Where’d You Go, Bernadette


Yes summer officially ended two weeks ago, but is it too late to move “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” to the top of my Beach Reads 2012 list?

I absolutely loved this book, which was recommended to me by a friend who reads everything. So did the The New York Times:

“The tightly constructed “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is written in many formats — e-mails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and even an emergency-room bill for a run-in between Bernadette and Audrey. Yet these pieces are strung together so wittily that Ms. Semple’s storytelling is always front and center, in sharp focus. You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information. But you would have to stop laughing first.”

What should I read next?



4 Comments on Where’d You Go, Bernadette

  1. Moe
    October 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Lydia: I have two favorite books that I think you would enjoy.
    1. “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
    It has a little bit of everything murder, the history of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
    2. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt
    It is about the residents of Savannah, GA, one of my favorite cities.
    Let me know if you enjoy them, Love, Moe

  2. Peggy
    October 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm (10 years ago)

    I loved it too! Laughed out loud at private school references…been there done that minus the mudslide. More real than you can imagine. On the light side Surrender the Pink by Carrie Fisher. But more meaningful Kitchen House, State of Wonder, and Distant Hours.

  3. Amy
    October 9, 2012 at 9:51 am (10 years ago)

    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson
    best books this summer that I read.

  4. Lydia
    October 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks Ladies! I have read and LOVED Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Devil in the White City and Kitchen House but will def start on State of Wonder and Distant Hours. love love love getting new book recs. xo, LEH

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