Sunday, July 30, 2017

Best of the Bunch: July 2017

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in July.

This has been a pretty terrible month for reading. I read 10 books, and I had no 5-star reads or even 4.5 stars. I had four 4-star books, so I guess I'll pick my best from those:

In the Woods by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

My feelings on both Tana French books are strongly mixed (like "I loved this book" and also "I hated this book"), and the Hercule Poirot mystery is one of the better ones but nothing special, so I'm going to go with the fourth option.

While at times it was a bit too quirky for my taste, The History of Love did have a lot of great elements — sweet misfit characters, mysteries, and multiple unexpected plot twists. It's a story about loss — of love, of a manuscript, of a family member. It's about losing the chance for the happy ending you wanted and finding a different one instead. I'm glad my book club recommended this one.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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