I had this great idea to get a library card…
Well, lets rephrase that…
I had this great idea to take my kid to the library to get a library card…
That meant I had to get one too…
I wasn’t sad about this…
Why had I waited so long?!?!
The library is awesome!
Except due dates… those can sometimes get pretty confusing… especially when you put items on hold and then have to get them within so many days once they become available… That can really mess up your system of when to return what!
But with that being said, I showed my Summer Reading List at the beginning of the summer on IG. I love reading when I have time to do it.
It may have been a bit ambitious for a 2-3 week period of time, but here’s what we’ve read so far…
Most recently, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?!
– Starting this book, I didn’t think I was going to get into it. It reads mostly as letters back and forth to people, especially to begin with which I wasn’t really into at first. Then I didn’t want it to end. The book was soo good in the middle! And I mean sooooo good! Then it ended. Wasn’t sure I liked the ending, but now I’m sad its over… I’m going to have to check out more from Maria Semple.
Mrs. Kennedy & Me
-A little bit of a slow read if you ask me, but it left me wanting more. I’ve always loved everything Kennedy, and this one was from a different perspective. It made the Kennedys more human to me, and not as regal as they can seem. I love their grandure, love for the outdoors, and love for family. This was from the eyes of Mrs Kennedy’s secret service agent, Clint Hill. While it took longer to read for me, I did want more when it was over.
What Alice Forgot
-Another good book! Apparently it’s going to be a movie?! Maybe?! Anyways, it starts with an accident that leaves Alice without her memory of the last 10 years and takes you on this journey of how we change from what we always thought we’d be… I liked it because it seemed relevant. It showed how life got in the way, and took her on a different path, but in the end put her right where she was meant to be. It does turn on some light bulbs so be ready… and it’s got a few laughs too.
-This was a quick read and I liked how it was timely with her being a woman in a business mostly dominated by men. I did like how she mentioned a couple times that she was in the right place at the right time and sometimes had to MAKE things happen differently because she was a woman. Enlightening, easy read. Tina’s a fave and I thought it would be fun to read a little more about her. Nothing too deep. A good lighthearted summer read.
-This one was a good summer read as well. A little dark which was different than the others. I love Alice Hoffman though… her books always make me feel good. This one was about a girl who went through a tragic event and had given up on herself… Then she accidentally starts to give herself life again. I really enjoyed this one. I don’t want to give too much away, but I liked how it started in the dark and ended on a brighter note.
I added a couple books to my list, but the library deadlines got in the way… So having to check out again Born a Crime by Noah, Commonwealth, and All Great Things… Currently finishing up I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver and it makes me want to read all of her books! This book is seriously beautiful. It’s short bits of wisdom and they make you feel good and want to do good.
So… back to reading for July… I don’t think I’ve read this many books in such a short time E V E R. But why not read!? I think it helps the girls to see their parents reading too and not just always on those darn phones…
What are you reading these days?! If I keep going like I am, I’ll be looking for some books to read in about 3-4 weeks!