Friday, September 13, 2019

My Favorite Books This Summer

I'm in a wee bit of a reading slump because I just finished one of my favorite books in a long time. I've got a handful of books with potential on hold at the library, but while I wait, here's what I really loved this summer.

Where the Crawdads Sing
I loved loved loved this book and while I wish I would've read it earlier, I'm also glad I didn't because it was so enjoyable I didn't want it to end. I initially wasn't interested because I don't do murder books, but this book is so much more.  I also didn't read it while I was at the beach, because I love the marsh and thought it'd be a good post-beach "settling back in to reality, but missing the southern coast" book.  And guess what? It was.

Burn Down the Ground 
I read Educated at the end of Spring and enjoyed it (especially the second and third part) and was recommend this by my mom as a similar book.  I loved this so much more than educated for so many reasons.  C and I have an agreement that we'll each read one book selected for us to read by the other. A book we normally wouldn't read and also a book that the other really enjoyed.  This is the book that I'm choosing for him (it was a tie between this and Where the Crawdads Sing, but he decided to go ahead and read that one on his own...he too is a lover of the south and the marsh).

Eevie Drake Starts Over
I picked this up because I love baseball. It's a little For the Love of the Game, but also very different. This is also along the lines of what I normally read, not complete romance, but a little bit.

Little Fires Everywhere
I read this over the 4th of July and couldn't put it down. While it's a novel, I kept wiki-ing different things about the history of Shaker Heights (I love the Cleveland connection).

Other books I enjoyed include The Hightide Club (my first Mary Kay Andrews book), The Unhoneymooners (more along the lines of what I read the most), and The Flatshare. I'm thinking based on my favorite reads this summer I'm officially a big girl reader now...

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