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Summer Reading




I got into summer mode really fast this year. Slow down. Consider vacations. Plan a staycay. And reading ...

the "summer reading" lists across the internet abound.


And trying to decide which list from the Internet to highlight is even harder ... so, instead, here is my summer list ... and not in any order.


I started with The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbitt. Good story. Makes me wonder. I never thought aobut how hard it must have been to live there when Los Alamos was first started. It is billed as being written in Flash Fiction sytle, where every chapter can stand alone. The style advanced the story without getting in the way.


The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese. I guess this is my July read. It is a big book, 770 somethign pages, so I saved it for summer to read. It does not dissapoint. I loved his other book Cutting for Stone.


The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods - I enjoyed this books but was disappointed in the ending. Too many questions went unanswered.


The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooke - Seemed interesting but I couldn't get into it.


Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso - This memoir is fascinating in that it is written in a Flash format, each chapter could stand alone. I am halfway through and still have not gotten an explanation of the title.


Still the Sun by Charlie N. Holmberg - Romantic fantasy adventure. Kind of complicated. I liked it. but I have a hard time remembering details from it.


And it is still the first of July. I don't know what is next after I finish Covenant. I love discovering the next book.


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