My yearly vacation is coming up next week. You know what that means!
Just sub “books” for “tv.” (eh, who am I kidding, however great the books, the fifth season of Deep Space Nine isn’t going to watch itself)
This year is a stay-cation, where I intend to read books, lounge around, and take full advantage of any beautiful weather that might come my way for trips to lakes and beaches.
Here are the books I’ll be toting along:
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandria by Helen Rappaport. This is for my book club, and it’s an affecting read. There’s such a melancholy cast to this examination of the Romanov sisters, because it’s impossible to forget how their lives ended. But still, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the family. I’m about half-way through it right now.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. This is a novel about a girl whose parents are drug dealers, and her deepest connection is to her older brother. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages!
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. A novel all about a crack team of kid detectives who grow up and have lots of issues. They have to go back and uncover exactly what happened the night they solved their last case. It looks fun and spooky and meta, and I’m looking forward to it.
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach. This is a novel about a boy named Ivan, who’s spent his whole life in long-term care in Belarus. He falls in love with a new patient at the hospital. It sounds like it should be strange and melancholy, and maybe hopeful, which is always a good mix.
See you when I get back!