I know it’s boring to talk about the weather, but it’s hot in New York. Like really, face-melting, buckets-of-sweat-producing hot. A good way to distract myself is to read and think about books. So it’s lucky that the next book club pick was sent out. We’ll be reading The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan. I’m sure there’s a joke in there about forgetting the plot or something, but it’s too hot to think of it.
So instead of being clever, I’ll just give you the publisher’s description:
Marissa Rogers never wanted to be an alpha; beta suited her just fine. Taking charge without taking credit had always paid off: vaulting her to senior editor at a glossy magazine; keeping the peace with her critical, weight-obsessed mother; and enjoying the benefits of being best friends with gorgeous, charismatic, absolutely alpha Julia Ferrar.
And then Julia gets hit by a cab. She survives with minor obvious injuries, but brain damage steals her memory and alters her personality, possibly forever. Suddenly, Marissa is thrown into the role of alpha friend. As Julia struggles to regain her memory- dredging up issues Marissa would rather forget, including the fact that Julia asked her to abandon the love of her life ten years ago- Marissa’s own equilibrium is shaken.
With the help of a dozen girls, she reluctantly agrees to coach in an after-school running program. There, Marissa uncovers her inner confidence and finds the courage to reexamine her past and take control of her future.
I haven’t heard much about this book yet, so I’m looking forward to diving in. Diving in… that makes me think of a pool. A pool would be nice right about now.