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Last week was crazy busy at work, but finally ended on a high note when I had lunch with Catherine from The Gilmore Guide to Books on Saturday. It’s always fun talking books and so much more with Catherine. The coming week will also be big for several reasons. First, on Wednesday I’ll be the guest on this week’s episode of Sarah’s Book Shelves Live! where we’ll be talking about our all time favorite summer books. I’ll follow that up on Thursday with my Beach Bag Books post, my own guide to reading this summer. (There, I’ll include the books I shared on the podcast, along with many from 2019.) That same day I’ll be flying to my mom’s for a few days to visit and help out. With such a busy week I hope I can squeeze in plenty of time for books and I hope you can, too!
Last Week’s Reads
- I finished Vessel by Lisa A Nichols early in the week. This book was the perfect example of the right book at the right time. I was in the mood for a little something different and that’s exactly what I got with Vessel. It wasn’t perfect, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Full review tomorrow.
- I think I’ve fallen a little bit in love with the combination of Peter Heller’s writing and Mark Deakin’s narration. I finished listening to and loved The River (my review) earlier this year and now I can say the same about The Dog Stars. This one started off a little slower for me, but in the end it was every bit as good. As you’ll see in the next section, I’ve already moved onto a third audiobook from this winning combination.
- I liked Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane just fine. I thought it was good, but it didn’t amaze me. It was a solid read, just one I can’t rave about. I feel like I’m in the minority on this one, but that’s fine. I’ll have a mini-review at the end of the month.
- I don’t know why I was nervous to start In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow, but I shouldn’t have been. At a quarter of the way in, I’m loving this 1940’s story of a quirky group of African American friends in small North Carolina town. The synopsis promises that they will be followed on through the 1980’s.
- The Painter by Peter Heller – No surprises here, I’m listening to this one, too. (See above!)
Likely to Read Next
- I still have a couple of May books left, but one I’m regretting I requested and the other I want to listen to on audio and it’s not released until next week. So, I’m beginning to read June releases. In West Mills is the first and I plan on making Recursion by Blake Crouch the second. A change up with a little sci-fi/suspense seems perfect right now!
I hope you have a great week in books!
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