How is it the middle of September already? Seriously!!
August was a whirlwind, and September has been rushing past at breakneck speed. Still, I did manage to sneak in a few books. My online book club finished reading and discussing The Tenant of Wildfelt Hall. As usual, we broke the book into four sections and read-discussed-read-discussed-etc-etc. And what spirited discussions they were! One book club member came up with the game of “Shag, Shoot or Marry?” (can I say this on a family-rated blog?). This referred to our thoughts on the Brontë sisters’ male characters. It was quite an entertaining game. Tragically, we sentenced most Brontë men to the second category. Next week, our book club will wrap up our reading of ‘Tenant’ by baking something that likely appeared on the characters’ plates. Stay tuned!
What I Read:
Without further ado, here’s what I read this past month. Each summary is short and to the point (except perhaps for ‘Tenant’…that one was complicated). I did mention that summer has been on-the-hop, right?
The Tenant of Wildfelt Hall, Anne Brontë
The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
His Only Wife, Peace Adzo Medie
Maya and the Book of Everything, Laurie Graves
Sneak Preview: The Little Cafe by the Lake, Joanne Tracey
Without first seeking permission from the author (me bad), I’m sneaking this in. I just finished reading an advanced copy of The Little Cafe by the Lake (to be released November 4, 2021). In short, I laughed, I cried, I pondered…and I became completely immersed in the stories that unfolded.
As most of the main characters also appeared in other Joanne Tracey novels (i.e. Happy Ever After and Wish You Were Here), this reading felt more like catching up with old friends I have dearly missed. If you are looking for a break filled with fun, friendship, food…and some seriously sexy, fiercely independent characters, here’s the link. (My guess is that some other beta readers will also post about this book. Update: Us Bad!)
That’s a Wrap!
So that’s my September bookshelf in a nutshell. What’s been on your bookshelf lately? We’d love for you to share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Please include the hashtag #Whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge so that we can find you and include your link in our posts. If you haven’t yet grabbed a Contributor’s Badge, you can do so here (or email me if you prefer a jpeg version).
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