snapshot 6.17

just finished: The Jigsaw Jungle, a middle grade book about a young girl who is a master puzzle solver. Which is good, because it takes all her skills to decipher the puzzle her father left for her. It's fun and funny and a little heart-breaking and an amazing book. It comes out Tuesday, and it would make for terrific reading for bored middle schoolers needing something to do this summer. 

currently reading: Social Creatures, which is a bananas book about an extreme women's friendship. I heard it compared to The Talented Mr. Ripley, which meant I wanted to read it immediately. It came out a couple of weeks ago, and you'll be hearing about it all summer long. I'm also reading the new B.A. Paris novel Bring Me Back, which also comes out Tuesday. And I've started the next Allison Pearson book about my new favorite character Kate Reddy. How Hard Can It Be? starts with a bang, and I can't wait to see where all it goes. 

up next: I have a couple more kids books I want to get to, and I really want to get back to Ritz and Escoffier and Buttermilk Graffiti, both of which I've put on hold for a couple weeks. Plus I really want to read Something in the Water, another major summer thriller.