Summer reading

It’s been forever-ish since I posted about my progress on my YA novel, but let’s just say it’s coming along, which translates in Mom-glish to “it will be done before this unborn baby arrives in early November.” It has to be. Thanks, unborn baby, for being a great incentive and deadline, oh and also a joyous miracle and all that awe-inspiring stuff.

So, the book is being written. Also, my website had a makeover! I decided that my Rebecca Hanover writer-y posts and my Mommyproof parenting posts should live in the same house, or at least the same zip code, so now you can find every last random thought I’ve ever had all in one place here. I’ll be continuing to post updates on my novel as well as terrifying posts about what it’s actually like to have a toddler and a newborn. Thanks so much, Ansley, Erin, and Luca for the re-design; it’s lovely!

While I’ve been plugging away at my novel, building Lego tunnels under the meticulous supervision of my 2.5yo, and growing a human, I’ve read a couple of brilliant books, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (it’s nearly 800 pages but trust me when I say you can read it in 3 days, it’s that good); Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (creep-tastically wonderful); Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die (a deliciously fun read by my friend and former Guiding Light colleague); John Corey Whaley’s Noggin (SOOOO quirky. SOOO cute); Jennifer Senior’s All Joy and No Fun: the Paradox of Modern Parenting (so I actually skimmed it, but that’s like, the titular paradox of it all, no??); and Lauren Miller’s Free to Fall (it’s like candy that’s good for you and makes you smarter. FUN + SMART YA BOOK = YAY).

And now, back to take a TEENSY nap so I don’t have to inhale more coffee over my daily allotted pregnancy cup. Thanks for stopping by – and please tell me what you’re reading this summer, in the comments!