Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Show Us Your Books: July


Life According to Steph

After a lackluster month of reading in June, I'm happy to say July was better. I only managed three books, but they were a significant upgrade from the previous month's selections.



June was such a letdown, I decided to rejuvenate my reading with a favorite. This is the third time I've read this book. Well, second time actually reading. I listened to it the first time I took it in. I never get tired of it. And I fall in love with Matt Watkins every time.

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One of my goals in life is to visit every MLB ballpark. Eric did that and he chronicled each of his visits. It was fascinating to read not only about the history of each venue and team but also about the personality or culture of each fanbase.  Eric did a great job of intermingling baseball facts with his personal insights. It was a nice summer read.

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I love this author's writing style, and the story was great. It was easy to get caught up in the idiosyncrasies of this family. They felt like real people. I haven't watched the movie, but it's on my list of things to do when I have some free time. Someone else compared it to "The Family Stone" and I can absolutely see that -- an overall sad tone but with some humor sprinkled in.

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This month's reads will have an interesting theme -- they're all written by people I know. Stay tuned for my recap in a few weeks.


What are you reading?


8 comments:

  1. This Is Where I Leave You has been on my radar for a while, I just forget about it. I'm a sucker for a good family drama.

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  2. I love Tropper - all of his stuff.

    The second book is totally up your alley!

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  3. Numbers aren't everything. I honestly think if we can each read one GOOD book a month, we can be happy. That's all I ask of a book really: to be good enough that I love it and don't want to start another one.

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  4. that is the only tropper book i have read and i enjoyed it! i definitely see the resemblence to the family stone.
    i haven't read flat out love, but i have it on my list! good to know you like it enough to read it 3 times lol :) that's gotta be a good one!

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  5. This is the 3rd Jonathan Tropper book I've seen today. Clearly I need to look this guy up!

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  6. Reading is all that matters...not the quantity read! :) Glad you enjoyed your books this month! Very interested to see your reading recap next month!!

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  7. I definitely think the quality of the books is so much more important than the quantity! This Is Where I Leave You also reminded me of The Family Stone! Haha.

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  8. I am a Jonathan Tropper fangirl. I admit that in my own Show Us Your Books post this month. The book was pretty well done. I hope you enjoy it.

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