Not a Moment Too Soon

Just when I’ve declared Summer Reading Lists over, the New York Times comes up with yet another one; “On the Beach, Under a Tiffany-Blue Sky,” by Janet Maslin.

But, this is not a true summer reading list. Maslin has fun satarizing most of the chick lit books she mentions. She uses them to set off her favorite, “this summer’s most adorable chick-lit book.” As she says, it breaks the mold because it is nonfiction and written by a man. It was also pubbed well before summer began, in April. She describes her summer darling,

Michael Tonello’s Bringing Home the Birkin [is] the story of one man’s relentless assault on the world’s horsiest luxury-goods label…The genre’s four basic food groups are ambition, romance, travel and partying, and Mr. Tonello dishily delivers…

Maslin lists several titles that are well-known to readers advisory librarians. Many have already appeared on bestseller lists (Beach House by Jane Green; Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger; Love the One You’re With, by Emily Griffin; Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson).

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: William Morrow (April 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061473332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061473333

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