Summer Reading

Monday, September 7, 2015



Another few months have gone by since my last book review post and I've read another few books, thus quickly approaching my very light goal of reading 20 books in a year on Goodreads. Some of the books I've absolutely loved and some have been a bit slower for me to get through.

The Happy Sleeper by Heather Turgeon: I read about The Happy Sleeper on one of my favorite lifestyle blogs, Oh Joy, and decided that I needed to get it. Who doesn't want to sleep after they have a baby! Overall, I enjoyed the book, but would have liked to see more about napping outdoors (most babies nap outdoors in Vilnius) and about baby jet lag. I have a feeling that this book will come in handy when the baby is older and sleep patterns are more normal - right now the baby sleeps whenever he wants!

My rating: 3/5

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: I've been wanting to read this book since I saw the first movie and waited and waited for the next movie to come out. Clearly that isn't happening, so while visiting Connecticut over the summer I borrowed the series from my mom (which I had been hoarding in my room for the past two summers). I loved The Golden Compass (the first book in the series) and also started the second book, The Subtle Knife, which is just as good. I ended up leaving The Subtle Knife and the third book in the series in Connecticut (hard cover books are heavy!), but am looking forward to finishing the series soon. If you are looking for an interesting fantasy to read check this out.

My rating: 5/5

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith: I blew through The Silkworm, which is the second book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). I absolutely love the two main characters in this very fast-paced detective novel. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series and have hopes that this will be a movie someday!

My mom also read both this and the first Galbraith book while I was in Connecticut. She blew through them and recommends them to anyone who loves a good mystery novel.

My rating: 5/5

Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury: In typical Bradbury fashion, the two novellas in Now and Forever are fantastical, well-written, and strange. If you are already a fan of Bradbury, or are into science fiction check this quick read out.

My rating: 5/5


What have you been reading lately? What should I read next?




4 comments:

  1. Hmmmm The Silkworm is my style :) I love mystery novels :)

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    1. The Silkworm was excellent - don't forget to read Cuckoo's Calling first!

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  2. I think you need to look into Scandinavian books to find out more about outdoor sleeping, there if you don't do it you are odd! I would think nothing of walking past slumbering babes outside the supermarkets, used to nearly give me a heart attack! Anyway, congrats, I hope you are enjoying life as three, sleep or no sleep! :)

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    1. That is a great idea. I'll look into that! Babies sleep outside here all of the time as well and I was nervous the first time I saw a stroller with a baby outside of a store. In the States that would never happen (actually, you'd probably go to jail...). I love that it is safe enough to do it here.

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