This Spring Break, the hubs and I are taking our new baby to California. We'll be seeing family and friends and showing off our little bundle of joy. In my pre-mommy life, I did a lot of reading on vacations. I'd lounge by the pool and lose myself in the warm sunshine, delicious cocktails and absorbing pages of the latest novel on my TBR list.
But now that I have a baby, I realize that it's going to be a tad more challenging to read and care for her. But I pride myself in being resourceful and I've already negotiated with the hubs so I can factor in some much-needed reading time. (I'll leave the details of said negotiation out of this post!) Because not only is reading one of my favorite ways to relax, but I also need to read so I can write about it here! *wink, wink*
So here are the three novels I'm going to read. (Gawd willing!)
Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax is debuting in May. I'm especially excited about this release because her books are always unpredicable and unique. (The Accidental Bestseller is a must-read if you haven't already.)
I was lucky enough to receive and advanced reader copy and can't wait to dive in so I can give y'all the lowdown. (Although I have no doubt it will be just as fantastic as her others.)
Ten Beach Road synopsis:
Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.
Bonus: If you pre-order it, you'll get a major discount! (36%!)
Jen Lancaster's books are perfect for any vacation. Always LOL funny (Bitter Is the New Black is my favorite) they make you forget your troubles and get lost in her world. So it's no surprise that her upcoming, If You Were Here (out this May) is at the top of my list.
If You Were Here synopsis: Told in the uproariously entertaining voice readers have come to expect from Jen Lancaster, If You Were Here follows Amish-zombie-teen- romance author Mia and her husband Mac (and their pets) through the alternately frustrating, exciting, terrifying-but always funny-process of buying and renovating their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John hughes's movies made famous. Along their harrowing renovation journey, Mia and Mac get caught up in various wars with the homeowners' association, meet some less-than-friendly neighbors, and are joined by a hilarious cast of supporting characters, including a celebutard ex- landlady. As they struggle to adapt to their new surroundings- with Mac taking on the renovations himself- Mia and Mac will discover if their marriage is strong enough to survive months of DIY renovations.
Bonus: If you pre-order, you'll get a hefty discount!
A Pug's Tale synopsis: Hope McNeill has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, but this is the first time she's been able to bring along her pug, Max (without sneaking him in in her tote bag). The occasion is a party for an Animals in 19th-Century Art exhibit, but the evening ends badly when a small but important painting seems to be missing. The Met needs Hope's-and Max's-help. And Hope has to keep it all a secret from her beloved, Manhattan DA Ben Brown.
Bonus (are you seeing a trend here?): If you pre-order, you'll save $!
What books are you reading this Spring Break?
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