August 6, 2019

July 2019 Reads

July 41 The Travelers Regina Porter
42 American Dirt Jeanine Cummins
43 Never Have I Ever Josilyn Jackson
44 Knife Jo Nesbo
45 The Night Olivia Fell Christina McDonald
46 Throw Me To The Wolves Patrick McGuiness
47 The Beekeeper of Aleppo Christy Lefteri

The Travelers is a great read.  The New Yorker said it best, “[A] kaleidoscopic début . . . Porter deftly skips back and forth through the decades, sometimes summarizing a life in a few paragraphs, sometimes spending pages on one conversation. As one character observes, ‘We move in circles in this life.’”  Plus, as a quilter, I loved the cover!

American Dirt is one of the most important books for our times.  It's outstanding.  This time I'm going to quote John Grisham “I strive to write page-turners because I love to read them, and it’s been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with American Dirt. Its plot is tight, smart, and unpredictable. Its message is important and timely, but not political. Its characters are violent, compassionate, sadistic, fragile, and heroic. It is rich in authenticity. Its journey is a testament to the power of fear and hope and belief that there are more good people than bad.”

Never Have I Ever is a fun and suspenseful novel --perfect for a summer read.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo speaks to so much that is happening in the world today. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant, but very importantly it is accessible.  It's a fabulous read.

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