That looks like a fine late-summer spot to enjoy a book, doesn’t it?
Our four books this month—two fiction, two nonfiction—were chosen by September’s club leader, Krissy Tiglias, who is my fellow deputy editor on RealSimple.com. It’s Krissy who heads up the Home & Organizing and Holidays & Entertaining coverage on the site, plus she’s the woman behind our new Discounts & Deals blog. (What’s that? We’re a little ampersand happy, maybe?) See her choices below, and vote for your favorite: The poll is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 29.
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
The Seabiscuit author tells an edge-of-your-seat story that’s all the more incredible for being true. The life of Louie Zamperini—a lovably feckless juvenile delinquent who became a famed Olympic runner, in the 1936 Berlin Games, and then a WWII Army Air Corps bombardier—is nothing short of inspiring.
Bossypants, by Tina Fey
This crazy-salad combination of memoir/essays/humor by Tina Fey of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live fame follows her from Pennsylvania girl-dork to award-winning actress/writer, devoted wife/mother, and exhausted “bossypants” employer of hundreds. Sharp and funny.
This Must Be the Place, by Kate Racculia
When a devastated widower arrives at the boardinghouse run by his wife’s childhood best friend looking for clues about her life, stories are shared, deep bonds are formed, and secrets are revealed in a quirky, charming debut novel.
I Don’t Know How She Does It, by Allison Pearson
The quintessential novel about a harried working mother: Kate Reddy juggles her high-powered job and demanding family, struggles to do right by everyone and everything, and secretly fears she fails at all. The film version will be out next month.