My Reads

What is on your summer reading list?  I don’t usually have a specific list but I do want to read The Great Gatsby sometime before I see the movie.  I also want to read Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry.  I listened to an online discussion of the book and it sounded very interesting.

Here are some books that I’ve read recently.

I really enjoyed:

Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle

Laugh out loud funny.  I promise you will love it.

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

A curious 11 year old girl who lives in England.  And she loves chemistry.  This book was written for me.

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The book club I’m in just finished Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.  This book had mixed reviews.  About half the people loved it and the other half didn’t.  I was in the half that didn’t.

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A few easy but interesting reads:

The Eighth Day by John Case

A thriller mystery.  This book is our book club pick for the month of June.  I found it to be a good summer read.

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Whispers from Yesterday by Robin Lee Thatcher

This book was recommended to me by a librarian.  It wasn’t a favorite but it wasn’t horrible either.  I was glad for something different to read which is why I asked.  If you don’t know what to read, ask your librarian! 🙂

whispers from yesterday

I’m currently reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.  I picked this book up in the children’s section.  I usually grab books from there when I want a quicker read.  It is intriguing and good thus far!

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What are you currently reading?

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5 thoughts on “My Reads

  1. I like the Bradley series. I just finished the latest one. Because I don’t currently want to think I’m retreading The Dresden Files.

  2. “Cutting For Stone”–Love it! Went shopping w/3 friends and “overheard” a gentleman say to another gentleman what a waste the new movie “The Great Gatsby” was–especially Leonardo Dicaprio. For us older gals, didn’t Robert Redford make a “Great Gatsby” movie???

    • I tried watching the Robert Redford version on Netflix and couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll like it after I read the book since I’ve heard it is good. I like Baz Luhrmann movies so I’m guessing I’ll probably like the new movie. But it could very well be a generational thing.

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