Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights books that haven’t yet been released. For my Waiting on Wednesday pick this week, I chose The Island, by Elin Hilderbrand.
The summary, via Borders:
Four women head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations.
In both setting and substance, it reminds me of The Lace Reader–in a good way: remote island, family secrets, strong women. I found this one thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine, as well as a few other blogs that have highlighted it in the past few weeks. The Island comes out on July 6, 2010.
For WWW Wednesday this week, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, my answers are below:
What are you currently reading? I started Pete Hamill’s Forever a few days ago, and am using it to fulfill the awesome Fizzy Thoughts New York Challenge. The first 60 or so pages were slow going for me, but now I’m getting to the really good bits and flying through it.
What did you recently finish reading? The Commoner, by John Burnham Schwartz. It’s about the first “commoner” to be married into Japan’s royal family, who were viewed as gods by the public. Review coming soon, I promise!
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ve got a ton of unread books on my shelves right now. (I seem to go through droughts of new books, and then overcompensate and get 10 new ones…and feel guilty that they’re just sitting there, waiting for me.) But I’m thinking perhaps Perfume, by Patrick Suskind.