Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Show Us Your Books: August

Life According to Steph

Man, after hitting a good reading stride in July, I slowed down again in August. I only finished two books. But both reads were really good, so I'm calling that a win.


At the beginning of this book, it is really hard to find any sympathy or affection for Letty. Honestly, I never really ended up liking her, but I found myself wanting her to sort things out in the end. She became a mother when she was a teenager but didn't really seem to grow up or take responsibility ... until her mother forced her to. Suddenly, she has to learn how to take care of her two children while running a household. She stumbles. Quite a few times. Her son is surprisingly mature and well-adjusted, however he eventually makes a decision that has some life-altering consequences for two families. The story sheds light on immigration and poverty and made me think about both of them a little differently.



A man is murdered. He leaves behind three widows -- none of whom knew about each other until his funeral. The women could not be more different despite their shared husband. The women end up working through their varied stages of grief together as each tries to escape to a cabin where each had spent their honeymoon. Tension gives way to tough conversations and realizations about the man they married. I liked the book because it combined a few of my favorite things -- romance and a mysterious crime.



13 comments:

  1. I have not read either of these but The Barefoot Summer sounds good!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. We Never Asked for Wings has been waiting on my bookshelf for ages! I planned to read it this summer but never got round to it.
    I've never heard of the other one, but it sounds amazing! Straight onto my list it goes.

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  3. I took a break from a long sci-fi and fantasy run to finally try The Handmaid's Tale. I'm about half-way through now.

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  4. We Never Asked For Wings is on my shelf at home, i've heard great things about her books.

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  5. I always consider a good book a win. The Barefoot Summer sounds intriguing. Adding it o my TBR.

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  6. The first book sounds like something I'd like.

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  7. A man with three wives!! that sounds very intriguing!

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  8. I'll have to check out The Barefoot Summer.. sounds good!

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  9. Whoaaa The Barefoot Summer sounds really intriguing.

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  10. The Barefoot Summer sounds like a really interesting read! I don't know what I would do if I found out my husband was married to somebody else!

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  11. The barefoot summer sounds really interesting. Here from SUYB. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  12. Reading one or two good books is so much better than reading a bunch just to check them off!

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