Saturday, August 13, 2011

July Reads

Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry - 7/8/2011 
Good - Fiction
Pitt is away in France and Charlotte goes to Ireland to clear his superior's name.
I was glad to see a new Thomas Pitt novel by Anne Perry and enjoyed it a lot!

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett - 7/12/2011
Good - Fiction
Dr. Marina Singh travels to the Amazon jungle to search for clue to a colleague's death.
I love Ann Patchett's writing. It makes me think. But now I KNOW I never want to go to the Amazon rain forest. :-)

True Grit by Charles Portis - 7/18/2011 
Good - Fiction
14yo Mattie Ross decides to avenge her father's murder.
Our August book club selection is traditionally a contemporary novel and True Grit was this year's choice. It was very compelling. 

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching by Phillip Done - 7/23/2011 
Excellent - Memoir
Short essays describing timeless truths of a teacher's life and of childhood
I started this book months ago and kept it in the car for those moments of waiting since the short essays fit that perfectly. Finally I brought it in the house and finished the last part in one evening. Mr. Done seems like a great teacher! And he has the knack of making classroom events relate to everyday life.

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen - 7/24/2011 
Good - Inspirational Romance Regency
Mariah lives in her aunt's gatehouse, apart from her family due to a youthful indiscretion that cost her reputation.
My mom recommended this as a light fun read and it was! Interesting Christian fiction with a few nods to Jane Austen.

What are YOU reading?