The Books I’m Reading Next

13Jan10

Because I’ve asked and been asked the same questions about belief.  I’ve admired Dani for a long time.  She leads a thoughtful life and she’s a beautiful stylist.

Devotion by Dani Shapiro

Book Trailer

danishapiro.com

Because the description of the book makes me nostalgic for the 1970s (crazy), and I want to see what Gilmore does with that history and her abundant talents with language.  Her trailer is fantastic, jazzy and urgent, and led me to preorder the book immediately.

Something Red by Jennifer Gilmore

jennifergilmore.net

View the book trailer

Because Koelitz is so smart, her prose rich, and who doesn’t want to know about the secret life of a Princeton admissions officer…

Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz

jeanhanffkorelitz.com

Literally, because the book is such a gorgeous object—beautiful cover, rough cut pages, French flaps.  All that and it is a paperback original.  Then last Sunday it received a rave in the New York Times Book Review.  My friend, Elisabeth Schmitz, is the editor and I love her taste.

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

New York Times Review of The Disappeared


Because I’ve been following her for a while now, her project speaks to me, I’ve felt the things she’s felt about days being long, years short.  I want to practice appreciating what I have more.  Because I admire her tremendously for her determination, her positive approach.  Her book trailer made me cry; I didn’t pause long enough when my children were so young, to enjoy the simple rituals that create their childhoods.  But they are still only 5 and 9, so it is not too late.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

gretchenrubin.com

 

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