Let's Talk About Books Baby!

July

Books Bought

After You by Jojo Moyes

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown (won in a Facebook contest)

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte (audible)

Books Read

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Goodness... Here I find myself looking back at July as September's end is drawing near and I'm so sad at how the days are flying by... And without much to show for them... But let's leave all that for a more appropriate post, as this post is about books.  Dearly beloved books. 

So, clearly July saw a return for me to heterosexual romances.  Long story, and perhaps one day I will share in some way but for now... And for the intentions of this post... Let's get down and dirty with some swoon worthy chick lit.

First up, and just in time for the redbox debut... Me Before You.  First, let me say, 50 pages into this book I was like, "Oh God... Here we go... Back to predictability."  But I was soooooo wrong.  Maybe some people saw all the turns and twists coming... But I certainly was off my A game.  The book is also just very English, and provided a cozy feeling in the middle of hot July.  I highly recommend.  Can't wait to rent the movie!

Now, another Emily Giffin!  You know, I devour her books like candy!  I buy it, I'm excited, and I can't wait to delve in!  This one was about two sisters (you know how I love sisters), but in this book I flip-flopped back and forth between which sister I liked or related to more.  One was settled, married with kids... And the other one desperately wanted to be but life just wasn't going the typical way and so she decides rather than going on one more bad date she is just going to have a baby!  Now from these very superficial insights, it looks like maybe the first sister has it all... until you learn more about her crumbling marriage and the drudges of the day in and day out wifey/mom life, and the miserableness of being tied to a paycheck you need but to work that doesn't fulfill you.  Anyway, this book can be perceived as very "typical" or whatever, but I find that these books ring true to us on some level because can't we all relate on some level?  Anyway, it's a quick, entertaining read.   Perfect for summer! But since we are moving into fall... Maybe best for you to pick this one up in paperback version next year!

What were some of your favorite summer reads?