This month was a successful reading month. I had much more time to read in July than most months, which was nice for a change! I relaxed with a number of books, and enjoyed my time reading through each one.
In July, I read a total of 6 books, one being a classic for my Classics Challenge.
With that being said, let’s get into the wrap up!
In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Is it a coincidence that three tragedies hit the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey one after the other? Our main character, a fifteen year old girl named Miri Ammerman does not think so. In fact, most of the boys at her school are convinced aliens have something to do with the plane crashes that hit Elizabeth in quick succession. Almost forty years later, Miri returns home to Elizabeth to honor the lives that were lost from the three plane crashes that terrible year, and is able to reconnect with those from her small town that she had lost touch with.
Judy Blume has done it again! She takes the reader on a vivid ride through catastrophe, love, heart break, friendship, and the power of family.
See my full review here!
A Robot In The Garden by Deborah Install
This story follows a man named Ben Chambers who has been in a downfall ever since the death of his parents. His wife Amy feels he is not carrying his weight around the house since as he does not work, and is frustrated with Ben’s lack of motivation. Everything seems to be going poorly for Ben, until one day he stumbles across a robot in his garden named Tang. Tang does not speak English, or so Ben thinks, and will not listen to a word Ben says. Amy thinks the best thing to do is to get ride of this old rusty robot and trade “it” in for a new android, but Ben disagrees. Tang will not come into the house despite Ben’s pleads, and Amy is not impressed with his decision to keep the robot.
Deborah Install takes the reader on an adventure of a life time.
See my full review here!
Alive by Scott Sigler
Alive begins when our main character finds herself trapped in a dark confined space, with little hope for escape. She is unable to to remember her parents name, if she had any siblings, and more importantly her own name. After much determination, she is able to escape from her confinements and discovers that she is not the only one. Taking on the role of a brave leader, our main character takes charge and decides that she will help the others, and herself escape from their captivity.
Scott Sigler takes us on an action packed adventure! Alive, his latest Sci-Fi novel will be all the rage this summer.
See my full thoughts here!
A Bug in A Vacuum by Melaine Watt
If the name Mélanie Watt sounds familiar, you might recognize her from her famous children’s books called Scaredy Squirrel. Her latest picture book Bug in A Vacuum follows the story of a fly’s life and his unfortunate run-in with the vacuum cleaner. The images in this book are beautiful and the story is funny! Overall this was a fun, quick read.
A full review to come!
Mãn by Kim Thuy
If you enjoy food, a well written story, and a plot that is well though out then you will enjoy Mãn by Kim Thúy.
Stay tuned for a full book review coming shortly!
Classics Challenge: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
As most of you might recall from having read this classic in High School, or seeing the latest movie release a few years ago, it follows the story of our main character Nick Carraway, and his adventures with the people and parties of the roaring twenties. We get to see a glimpse into Nick’s life, along with his neighbour Jay Gatsby, his cousin Daisy, her husband Tom Burchanan and Nick’s “friend” Jordan Baker.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to anyone that likes a well written novel. I would give this books 4 out of 5 tea mugs!
What did you read this month? Which was your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
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