Happenings

July Happenings and Wrap-Ups

Hey Readers!

June Wrap-up

Out of the five books I finished in June the only one I didn’t write a review for was Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer.

To be honest, when I finished the book I was emotionally wrecked. I’ll be posting a review in a couple of days, I just needed space. There was no way I could write a review immediately after reading it. Every time I tried writing anything I would start cry or it would devolve in an anger rant.

The following books I finished and reviewed in June:

We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler     8/10

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld       4/10

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe     9/10

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi        8/10

So other than Eligible, June was a great reading month. Though my heart needs some light heartedness in July.

 

Classics Club

July’s pick is Emma by Jane Austen!

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My book club is reading Emma for July and I decided to join in. Emma is the kind of fun and joy I need after some serious books.

I’ve tried twice to read Emma, and both times I had to put it down while I was halfway through. Not this time! I’m determined, not only because I remember enjoying the section I read, but because this is my last Jane Austen novel.

So pumped!

If you want to join me in the discussion, I plan to have the review out by mid-July.

 

Top Ten Tuesday

I tried a couple of Top Ten Tuesdays (you can find the prompts here at Broke and Bookish).

I plan on continuing because I like the variety and chance to get to know other book bloggers. I’ll skip some here and there because I’m not gonna try to force material out of nothing.

I also want to do some more book-to-movie reviews. I just need some movie adaptations that look more interesting (cross-fingers).

I hope everyone is having a great summer and reading fabulous books!

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