As my slew of summer reading has settled down—and honestly I haven’t really loved much of what I read this summer—I had to share Commonwealth with you. It’s actually kind of a perfect book for fall.
Written by Ann Patchett, who has written many other things that I haven’t read, the book tells the story of a family, really two families, and their secrets told over the lifetime of the children and parents involved. What could have easily been an 800 page plus book was written so thoughtfully and carefully that I breezed right through it while feeling totally invested in the Keatings and the Cousins. The writing is so graceful, the storytelling is complex enough to have real depth but not too much as to confuse the reader. I loved this book.
Wondering what your favorite reads of the summer were, since I’m looking for a few books for fall!