It’s July! The weather is warm and I’m looking forward to having a couple of days off this month. Last week I was in New York for work and managed to squeeze a trip over to The Strand- another bucket list bookstore checked off of my list!
Linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date- the host of “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”
It was worth the 20,000 steps I walked this day to get to visit The Strand! 18 miles of books.
I Finished Reading
Whisper Network | Chandler Baker | Out 7.2.19 | Free from Book Sparks | I really struggled to get through this. A group of high powered women decide to band together to tell their truth about the man who’s about to be appointed their new CEO. I liked the cover and the author’s rationale for writing this book- that in her career in law, she’s been the beneficiary of the guidance from older female attorneys. There were some really beautiful and moving sentences- “Believe it or not, we didn’t want to be offended. We weren’t sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for someone to show up and offend us so that we would have something to do that day. In fact, we made dozens of excuses not to be…. But trust that by the time we were working, our meters had been tested dozens of times over. We were experts in our field.” My problem with this was that it took way too long to get interesting. I could not connect to the characters and honestly had trouble following along with what little was going on. There was a decent ending that tied everything together, but I didn’t think the time spent was worth it. I’m at about 3 stars.
Wanderers | Chuck Wending | Free from Penguin Random House | I am so excited about this one. When done right, post-apocalyptic books are some of my favorite. The author said he was heavily influenced by The Stand, one of my all time favorites, and I’m hooked from page 1. It’s a chunker though at 800 pages!
Upcoming Reading Plans
I think I’m going to go with Patsy. I love the colorful cover with the Empire State Building on it and liked the writing style from the few pages I sampled. In modern day Jamaica, Patsy finally gets approved for the green card that she’s always wanted. She decides to go and pursue her American Dream, leaving her five-year-old daughter behind.
All of the titles below were sent by the publishers.
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life | Tiffany Jenkins | Out now | Harmony
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt | Out 7.9.19 | Sourcebooks Landmark
Ellie and the Harpmaker | Hazel Prior | Out 8.6.19 | Penguin Random House
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution | Emily Nussbaum | Out Now | Random House
Evie Drake Starts Over | Linda Holmes | Out Now | Ballantine Books
Tell Me Everything | Cambria Brockman | Out 7.16.19 | Ballantine Books
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