I don’t know what has been up with me lately but I am flying through books like crazy. I still have a few more that I have finished and want to review for you all. I am so thankful for this time I have now to be able to read and not bother with homework (past) or children (future) or dishes (present…but yeah). I LOVE getting lost in another world for a little while and find it as the perfect activity to help me wind down after a long day at work.
You may have noticed Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple on the summer reading shelf in your local bookstore and laughed out loud at its quirky cover. I myself found the cover of this book to be tempting but never so much so as to see what it was about. It wasn’t until this summer when I heard and read many great reviews, that I picked this book up to read.
This book is considered satire and had I known that before buying it I probably wouldn’t have wanted to read it. I find satire to be very boring. If you’re like me in that respect than please do not let that discourage you from reading it. I LOVED this book! Bernadette, a mother in Seattle who struggles with agoraphobia, disappears after a string of absurd events and her husband and daughter are left to piece together the strange e-mails and letters that came before the disappearance. This book was so wildly entertaining and ingeniously structured. It was crazy, funny, and heartwarming all at the same time. It comes as no surprise that Maria Semple wrote Arrested Development and previously for Ellen DeGeneres. This lady has a quirky and hilarious mind. Read it. You won’t regret it.