To say this has been an odd summer would be an understatement. Saying goodbye to my mother-in-law Mary in May and all that accompanies the loss of a loved one has really hampered/squelched/decimated my interest in reading for fun. Several close friends have lost loved ones this summer and it’s caused me to spend more time reflecting and less time reading and reviewing books. Even my attention span is shot.
I did, however, manage to persevere and even enjoyed a few books this summer.
My favorites were:
1 – “The Final Girls Support Group” by Grady Hendrix.
2 – “The Letter Keeper” by Charles Martin – I accidentally read the second book in the series and was shocked by how good it was, especially considering I didn’t read the first one and didn’t REALIZE there was a “first” one until I was almost through.
3 – “The Bookshop at Water’s End” by Patti Callahan Henry is the perfect summer paperback and since this is one of the few books of hers that I haven’t read – it was an obvious choice.
I’m going to skip over the temptation to list the books I didn’t enjoy because I really do believe it’s me, not the books.
On my TBR pie – “Dearly Beloved” by Cara Wall, “Edisto Reunion” by C. Hope Clark and “Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaquad.
What was your best book of the summer? I’d love to hear your favorites.