3 Books To Add To The “To Be Read” List

The “To Be Read List”…. Does it ever decrease? No, not really. It seems to grow exponentially at my house. But Traveling With T is not going to make life any easier- I’ve got 3 more books for you, the readers of Traveling With T, to add to the TBR list!

What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin

What Nora Knew

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Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with the Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio.

Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-yearold chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance “in the style of Nora Ephron,” she flunks out big-time. She can’t recognize romance. And she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I was so excited about this book. I loved the cover, loved the plot. Heck, it even made Futuristic Friday!

At first I was LOVING it. Molly’s lines- her way of looking at things- she had me howling with laughter. And then… it kind of fell apart for me. I was dreading picking the book up. Molly was not entertaining me. I put the book aside. I talked about the book with other bloggers ( Books in the Burbs review of WHAT NORA KNEW gave me hope!) and I picked the book back up. By the end, I had found the Molly that I was loving at the first of the book and enjoying the book again.

Looking for women’s fiction with smart dialogue? Try WHAT NORA KNEW.

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

The Divorce Papers

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Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law associate at an old line New England firm where she very much appreciates that most of her clients are behind bars. Everyone at Traynor, Hand knows she abhors face-to-face contact, but one weekend, with all the big partners away, Sophie must handle the intake interview for the daughter of the firm’s most important client. After eighteen years of marriage, Mayflower descendant Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating scene at the popular local restaurant, Golightly’s. She is locked and loaded to fight her eminent and ambitious husband, Dr. Daniel Durkheim, Chief of the Department of Pediatric Oncology, for custody of their ten-year-old daughter Jane—and she also burns to take him down a peg. Sophie warns Mia that she’s never handled a divorce case before, but Mia can’t be put off. As she so disarmingly puts it: It’s her first divorce, too.

Debut novelist Susan Rieger doesn’t leave a word out of place in this hilarious and expertly crafted debut that shines with the power and pleasure of storytelling. Told through personal correspondence, office memos, emails, articles, and legal papers, this playful reinvention of the epistolary form races along with humor and heartache, exploring the complicated family dynamic that results when marriage fails. For Sophie, the whole affair sparks a hard look at her own relationships—not only with her parents, but with colleagues, friends, lovers, and most importantly, herself. Much like Where’d You Go, Bernadette, The Divorce Papers will have you laughing aloud and thanking the literature gods for this incredible, fresh new voice in fiction.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

When I saw THE DIVORCE PAPERS on Netgalley, the cover intrigued me. And I liked the title. What I didn’t realize was that the title was not really being metaphorical- that this book was going to consist of papers, of correspondence between Sophie and other people. At first, honestly, I was a bit unsure what to think. I mean, it’s a book consisting of papers! But, slowly, I began to see the genius behind the book.

Did I LOVE it? Not completely- I could nit-pick over a few things (mainly, the fact that some people would find this hard to relate to), but I won’t do all that. I’ll say that for a book that I would have quickly given up on had it been a library choice- THE DIVORCE PAPERS surprised me. And entertained me overall. And really- isn’t that all we want from books?

THE DIVORCE PAPERS was also a Futuristic Friday selection!

The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft

the art of falling by kathryn craft

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Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

THIS COVER. This cover. Yikes, this cover lets you, the reader, know that this book could go to a dark place (and it does). Surviving a 14 story fall, knowing you won’t dance again; but not knowing how you fell…. Creepy.

There are many aspects to this book that are just dying for a big book club discussion (especially the mother/daughter relationship). THE ART OF FALLING is not a book, though, that can be easily read. This book does not follow a straight line, it weaves around in a way that some readers may not enjoy. However, that does not mean it should not be read.

If you are looking for something to read with a bit of a darker theme, try THE ART OF FALLING.

So, there you have it… 3 books to add to the TBR list (you are welcome!) What book will you add to your TBR list? Tell me in the comments or stop by Traveling With T’s Facebook page and let me know!

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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