August Reading List

  1. The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. I have a HUGE stack of new novels on my nightstand right now, so I have been flying through books. The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger was an easy read, but it wasn’t my favorite book that she’s written.  It follows the life of a professional tennis star as she comes back from an injury with a new coach and a new boyfriend. It was interesting, but I was never blown away by it. The worst part for me was the ending. It was one of those where you’re not supposed to care about the outcome of the final match because she found herself, happiness, love, blah, blah, blah. I just want to know who wins!
  2. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Obviously, this book has been huge for months now, so I was really excited to read it. The Nest follows the lives of four highly dysfunctional siblings living in NYC and the tension that surrounds them concerning the existence of (or lack thereof) the “nest” (i.e. their inheritance).  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. None of the siblings are particularly likable, but I found myself addicted to their dysfunction. I cared about what happened to them and their relationships with one another. Sweeney is also just an excellent writer. By the last third of the book, I couldn’t put it down. And I loved the ending of this one!
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