Marie’s Vacation Reading List

A Nice Change

I’m taking a week off next week.  Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had that much time off from the library?  Even when I had dental surgery this past spring I didn’t take that much time.

It’s been almost two years, folks.  See, look, here’s the blog post I wrote when I got back from my last vacation.   I’m due.  As much as I love you all, I need a break.

Perhaps it’s due to the infrequency of my vacations that nine days seems like forever.  All the time in the world.  I can get so much reading done in nine days!

When I’m not on fun day trips to Rangeley or antiquing in Wells or shopping in Belfast or baking or cleaning my oven, that is.  Because all of that is also happening during those nine days.   Dedicated readers can always find the time for a book, as I’m sure you all know.

I’ve got some great books lined up for my vacation week, and I bet I’ll find some new ones, too.  Here is my reading pile for what will surely be a rejuvenating, fun-filled, fantabulous week:

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
So far this is quite enjoyable!  It’s an epistolary novel told through documents relating to a divorce case in Massachusetts.  The story centers on the defendant in the very high-profile (and messy) case, and the young criminal lawyer who is representing her.  I love the character voices, and I love how witty and fun the book is.  I’ll probably finish this one first!

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Yes, you’re still reading Marie’s to-read list.  Yes, I’m trying a Fannie Flagg book.  No, I have not been invaded by body snatchers.  I just thought it was high time to get outside my reading comfort zone and try something new.  Believe it or not, sometimes I really like charming books, and this one is pretty darn cute so far.

The Quick by Lauren Owen
Back to regularly scheduled programming with this one.  All I know is that it’s set in London in 1892, where a young man goes missing and his sister must delve into the city’s darkest corners to find him.  At the center of the story is the mysterious Aegolius Club, whose members include some of the most powerful men in England.  Ooooh yes please, I hope it pours rain for at least one day next week!

So I’m not getting too ambitious, as you can see, but I’ve got an eclectic little pile going.  Can’t wait to get reading!

When I get back it will be time to start blogging about the Adult Summer Reading program (heads up Civil War buffs, that’s the theme!  Get yer readin’ lists, get’em here).  I’m also thinking about starting some sort of reading challenge which will be ongoing for at least the rest of the year, and which you can play along with if you like.

That’s all for now!  Catch you later, readers!



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