Good morning! I'm posting again on the weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Hope everyone is finding lots of time for reading great books in these last few weeks of summer. I am reading a lot . . . but falling somewhat behind in my reviews! I think it's partly because it is summer and my kids are around; I'm hoping that it will be easier to sit down and write reviews once school starts in September and I have a little more time to sit and think in a quiet house. For my fellow bloggers, do you ever feel yourself falling behind in reviews? How do you keep yourself on track with this aspect of your blog?
Last week on the blog, I posted reviews of these books:
Michelle Lovric's The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters is historical fiction set in 19th century Ireland about seven sisters who escape from poverty and rise to stardom because of their extraordinarily long hair. You can read my review of Lovric's new book, which will be published in the U.S. on August 12, right here. I also posted my review of Hannah's Kent's impressive debut novel from 2013, Burial Rites. It's a raw and powerful novel about a woman who has been charged with a brutal murder in the stark landscape of northern Iceland in the early part of the 19th century. You can read my review here.
I also posted my list of Top Ten Books I'd Give to Readers Who Have Never Read Literary Historical Fiction on the Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday. Take a look--anything you would add?
Here is what I have been reading in the past week:
What's up next for me? For a little fun and escapism, I thought I'd take a listen to this book:
I may need something a little lighter--although still engaging--after Burial Rites and We Are Not Ourselves, so Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies may be just the ticket. It's certainly getting a lot of buzz out there.
And to read? Well, I don't know . . . got anything good to suggest for me? I'll be heading out on vacation later this week, so I need to make sure I have my Kindle loaded for the trip. I do need to read Helen Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird before the end of the summer in order to complete all of the books that were on my Summer TBR List, so maybe I should start that soon.
Happy August Reading to all!