Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? I must apologise that you haven’t heard much from me recently – this is due to the crazy busyness on the wind down to the end of term at school and then I jetted off for an amazing eight days on the Amalfi Coast (will do a dedicated post about this soon), so I certainly can’t complain really! Here’s what I have been reading:
Fiction: 4 Non-Fiction: 1
I began July by finishing off my read of the Norse mythological fantasy, Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris, which I carried over from June and was my second choice from my 10 Books of Summer 2019 reading list. Then to continue my summer reading, I picked up the wonderful historical fiction, The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory, the third book from Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series. Finally, I read the charming, children’s classic, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was a gentle read – to dip in and out of when times got busy – from my Classics Club list.
Alongside these fictions, I also read the candid memoir Undivided by Christian worship leader, Vicky Beeching about her struggles with her faith and sexuality, which was the July choice for my church’s book club. Unfortunately our planned meeting had to be cancelled – Hopefully we will be able to re-arrange this for after the summer.
Pick of the Month: The Lady of the Rivers
Altogether that is four books read – a good amount considering how busy I have been. Also in July, I made very good progress into the epic fantasy, The Dragon’s Blade: The Last Guardian by Michael R. Miller, and I started reading Christian non-fiction, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and children’s classic, The Marvelous Land of Oz by Frank L Baum.
In August, I am immediately off to spend a long weekend with my mum on the South Coast, so it may remain quiet around here for a little longer, sorry! Then once I am back I have an art installation at my local cathedral to go to and my friend’s hen do to look forward to. I also hope I will have time to catch up with your posts and more reading, especially as I am not doing all that well with my 10 Books of Summer reading challenge!
What did you do and read in July? What are your plans for August?