Friday, September 21, 2012

What I'm Reading

I just started reading Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand.
I read a review in a magazine a few months ago and have been waiting for it from the library ever since!

The description from Amazon says,

"A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach.  But what began as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Allstair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma.  The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel.
As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents - secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed.  Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight."

October's book club selection is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
I have been waiting for months to read this since I knew it was coming up soon on our book club list.
I like to read book club selections as close to meeting days as possible, otherwise I'll forget what it's all about!
A review I read said,

"On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy disappears.  There are signs of struggle in the house and Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect.  It doesn't help that Nick hasn't been completely honest with the police and, as Amy's case drags out for weeks, more and more vilifying evidence appears against him.  Nick, however, maintains his innocence.  Told from alternating points of view between Nick and Amy, Gillian Flynn creates and untrustworthy world that changes chapter-to-chapter.  Calling Gone Girl a psychological thriller is an understatement.  As revelation after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy's points of view; in fact, the truth is far more dark, more twisted, and more creepy than you can imagine.  Gone Girl is masterfully plotted from start to finish and the suspense doesn't waver for one page.  It's one of those books you will feel the need to discuss immediately after finishing because the ending doesn't just come; it punches you in the gut." --Caley Anderson

I can't wait to dive in!

Any thoughts on either of these books??

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