Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June: Books I read


Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett  has a storyline that revolves around NYC during the era of Series Books with Edward Stratemeyer. Other famous folks like Tesla and Mark Twain show up as well. 
Maus by Art Spiegelman (library) graphic novel about the holocaust and I highly recommend. I read it years and years ago when it first came out and it is great. Reading it again for a square on my summer reading bingo!! LOL
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley (library) The latest in the Flavia de Luce series. Charming as always. 
Bury What We Cannot Take by Kristin Chen (library) A story of a family fleeing from Maoist China. Depressing. 
The Exterminators by Bill Fitzhugh (library) loved Pest Control by the same author. 
Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran (library) love the TV series, so I had to read the book, enjoyed it and the TV version is very true to the book. I also like how the TV show expanded on the book. 
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby (library) yeah, I know I read this book last year, but it really is funny as heck and if you need a laugh, it delivers. So after reading Maus and Bury What We Cannot Take, it was just what I needed.
The Path Through the Trees Beyond the World of Pooh Part II  by Christopher Robin Milne (audiobook) part two of Milne's autobiography. I enjoyed it. It was interesting hearing his experiences during WWII and also life with a daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and his life as a bookseller. 
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (library) dystopian sort of like Handmaids Tale in a world where women's reproductive rights are controlled by men --set in the Pacific Northwest which I enjoyed. 
Ocean Prey by John Sandford (library) the latest in the Prey series, they go to Florida (mainly Miami/Fort Lauderdale) My favorite part of these books is the dialogue between the characters and the building of the character relationships and their growth. So I really enjoy them. 
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert (library) Lobstermen along the coast of Maine, just okay, She is not my favorite author (I was one of those who did not like Eat, Pray, Love.)
Flight or Fright ed. by Stephen King (audiobook) short stories combining Horror/Thriller with stories of aviation. I really enjoyed it. 

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