Just What Kind of Mother Are you? |Paula Daly
An overwhelmed not-so-perfect mother makes a mistake that results in the disappearance of her friend’s 13-year old daughter. A true page turner with many points to ponder about motherhood, friendship and appearances.
Freud’s Mistress | Karen Mack
In 1957 Carl Jung suggested that Sigmund Freud had engaged in a long term affair with his wife’s sister, Minna Bernay. Although many assumed these comments were made out of jealousy and rivalry, it was later discovered that Freud had indeed traveled to Italy with Minna where they were registered at a hotel as man and wife. This story is written from Minna’s perspective and explores what may have happened between her and the famous Sigmund Freud.
The Silent Wife |A.S.A Harrison
“He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.” (excerpt from Amazon)
The Husband’s Secret | Liane Moriarty
“Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .” (excerpt from book)
The Fault in our Stars | John Green
You’ll want to read this before the movie comes out on June 6, 2014. An emotionally charged and thoughtful book about teen love…and terminal cancer.
“At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives. What happens when they meet him must be left to readers to discover. Suffice it to say, it is significant.” (excerpt from Booklist)
You may also want to check-out my 2013 Summer Reading list for more suggestions.