Thursday, 4 July 2019

Books From The Backlog - The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Books from the Backlog is a weekly post hosted at Carole's Random Life In Books. Carole says it's "a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks." Find out more and link up your own posts on Carole's Random Life In Books.

I enjoyed taking part in Books From The Backlog last year, but got out of the habit of the weekly posts. Now I hope to use this meme to stoke my enthusiasm for my 2019 Mount TBR Challenge. I'm posting one BFTB a fortnight and then Actually Reading The Book before the next post is due!

Last time I chose Tahrir by Vladimir Volya and my review will be blogged on Literary Flits on the 5th July.

Next up is:

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Whatever became of the most talented people you once knew?

On a warm summer night in 1974, six teenagers play at being cool. They smoke pot, drink vodka, share their dreams and vow always to be interesting.

Decades later, aspiring actress Jules has resigned herself to a more practical occupation; Cathy has stopped dancing; Jonah has laid down his guitar and Goodman has disappeared. Only Ethan and Ash, now married, have remained true to their adolescent dreams and have become shockingly successful too. As the group’s fortunes tilt precipitously, their friendships are put under the ultimate strain of envy and crushing disappointment.

The Interestings is a book that my partner bought for his Kindle so I'm able to borrow it through our linked Amazon accounts. It's been sat on my own Kindle now for well over a year so I need to get around to reading it! Looking at the synopsis, I can't actually remember why I thought I'd love this book - it doesn't reflect my usual reads - but hopefully something different will be ... interesting?!


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    1. That's good to know! This one is well overdue for me

  2. sounds like a very interesting book.

    anyway, I like your blog, wanna follow each other? please let me know. thanks :)

    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada

    1. Thanks for visiting, Julie Ann!
      I'm already following your blog :-)

  3. I like something outside my normal reading now and then. This could be a good read.

    1. I hope so, though my fortnight to read it finishes today and I've not even started it yet :-/

  4. I often find books on my ereader that I don't remember downloading and am not sure why I wanted them!

    1. Lol, fun isn't it!
      I think my OH must have enthused about The Interestings