Thursday, August 6, 2020

What I Read in July

I read eight books in July which didn't seem possible in the beginning off the month when it took me forever to get through All The Light We Cannot See! That was a commitment.  But I am glad I finally got around to reading it because it has been on my radar and on my shelf for the past 3 years!

I really enjoyed The Bookish Life of Nina Hill! I kept texting parts to my cousin as the main character reminded me so much of our social awkward book loving selves.  If you need a light hearted books are grand book, you should pick it up!

The Hate U Give was our July book club pick and I devoured that in an afternoon/evening. I had put it off because everyone raved about it and I was afraid I wouldn't like it as much, but I highly recommend it as well.  I've already read Angie Thomas's second book and recommend that too!

The Stephanie Plum book was so so.  I am still sticking with the series because I don't like quitting but it just isn't as funny as books 1-12.

The Last Mrs. Parrish was so so.  I really liked the middle section but I did not like the first part and the third part wrapped things up.  So eh.  It was our August book club book that I read already. :) It is billed as a psychological thriller and is about a girl who wants to win Mr. Parrish for herself.  If you've read other books in that genre you can kind of guess things out.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek was delightful as well.  It is about a girl who is part of the blue people of Kentucky, and the last one of her kind.  She lives up in the mountain with her dad and he is trying to marry her off before he dies because he promised her mother this on her death bed.  She is known to everyone as Bluet or Book Woman.  She rides around the mountains delivering books to the hill people to read as part of a program to reach the areas that don't have access to libraries.  This was just a really good book.  It's a little slow, but I wanted to know how it was going to go so I flew through it.

Love from A to Z is a young adult love story about two Muslim teens.  It's a very good book incorporating modern technology, teen activism, and dealing with racism.  It's a nice book that I think can appeal to adults as well.  The characters are very mature.

I'm currently reading The Husband's Secret by Liane Morarity as that is our October book club book but I was able to grab it from the library now!

What is your favorite book read in July? Any recommendations for me?

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