Reading Is Sexy Part 2
Sort of like Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight…this post is decades, actually make that years in the making. If you missed it, here’s Reading Is Sexy (the prequel). I have a tendency to go through reading binges. Nothing else matters but going home, laying in bed and getting deep into a novel. I do adore fiction.
Here’s what’s keeping me up all night:
State of Wonder - I had heard positive reviews for this novel by Ann Patchett and I was not disappointed. The story centers on pharmaceutical employee Dr. Marina Singh, who goes to the jungle in Brazil to retrieve information on her deceased colleague and to assess the progress of drug research by a reclusive Dr. Swenson. A highly recommended read.
Crazy Rich Asians - Or Crasians. I just learned that term. haha. The much-hyped first novel from Kevin Kwan is a light read (perfect for that jetsetter vacation) about the opulent lifestyles of the uber-rich elite families of Asia. Rachel, an Asian-American goes to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. Unbeknownst to Rachel, she has snagged Singapore’s most eligible bachelor and with it comes the pressure of dealing with his ostentatious extended family, her snooty jealous rivals and the culture clash of ridiculous wealth. It won’t change your life but an interesting behind the scenes look at the lifestyles of bazillionaires.