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Summer Reading 2018: June Prize Books

Summer will be here before you know it! At Bookreporter.com, this means it's time for us to share some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Contests and Feature. We will be hosting a series of 24-hour contests for these titles on select days through August 24th, so you will have to check the site each day to see the featured prize book and enter to win.

Allison Pearson, author of How Hard Can It Be?

In this highly anticipated sequel to I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, Kate Reddy goes back to work. Companies aren’t necessarily keen on hiring 49-year-old mothers, so Kate knocks a few years off her age, hires a trainer, joins a Women Returners group, and prepares a new resume. When Kate manages to secure a job at the very hedge fund she founded, she must prove herself (again) at work while dealing with teen drama and trying to look after increasingly frail parents as she approaches her 50th birthday.

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

June 2018

For a while, I have been looking for a book that would make me laugh; it’s been a real challenge. I found that in HOW HARD CAN IT BE? by Allison Pearson. Many remember her protagonist, Kate Reddy, from I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT. Kate is now a stay-at-home mother who is eager to return to the workforce, but she is 49 and companies are not exactly opening their doors to her. Her children are teenagers who test her nerves, and her husband has left his job to plot a new career as a therapist, but he seems to be spending a lot more time on his high-end bike than he is plotting his future. Layer in aging parents, and Kate is at her wit’s end.