31 July 2013

2013 Books - July



A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s - Sheila Hardy

An interesting and enjoyable read. Would recommend.



My Point...And I Do Have One - Ellen DeGeneres

Not sure what to say about this book. It’s not a story, just a series of chapters that are like comedy routines, but overly ridiculous. Still, it was amusing.



Through the Stones: The Comprehensive Companion Guide to Her Novels - Diana Gabaldon

Published as The Outlandish Companion in the US. As you all probably know by now, I'm obsessed by the whole Outlander series. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book, which is due out in January, so I got my Outlander fill with this book in the meantime. I found it very interesting and enjoyable and would recommend, if you are into the Outlander books.



Midwife on Call - Agnes Light

This is a memoir of a midwife's career. An easy, enjoyable read that I would recommend.



The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly

The second book in a trilogy. Loved it and would recommend.



The Selection - Kiera Cass


The first book in this young adult series. The blurb on the back describes it as “Reality TV meets dystopian fairytale” – that’s exactly what it is. I loved it and can’t wait for second in the series. Would recommend.



Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times - Jennifer Worth

I absolutely loved this book, and have chosen it as my book club pick for next month. It was enjoyable to read, interesting, and funny. Would recommend.



How to Bake a Perfect Life - Barbara O'Neal

I loved this beautifully-written book and would recommend it.



Powdered Peril - Jessica Beck

This book was just okay.



Buttercream Bump Off - Jenn McKinlay

Enjoyable but nothing special. Felt a little like Janet Evanovich at times, but not quite as entertaining. Still, a nice read.



The Next Always - Nora Roberts

Book one of a trilogy. I've always loved Nora Roberts' books, especially her strong, capable female characters, and this book was no exception. I'm busy reading the second and have already requested the third from the library. Would recommend.


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