Since I’ve been on a historical fiction kick, and this book is being released as a TV series, I thought that I’d give it a try. The concept was interesting (involving time travel), but the sex scenes felt gratuitous and contrived. I can definitely see the appeal and how it will translate well onto the small screen. I don’t think I’ll be finishing the series, though.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I remember when it came out, but I didn’t think that I would be interested–even though I love F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. It wasn’t until I recently watched Midnight in Paris that I realized that I knew almost nothing about the biographies of either Fitzgerald. During the movie, I got all of the Hemingway and other author jokes, but the Fitzgeralds were a mystery to me.
Cider House Rules:
I chose to read this novel because it’s on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die, which has turned out to be a great list, plus I knew it was a well received movie. I enjoyed this novel a lot, especially because of the time period in which it was set, and it was quite thought provoking. I definitely want to watch the movie now!
Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God:
This was a short e-book that I got as a free resource, which you can also download here. It was a quick, but powerful read. I made a ton of highlights on my ipad. I have a blog post regarding some of the things that I learned in the works. Stay tuned!
I ended up loving this book. It was a slow go at first, but by the end, I couldn’t put it down! It wasn’t what I was expecting, and I love how the narrative wove the stories of the entire family together by blending the past and present.
The Black Box:
This was a super quick read. I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile, so it was good to catch up in time for the release of the next Harry Bosch novel this fall. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but I can always hope that some of the unresolved parts are meant to carry on in the next novel.
The Hound of the Baskervilles:
This was my first taste of actually reading anything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I’ve watched countless movies and tv shows inspired by Sherlock Holmes–I’ve even watched a documentary about the character–but I’ve never read anything before. I liked it a lot!
Later this week, I will be posting my reading goals for August!
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What did you read this month?