All posts tagged: summer reading

(Not Quite Summer) Reading: September

Summer may be officially over, but my reading list goes on! I’ve been making my way through the mountain of books we’ve collected over the years and that I still add to often when I find a new book I really want to dive into but can’t find on Hoopla or Libby. No shame in our growing library, well maybe a little. But I do try to give old books away every now and then to friends or thrift stores. Anyway, here’s what I read this month: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Ok, I loved this one! It follows two Nigerian sisters, one just so happens to be a serial killer. It was funny and out there, has some romance and rivalry, but also touches on the strength of sisterly bonds — at all costs. This Passing Fever: 1918 Influenza Poems by Melanie Faith I didn’t set out to read this in one sitting, but once I started I couldn’t stop. This collection of poems is centered around the flu pandemic of …

Summer Reading: August

August FLEW by, didn’t it? Or is it just me? This month was pretty strenuous in many ways, so I didn’t have as much time or mental focus to read the way I have been throughout the summer. And honestly, that’s OK! Here’s what I did read this month, though. Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera This was a really fun one to read, albeit a little challenging since I do not speak or read Spanish fluently. Thankfully Google Translate filled in some gaps and as the story went on, I felt more comfortable translating a few words myself. This is a coming of age and coming out story about Colombian teenager who moves to Miami with her mother, sister and grandmother. It was so funny and the author’s voice is so casual. I wanted some more closure at the end, but still absolutely loved it. Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring I have always been intrigued by the 1960s, in fact I …

Summer Reading: July

Happy August! I’d ask how we’re already here, but honestly, the days are blurring together and the only way I know it’s August is it’s HOT HOT HOT here in NJ right now. Anyway, I’ve been getting my reading ON, y’all! Just ripping through stories left and right and loving it. What’s better than sitting outside for a little while with a book and some sunblock and escaping for a bit? Or more often for me it’s lying in bed at 3 am with a blanket over my phone to kill the light and reading a library book until my eyes get heavy. I do what I have to do. Here’s what I read in July.

Summer Reading: June

The biggest perk of being at home all the time and never leaving my house again (crying) is that I can read SO much more than I did before when I was commuting over 3 hours every single day. I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to share the books I read in June. I will add that all of these were books I read using an e-reader with the Libby andHoopla apps while my library was closed.