This summer has been a horrible time for me regarding reading. I haven’t read nearly as much as I’d like to. I am almost done with my crazy work schedule, and I think we’ll be slowing down more. With that comes additional reading time. Fingers crossed. (The stack of “to read” books I have right now is OUT OF CONTROL.)
Despite a slower reading pace, I did just finish four books that I enjoyed.
A MAN CALLED OVE BY FREDRICK BACKMAN
This book started off really sad but I ended up adoring it. Ove turned out to be super sweet and lovable, with a lot of struggles that made him grumpy and lonely. I wouldn’t say this one is funny, but it’s well told and well written. After I finished it I watched the Swedish film on Amazon and rumor has it Tom Hanks is working on an adaptation of the film!
CRAZY, RICH ASIAN BY KEVIN KWAN
It took a little bit to get into, and there’s about nine million characters so it can be hard to keep track of them all, but it was a fun comedy. Honestly, there was a lot of info-dumping and name-dropping of brands (which I think is the point) but once I got into it I was easily flipping pages. I’m really looking forward to the movie!
THE SUN DOES SHINE BY ANTHONY RAY HINTON
I was a wreck after reading this book. I had so many emotions – appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this innocent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn’t give up. This was an incredible and well written story.
BACHELOR NATION BY AMY KAUFMAN
I love watching the bachelor and reading all about the bachelor nation. I follow Reality Steve’s blog and podcast and have read some books from previous contestants so I have quiet a bit of an understanding of what really goes on the show. When Amy’s book was released I knew I had to read it because of her history with the franchise and let me tell you I was mind blown with what she had to share.