Hello, friends. August is here and though there is plenty of summer left, I'm already starting to think about fall. July turned out to be an unusual month. It was unbelievably hot, humid, and rainy for the first several weeks, but ended with perfect summer weather. We spent time with both NYC daughters, visited my parents... and had covid. Thankfully, our cases were mild cases and we are now recovered. We quarantined to avoid spreading it to others, and felt well enough to read during all but the first day or two of that period. As a result, July turned out be a very good reading month for me.
BOOKS READ IN JULY
The Postcard by Anne Berest
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
historical fiction, western, classic
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
Banyan Moon by Thao Thai
In other reading news, I got a new kindle for my birthday. I've been happy with my paperwhite for years, but have also wished for page-turning buttons... and now my kindle oasis has them. It also has a slightly larger screen and a lighting control for warmth in addition to brightness. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and LOVE it!
AUGUST READING POSSIBILITIES
by Irmgard A. Hunt
(current reading) nonfiction/memoir, interesting follow-up to The Postcard
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
(current reading) another classic play to read prior to Tom Lake
a possibility for Women in Translation Month
A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio
a shorter possibility for Women in Translation Month
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
new novel from a favorite author
True Biz by Sara Nović
September main selection for MMD book club
Have you read any of these books? There is no way I will get to them all, but it's nice to have options. What was your favorite July read?