are love, cooking, family, forgiveness, female bonds, overcoming tragedy, and self improvement. These are light reads and are beyond just a feel good book. They absolutely lifted my spirit when I was reading them.
One more fun fact is that in all the books each of the heroines have some kind of affection for food either they own a restaurant or a coffee shop and the author has put the recipes of the food served in the stories in the back of the book... HOW CUTE IS THAT??
So if you are looking for some fun summer reading look for these books:
The Peach Keeper
The Sugar Queen
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Surprise surprise... I have yet to go back to my original reading list! As you know I was in Washington DC a little over a week ago which then inspired me to read Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol". I am on about page 400 and its scaring the pants off me!
So this little summer reading list that I have started just keeps getting longer... but I guess the point is to get people to read more... so I guess its doing the trick!