First, I’d like to apologize to my sister Amy for not posting all summer. She’s such a faithful reader – even texts me to ask me to post. Glad I have one!
I don’t have a lot to say today. It is my last day of summer break, though I really have been working at least a couple days a week all summer. Tomorrow, however, is the day I go back full time, and school starts in two weeks!
I didn’t read nearly as much as I thought I would this summer. I worked a lot and since so much of my summer work is spent staring intently at spreadsheets and computer screens, my eyes are tired when I get home and I have no motivation to read.
Here’s what I read in June and July.
- 11/22/63 (Stephen King)
- The Widow (Fiona Barton)
- Better than Before (Gretchen Rubin)
- Eligible (Curtis Sittenfield)
- Don’t You Cry (Mary Kubica)
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)
- Finding Spiritual Whitespace (Bonnie Gray)
- Britt-Marie Was Here (Fredrick Backman)
- The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
- Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Helen Fielding)
- The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney)
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
- The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
- The Hypnotist’s Love Story (Liane Moriarty)
- Heart Made Whole (Christa Black Gifford)
I’ve got to say, I enjoyed every one of these books. But, if I could only recommend three, they would be Eligible (a modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice), The Storied Lie of A.J. Fikry, and The Blue Castle (though you should keep in mind that you’ll find it in the children’s section of the library…).
Total Books Read in 2016: 60