Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What I Read...July 2017

Linking up with Steph and Jana 
(second Tuesday of every month)
Show Us Your Books

My Thoughts:  It was a very interesting reading month; varied books for sure.  These were the standouts that I would recommend:

The Zookeeper's Wife (Diane Ackerman) - This was really a beautiful story. I especially enjoyed all the animal and husbandry information. A story of people saving others and offering them some normalcy and kindness, when so much killing, hatred and atrocities were taking place outside the walls of the "zoo".  Set in Warsaw/Poland.

Our Souls at Night (Kent Haruf) - I enjoyed this book.  It was short and sweet.  It was about reaching out to another for comfort and friendship.  

The Thorn Birds(Colleen McCullough) - read this in The Book Club (facebook) Read Along for July.  I loved this book!  It fascinated me the way McCullough wove the tale over years, countries, characters and moral dilemmas.  Set mostly in Australia.

Dreamland Burning (Jennifer Latham) - I have been reading alot of YA lately.  This one did not disappoint.  Again a book about a time I needed to know more about.  Loved the two stories lines and how the writing went back and forth.  

There were some other good reads (Exit/West, And Then There were None, Thirteen Reasons Why) and some so so reads (Hour Glass, Garden of Small Beginnings, The World's Strongest Librarian).  But overall I consider July a solid reading month!  


  1. Looks like you had a nice, eclectic reading month! That's awesome. :)


  2. I would say July was a solid reading month for you. What a great variety of books. I'm definitely interested in a few of your top picks. Dreamland Burning has been on my TBR since its release but my library doesn't have it. And neither does my local bookstore. I need to break down and order from Amazon!

    1. It was a good read. I have been reading alot of YA lately. Hope you get a copy soon!

  3. Dreamland Burning is pretty high on my TBR. You read so many books this month! I'm pulling out of a slump! Here from SUYB. XO - Alexandra

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    1. Hi Alexandra, I have been listening to alot as well. I hope your reading slump ends soon!! :)

  4. I read the Thorn Birds YEARRSSSSS ago & its still one of my favorites. Makes me want to re-read it.