snapshot 9.10

recently finished: I'm getting close to finishing Cate Holahan's Lies She Told, which hits stores Tuesday. It's a twisty tale about an author of thrillers whose life starts to bleed onto the page a little too much, There are so many good thrillers out this fall, and I've barely scratched the surface of them so far! I'm also almost done with Melissa Pimental's The One That Got Away, an update of Jane Austen's Persuasion that is just screaming to be made into a romcom. 

currently reading: Friend Request, yet another of those twisty fall thrillers. Louise gets a friend request on Facebook for Maria Weston, a girl she went to school with. But Maria died over 25 years ago. So who exactly trying to friend Louise now? Creepy, right? Also, Anne Cleeves Seagull, her latest in her Vera Stanhope mystery series. Tom Perotta's Mrs. Fletcher. Erin Carlson's I'll Have What She's Having about Nora Ephron and her genre-busting romcoms of the 1990s (and I even rewatched Sleepless in Seattle this weekend for extra credit). 

up next: Tomorrow night, we get to see a multimedia presentation by Douglas Preston on The Lost City of the Monkey God, so I'd love to finally read either that or The Monster of Florence, which I heard him talk about on a radio interview earlier this year. Still haven't had a chance to start Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, which sounds so amazingly good. And I am beyond excited about Jan Karon's To Be Where You Are, out in stores September 19. Mitford is one place I love to go to when the world overwhelms me, and I can't wait to get back there again and check in with all my friends.