Goodreads Monday comes courtesy once again of Lauren’s Page Turners. Every Monday I will randomly pick a book on my Goodreads to read shelf and pair it with the cover image and Goodreads description. This week I picked my favorite number, 54, and went the book that was there.
Quick Goodreads Stats
318: To Read Shelf
59: Read Shelf
3: Read 2019 Shelf
My Pick This Week
Expected Release: April 2, 2019
Current Goodreads Rating: 4.04 stars (68 ratings, 28 reviews)
An incredibly timely, terrifically witty and moving debut about a young writer’s assistant on a late night comedy show and what transpires when she accepts an invitation from its enigmatic host to spend a long weekend at his mansion in Connecticut.
June Bloom is a broke, cynical twenty-nine-year-old writer’s assistant on the late-night comedy show, Stay Up with Hugo Best. Hugo Best is in his sixties, a beloved icon of TV and humor, and a notorious womanizer. After he unexpectedly retires and a party is held for his now unemployed staff, June ends up at a dive bar for an open-mic night and prepares for the sad return to the anonymous comedian lifestyle. What she’s not prepared for is a run-in with Hugo at that dive bar. Nor for the invitation that swiftly follows: Hugo asks June to come to his mansion in Greenwich for the long Memorial Day weekend. “No funny business,” he insists.
June, in need of a job and money, confident she can handle herself, but secretly harboring the remains of a childhood crush on the charming older comedian and former role model, accepts. The exact terms of the visit are never spelled out, but June is realistic and clear-eyed enough to guess. Even so, as the weekend unfolds and the enigmatic Hugo gradually reveals himself, their dynamic proves to be much more complicated and less predictable than she expected.
At once hilarious and poignant, brilliantly incisive and terrifically propulsive, Stay Up with Hugo Best is an incredibly timely exploration of sexual politics in the #MeToo age, and the unforgettable story of one young woman’s poignant stumbling into adulthood.
Well hey there! This book sounds AWESOME! I just added it to my Amazon Wish List and I am looking forward to this book being released in a few months. At first I glance at the cover and I thought, why would I have added this book to my want to read shelf…really? Then I read the description and I thought…THAT’S WHY!
I think this is semi-backfiring on me. It is supposed to get you excited for reads and all this is going is adding more books to my already long, long list! YIKES! Since last Monday my Want To Read shelf has increased by 13 books. I was hoping I would randomly pick some books and be like, nawh, taking this off my life. Maybe next week that will happen, haha. Feel free to pick a number between 1 and 318 and I’ll choose that book for next Monday! Happy reading!