Show Us Your Books: July Edition

I read some great books this month! I only wish I could have read more! 
My favorite by far was One True Loves, read my review from last week here 

If you have read any of these, please let me know what you think! 


One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid -The first book to make me cry this year so far. It was the mushy, over the top love story that actually didn't make me cringe, because I usually think some love stories are just too mushy for me. But this, this was perfect. One woman, two men...one she thought she had lost forever and the other, the one she never thought she would love... like I said, it sounds like a Nicholas Sparks wishy-washy love story but it's actually really beautiful. 

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - Moriarty is the author of some of my all time favorites so I bought this without even reading the synopsis. So far, it's blah and just a lot of set up for whatever big mystery happened at an ill-fated barbecue. Whatever happened better be good because I am over half way into the book and it's a lot of build up and the anticipation is killing me. For as long as it has taken for this book to get to the good part, it better be worth it... I haven't finished so no spoilers but let me know if it's worth it! 

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware This is a great mystery read for the summer! I LOVE a book where you are not quite sure if you can trust the protagonist but you have no choice when they are the only one telling the story. I couldn't tell if Lo was drunk, confused for just plain crazy. But man can she really make a scene. I loved this crazy, twisted book. It's full of lies and really fast paced.  

The Children by Ann Leary  (Read my full review here)  This will be the book remembered as the book I wanted to hug. Such lovable, sweet, clueless characters that you just have to take under your wing. I really enjoyed this one- family dramas are always a favorite. 

The Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier (audible) I am listening to this story about a couple in the 1800s who try and make a life in the swamps of the frontier...trying to survive with a large family and a wife would can't stay out of the booze. I often read books where the man or father in the story is the problem so this is actually an interesting twist. All James Goodnough wants to do is grow apples and his wife, well all she wants to do is make "jack" with the leftovers. It's interesting and funny without trying....but also sad to watch the struggles of what many families had to go through at that time in our country's infancy. Great read! 

Here's my list for August. The first three are all NetGalley finds, so I am anxious to get started! I have heard a lot of buzz about Siracusa thanks to Liberty and Rebecca at All The Books and when it was a choice for Book of the Month, I had to grab it too. 


Happy Reading! 
What's the best book you read in July? 

 Need more book ideas? Head over to Steph and Jana's blogs for a great list of what other bookworms read in July! 



Comments

  1. These all sound really great! I've been hearing a lot about One True Loves, and it sounds so sad and so good at the same time. I also really love Liane Moriarty, and can't wait to read more from her.
    I read In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware and LOVED IT! I have the Woman in Cabin 10 coming in my BOTM club box this month and can't wait to read it.

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  2. I read Siracusa last month and really loved the writing and how the story developed! I wasn't so crazy about in a dark, dark wood, but still want to read woman in cabin 10!

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  3. I'm annoyed, I'm #91 at the library for the Ware book. I might have to exercise my Amazon credits and buy it. Of course I have 4029340238 other books to read so I should just be patient and read them first.

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  4. I'm drooling over these photos and all the pretty cover art. Everything is so on point in this post! I'm looking forward to reading all of these but once again, new discovery! Why am I only just now hearing about The Woman in Cabin 10? I could so use a new mystery and this one is so intriguing already.

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  5. i loved one true loves - so good. i haven't read the liane moriarty book yet, i tried to get into it and wasn't feeling it so i put it away till i'm in the mood. i haven't heard the best things, which is such a bummer because i love the others of hers i've read.

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  6. One True Loves and The Woman in Cabin 10 are already on my TBR. And I love good, twisty book, so I'm particularly excited to read The Woman in Cabin 10.

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  7. I added The Children based on the comments from another blogger in this link-up. Now, you've got me super interested!

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  8. The Woman in Cabin 10 is already on my list and I'm excited to read it. I'm currently reading a Taylor Jenkins Reid book (After I Do) and I just really like the way she writes female characters as flawed, often irrational humans. They make me feel more sane. I haven't read this one, though. Going to check out The Children now!

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  9. We picked The Woman In Cabin 10 for our next book club book, so that makes me so happy that you liked it! Our last book was The Light Between Oceans, so I'm ready for something that's not so depressing! I'm about 2/3 of the way done with the new Liane Moriarty book, and there was a lot of buildup to the BBQ. Hopefully it ends really well!

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  10. I loooove One True Loves, such a beautiful story! If you haven't read her other books After I Do and Maybe In Another Life you definitely should. I'm too chicken shit to read her first book: Forever Interrupted but one day...maybe.

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  11. I added One True Love to my TBR. I've only read one book by that author so far (Maybe in Another Life) and I LOVED it. I am hoping that OTL follows suit.

    The best book I read in July was Ready Player One. :)

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  12. Didn't like Lo from Woman in Cabin 10, plus I think that ship has sailed

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  13. This blog is officially my new book guru!! :)

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  14. I've heard of The Woman in Cabin 10 quite a lote recently and really badly want to read it. You've also given more a few more book to add to my shelf and wishlist haha.

    Why are books so expensive!!

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