Last Sunday I was finishing up The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel (you may remember that my theme for last week’s Sunday Salon was about the literary salons of days gone by and what we do here). Well, imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this post on Lily Koppel’s blog which linked to my post! To say I was thrilled and grateful is putting it mildly.
Back to the vacation reading. On Monday I read Beth Kephart’s latest novel, Nothing But Ghosts.
It was just as wonderful as others said and just as wonderful as I expected. As with Kephart’s House of Dance, this may be billed as a young adult novel but it doesn’t come across as one. I’ll have a longer review soon, but I’ve already recommended it to my aunt as a gift idea for a very mature 16 year old. (She might also buy her The Red Leather Diary – along with her very own red leather diary.) Nothing But Ghosts has definitely earned 5 stars from me.
Tuesday, a gorgeous beach day, found me spending six hours at the ocean’s edge with Vicki Forman’s memoir This Lovely Life.
Finally, I wrapped up the week at the shore with Matters of Faith, Kristy Kiernan’s second novel.
On tap this week is a short story collection (Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff), Looking for Alaska by the much-heralded John Green (never read anything of his), and Jennifer Weiner’s Little Earthquakes on audio as something light to help ease my way back into the drive to work after a delightful week’s vacation.