And here we are, at the unofficial end of summer here in the States. Things are definitely a bit quieter on the interwebs today, given that most of us are celebrating Labor Day weekend. Other than a little back-to-school and grocery shopping, we don’t really have any grandiose plans for the holiday.
Yesterday, I wrote nonstop – two scheduled book reviews (The Handmaid’s Tale and The Winters in Bloom) plus a 9/11 related post – so this week’s Sunday Salon will be a little on the lighter side with a recap of the books I read in July and August.
It feels like I read more than 8 books during the past two months, but then I realized that there were an extraordinary amount of DNFs in that timeframe. We’re talking 7 of them! So for almost every book that I finished, I abandoned one. Still, given all that was going on with our move this summer, averaging a book a week isn’t too bad.
The best part about this list is that I liked all of them. September’s getting off to a good start, too. This week I finished The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker, which is being published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, on September 13. I recently signed up for NetGalley (which I absolutely love and am starting to become hooked on) and this is the first e-galley I’ve reviewed through them. My review will be up on the 13th. (I’ll give you a preview now: I really liked this one.)
Today, after our errands are done, I’m planning to finish up Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules, by Pamela Haag. I had been in the middle of this during the move and had to return it to the library unfinished. Fortunately, our new library was able to get it for me from another county. (Gotta love our Access Pennsylvania system!) Then, maybe, it will be onto Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which is a book club read for later this month and due back to the library on … Tuesday.
Hope your Sunday (and your holiday weekend, if you’re celebrating) is turning out to be a good one!
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