What I Read: July

This hasn't been a month for much reading and relaxation time. We're putting our house on the market in less than a week, so July has been crunch time for the great house project to-do list of 2015. So I'm quite happy with my two-book month. Here's what I read.



{one} Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. When she lost her Uncle Finn to AIDS in the late 1980s, June Elbus lost her best friend and the only person she ever felt at home with. Although she knew Finn was gay, after he died she discovered there was a whole world he never shared with her, that of his life with his long-time partner Toby. At first, she pushes Toby away and blames him for Finn's death. Yet eventually she lets herself be befriended by Toby, and in him not only does she find friendship and comfort, but a before unseen window into the life of the person she loved most. 

Recommend? Yes. A beautiful, sad, sweet story that's worth getting lost in. 

{two} Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay. Sydney Blake is staying with her father Tim, a divorced car salesman, right before she disappears. Tim's not willing to sit back and let the police handle the investigation alone, so he starts taking a close look at the life she led to discover where she might be. When the people at the job Sydney said she was going to every day claim they've never seen her before, he knows that there was more to her life than what he and her mother ever knew. Full of twists and turns, this thriller keeps you guessing to the very end. 

Recommend? Sure, it's a fun read. Maybe not if you have a teenage daughter. 

Have you read anything good lately? 

I will be taking the rest of the week off so that I can focus on getting our house ready to sell. I will be back with a style post on Monday. I may be slow to respond to comments and read your blogs but I'll do my best! Have a great weekend! 

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