I’m really excited about this month’s reading list!!
I’m still finishing up the July books, and will be reviewing them very soon. But for now, here is what I am reading and recommending for this month.
For the record, I’ve read several of these in the last couple of weeks. They’re all great so far.
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
I originally picked up Maine because the title made me think of books by one of my favorite authors, Elin Hilderbrand. This book is set on a beach house, where three generations of women from an Irish family arrive, each with their own secrets. It sounds fun and beachy, but also like it has a bit of substance, which I love.
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
I am a big fan of Emily Giffin. LOVED Something Borrowed and Something Blue and thought the movie was completely adorable too. This book is her newest, and is about a 36 year old television producer named Marian, and the child she gave up for adoption 18 years ago. The sudden and unexpected arrival of her daughter shakes up Marian’s “perfect” world, and forces her to confront her past mistakes and choose a new path moving forward.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
This book is a bit of a deviation from the above “chick lit”, which I think is a good thing — I hate to stick to just one genre!! This book is about a young boy named Jess, and the evil he discovers lurking in his mom’s small, southern church. A very powerful novel about love, forgiveness, and people not always being who they seem.
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
This is an author that was recommended to me by my friend, Bridget. As always, her taste was spot on!! A Grown Up Kind of Pretty is the story of three generations of southern women and the secret from their past that is unearthed one day in their back yard. What really happened and how can they prevent it from destroying their future?
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and although I haven’t started it yet, I’m really excited to read it!! The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D is the story of a woman named Kate, who lost her friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. When Kate inherits a trunk of Elizabeth’s journals, she uncovers a friend she didn’t know — moody, troubled, and very complex. The journals make Kate question her OWN life, and the circumstances in which her friend died.
I hope you have enjoyed the reading list so far, and give some of these books a try!! I’d love to hear your thoughts.