June! I know, that was forever ago. I took these photos (in June obviously) and wanted to blog a little about them because talking about books is one of my favorite things.
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
This book had popped up a few times in my Amazon searches/book browsing so when I saw it at the library I snatched it up. It was a fun, whimsical book filled with family secrets and traditions and mystery. Two very different sisters live in the same small town: one is a chef, the other a hair stylist. The one sister (the chef) lives in the old family house that amazingly has a tree that blooms right after the first fall frost. I liked this book in June, but I think that I would have loved it in October, with a scarf around my neck and a pumpkin latte in my hand! Once I finished reading this I realized that it was actually a sequel to a book called Garden Spells. Shoot! I am kind of a stickler about reading books in order. Even thought I think it would have made more sense to read it after the first one, it could stand alone too.
Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center.
I am a fan of Katherine Center, so I was super excited when I saw she had a new book out. This was a fun book, but I didn't really like it as much as some of her others. I'm not really sure why, it just didn't feel very authentic? (Maybe because I read Wild earlier this year and it is a book about hiking which was very raw and authentic?) The gist of this book is that a young women embarks on an extreme hiking trip after getting a divorce from her husband. She meets all kinds of people, and there is a love interest (who she never saw coming of course). Liked it, didn't love it.
Love Does by Bob Goff
I loved this book! I read this with my book club and we watched some of the videos that go along with it. (Think you can order the DVD that goes with this book on Amazon too.) Bob Goff is a big personality, and I kept thinking to myself, "Is this guy for real?" I think he is for real, and his life reads like a big crazy adventure. This is a book where each chapter can sort of stand by itself, so it reads like a devotional. I seriously laughed out loud while reading this, and also got some deep stuff out of it too. Highly recommend!
I hope to catch up and write the "books of July" list soon. What have you been reading? I would love to know!