Here are some books I’ve heard about and have added to my TBR pile this summer. Please let me know if you’ve read any of them and if you have any to share… Thank you!
Helen Hoang’s The Bride Test, centers around Khai, an unmarried, autistic man, is mortified that his mother, Cô Nga, has become so desperate to find him a wife that she would pay for Esme, a young, single mother, to travel to America from Vietnam just to meet him. I gather this is an homage to Pride and Prejudice Austen fans will love.
Wunderland is a split time story between Ava, a 1989 New Yorker, and her mother, now deceased, back in Berlin 1933. Ava learns about her mother’s dark past and secrets through a trove of letters and learn, perhaps, why they never seemed to connect in life.
A darkly funny and life-affirming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine the story of one man who is offered a second chance at life and love when he develops an unexpected friendship–if he can expose the white lie he told years ago that grew into so much more.
And do you have a classic on your list?
With PBS’s Masterpiece presenting Sandition in 2019 — How excited are we about that? — I thought I’d revisit a little Austen this summer as well — her unfinished works of Sandition as well as The Watsons. I always find her writing so unique that it helps my own.
I think more clearly with her brilliance close at hand.
And again please chime in and add books to this list.