Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blog Tour Review - I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella @LisaScottoline @FSerritella @StMartinsPress

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to post my review as part of the blog tour for I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool.  Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win a copy!

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Date Read: July 12, 2017
Length:  336 pages
Source: NetGalley

Get ready for some wit, wisdom, and warmth from this collection by the bestselling duo.

Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014705-does-this-beach-make-me-look-fat

My Review

These books are just a lot of fun.  I have read quite a few of these books by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, and have really enjoyed all of them.  The stories in this book are each very short and can be read in a couple of minutes but are highly addictive.  I couldn't seem to read just a few of the stories but found myself reading this book like it was a marathon or something.  I just cannot get enough of these glimpses into Lisa and Francesca's lives.

I found it so easy to relate to Lisa and Francesca.  Lisa Scottoline is an author that I really enjoy and have been reading for a number of years.  While I was at one of Lisa's book signings, another fan recommend that I read the books in this series.  So I did and the rest is history.  Though these books I really feel like I have had the chance to really get to know Lisa and Francesca.  I feel almost like I could pull up a chair at their table for a nice chat because they have really let me into their lives through these books.  In the previous books in the series, I found myself relating to Lisa much more than Francesca but I this book I think it has evened out a bit.  Maybe it is because Francesca didn't really talk about dating as she has in previous books because she is on a hiatus from men.  I am an old married woman and barely remember dating so I am happy to read about other things.

This book covers a little bit of everything.  Seriously everything.  There are stories about yoga, bridal showers, snakes, dogs, doggy diapers, family members, building furniture, remote controls, exercise equipment, buying trucks, and the list goes on.  Really these stories are just about navigating through life and all of the things that are encountered on a daily basis.  These stories are told with a good dose of humor and many mentions of Bradley Cooper.  Lisa has a series thing for Bradley Cooper.  Not all of the stories are pretty and some made me squirm.  Hello...snakes!!  Some stories were more serious and heartfelt but all of them were very real.

I would highly recommend this book to others.  I think that just about any woman that has made it to adulthood will find something to relate to in this book.  I can't wait to read more of their work in the future.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley.
About the Authors
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LISA SCOTTOLINE is a bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author and a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of pets.

Lisa Scottoline's Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


FRANCESCA SCOTTOLINE SERRITELLA graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing. She lives in New York with one dog and one cat, so far.

Francesca Serritella's Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
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20 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds good! Sounds like a lot of fun with a mother/daughter writing team!

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  2. I was just thinking this would be perfect to keep by the bedside for a short story on those nights you finish a book, but don't want to start a new one. (because of that "just one more chapter until 4 am)Then I read your review and laughed because apparently you just want to keep reading!

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    1. Yeah...but I always seem to be like that with any book of short stories. This would be great for reading in short bursts.

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  3. Even the title sounds fun. I do like the idea of having this for quick moments to snag and enjoy.

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    1. They have such a great sense of humor and talk about so many things that I can relate to. Perfect for a quick read.

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    1. :) I do think that this would work for short periods of reading but I always tend to go overboard.

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  5. Oh that's cool she's writing with her daughter. I remember our old used bookstore. the lady there LOVED Scottoline and was always trying to get me to read her. I still need to. *flails*

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    1. You should listen to bookstore ladies :) So many books though

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  6. I actually own one of their other collections - My Third Husband Will Be a Dog - or something like that. I really enjoy picking it up and reading a few from time to time. They are freakin' hilarious and I need to finish it and grab the rest. This one sounds awesome as well.

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    1. I listened to the audio of My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and it was great. The author narrates it which makes it even better. By the way, Lisa does talk about her 5 dogs quite a bit in these books :)

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  7. Oh wow, they are mother and daughter! For some reasons, the title makes me laugh. I think I would enjoy this book. Awesome review, Carole. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. The title is funny. This was a lot of fun to read.

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  8. As I've mentioned to you before :) I loved this one! I've read so many Lisa Scottoline books: all her suspense books, a couple of legal thrillers, and most of the humorous essay books. It would be wonderful to have a print copy of this book to reread over the summer and to share with my sister-in-law. Thanks!

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    1. Good luck! I really enjoy all of the types of books she writes and I think it is wonderful how different they are from each other. This is definitely the kind of book that you want to share with others.

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  9. mom and daughter combined bring wonderful story lines and reading material, I'm anxious to read this one

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    1. It is really nice to read a book by a mother daughter writing pair.

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  10. This series looks really adorable! I've been wanting to read Scottoline's books forever but these lighter books look like so much fun and perfect for summer.

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    1. I really think that you would enjoy this one, Katherine. It is a great summer read.

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