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I appreciate you posting this picture... it definitely helps me make some decisions. Girls of Atomic City was good on audio, but I never would have made it through in print. I loved Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings and Belzhar, but will try something other than The Ten Year Nap next. Thanks, Les.
JoAnn, I'll keep Girls of Atomic City in mind when I need a good audio book. Thanks!
Sorry to see Vanessa and her Sister didn't grab you - I had high hopes for it.
Kathy, I may have been to quick to judge the book, but it just didn't appeal to me as I was sorting through my stacks. Maybe I'll listen to it on audio.
I hope the reading slump passes soon!
Kelly, you and me both! I finally settled on a non-fiction memoir and it's good, but not great. I'm going to stick with it so I can at least have ONE book to put on my June summary list. ;)
I've only read Broken For You from your pile. I clear out my shelves like you periodically - it feels good to unload ones you know aren't for you.
Diane, I remember that Broken For You got pretty good praise, but it just didn't grab me when I read the first few pages. There are just too many great books out there that I really want to read, so it feels good to clear my shelves as much as possible.
I've only heard of one author, Joanna Trollope. I read her Daughters-In-Law and wrote about it here:http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2011/06/daughters-in-law-by-joanna-trollope.htmlI've also read Other People's Children. Liked them both very much.
Nan, I've read one book by Joanna Trollope, but it was many years ago. I think it was The Rector's Wife. Or maybe it was The Village Affair. Or both! I'll have to try the two you read, as I remember being interested after reading your reviews.
I am in such a reading slump myself! I thought it was because we're still polishing my son up for real life, but maybe it's more than that. I've discovered there must be a certain amount of peace in my life for me to enjoy my books, when I often thought I could just open them up and dive in. I'm almost finished with All The Light We Could Not See, and while I think the writing is beautiful and the plot perfectly woven, I cannot say that I loved it. My goodness, I'm picky! If even a Pultizer Prize winning book gets a "Meh" from me, something's wrong!Broken for You was the very first book I read and reviewed for my book blog; the post has since been discarded since it (and many others) embarrass me. You have quite the stack! I hope that something appeals to you and grabs you and entrances you quickly, much as I hope the same thing for myself. Maybe I'll just need to walk and cycle until school starts. :)
Meredith, I'm sorry you're in a reading slump, too. :( I know I always fall into one during the summer when I'm busy working in the yard or relaxing on the porch with my hubby. It's too hot to even consider riding bikes right now! I'm sure I'll find something that grabs my attention pretty soon. I'm sorry you didn't fall in love with All the Light We Cannot See, but I understand. I know I loved it when I read it, but now that time has passed, I know there are others that are even better. City of Thieves, to name just one.Here's to a relaxing summer, dear friend.
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