Books Read-August 2020
- Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden-Emily Whaley (Non-fiction)
This book is about more than gardening. It is a memoir of southern living. At first it put me off with some of its outdated views. It made up for it with charming insights into certain facets of life.
- The Ark’s Anniversary-Gerald Durrell (Non-fiction)
Gerry tells humorous tales about some of the zoos animals as well their captive breeding efforts and releases. A funny read. The author is the youngest child from the television series “The Durrell’s of Corfu”.
- Dear John-Nicholas Sparks
John and Savannah have a true love. Sometimes, you never expect what true love is. Sparks is always a good read.
- Death by Chocolate Frosted Donut-Sarah Graves
Paints a nice picture of northern coastal Maine along with an explosive murder mystery. Enjoyable.
- My Italian Bulldozer-Alexander McCall Smith
Although I was not a fan of the author’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, I do enjoy the Paul Stuart novels, of which this is one. They are a nice taste of the Italian village and provide food for thought on daily life.
I don’t have a number one pick from this month’s books because they are all so different. It just depends what you are in the mood for. I find that as the weather cools and my gardening chores taper off, I am reading more. I am already on my fifth book for September with nearly two weeks to go!
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