More Summer Reading

We are losing daylight folks, my time reading on the front porch after work is very limited these days. I need a lamp, which requires an outlet, which means a call to an electrician, and then leads to all the other electrical work we need done, which means it will take me ten years, give or take, . If you give a mouse a muffin…anyway. Loving Good Reads for finding new books to read.  You can see what friends are reading and how they rate the books, it also makes recommendations to you based on your past reads.  It also makes it easier to share what I am reading…

summer books

Four of a Kind by Valerie Frankel
3 of 5 stars true

The Heights by Peter Hedges
3 of 5 stars true

Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis
3 of 5 stars true

The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
4 of 5 stars true

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
3 of 5 stars true

Kind of mediocre reads for the second half of summer, better reading in the first half.   I didn’t realize the last two books I read were set in Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn until I started reading the second one. If you love Chicago, Chicago food, food television, I recommend Off the Menu, it was filled with the Chicago food scene and behind the action of food television.  Would love to know the sources and how much of the story is based in reality.

I am hoping for some more  solid reads in the next batch. Send me recommendations or connect with me here on Good Reads.

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  1. biz319 says:

    I think I’ll look for The Off the Menu book – based on your recommendation, I read In Thin Air – it was really good – the second book I’ve read cover to cover in 10+ years!

    BERF is here! BERF is here! Whew.

  2. jillyinmn says:

    Oh at least you take the time to read. . .I need to read in a club to finish a book. I have three books that I am reading right now and I think I have 40 pages left in each. Such a fail! Looks like some good reads though 🙂

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