Writers & Lovers by Lily King
June 1, 2020 (by Tara Repucci)
This has to be one of my favorite books of all time now. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but oh my god, is this ever the book that I needed to come into my life right now. I think it’s incredible and I need a week to bounce back from the hangover. Granted, like King’s narrator, I once worked on a novel as I waitressed at an upscale restaurant in Boston, so I may be biased. Read this when you are in the mood for a witty, messy character-driven novel about friendship, romance and grief while living alone in a potting shed. It is Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (only better) meets Normal People by Sally Rooney.
Best paired with duck confit that dissolves in your mouth and basil-lavender creme brûlée. XO, Tara