Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7/6)

Welcome to July everyone!  As nice as it was to give myself a quasi-blogging break in June, I'm glad to have things back to normal.  I already have July full of reviews and I'm hoping to get some non-review posts up as well.

Last week on the blog, I posted:
Wednesday, July1 - June Wrap Up
Thursday, July 2 - Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Friday, July 3 - Book Review: Ana of California by Andi Teran + GIVEAWAY
Saturday, July 4 - Saturday Snapshot

Right Now, I'm reading:
The Main Book:
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
This was my contribution for my book club this year.  Frankly, that is the only thing that has kept me going with it so far.  I'm about 25% of the way through it, but I'm still waiting for something to happen.  It came to me with a lot of great recommendations, so I'm fairly confident that it will turn around soon.  At least, I hope it will.

The "Phone" Book:
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
I don't usually read non-fiction on my phone (I prefer fluffy reads), but this has a good structure for phone reading--it is broken up by months and the chapters are not overly long.  Plus, I've had this book sitting in my kindle queue for a couple years, so it was TIME.

My "Deep Think Thoughts" Book:
Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Fineberg
I could call this category the "reading on the toilet" book, but I'm not quite willing to bold that.  Anyway, I decided to take a little break from short stories and read some of my other non-fiction around.  I'm really enjoying this one so far.

With My Daughter
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
My daughter got several chapter books for Christmas and her birthday (which was in February).  As you know if you've been reading this blog, we were stuck in Charlotte's Web for MONTHS.  However, we've re-established our bedtime routine so I'm back to reading to her every night.  We're about a quarter of the way through this one and my daughter is loving it.

Last week, I read:
Daisy Dawson is on Her Way by Steve Voake (Finished 6/29, no review)
This is another of my daughter's chapter books and I really liked this one.  The best part about it is that it isn't "written down" and the voice is mature.  My daughter liked that I had a many opportunities to use different voices

Newport by Jill Morrow (Finished 7/3, review 7/10)
I won't say much about this book since my review will be up in a few days, but I will say that it was a unique reading experience.  I don't mean that in a bad way at all, but it wasn't what I expected.

So, that's it for this week!  I'm hoping to have more time to read in the days to come as my daughter will be at day camp.  I do have a lot of driving back and forth to do, but I'll only have one child at home with me, so we'll see....

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