Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia July 2016

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was the first time I read this classic. Even though I knew the story it was plenty creepy.

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
I read this one because so many of my friends loved it. Unfortunately it wasn’t my thing.

I continued with my Alphabetical by Author reading challenge.
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson I liked this one but not quite as much as her first (gods in Alabama)
The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley He does creepy, twisty disturbing so very well.
The Devil in White City by Erik Larson Both The Hubster and I enjoyed this one.
50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber This was part her Cedar Cove series.
Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund I wanted to like this one more than I actually did.
The Tea House On Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens A pleasant little story centered around a tea shop in Belfast.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
This was the first (and so far only) book of hers that I read. I need to read more.


Hope you’re having a great weekend!