Monday, August 15, 2016

I am so far behind in my wrap-ups and reviews.  It's not that I haven't been reading, but I just never took the time to get back here to post about what I have been reading.  Since I am behind I am just going to list without thumbnails, what I read in June and July, with my rating.

June 2016

1. Used and Rare:  Travels in the Book World by Lawrence Goldstone.  June 5
       This is a book about books, which is something I love!  4 stars.

2.  Diary of a Fat Girl by Moira Mugweni  June 12
       This one was okay.  I probably would have loved it if I were a teen.  3 stars

3.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer  June 14
        I really loved this one, not only because it was about reading, but so much
         more about an occupied island during World War 2.     5 stars

4.  I Murdered My Library by Linda Grant.  June 15
       I loved this one and it made me think about owning books.  4 stars

5.  Split Second by Douglas E. Richards  June 15
       I really loved this book.  It was scientific but not above my understanding.  It was
       fast paced and not a boring moment in it.  5 stars

6.  The Pulse:  An EMP Prepper Survival Tale by Richard Hayden.  June 16
       This one was interesting but just okay.  3 stars

7.  Mail Order Bride Leah (Montana Mail Order Brides #1)  June 17
       This one was okay, but probably won't continue with the series.  3 stars

8.  The Lost Art of Reading:  Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin
     June 21
        I really had a hard time finishing this one.  I found it quite boring.  2 stars

9.  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes  June 28
       I really did not like this one at all.  The main character was a total idiot and I couldn't 
       wait to get it finished.  2 stars.

10.  The Vegetarian by Han Kang  June 30
         I'm not really sure how I feel about this book.  It really has nothing to do
         with being a vegetarian.   4 stars

July 2016

1.  When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker  July 7
       I liked this one a lot and I really didn't see the twist coming.  4 stars

2.  Plague by Victor Methos  July 13
      I liked this one but I think I was too generous in the rating.  4 stars

3.  Innocence by Dean Koontz  June 17
       This was not one of the better Koontz I've read but it was ok.  3 stars

4.  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan  July 23
      I really liked this one even though it was not what I expected.  4 stars

5.  The Museum of Literary Souls by John Connolly  July 26
       I really loved this one and wished it were longer.  5 stars

6.  Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff  July 27
       I like Ms. Hanff's writing and this was interesting.  4 stars

7.  Why Read by Mark Edmundson  July 30
       This one had boring parts, but overall it was pretty good 3 stars

8.  The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman  July 30
       I really loved this one.  The way the author slowly showed
       her characters descent into madness was inspired.   5 stars.