Normally, I feel like the month has flown by, but July seemed slow when it came to reading. Yes, I did get quite a bit read, but some of the books seemed to take up quite a bit of time. I do have a book from July's Nightstand back on for this month, but I couldn't renew it and had to wait for it.
August is looking to be a very busy month for me, so I am keeping my reading selections on the light side.
From June's Nightstand I read:
- The Two-Minute Drill to Manhood: A Proven Game Plan for Raising Sons by John Croyle - A good read.
- Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas - Dare I say it? This was a dry read. It was actually a weird story.
- The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman - So I hopped out of my normal reading box after talking to a friend who said she was enjoying the book. Now that wouldn't make me normally pick up a book, but we both agreed the movie was not a favorite so that really piqued my curiosity. I personally think the film is stupid. I actually found the book a lot better than the film. (Surprise!) I loved the humor throughout it and I found the actions that are kind of unbelievable much easier to read about than to watch.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo - I put this book on hold before I had ever come across a review about it. There are some very practical tips in this book, but you do have to weed through a lot of strange ideas.
- The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner - If this title interests you I recommend that you read the first part and then stop before all the unpractical suggestions begin. I think working moms would find this more helpful than stay-at-home or homeschool moms.
- The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows - This isn't The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but I still found it an enjoyable summer read.
- The Secret Adversary: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery by Agatha Christie - While working my way through the Hercule Poirot Series I came across the Tommy and Tuppence books and with a name like that how can I not read it? What a fun story. These are definitely a lighter read than Poirot. I am looking forward to reading more in the series.
- Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott - I have to admit I was a little over my head with this story. I persevered through it. Maybe one day I'll go back and revisit it, but for now I am sticking with Ivanhoe which is a much better read.