Good morning everyone! I wanted to do something a little different today. I have read a lot of books throughout the summer and once we welcomed our second son into our family, having the blog posts go up for each review became difficult. Not only that, but some of the books that I read I didn’t feel that I could do a full post on. So, I’ve compiled a list of all of the books that I read during the summer months (in this case specifically June, July, and August) and am going to do mini reviews below. So, without further ado…
Kindred by Steve Robinson: A solid start to my summer of reading, this was a historical fiction novel dealing with WW2. This book is part of a series that goes through different time periods, but each book can also be read as individual books. I enjoyed the pacing and slight thriller aspect that was also offered in the story.
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon: Diana does it again 🙂 This was the Fifth book in The Outlander series and once again, I loved it! I loved reading the history part of things and following along with all the new trials the characters go through.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: This will be a book that will get a blog post all to itself. Such a fantastic read and I am going to need a whole post just to work through all of my thoughts and feelings! It took me a little bit to really get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked! Stay tuned…
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena: I picked this book up on a recommendation from a friend I know. All she said was to read it and that it was full of twists and turns. Boy, was she right. I LOVED this read. It is the perfect mixture of drama and twists and a thriller of a novel. This was such a good read and I’ll admit that I stayed up extra late just to finish it. I loved her writing and will definitely be picking up more of her books.
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen: I am slowly working my way through all of Jane Austen’s novels and this one did not disappoint. While I knew how things were going to shape up, I absolutely love Austen’s witty and sharp voice in her characters. I don’t think it is my favorite Jane Austen novel, but I still really enjoyed it.
The Last Queen of England by Steve Robinson: I very much enjoyed this shorter novel. It had a good plot and I enjoyed watching characters from Kindred meet for the first time- these books are a series that you can either read in order or individually. This was a solid historical fiction novel for me and a fast easy read.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: Another book that I loved reading. Such a story of courage, overcoming circumstances, and simply making the best of what you can. I don’t think I could truly do this book justice in a full review, it was such an incredible read. I love reading about how other people lived and grew up and this just pulled at me from the moment I heard about it.
The Causal Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: I’m very middle of the road about this novel. I don’t think that I could really say a whole lot about it because I am just very “meh” on the actual story. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t really stick out to me. I don’t even see much of the plot of the story at all either.
Those are the books that I’ve read this past summer. Some of them I will elaborate on a separate post, but I wanted to at least let you know where I was at with my reading for the past couple of months! I’m currently reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. What have you been reading?