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With school finally out for the summer, I’ve already put my time to good use here in Montana with my two of my sweet grandkids. Among many other things, I truly love reading books to them. This year for the first time, my granddaughter (who just finished kindergarten) was able to read to me. For someone who loves reading as much as I do, that was a pure joy. My own reading has been almost nonexistent, but that’s the way it should be while I’m here.
We’re already in the last week of June, marking the halfway point in the year, so tomorrow I’m going to be sharing My Favorite Books of 2019 (so far). It took a good chunk of time to whittle my list down to my nine favorites, so please stop by and see what you think. I’d love to hear which books you also loved, which you didn’t, plus any great titles I may have missed.
Last Week’s Read
- I’d already compiled My Favorite Books of 2019 (so far) before finishing After the End by Clare Mackintosh, but if I’d read it a little earlier, I think this book would have been on the list. I loved this story of a couple very much in love, but at odds over what’s the best treatment for their dying son. I’m excited to have a full review to share on Thursday.
- I was thoroughly enjoying John Glynn’s memoir, Out East, but since being in Montana have not listened to a single minute. I have just under two hours left, so hope to finish it early this week (coming back home Monday will help).
- Even though my reading time has been limited this week, I’ve very much been enjoying The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. It’s a family story told with two timelines: the parents as they met, fell in love, and grew their family of four girls, and the present where each of the adult daughters has some serious drama going on. They’re a quirky family that I really like.
Likely to Read Next
Next, I’ll likely be turning to July releases with these two that I’ve already heard some mixed thoughts on.
- We Went to the Woods is the sophomore effort from Caite Dolan-Leach who wrote Dead Letters (my review). Her latest is about five twenty-somethings who decide to leave society behind and live in an off the grid community called The Homestead. I believe the idyllic life won’t be quite what they expected.
- The Need by Helen Phillips is about a woman home alone with her tow young kids when an intruder enters her home. An intruder who knows far too much about her and her family.
I hope you have a great week in books!
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Beth F says
Looking forward to your favorites list. Being with the kids instead of reading is a great trade-off.
Kathy Martin says
Sounds like you had a great time in Montana. I’ll be curious to see you favorite books of 2019 (so far). Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Sarah's Book Shelves says
I just started The Need! Intrigued so far, but really too early to tell. And, The Most Fun We Ever Had Sounds up my alley.
I think I’m going to go with The Need next, too. Like you Catherine’s thoughts on We Went to the Woods has me a little reluctant to start it.
Kathryn Trask says
Just now reading your short summary of After the End I now want to read it. I have read this author before and liked what I read but now, I have to have this one!
I think After the End is very different from the rest of Mackintosh’s work, but I loved it. Review on Thursday.
We Went to the Woods sounds good. My week in review
I always enjoyed reading with my niece and nephew when they were little. Those days are over now that they are teenagers. At least my niece still likes to browse the bookstore with me. See what I’ve been reading at Girl Who Reads
Book shopping with your niece sounds wonderful!