I kind of lost track of time and never posted for May and June, ah well, the book purchases (and reads) of those months will remain a mystery, ha.
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Books added in July
- How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature* (Amazon*/Book Outlet*) by Scott D. Sampson
- Americanah* (Amazon*) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Husband’s Secret (Amazon*) by Liane Moriarty
- Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy* (Amazon*/Book Outlet*) by Julie Holland (not pictured)
- Grandmother’s Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing power of Belly Dancing* (Amazon*) by Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
- Gone Girl (Amazon*) by Gillian Flynn
None! I haven’t been to the library since sometime in June :/
Books read in July:
(First link is to their Goodreads page, second links are to Amazon and/or Book Outlet)
- The Beach by Alex Garland (Amazon*)
- Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn (Amazon*)
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Amazon*)
- Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (Amazon*)
- Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson (Amazon*)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Amazon*)
Books in my Currently Reading Pile
Total books read for Goodreads challenge: 38/45 (you can see my “Read in 2018” shelf on Goodreads here)
- Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exepury (Amazon*)
- A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon (Amazon*)
- The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (Amazon*)
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Amazon*/Book Outlet*)
- Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Amazon*/Book Outlet*)
It’s pretty much the same ones as back in April… I need to get these done!
Book Reviews Posted
None, unfortunately… I always have grand blog plans for the summer but June and July were so busy for me it didn’t happen. (A family wedding out of town in June, and five family birthdays in July). My last mini IG review was back in May which I’ll link below.
Finished! This was a great read. I remember back when it happened hearing about the end of apartheid in South Africa on the news but as a (pretty sheltered) young teen growing up in Canada I remember not really understanding what all the fuss was about. I would have been 12 when Nelson Mandela was released. I remember everyone being happy but didn’t know why. I’m much more aware of what’s happening in the world nowadays, ha, but even so I still have never read much about the history of South Africa. For that alone, reading a personal perspective of someone living through that time, growing up in that era, made this autobiography so interesting. Always good to read about someone’s life experiences that are different from your own. It’s also a tribute to his amazingly strong mother. A must read for sure. For anyone who’s ears are sensitive to swear words I guess be forewarned there is some swearing though. ⠀ ⠀ #bookphotography #bookstagram #trevornoah #bornacrime #instabooks #instareads #igreads #books #book #bookblogger #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #read #reader #reading #reads #ulasbookshelf #bookaddict #bibliophile #booklover #addictedtoreading #📚 #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookish #readersofinstagram #booksbooksbooks #fiction #librarybook
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