Help Me Choose My Vacation Reads

Couple of topics for today's post:

First, on Sunday I posted about a book reading I attended by Rebecca Flowers, the author of Nice to Come Home To. Rebecca has a blog, and linked to my post yesterday. I like her blog a lot – thanks for the link, Rebecca!

Second, this Thursday 5/22 is the date for the online book club for Matrimony. If you are participating, please leave a comment on Thursday and join the discussion. Also, Josh Henkin will be answering questions about the book in a few weeks, so please leave any questions you may have for him in your comment or email them to me at

Finally, I need your help! I am going on vacation for a week this Saturday, and I have a pile of candidates for vacation reading. I need to narrow it down to two. Please weigh in – let me know which book I should take on vacation and why. Here's the list:

  1. After This, by Alice McDermott
  2. Property, by Valerie Martin
  3. Beginner's Greek, by James Collins
  4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
  5. The Confessions of Max Tivoli, by Andrew Sean Greer
  6. You Remind Me of Me, by Dan Chaon
  7. Family History, by Dani Shapiro

Please leave me a comment and let me know what to bring to the beach.

PS. Go David Cook!