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What began as a goal to read one book became me rediscovering my love for reading. When I think of the summer of 2017, I will remember it as the one that I had my nose stuck in a book. It has been amazing.
I’m at such a sweet age with my girls to read books, while they read books. But with home school now in session I will have a lot less time to do recreational reading. I’m hoping that I don’t completely give it up again, until next summer that is. Even if I just read one or two books a month, my goal is to keep reading.
Over the month of July I read 4 books. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t read more, but one of them was very long and another seemed hopelessly slow at first. Here’s a look at what I read.
I feel like I might be the last person on earth to read this book, but I had to read it. It was a huge book, literally huge, and I thought it might take me forever to read, but it didn’t. I loved it. Her story made me so sad. I kept thinking of how much she needed Jesus to fill that empty hole in her life. However, her story didn’t depress me either. If you live under a rock, like me, and haven’t read this book it’s a really great read. Oprah obviously recommended it for some reason, right?!
Colleen Hoover was an author that Stephanie told me I needed to check out, specifically this book. Wow, just wow! It was a major thriller for sure with a serious plot twist. I couldn’t put it down and read it in about 36 hours. It definitely left me wondering if Colleen Hoover’s writing style is this interesting… or if it is just this book. I think I’ll have to read another.
When I saw 3 different people post about this book, on blogs or Instagram, I had to check it out. It didn’t take me long to figure out what all the fuss was about. I quickly fell in love with the characters of this book and their stories. But when the book didn’t end in a way I wanted it too, it left me wanting more. A quick look through the back of the book confirmed that there would be more since another book will be coming out. Oh thank goodness!
I grabbed this book off the new arrival shelf at the library by chance . A quick look on Amazon confirmed that it didn’t stink, so I took it home with me. By the end I can say that I like the book, but it just was a very slow read and never got really interesting. If I didn’t have an interest in gardening I probably would’ve hated it. I just felt like I needed to throw that last bit out there.
What have you been reading lately?
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