Sunday, August 2, 2009
TSS - Monthly wrap-up
By now I should be back in Iowa, although quite possibly still not recovered from the car ride yesterday. I should be back to regular blogging activities in the next couple of days - I shudder to imagine my Google reader....
Here's what I read in July, minus the vacation reads - those will get their own post in a few days.
A Good House by Bonnie Burnard - 50 year in the life of a small-town Canadian family, this was a quiet, introspective read. Rated 7/10. (My review of A Good House)
Exodus by Julie Bertagna - YA sci-fi about the polar ice caps melting, and a young girl's quest to save her family. Interesting, but a bit heavy on the message. Rated 7/10. (My review of Exodus)
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon - fascinating novel about an autistic man pressured to "fix" himself. Highly recommended. Rated 9/10. (My review of The Speed of Dark)
Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson - classic sci-fi romance, about a man who falls in love with a picture and travels back in time to meet the woman of his dreams. Rated 7/10. (My thoughts on Somewhere in Time)
Trap by Un-Tied Artists - suspense thrilled about an American interpol agent trying to solve a series of arsons in Paris. Rated 7/10. (My review of Trap)
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs - fun women's fiction about a tv-cooking-show host trying to salvage her career, and "fix" her loved ones' lives. Very entertaining. Rated 8/10. (My review of Comfort Food)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova - honest, heartbreaking novel about a 50-year-old woman's diagnosis and descent into early onset Alzheimer's. Highly recommended. Rated 9/10. (My review of Still Alice)