Month in Review

This week was busier than usual at work so I didn’t get a chance to blog more but I have to say I’ve been in a funk given the recent Covid news. Just as we were getting more confident about going out, infection rates have been spiking everywhere. I’m so mad about those who won’t get vaccinated, or at least wear a mask. I’m going back to limiting my outings. Here in Texas we can’t depend on our government to be sensible and issue good guidance. Thank goodness I’m still working from home for the most part.

But we’re here to talk about books right? July was a great reading month. I finished The Reader’s Room by Antoine Laurain, Gone Missing by Linda Castillo, The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar, Real People by Alison Lurie and The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley.

I enjoyed all of these books a lot and while most of them were on the lighter side, I found them to be perfect summer reads. Some of these count towards reading challenges so that’s always a plus. The Reader’s Room (my favorite read of the month) was for Paris in July and I’m reading another book for that reading event but probably won’t finish until next month. Thank you again to Tamara for hosting the reading event.

In other bookish news did you see the The Booker Prize long list was announced this week? Any thoughts? I recognize a couple of titles but will have to investigate a bit more to see which ones are must reads.

As far as what I’m looking forward to next month? Women in Translation month! I have several books that are perfect for this and I can’t wait to share those with you.

In the meantime I hope you are staying safe and reading lots of good books.

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