Friday, August 5, 2016

July Book Shelf

My Summer Book Shelf

Good Friday Morning Ya'll

I'm a lil' late to this party with my bloggy buddies because my yesterday didn't quite go the way I had planned and it's only on the very rare occasion that I actually have my posts scheduled.  But when things don't go as we plan them, we need to know when to just give up...and have a margarita!  (I think I read that on a shirt somewhere!)  So that's just what I did!  Then I started the next round of my day...had some more fun, went to bed and woke up to this new, more relaxed day!

On to today's post...recapping my reads from July.  Man...I haven't read as much as I had hoped this summer!  BUT I was able to knock out two books this month, both of which I previewed in last month's post!  So half my top reads are done! HA!

I really enjoyed this one!  Wasn't my absolute favorite of hers (I've read and have every single one!) but it was very enjoyable.  I like that it was told in alternating chapters between the two sisters and that I was able to find bits and pieces of  myself in each sister.

In yesterday's sentences post, the first line from this book was my first sentence.  It was definitely a great hook...something to think about and kept me reading.  I don't know what I thought this book was going to be about, but it turned out to be not at all what I expected!  

{It's really hard to talk about books without giving anything away huh?!?  LOL}

The next book I read on my trip!

While this was an easy read, it was also an eye opener.  What this young girl fought for and went tghrough was both frightening and admirable.  So deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.  While I was reading I pictured the devestation in my head.  On the way home on the plane, I was able to watch the movie, Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot, which actually brought the pictures in my head to life.  Read this book and see that film!

What did you read in July!  Let me know...always looking for recommendations! 

And don't forget to go get a peek at more great reads here:

Hope you have a great weekend!  Can't believe it August!!


  1. Someone recommended the Emily Giffin to me so thank you for your review :)

  2. Read and enjoyed the new Emily Giffin book too. It wasn't as though provoking as The One and Only, but I still really liked it!


  3. First Comes Love is next on my reading list and I've heard really good things so happy to see your review as well!

  4. PC saw Whisky Tango Foxtrot while I was out of town (that'll teach me to stay home) and liked it a lot. I guess we should get it on Netflix and watch it together. I have read the Malala picture book. Incredible what this baby experienced in her determination to get an education. So sad. Time is a tricky thing. I find myself alternating between hoping it will speed up so I can do something I have planned in the near future and hoping it will slow down because it is going too fast. Great post. Thank you for linking up!

  5. I love Emily Giffin, but haven't read one of hers in a while. This one sounds fun with the alternating chapters. I'll definitely "check it out" pun intended (library humor)!

  6. I have never read a Giffin book but this one caught my eye. Last month I read The Yonalossee Riding Camp for Girls and Big Girl Panties (sucked.)

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