Show Us Your Books – July
It’s been a couple of months since I participated in the Show Us Your Books linkup (my last one was in April!), so I wanted to be sure I got a post up for this month’s linkup with Steph and Jana! Appropriately enough, I’m writing this post at the library because my AC has been broken since I got back from FL, so I needed a serious break from the hot house.
I’ve read WAY more books since my last post than just the ones I’ve written about below, but things have been so busy and crazy that I just haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet. Hopefully next month’s books post will be a supersized edition full of reviews I’ve been meaning to get to! Until then…
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I’m always excited when Emily Giffin publishes a new book. This is the first time I’ve gotten one of her books free through NetGalley instead of from the library, so getting to read it before it came out made me feel fancy. It’s an interesting look at love loss and and family told through the voices of two sisters. Probably not my favorite Giffin book so far, but enjoyable and fairly light – a good summery chick lit-ish read that’s not too sweet and fluffy.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
This was my beach read while I was in Vero Beach last month. I think I may have actually enjoyed this more than Gone Girl, but I do want to put the warning out that it involves the murder of kids, so avoid if that kind of thing is going to seriously disturb you. If you can get past that aspect, it’s a suspenseful, engrossing read that I found myself picking up as often as possible throughout my vacation days.
As usual, I’m in the middle of like half a dozen books, and I have Shonda Rhimes’s “The Year of Yes” sitting next to me here at the library, just waiting to be checked out despite my total lack of time for it right now. Anyone know where I can get a clone so that I can manage to read AND get work done? That would be rad.