I had the crazy opportunity to watch Love, Simon a few weeks ago on a plane trip across the country. The movie didn’t disappoint, but I hadn’t read the book. I felt like I should read the book as well and that’s exactly what I did. LOL.
Welcome to Pre-Fall, everyone! It’s that time of the year where it’s still pretty hot outside, but you get that sudden burst of cool chill coming at you. You fantasize about wearing sweaters and switching from iced coffee to hot coffee. The trees all still have super green leaves on the branches, but perhaps you saw one golden leaf gracefully make its way to the ground.
I know everyone is already up to their elbows in pumpkin spice, but this time of year isn’t Fall for me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in New York and Fall doesn’t officially hit the city until mid-October. We used to call this “Indian Summer,” which is probably not the right vernacular anymore, so I’m dubbing it Pre-Fall.
And for this momentous space in time, I decided to put together some last-minute summer reading right before the big F finally starts. I’ve read probably one book off this list, but plan to read all of them soon. So while everyone is already got pumpkin spice fever, here’s some great reads coming out that’ll get your blood pumping for these last few days of summer.
This is the second novel I’ve read by Kristin Hannah and I’ll admit I’m a bonafide fan. This book probably solidified that but I think I knew from the moment I finished The Nightingale. She does not disappoint.
I’m sorry for the absence these past couple of weeks. TBH, it feels like I’ve been absent in more ways than one the whole summer. There’s been so much going on in the real world that the Internet world needed a step back. All that being said, I’m finally back to the swing of things and I can’t wait to share with you what’s been going on.
Well, there isn’t much to tell. I think many of you already know, but my husband and I moved across the country to Los Angeles.
For the next part of this blog post, I’m going to tell you everything that happened in a timeline.
I’ve been having a pretty difficult slump lately, so I’m glad to finally finish one book! I’m already happy that September’s got me reading again.
New month and new reads! I hope it includes some of these titles because I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for these to be published.
I’m most definitely excited for Whiskey in a Cup by Reese Witherspoon. Like everyone else, I’m a huge fan of Reese and probably seen every movie she’s ever been in. And being an advocate for books always wins points with me.
I’m also excited about Wildcard, the second book from Marie Lu’s successful Warcross series. If you’re looking for a science fiction novel written by a woman, definitely check this one out.
And finally, the best book I can’t wait for this month is Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. I’m such a huge fan of both Hank and John Green and I can’t wait to read his work!
What are you excited about this month?
And like that, August is over. I always associate August with the end of summer. This is probably the case for many people because September is back-to-school and we’re all hardwired to think that going back to school is the end of summer.
While I wish I had a bigger bang to my end-of-summer, I’m afraid it was caught up with a lot of packing and moving. We’re still traveling on our way to the west coast, but relaxing for a little bit before getting there.