I’m finally caught up on book posts!! In a few weeks, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled book posts, once a month. Ahhhhh, it feels good. July was a really sad month for reading. I read less than I have in years, because you know…moving. I don’t think I even picked up a book when I got into bed most of the month, I was that tired. We also didn’t have normal book club in July so there was not a book required for that, BUT I did join a second one that I’m excited about! I still hardly read though, so we’ll keep it short and sweet* and skip the superlatives.
1. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. As I have become more and more into historical fiction, I have been finding that I really enjoy certain authors of the genre. Moran is in the top 5 right now. She is an incredibly descriptive writer and I loved this book. I felt transported to ancient Rome and enjoyed it throughly. If you’re looking for a book to read I suggest this one first.
2. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. I’ve had this book on my “to read” shelf for years and never really gave it much thought, but this was an excellent book. Engaging and well written, I loved the story. This is number two for my what to read suggestion, if you’re not into historical fiction, it moves up to one.
3. The Moon In The Palace by Weina Dai Randel. My new book club is focused entirely on historical fiction. We picked this book as our first and it was also the authors first. Perhaps reading this on the heels of a Moran book is unfair, but her descriptions fell short. By the end it was getting better, and as this is book one of two parts, she was perhaps holding back for a reason. I’ll read the second book, but am not in a rush, especially where there are authors out there who I can’t wait to read more of.
**In my biblio-files I write about what I thought and felt about the book, in the style that if I ran into and you said you needed a book to read, and asked what have I been reading, this is what I would say. To find out the plot or what is written on the back, simply look it up on amazon, good reads or at your favorite book store!