06.18.13 6:14 PM ET
Book Bag: Janet Evanovich’s Summer Reads
The author of the Stephanie Plum series picks five books she’d like to read this summer. Her latest novel, with screenwriter and author Lee Goldberg, is The Heist.
These are the five books I want to read this summer:
Bad Monkey: A Novel
By Carl Hiaasen
Because who wouldn't want to read a book about a bad monkey? And besides, it's HIAASEN.
The Andy Warhol Diaries
Edited by Pat Hackett
Because I recently watched the PBS show on Warhol and was intrigued by his childhood and early adulthood and how it helped shape his art. I'm hoping the diaries give further insight.
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
By Lily Koppel
Because I love the photo on the cover and I'd like to know more about the women.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain
Because I've never read it.
Julia's Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
By Patricia Barey and Therese Burson
Because I ran across it at a yard sale, read the first page and was charmed by the writing and the concept. Not to mention I love cats and Julia Child.