This was a slow month. I keep meaning to go to the library here, but I haven’t had a chance yet. Maybe this weekend!
Thinking of You by Jill Mansell
I did mention I like British chick lit, right? I used to read a lot of hers back in the day. I always liked that there were a couple story lines going on, but it never got confusing. This one was the same way. The story revolved around one woman, but there were also plots for her best friend and college daughter. It was a good, mindless read.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Yes!! That’s it. Just yes. Read it. I was introduced to Hannah through her new book The Nightingale. This one takes place today, but there are stories and flashbacks to Russia during WWII. I love that she writes these from angles that aren’t usually taken. I can’t say I’ve read much about what the Russians endured during the war or what their government put them through. I definitely recommend this one!
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale
This was an easy read. It was cute, but I wouldn’t call it a memoir like it was billed. It was more a collection of stories or essays. I liked the way she wrote, but did you know she used to work at Family Circle? She seemed to squeeze that in wherever she could. It’s a big magazine and all, but it’s Family Circle, not Vogue. Overall, an quick, entertaining read.
Marcy Catches Up by Rosamind du Jardin
I read this book and a couple other by the author in maybe sixth or seventh grade. I remember by mom telling me at the time that she had read it which is entirely feasible since the copyright date is 1952. Parts of her other books would come to me from time to time, but I could never remember the book titles or the author names. I did remember the boyfriend’s name in one book, so one intense googling session led me to them. This is a cute book. A 16 year old and her friend go to Colorado to a family member’s ranch for a month. They leave boys behind, but meet new boys, and teenage drama ensues. This is 50’s era teenage drama, so it’s tame, but the story still holds up.