Thursday, June 28, 2018

June Reading List

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

I listened to this book on CD and enjoyed the story line and the characters. I found the view of early 20th century life in London very interesting. So much has changed in our social structure and this book captures some of those changes and how the characters embraced them (or not!)

If you aren't into historical fiction this might not be the book for you, but if you enjoy my other recommendations, give it a try. I'm glad I listened to it and I plan to read/listen to more books by this author.

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance

I'm currently listening to this book on CD as well. It's a great way to stay entertained while driving. This is a non-fiction book and while it might be a bit dry to read, I am really enjoying listening to it. The author reads it and I can really envision his life in Appalachia and how he experienced his childhood. It is a social commentary that explores this differences between three generations of one family and their surrounding world. It deals with addiction, dysfunction and many more typical family dynamics. I really like the author's perspective and his ability to explain relationships as he experienced them. I highly recommend this book.

As always, I love your book suggestions, so please leave them in the comments. I have several of them on hold at the library right now.

Happy reading!

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  1. Thanks - I like Kate Morton too and have read some of hers.
    I haven't read the other, but Kelly recommended it so I better put it on my list.

  2. I read Hillbilly Elegy and loved it!

  3. LOVED LOVED LOVED Hillbilly Elegy. Not only was it a great memoir but a real eye opener politically. I just finished The Alice Network (BOTH WWI and II, very good) and Karen White's new Dreams of Falling...a perfect summer read.


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