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Happy 4th of July to my readers in the U.S. I am glad to have a long weekend but a little sad that my parents are in Canada so I can't take advantage of it to visit them. Instead I have been catching up on reading and writing book reviews. Today I will be grocery shopping. Not a bad way to spend the weekend. At least I didn't have to work. I only have two weekends free this month.
We are now less than two weeks from my library's second annual Comic Con. I am trying to decide if I want to make a costume or just find a Comic Con worthy t-shirt to wear like I did last year. My coworkers are urging me to cosplay as the new Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) and I did tell them last year that I might do that but I'm not very crafty so we shall see.
Last week on my blog:
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (review)
Life Just Got Real by Sadie Robertson
A.J. just moved to Nashville with her mom and brother. It's been two years since her dad died and now her mom has announced she is getting remarried so A.J. has a lot on her plate. At school she crosses paths with popular and rich Kate who is hoping to be picked to star in a reality show set at their school. The producers decide they want A.J. to star in the show too. I thought this was a nice story about two very different girls but it was definitely easier to like and sympathize with A.J.
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Although it took me a little bit of time to get into the story for some reason, I ended up loving it in the end. Our hero Graham is in love with his best friend Roxy and he hopes to declare his love for her at New York Comic Con. He has the whole weekend planned out with the highlight being tickets to a panel featuring their comic book idol. Of course things don't go quite the way he planned.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
This book was really slow to get into but I was patient with it and rewarded in the end with a good story. There is some mystery over what happened at a barbecue that affected so many lives and it is slowly revealed through flashbacks.
Books listened to:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (reread)
Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin
I've only just started reading this but so far I like it. I think I will like Tess as a main character more than Georgie, who annoyed me a little bit in the first book.
Currently listening to:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (reread)
This is one of my favorite Harry Potter books. I just have all these good memories associated with it as well as sad ones. One of my favorite parts is seeing Fred and George's joke shop and I liked the humor after the darkness and oppression of Order of the Phoenix.
On my TBR pile:
Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson
I will be reading this one soon because my review for Library Journal is due in a couple of weeks. At least it is a book I was planning to read anyway. I like that it is set in India during the 1940s. Should be fascinating.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
I wasn't fond of Britt-Marie when I first started reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. She was kind of uptight and mean but after her secrets were revealed I felt really sorry for her and understood why she behaved that way. She became nicer in the end so I'm curious to see how she will be portrayed in this book as the main character.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
New books received:
The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen (for review)
Absalom's Daughters by Suzanne Feldman (for review)
Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson (for review)
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (library book)
The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (library book)
Wild Swans by Jessica Spottiswood (library book)
Meternity by Meghann Foye (library book)
The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo (library book)