Ending the beach vacation with a truly beachy read. Sex and Vanity is the latest by Kevin Kwan and on the surface it’s pretty empty and quite predictable. But, there are some interesting introspective race/ethnicity components, fascinating descriptions of clothing, education, and home decor, and it’s irreverent and funny. Overall, I found the story to be enjoyable despite it’s generally frivolous nature. This was the second-to-last of my summer want-to-reads. I look forward to completing my two lists and reviewing them all together before the end of the month.