Weekly Reading Round-Up
My find for this week? Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, brought to you courtesy of a wet day, a conveniently located bookstore, and ten minutes to kill before school pick-up. Set in Singapore, New York, London, and Paris, it’s a deftly written social satire focusing on Singapore’s old money set– which, like old money sets anywhere, has its own internal rules, feuds, and elements of crazy, in this case, all revolving around a society wedding to which the son of one of the old families invites his– horrors!– American girlfriend.
What have you been reading this week?
The Girl from the Savoy, by Hazel Gaynor, always a joy to read.
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian, another wonderful author I discovered this year.
And two of Kasey Michaels” alphabetical series.
I’m right in the middle of Mad For the Plaid by Karen Hawkins. Fun read!
Right in the middle of reading the Earthsea books. A Wizard of Earthsea is my book club read of the month, I just keep going… I really loved the second book, The Tombs of Atuan, it reminded me very much of Elizabeth Peters!
I loooooooved Crazy Rich Asians soooo much. I can’t wait for the third in the series. Once I found out it’s going to be a movie I couldn’t stop picturing Constance Wu from Fresh off the Boat as Astrid.
I started Anna Kendrick’s book and it’s as hilarious as expected.