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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 6/17/24 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

First of all, I obviously only read books with tall, blocky title fonts now.

I'm reading Sandwich, the wonderful Catherine Newman's newest family story about a summer spent struggling between meeting the needs of aging parents, adjusting to growing-up children, and figuring out where she fits in; I'm listening to The Rom-Commers, Katherine Center's newest romantic comedy about an eager, aspiring screenwriter and a jaded, successful screenwriter who reluctantly team up to save a script; and I'm listening to Kimi Cunningham Grant's newest thriller, which is set in the wilderness and concerns old lovers thrown together in hopes of finding a mysteriously missing mutual friend, The Nature of Disappearing.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 Sandwich by Catherine Newman

Rocky's family has been vacationing in Cape Cod for twenty years. She's built years of happy memories in their low-key beach house rental.

This year, she's sandwiched between her half-grown children and her aging parents. And the carefree vacations of the past feel light years away, because Rocky's menopausal rage threatens to undo any joy she might gain from spending time in her favorite place.

To save their treasured family time together, Rocky may have to share secrets she never intended to reveal.

I received a prepublication edition of this title courtesy of Harper and NetGalley.

Catherine Newman is also the author of other books I love: We All Want Impossible Things, Waiting for Birdy, and How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You're Grown Up.


02 The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center

Emma Wheeler writes romantic comedies, but she longs to be a screenwriter. But her life is complicated: her father requires a full-time caregiver, and Emma is it.

But when she gets the chance to rework a script by the famous screenwriter Charlie Yates, she bends over backward to make it happen. Her sister steps in to help with their dad, and Emma moves to Los Angeles for six weeks of inspiring, career-building, life-changing work.

Only, the last thing Charlie Yates wants is someone changing his (terrible) script. He doesn't even believe in love, and he's quite certain that Emma is not a solution to any of his problems.

Can Emma make Charles believe in true love long enough to create something wonderful?

I'm listening to The Rom-Commers as an audiobook courtesy of NetGalley and Macmillan Audio.


03 The Nature of Disappearing by Kimi Cunningham Grant

In Kimi Cunningham Grant's newest thriller, The Nature of Disappearing, Emlyn is a wilderness guide who very deliberately tries not to think about the past--her fractured best-friendship, her failed love, and the vulnerability that allowed her heart to break.

But when her estranged old friend Janessa goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Emlyn must team up with the man who broke her heart in order to try to find social media icon Janessa and, hopefully, bring her home safe.

I'm listening to The Nature of Disappearing as an audiobook, courtesy of NetGalley and Macmillan Audio. Kimi Cunningham Grant is also the author of Fallen Mountains, Silver Like Dust, and These Silent Woods.


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