This summer has been a horrible time for me regarding reading. I haven’t read nearly as much as I’d like to, which is apparently how I’m kicking off all of my reading posts this year. I am almost done with my crazy travel schedule, and I think I’ll be slowing down more. With that comes additional reading time. Fingers crossed. (The stack of “to read” books I have right now is OUT OF CONTROL.)
Despite a slower reading pace, I did just finish two books that I enjoyed.
A Man Called Ove | This is about a man who is grappling with old age and the personal and societal changes that come with it. I actually didn’t love the first half of A Man Called Ove. I found it depressing and kind of difficult to get into. By the time I finished the book though, I had completely fallen in love with all the characters. I talked to my mom about it, and she felt the same way. I told one of my friends not to read it because I didn’t like it and then texted her when I was done to tell her that I had changed my mind.
My mom also read Bear Town by the same author and highly recommend it. I added it to my list as well.
Nantucket Nights | This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book! She lives on Nantucket, and all of her books are based on the island. I have to say, it’s the perfect beach read! Very light and highly entertaining. Nantucket Nights is about a friendship between three women and the secrets they keep and share. If you need something easy to read while on a trip or to listen to while in the car, this is a great choice!