How are we already in September? CRAZY!
So in August, I gave myself a reading challenge to see how many books I could read in a year. This past month I got through three different books, reading them within two weeks or so. I want to start something new that after every month I’ll post which books I read, and give a review/summary in less than five sentences! I’d love to pass along my recommendations, and inspire you all to read something new! I hope you enjoy these posts.
Book 1- Marriage Vacation by Pauline Turner Brooks
Once career driven, turned mom of two with a successful husband, Kate separates herself from her family. Instead of using the term “abandon,” she took a “marriage vacation.” In an adventure of a lifetime, Kate is in search of re-discovering herself, and who she can be. Can Kate “eat her cake and have it too?” Or has motherhood sealed her identity?
Book 2- Still Lives by Maria Hummel
Famous artist Kim Lord is missing, and employee Maggie finds the situation hitting too close to home. In a constant search of clues within Kim Lord’s work, author Maria Hummel finds a way to not only entangle the readers minds in a mystery, but teach about the art industry’s ins & outs. Was it Kim Lord’s significant other (who happens to be Maggie’s ex), that killed her? Or did Maggie do it?
Book 3- Orange is the New Black -My Year in a Women’s Prision (a memoir) by Piper Kerman
If you’re a Netflix junkie, you are probably well aware of the hit series “Orange is the New Black,” and what it represents of women’s prison. Take a personal look into Kerman’s experience behind bars, and how she made it through her time at Danbury. If there’s one factor that is similar between the series and book, it’s the bond/sisterhood of the women inmates that create a beautiful story. Piper Kerman is a true author in illustrating how our justice system really works.
Now, here are my books for September:
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin