I'm so excited to link up with Andrea for the first time with her Book Talk Thursday!
She's been doing these on her blog for a while, but last week was the first linky. I didn't get a chance to join in, but I want to start participating in this one a lot more frequently. This week, in honor of my first week of summer break, I'm going to share a good book that I recently finished for myself! Summer is my time to do pleasure reading because I usually can't get through books during the school year. One of my newer favorite authors is Elin Hilderbrand. All of her books are set in Nantucket, and they make for great beach reads. Unlike Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks (who I also love), her books follow some type of tragedy, but they always end happier.
I read Silver Girl during SOL testing, and I was SO involved in the book that I actually got a little upset when my kids finished testing. This has been my favorite of her books so far. It's about a woman in her 50s who discovers that her husband has been running a Ponzi scheme. After losing everything and becoming one of the most hated people in New York, she escapes to Nantucket with her childhood best friend to "hide out" and sort through the mess of her life. But it's not always easy to stay hidden!
Now I'm reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but I haven't made it very far yet. I need to finish it soon though because I checked it out from the library and have to return it at the beginning of July.
I'm hoping to get LOTS of reading done this summer. I have about 8 books stacked up ready to read! Maybe I'll bring a few with me to Puerto Rico.