What I Read in July

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer reading. Oh, what a great thing. I don't feel like I need to read anything of any substance so I've definitely been reading chick lit. But better than not reading at all!

After sharing my list of books to check out this summer, I decided to randomly choose one and dive right in. The book that was chosen? My Life on Craigslist. I read it pretty quickly so I went back to my list and started reading Love After Marriage and Twenty-Five, but neither of them held my attention. I am almost done with another fun book (that would make the perfect movie!) that I will share next month; and I just bought a book titled The Dalai Lama's Cat, that I can't wait to start!

by Alexandra Ares

My Life on Craigslist: A Fictitious Diary by Alexandra AresMeet Emily Thompson, 25, quirky, wholesome, with a keen eye for contemporary art. One year after she moves from Buffalo to the trendy East Village, where she lands a job in an art gallery and an artist boyfriend, she loses everything. Alone, broke and depressed, she turns to Craigslist to find - for free - everything she needs for both fun and survival. She soon discovers a wild, flawed world where everyone is either the con or the conned, and decency has flown both the laptop and the desktop. A roommate who is rarely home, turns out to be an escort, which makes Emily get on her high moral horse, but later, when Emily herself becomes an escort for a day things spiral out of control... (source)

The Clunkers...

by Bhagya Chandra

Love after Marriage by Bhagya ChandraCompassionate and deeply emotional, ‘Love after Marriage’ is a contemporary love story about Deepak and Roshni, a young couple flung together in a traditional arranged marriage. The story authenticates the concept of an arranged marriage, which has prevailed in India for several hundred years. It centers on the conviction that husband and wife, strangers at the time of marriage, can develop a stronger love if they are honest and committed to each other. 

In Love after Marriage, Deepak and Roshni embark on the timeless journey, only to discover that it’s not quite as simple as they expected. What follows is an exploration of understanding and compromise, weaving a tapestry of love and affection that lasts longer and grows stronger over time. (source)

by Rachel L. Hamm

Twenty-five by Rachel L. HammAbigail Bronsen is sure her life is going nowhere when she turns twenty-five and realizes she hasn't done anything on a list of goals she made for herself as a teenager. Ben Harris is looking to find "the one" after his last girlfriend cheated on him. When they crash into each other, it appears they've both found exactly what they wanted. A year of firsts follows: first date, first kiss, first “I love you’s.” The first fight is inevitable, but neither of them saw a breakup coming. When Abigail is offered a job overseas, they’ll discover that no relationship is perfect and even true love sometimes finds itself separated by time and distance. (source)

Here is where I stand with my resolution to read 12 books this year:

My Life on Craigslist: A Fictitious Diary by Alexandra Ares       
Click on each book for more info...

Seriously, looking at them all like this, I need to start reading some quality books. So much for the free Kindle reads!

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