It is mid-May friends! Right now that means I need to plant my garden, my friend is getting married this weekend and I am jealous of my book friends at BEA.
It also means it is time for me to share a few of the books I have been reading and linking up at Modern Mrs Darcy. Get ready for you TBR list to explode.
Jenny, aka The Bloggess, is back with another collection of strange, funny and poignant essays. This time Jenny talks about mental illness. Jenny puts it best:
“Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you’d never guess because we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.’ Except go back and cross out the word ‘hiding.'”
One morning Tanya wakes up and find her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs, she packs up a go bag and gets the hell out. She doesn’t need anyone asking questions, since her name really isn’t Tanya. Tanya-now-Amelia moves to Austin and meets Blue who is also hiding and things sprial out of control from there.
Bill Hodges is a retired cop with nothing to do than watch bad daytime television and ponder his life choices. The one day he gets a disturbing letter in the mail from a man who drove a car through a group of people queued up in the early morning hours waiting for a job fair. Throughout the book Bill is looking for Mr Mercedes (with a fun cast of friends) and Mr Mercedes is planning his next big ‘mission.’
A few months before gradation Nora is just trying to ridge out the time she has left and while working part time at the local deli she meets the super cute Pablo. That is where the typical YA coming of age novel stuff ends. Her mom looses her job and her brother is going down a dark, dark path. It is also the summer of 1977 so that means heat waves, blackouts, riots and the Son of Sam.