The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
It's hot, people. As in so hot I'd weep, if I wasn't afraid it would dehydrate me. I've got not choice but to stay inside and read. My life may very well depend on it. Here are a couple of my latest lifesavers:
Still looking for a beach read I love as much as Big Little Lies, and while this one didn't end the search, it's not too shabby as page-turners go. Something in the Water checks off all the summer read boxes: characters you care about in perilous situations with a plot that will keep you guessing to the very end. Fair warning: it may keep you up at night. Also fair warning: there are some f-bombs dropped.
I've been meaning to read Allie and Bea for a while now, based on the recommendation of a friend. It did not disappoint. I found myself cheering on Allie and Bea at every turn, and I bet you will too. Think of it as the sleeper hit of the summer so far. My only complaint: the ending felt rushed and a little forced.