This has not been the summer I had hoped it would be. It’s been busy and stressful instead of relaxing, which is why I only have five books to share for June.
Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow
I hate to say it but I really did not care for this book. Especially I hated the ending. And almost everyone in it was unpleasant, even the protagonist, who frankly it was hard to root for. And it was even boring at times, honestly. Not Turow’s best or even close.
Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
This is pretty typical Mary Stewart. I enjoyed it but it all seemed to tie up too easily and neatly.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This one had me telling everybody about as I read it. Really fascinating stuff about how we think and especially about how we make decisions. I would not have picked it up myself–it was a Georgetown selection–but I am glad to have read it.
On a Night of a Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark
The story of a young woman returning to her Argentinian roots and exploring her family’s story, this book interweaves past and present beautifully. There are romance and history, family conflicts and mystery, and plenty of heartbreak. This, too, was a Georgetown pick.
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
This is a speculative fictionalized “autobiography” of Albert Einstein’s first wife, who he certainly cheated on and who he may have stolen ideas from–at least according to some people. I have to keep reminding myself that we really don’t know the true story because I don’t WANT to hate Einstein! But anyway it’s a great story about a brilliant young woman who will forever be “the other Einstein” in the shadow of her famous husband. We read this for our in-person book club.
And that’s a wrap for June. No one ever comments on blog posts anymore, but I would love to hear what you are reading!