I shared my stack of books back in June and wanted to give a quick update because I’ve read some good stuff since then! I gave up on Jane Austen biography for no other reason than I just wasn’t in the mood for it. It’s really well written and I think would be worth checking out again, just not for me right now. I also out aside A Secret History, again for no other reason than just not what I wanted to read at the moment!
I’m still reading A Circle of Quiet and will be for a long time as I just read a bit every day and make notes on things that jump out at me or that I want to remember.
I didn’t bring my poetry book with me to Denver but will still be opening that up until I finish it!
I absolutely loved The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I am still thinking of those characters and some of the passages have stayed with me. I own her second book and will be picking it up soon and I know she has a new one coming out this summer as well. That link on the title will take you to my Goodreads review!
I read Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum and it was a fun, light read for summer. If you like YA with a little more depth you’ll enjoy this one.
I loved The Huntress by Kate Quinn. Historical fiction with complicated women characters and a fun play on plot structure (some going back in time, jumping between characters). The ending wraps up in an almost annoying tidy little bow, but I’ll forgive that because I liked the rest of it so much.
I finished listening to Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class by Luke Barr on our drive up to Denver and I enjoyed this book so much. So many interesting details and a look at history from a different perspective. I highly recommend the audio book if you need something to listen to on a long car drive this summer!
I recently started The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson and it seems like it should check all my boxes (historical fiction, dressmaking, women main characters) but as of right now I’m having trouble getting into it. Hopefully it picks up!
What are you reading? Does your reading taste change with the seasons? I find myself wanting faster paced writing in the summer and in the winter I like diving in for longer, thoughtful reads.