Reads for the Summer!
The year 2020 has presented a lot to us. Between Netflix's documentary hit Tiger King, a pandemic, quarantining due to the pandemic, talk of murder hornets, postponement of the Olympics, racial justice movements (please and thank you), sky-rocketed unemployment, AHHHHH! we have endured and still dealing with quite a bit. However, I am a glass half full kind of person, so I believe we will get through this and be stronger because of it.
In the meantime, I have to read to help me cope. So, I'm sharing my list of "next reads" and recommended reads. Hope you enjoy!
By the way, my taste is all over the place-- so don't judge me :-)
Why these books?
Well... I'll give you three reasons.
#1 Between psychological thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, and non-fiction in the mix, this is quite the grouping! This list has a couple of books based on series and films. I'm sure you have heard of the hit series Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu with Resse Witherspoon and Kerri Washington, right? I have heard great things about the series and it is in keeping with the book. Woman in the Window is now an upcoming film starring Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Anthony Mackie. Unfortunately, the film has been delayed for release due to Covid-19. *sad face* But! It gives you and I time to read the book before seeing the film.
#2 Several of these I found while "online window-shopping" Amazon's website a couple of weeks ago. Titles like Queenie, Untamed, Godshot, Normal People, and The City We Became were all books that caught my eye. Who judges books by their covers? *slowly raises hand.*
#3 I feel like books can give you a look into the life of someone else. For instance-- I do not have a husband yet, but I'm sure the book "The Wives" will point me in the right direction of what NOT to do. Chosen Ones we get a glimpse of what it is like for teenagers to save the world from something not of this world. See? I don't know about you, but I have no idea how that feels.
Let me know if you have read or intend to read any of these books. I would love to hear your thoughts!