Friday, July 26, 2019

July Reading List


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I enjoyed this book so much! It was a fun read about a woman who finally decides to take charge of her life after many years in a marriage that is slowing crushing her spirit. She finds herself in some precarious situations and learns more about herself through each of her adventures. It's touching and sweet and I couldn't help but cheer her on. I would highly recommend this book, especially for a summer read.


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I picked this up at the airport bookstore in Sydney after it was recommended to me by an Australian friend. It's written by an Australian and takes place there. The life of a young boy who observes every detail in the very non-traditional childhood he leads is tender and heart breaking. It's so well written that I kept thinking about it even when I wasn't reading. To me, that's a definite sign of a good book.



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This book came out several years ago and I can't figure out why I didn't read it sooner! It takes place in the pre-civil war south and follows the life of both a young girl and the slave she is given on her 11th birthday. I found each of the lives interesting and well told. Many of the characters are based on real people. The most fascinating part of the story to me was the quilting that was done by the slave and her mother. I loved the stories and meaning behind their stitches. Definitely read this if you like historical fiction and quilting!


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I saw this book on CD at the library and picked it up because it seemed like a good summer read. It was a great story about three women, all dealing with their own issues, who spend the summer together. They hire a local college boy to be their nanny for the summer and some obvious and not so obvious things follow. I really enjoyed listening to the book. It's the perfect summer story!


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After almost choosing this book for my Book of the Month selection, but going for another book instead, I heard nothing but great things about it. So when it was on the books on CD shelf at the library, I snapped it up! It's a wonderful and very unusual story of a boy determined to keep a promise and a girl who refuses to be limited by her options. I can't help but think this is a book I would have really savored if I had read it instead of listening to it. I completely enjoyed the CD version though.

Happy reading, and be sure to leave your recommendations in the comments!
Diane


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3 comments:

  1. Elin Hildebrand are my favorite summer reads!

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  2. I could find all the recomodations in the library so I can order them the coming weeks and enjoy reading. Thank you

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  3. Thank you! I have many of these and loved them all. The Invention of Wings is one of my favorites...but then anything she writes, I love. I have been delving into several Australian writers this summer and I am amazed at how lyrical they are. This one will definitely go on the list.

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