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My June reads

Monday, July 01, 2019

Here is what I found to read for June. I used to read more in the summer becuase I would take my youngest daughter to the pool and read while she played with her friends. She's 14 now and not at all interested in the pool. Sadly she doesn't seem to adjusting well to the changing of her body and I can't get her to budge on the thoughts of going to the pool. She is not going to wear a swimsuit and that's all there is to it. Vacation will be interesting this year but I would guess she will wear her typical shorts and tshirt while at the beach. That's pretty much what she wears all year long. Anyway, I digress. Back to the books.

First I"m going to say that I TRIED to like, TRIED to read "The Fourth Hand". One of my cousins gave it to me and she really enjoyed it but apparently our taste don't run that similar. I hated it. I read about a third of it and decided life was too short to waste it on a bad (boring) book. If you are an Irving fan maybe you will find it a better read than I did,

The screen shot of these shows from oldest to most current so now that we got the one I didn't finish out of the way I'll go to the end and start with "Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen". As always she has some great recipes. But I dont' find them to be very calorie friendly. I tried a few of the receipes and liked the ones I tried but I admit I didn't try as many as I usually would in a cookbook.

"Still Life" was my first read by Louise Penny. It's the first of a detective series. There are currently 15 books in this series so it should keep me busy for a while. "A Fatal Grace" is the second in the series. Both are good but I liked the second book better. Maybe because I had already "met" most of the characters?

"Paper Towns" was okay. Not nearly as good as the other John Green books I have read though. If this had been my first book by him I probably wouldn't have read a second.

"When the Lights Go Out" was wonderful. I loved it. It pulled me in quickly and held me until the end. I was listening to it on cd on my commute to work and back and often found myself sitting in the parking lot at work listening to it until up to time for the office to open.

If you like WWII books, especially the memoir type, you will enjoy "A Forgotten Hero." My grandfather was in WWII so I have always been interested in that era but in all my reading I knew nothing about Folke Bernadotte or the Swedish during that era. I highly recommend this if you are a history bluff.

"Exposed" is the 5th book of the Rosato & DiNunzio series and yet another great book by Lisa Scottoline. I loved it. Likewise for the 18th book ("18th Abduction") of the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson. Great read!

Stuart Woods did this spin off, "Smooth Operator", from the Stone Barrington series. It's about Teddy Faye, a character that kept popping up in the Barrington series. It was good and I will continue with reading this series.

Happy Reading! And here's to more good reads during July!
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    My TBR piles are huge, but a few of these sound interesting and might tempt me to try a new-to-me author.
    231 days ago
    I can so relate to your daughter. I wore my older brother's jean jacket everyday for 2 years, regardless of the weather because I did not want to deal with the way the kids reacted to the girls' changing bodies. The girls could be just as cruel as the boys with the teasing.
    231 days ago
    I enjoy reading your monthly book roundups! Like you, I hadn't read Louise Penny; I bought Still Life to start with as well-- haven't gotten to it yet, though. Mary Kubica is another one I hear good things about. I'll put When the Lights Go Out on my endless list. Have you read The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian? I just finished it and liked it well. Almost 5 stars! Have a great summer! I'm skipping the 5% challenge this round but will be back in the fall. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    231 days ago
    I wear board shorts from Ron Jon's with a tankini top - maybe that would work for you daughter? I've also managed to find some men's swim shorts at Marshall's and TJ Maxx that work for me.

    I don't read as much as I once did - I seem to fall asleep when I read.

    231 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. I have read a number of books from your prior "reviews" and most I have thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for sharing every month. I keep adding to my book list.
    231 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    231 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    “When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace”
    ― Dr. Wayne Dyer

    231 days ago
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