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I’m still randomizing my Goodreads TBR and I’m having a lot of fun with it! Here’s what randomly came up for the month of July.
How I Did Last Month
CURRENTLY READING The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
This memoir is beautifully written. It’s bittersweet to read about her struggles of being deaf and blind but at the same time how happy she is from learning the simple things of objects, words, and language. I’m about 50 pages in and I really like it so far.
This was a cute read. The running commentary from the narrator about how it’s graphic and little kids shouldn’t be reading it was very entertaining. This was different than other fairy-tale retellings I’ve read because it tried to stay true to the original Grimm stories so there were things like selfish, mean adults, kids getting decapitated, girls getting lured to the forest to get brutally murdered etc. I felt like it was along the lines of Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling where Dumbledore comments how kids stories these days are a little too tame and there might be something for kids to learn from stories that have bad things happen.
DIDN’T START Truth Restored by Gordon B. Hinkley
My library was spread all over the floor while we were putting in new book shelves and I literally couldn’t find it in my disorganized stacks. I’ll have to read it another time when my library is more organized and I can find things again.
READ SUMMARY Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
I read the plot summary on Wiki and I thought the story was ok. I’m not a fan of really sad stories like this one. But sometimes I will read them if I really like the writing. So I looked up a sample on Amazon and the writing just didn’t pull me in.
This was a fun, quirky book with tons of personality. I loved reading about their lifestyle and how it worked for them to raise 12 kids. It was full of adorable and funny stories so I was not expecting the ending to be as heart-warming as it was. It pulled the whole book together in a way I wasn’t expecting. I loved this book (which is, by the way, nothing at all like the movie).
DIDN’T START Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
My library ebook expired before I could start it :(
Since I’m not working out anymore, I don’t have as much time to listen to audibooks. I’m still in the middle of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair so I didn’t get to start this one. Maybe another time :)
CURRENTLY READING Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
I really like the concept behind this book which is a woman dealing with her grief by reading a book a day for a year. She also reviews every book she reads. I kind of want to do something like that now but maybe just for a week or a month. I’m almost done and as far as I can remember there wasn’t really any memorable mention of Tolstoy so the title doesn’t make sense to me. Also the narrator is kind of annoying – she sounds just like Siri on my iPhone and I’m still questions if she is a robot or not…
BONUS READ Infinite by Jodi Meadows
This was the most exciting book in the series. Sam and Ana’s relationship continued to bug me, but the plot in this story got much better and I really liked the ending.