Sunday, August 01, 2021

July: What I Read

Ok. I am just going to come out and admit it, although it clearly goes without saying. I am obsessed with Louise Penny's Gamache series. I especially love it in audiobook format, and I cannot wait for the next book to come out on 8/24. There are 17 books in this series, and I have consumed 16 of them. If you had told me at the end of Still Life that I would be crying by the end of the last 3 or 4 in the series, I would not have believed you at all. AT ALL.

I am over 100 books for the year, thanks, of course to my lovely Libby app and hours and hours of walking Minnie through the neighborhood.

Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food by Laura Thomas, PhD: I feel like the title says it all here, and I will do a whole blog post about this idea soon. This book is great, and her British slang is adorable.

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda: I loved this thriller-- it kept me guessing, and the narrator's voice was excellent. **AUDIO**

What You Wish For By Katherine Center: This was charming, delightful, and perfect for the pool. Dorothy judged it by its cover and snagged it from the walk-in books at the library for me.

Unseen by Karen Slaughter: I cannot lay off Will Trent and Grant County **shrug** **AUDIO**

A Better Man by Louise Penny: I was worried about these characters and so happy to see them reconcile. **AUDIO**

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering: This was a delightful thriller, and I did not figure it all the way out until near-ish the end. **2021**

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: You know I can't get enough of these. **AUDIO**

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny: Not my favorite book in the series, but it did an excellent job of moving the larger plot arc in the right direction. **AUDIO**

Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang: This one got off to a slow start of me, but once I loved it, I really loved it. **2021**

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave: I am sure you have heard people talking about how great this book is, and they are right. An ideal summer read. **2021**

Glass Houses by Louise Penny: OH MY GOSH! I read these out of order slightly because that's when my holds came in, so I felt better about the end ing of this one than I otherwise might have. **AUDIO**

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny: Ok, I admit parts of this book were a little ham-handed, but ultimately, I loved it so much and cried and cried at the end. **AUDIO**

Who Is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews: This is my favorite book of 2021. It was dark and funny and kept me guessing. I am a sucker, as you know, for unlikable characters. **2021**

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny: This is my favorite book of the series (I still have 1 to go) and one of my favorite books ever. It won't probably be as good if it's the first Gamache you have read. I feel like these need to be read as a body, and bingeing them has been a real delight. **AUDIO**

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