In the thick of books

In the thick of books, I linger.

Something about summer allows me to slip easily in and out of new authors and ideas. Sure, I’ve slogged through a few duds but I've also found some wonderfully absorbing reads this season. Here’s a few of my latest, favorite books:

I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl
by Kelle Groom

Just when I think I can’t stomach another memoir, along comes this engrossing, sad, and ultimately, beautifully poetic story.





The Adults
by Alice Espach

A wry, perceptive, funny novel told in the voice of a smart and snarky teenage girl as she observes life and death and adulthood fall apart around her.





by Emma Donoghue

This is the ultimate I can’t-put-it-down book. Told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy held captive with his mother. A brutal story beautifully told, and original, too.

Have you slipped into any good books lately? What are you reading?