July Books

Here are my books that I read this month:

1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

I’ve told you my thoughts on this book before. I was reading it earlier in the month when I posed the question of what makes something count as sci-fi. Whether you like science fiction or not, though, I think you’ll like this read. And, just for the record, it is NOTHING like Twilight. Really. Promise.

2. The Boy I Loved Before by Jenny Colgan.

My cousin, Theresa Anne, gave me two big bags full of books to read (I love my family), and this was one of them. It made me laugh. It is definitely chick lit (as are the next 3 books), and it was a fun read. I loved seeing how high school looked from an adult mind stuck in a teen body. I laughed and read some parts out loud to Tom just because I felt like I couldn’t help but totally agree with some of the observations made by the main character. High school wasn’t the disaster for me that it was for this character, but, oh, I’m so glad to be an adult.

3., 4., and 5. Watermelon, Angels, and Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes.

Okay. Marian Keyes is a new author for me. She’s Irish, and so are her characters, the Walsh sisters. I love that, especially when their mom is involved. She’s so funny. TA also gave me these books (and another one called Rachel’s Holiday), all about these sisters. First of all, if you read these, you should know that the author’s works are NOT PRINTED IN ORDER on the flaps inside the books. This is both strange and confusing for me, as I use that as a guide of where to start and where to go next when reading a new series.

Basically, based on the order of events in the stories of the books I’ve read, I think the correct order is supposed to be: Watermelon, Rachel’s Holiday, Angels, then Anybody Out There. And then I assume there is another book coming out about Helen, the last Walsh sister, sometime soon. What I find interesting about these books is that these are not sweet little love stories. They cover everything from divorce to overcoming addictions to death of a spouse. My heart would just break for some of these people (yes, fictional people). And it would also give me such relief to see them recovering and/or overcoming hard situations when they could.

These are not the only books by this author, and TA included some of the others for me, so I’m gonna check them out too.

6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Yeah, Yeah, I know you’re tired of hearing about it. So I won’t go in depth. I’ll just say that I’m re-reading these books before the third one comes out on August 24th. I read this one in 2 days and am going to get started on Catching Fire again as soon as I get it back. Please do yourself a favor and read these books. If you’ve read them for the first time anytime lately, did you like (or,…okay, love) them as much as I did? If you haven’t read them, read about them here and here.

And lastly, just for fun, I borrowed a copy of The Little Prince (in English instead of French, which I can’t read), and I’m going to read it probably before July is over. I’ve heard it’s a great story. It’ll have to go to the August books post though since this goes out before it’s completed.

What books did you read this month?


2 thoughts on “July Books”

  1. I totally agree with you about The Hunger Games! I haven’t read a book that quick in ages! I just could NOT put it down. Can’t wait to get the second one from the library 🙂 I also read Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. It was entertaining and there were some pretty funny parts. I think you might like it. I also read a Ted Dekker book. His latest: The Bride Collector. He’s kind of a dark “Christian” author. Some find his books strange and I would agree, but it hasn’t stopped me from reading them 🙂

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