Can you believe the year is already half over?! How are your reading goals going? I’m a bit behind but I’m planning for some extensive summer reading time. I’m looking forward to this month’s Book Club selection – Writers & Lovers.
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Writers & Lovers: A Novel
by Lily King
Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.
Writers & Lovers follows Casey―a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist―in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King’s trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.
Writers and Lovers: A Novel by Lily King
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No, I can’t believe the year is already half over. I’m also not too sure how I feel about that. I’m torn between, “We made it through half of 2021,” and, “OMG! Where did the first half of the year go? Make time slow down!”
Anyway, I’m behind on my reading goal too. I’m trying to remind myself it’s no big deal if I don’t catch up, as long as I enjoy the reading time, but I’d still like to catch up and make my goal, and would be disappointed if I don’t manage it. I read a couple of short books this week to catch up a little, but I’m still quite behind on it.
Deanna Piercy says
Isn’t it crazy how fast this year has gone?!
I just checked out this book (Kindle version) from our library. Looks good and thank you for the rec!
Deanna Piercy says
I hope you enjoy it!