June is flying by and my library hold list is growing day by day! I am reading through most of this Summer Reading Guide. It is my go-to guide for summer reading! I am hoping to get a lot of time by the pool to work through my growing TBR pile in the next few weeks!
On to the report!!!
The Lake House by Kate Morton
I love mystery books. The are my favorite genre of fiction books. Kate Morton's books have great content without excessive violence and sex. I can be over sensitive to some material, so I always appreciate her ability to write an amazing book that won't give me nightmares!
Alice Edevanes youngest brother mysteriously vanishes during a summer party. The case went cold and decades later is accidentally picked up by a young detective, Sadie Sparrow. The novel parallels a similar case Sparrow is working on in London. The book chronicles the Edenvanes family history and is a fascinating look into family dynamics and all the secrets we keep.
The Happiness Advantage
by Shawn Achor
In The Happiness Advantage, Achor leans on his years in happiness research to tell us the secrets to increasing happiness. Have you ever wondered: What truly makes us happy? How do we cultivate happiness? Does success lead to happiness? Are some people more genetically predisposed to happiness? The answers are surprising and not what I would have thought. Achor covers all these questions with engaging stories and super practical tips. This isn't' a research paper, but a guide to the truth about happiness. It is entertaining and helpful.
Loot by Jude Watson
My older kids are reading through all the Mark Twain award-winning books this summer. Loot was first on the list and they BEGGED me to read it! Alfie McQuinn is a notorious cat burglar. He and his son March travel the world stealing from others, but Alfie's life is cut short when he falls from a roof in Amsterdam. Alfie's final words to March led him to find a twin sister he never knew, Jules. Using their father's techniques, these two put together one last caper to steal a fortune and build a life they always wanted.
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
by A.A. Miline
The is the second time we've read Winnie-the-Pooh aloud to the kids. This is a chapter book of Pooh's adventures. Each chapter is a different story. We will read one chapter at a time. This version of Winnie is a family favorite and the watercolor pictures will captivate the youngest listeners. We makeup songs to Pooh's little's rants and laugh at his silly thoughts. This book is a family treasure.
Now its YOUR turn, what are YOU reading?