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Relax, unwind and soak up the rays with a spectacular book this holiday weekend! What’s that you say?  You’re not sure what book to read?  Well, let me take care of that right this instant for you!


As you all know, I am part of a beloved book club.   We attempt to read a book a month, but sometimes life gets in the way.  But I always find that “skipping” my reading time is a bad idea.  It’s a hobby of mine that is really part of my self-care regimen. So this month we got back on track and picked one of my all-time favorites : The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

The Nest is the perfect summer read.  But beware- you’re not going to want to put this one down.  I really do marvel at authors and how they can transport the readers to a different realm. In this story, the author expertly executes this task- and does so quite elegantly.  The story takes place in NYC (in varied locales) and coincidentally my book club partner hails from the Big Apple. So, clearly I have an in right?? Anyways, he states that the book is super accurate and also gives NYC that nostalgic feel.  I describe it the same way.

It is not just the imagery that makes the story come alive.  It’s the delicate weaving of the multi-faceted characters that sucks you in and takes you on an adventure that you won’t want to quit. At the end of a book, the club always asks “what was your favorite character” and the conversation takes off from there.  Quite honestly, I couldn’t answer that question this time around as all the characters had pieces and parts that I very much adored.

Grab The Nest and venture into NYC and one of the best stories I (and book club) have encountered. Happy Holiday weekend and as always happy reading!


Here are other KellyMacLilac Book picks—click here.


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