Thursday, June 29, 2017

June Reading List


 I'll have to classify this as one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors even if the main character was annoyingly stubborn and incredibly gullible. The cast of characters were all well developed and interestingly unique. I learned a lot about life in Mao's China and the incredible hardships that the people endured. So the book is not at all cheerful, but it is hopeful. I don't want to give anything away about the story so just READ IT. I promise you will not want to put it down.


I love books that have a unique way of being told. This book totally delivers on that. It is set in a big old house that has been divided into apartments. Each chapter is told by a different resident. The stories are about each individual, but they are all connected by the house. I like the writing and the style but the first resident was hard to relate to for me, so once I got past that chapter, I was able to get into the book. If you like collections of short stories, you'll like this book.


Again, another favorite author of mine. I'm listening to this one while I commute to and from work. I am totally drawn into these characters and can't help but wonder what the surprise twist is going to be. I have several theories at the moment, I am really enjoying listening to this one!

This list is much shorter than I had hoped it would be but too much life happened this month! I am embracing this summer and all of its craziness, and there will always be time to read books later. I have put several of your suggestions on my reading list, so please keep sharing them in the comments, I really appreciate every one!

Enjoy every book!
Diane

4 comments:

  1. I read Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane another great one by Lisa See.
    I am also reading The Book of Summer which you might like.
    thanks for the book recommendations

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  2. I'm adding all 3 of your recommendations to my reading list. Each sounds great! I just finished reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman and really enjoyed it!

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  3. I haven't had time to get into a book yet this summer...but thank you for sharing yours. :)

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  4. The Rules Don't Apply: A Memoir was an interesting read. I second the Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. The Lilac Girls: A Novel was also very good. The Orphan's Train and The Alice Network: A Novel are next on my list.
    I always enjoy your recommendations ...

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