read it – summer – august edition

25 Jul
July 25, 2014

man.  can you even believe it’s almost august?  time.  flies.  i hope you’re savoring all the moments that make up this blissful season, and in that vein, i offer up the second installment of the summer reading list.

half these books, wait, math.  uhm, five of these books i’ve read (the first 5), and the rest i’ve downloaded samples of, or actually purchased.  one was given to me for FREE.  wait, more math.  2 were given to me.  are you following?  it doesn’t matter.  check out these books, and let me know what you think!

1- super hard to read, because… if you’re a mom, you’ve been there.  it’s hectic, you’ve got a million things on your mind, and you forget a kid.  i’m not saying i’ve forgotten a kid, but i am saying i can EASILY see how it happens.  i need a rating system, i’m rubbish at reviews… it’s good, read it.

2- i loved where we belong 2 (there was a ‘where we belong’ in my first list).  it was just a good story.  some of it’s hard to swallow- a teen with that much autonomy?  but i liked it.  read it.

3- again, i’m the worst at reviews- all of these books i finished in a day.  if it takes me longer than that, i know i’m not interested.  rosie project was cute.  easy to like.  read it.

4- free to fall– i’ve been a sucker for YA lately.  this was good because you can actually picture the world going this way.  soon.  facebook, phones, a plot with really smart people who infect us all with nanobots via flu shots.  what?  it could happen.  read it.

5- delancey.  ugh, so perfect for my life right now.  this was a loaner from a friend, and i felt like… listening to someone else vent about starting a business, how it affected their relationship and their self perception was perfect.  i don’t think you have to be going through any of that to enjoy it, so… read it.

6- this one was on my list last time.  i read the sample, and i keep meaning to buy it, and then keep getting free books.  it looks good, it’s up next.  right after i finish…

7- so this was another free one.  from the publisher.  i read a couple reviews and thought, yep, i’ll read that.  check it out.

8- a recommend from my MIL.  her book club is reading it next.  i like to pretend i’m in book clubs.  without the commitment of actually being social or going anywhere. or getting dressed.  or putting on make up.  you get the point.

9- it’s not surprising to me i can’t remember where i found the review for this book.  BUT.  what is surprising to me is how i remembered all that i read about it for days, and how this young girl made such an impact with her writing style and voice.  i want to read this book, if only to remember what it feels like to be young and searching.  i’m sad she’s gone, i’m looking forward to this one.

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