Some solidly good books in July! And one terrible stinker.
9. Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf: This book, gabbed hastily in a supermarket check out lane, was so bad I cannot even link to it in good conscience. A social worker forgot her baby in a hot car. Cliches ensued.
8. Until I Say Good-Bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel: Terminally ill mother of small children. Yikes. Terrifically beautiful afterword.
7. The One and Only by Emily Giffin: I find this author completely insufferable on Facebook. The only way I could stand to read her new book was to unfollow her page. This book was a great summer read and way pervier than her usual plot line. She is veering into Danielle Steele territory.
6. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner: Schlock, but really engaging schlock. Worth the $2 library rental price for sure.
5. The Fever by Megan Abbott: Really engaging YA book-- a thriller, kind of.
4. We'll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn: This book drags in places, but it made me want to throw Dorothy on a plane and start slapping together those memories.
3. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith: A dark and creepy pool read-- it was a quick one and I recommend it.
2. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1938 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown: The title really sums up the plot, and still the book is wildly engaging and suspenseful. Really, really well done and a very enjoyable read.
1. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum: An engrossing read about a marriage on the rocks-- funny, and it makes you like a really terrible main character. A solidly good one!