Hey Everyone! Happy Monday! I just am back from a wonderful weekend on Nantucket, we had the best time. We also got to see some celebs including Ben Stiller and Meg Ryan, it was Film Festival weekend on the island. When I practically ran into Ben Stiller at the Juice Bar, I turned to mush and couldn't even say anything! I'm such a dork sometimes. Hope you all had a nice Father's Day weekend as well. Since Summer is officially here, I have loaded up on some of my "must" summer beach reads.
xoxo KAGFor those of your who don't know, Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella's (author of the Shopaholic Series) alter ego. Synopses: Upon meeting wedding photographer Alexander Gilbert, Milly Havill realizes that he had photographed her when she first married 10 years earlier. Since that wedding was done as a favor to help keep Allan Kepinski, the American half of a gay couple, in England, Milly never told anyone about it, including her now-fiancé, Simon Pinnacle. The thought of Alexander revealing her past sends Milly into a panic. But that's just the beginning: Simon is bent on bettering his multimillionaire father in business and in marriage; Milly's bitter father, James, seems to appreciate Milly's independent older sister, Isobel, more than Milly; Isobel gets pregnant and is certain the father would not want a baby; and Rupert, the other half of the couple Milly had helped out, is now a born-again Christian.
Jane Green is one of my favorite authors! This book looks like the perfect beach read, check out her blog for a sneak peek of Dune Road.
I read the whole book this weekend on Nantucket and loved it! NY Times says"Commencement is one of this year’s most inviting summer novels. It tells of four Smith College dorm mates who reunite for a wedding four years after graduation, and it manages to be so entertaining that this setup never feels schematic. In a novel that’s what Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep aspired to be (i.e. a smart, discerning book about school years) Ms. Sullivan introduces strong, warmly believable three-dimensional characters who have fun, have fights and fall into intense love affairs, sometimes with one another. . . .