Mom’s Must Read:
Four Hot Beach Reads for Mom
It’s summer and you’re at the beach. Why read something heavy and thought provoking (translation: homework) when what you really want to do dive into drink a fruity tropical drink with a little umbrella (love those things) and read a completely light and breezy book.
I’m a big believer in beach reads. While I can’t subsist on them all year, just like I can’t dine on donuts all year; but there is definitely a time and place for beach reads. I’m heading to the subtropics myself soon and always pack at least ONE beach read. Here are four titles for the beach babe (at least for the moment) in you.
4. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn
Is there anyone anywhere who hasn't read Gone Girl? So. Now that it's coming out as a movie in the fall (OMG I watched the trailer: creepy times 15) it's time you read it so you can compare which version is better. I read the book two years ago when it came out. All I can say is just when you think you know what' going on, Flynn punches you in the gut. Here's a summary:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?Um hellooooo??? Can you say sick and psychotic? But who? Nick or Amy? Nevermind I don't like the casting of the movie. The book will make you sleep with the lights on and make you rethink what you write in your diary. You do keep a diary, right? Ok so this is not a light and fluffy beach read, but its suspense is perfect for the beach. You'll pick it up in the morning and won't put it down until your finished. Be sure to reapply sunscreen liberally because you will be stuck to your chair and unable to put the book down. So there you have it. Four of the best summer reads this summer. Don't forget your SPF 50. And that cute lil umbrella in your drink. Cheers.