Last week I set up my Summer Book Bingo journal pages. It’s a little different from last year but I’m happy with it. Truthfully, I really enjoy tracking my reading this way and I love the satisfaction of coloring in a square when I finish a book! I’ve actually colored in 2 more squares since I took this photo, bringing me to 6 finished books.
Now, here’s where this post gets a little wonky. Not every book I’ve finished since my last reading update is part of Summer Book Bingo. So, in the interest of catching you up on my reading, just know that the first book I’m listing was finished prior to Memorial Day weekend. I realize this is probably only an issue for me and my need to keep things . . . organized and orderly . . . but I can’t help myself.
Much more a romance than a mystery, I enjoyed this mainly for the Charleston setting. Recommended for fans of the genre.
A well written and honest tale of a family and the struggles they face: mental illness, depression, multiple moves, job loss, stilted conversations and more. I felt it dragged at times but in the end it was quite moving and insightful. Bingo Square: Prize Winner
A mingling of short stories and library love – it’s perfect for anyone who values the public library. Bingo Square: A collection of essays.
A fast, entertaining and light read, I’m looking forward to reading the next one in this series. Bingo Square: Part of a series.
Excellent advice for both those new to mindfulness and those who have practiced for a long time. I highlighted a lot of passages and think this is a book I will return to over and over. Bingo Square: about religion.
I enjoyed this story about a couple who meet and instantly fall in love, spend 7 days together, and then the man disappears, i.e., he ghosts the woman. I was compelled to read it quickly to find out the reason why this happened but I’ll admit there are some flaws in the story, including the fact that after the big reveal there are a few more contrived twists that just felt unnecessary. Overall I enjoyed the light, easy romance but did feel it was tedious at times. Bingo Square: That you want to read because of the cover.
An excellent retelling of the Cinderalla fairy tale from the point of view of her stepmother. The writing is quite good, the story is fascinating, and it will change the way you think of those ugly stepsisters forever! Bingo Square: Retelling.
I’d say my summer reading is off to a terrific start!