Quick Lit: July 2016


It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve linked up with Anne’s Quick Lit series so I’m going to give you guys a full recap for the last two months just in case you missed out on hearing about my bookish tendencies in June because there were some goodies last month! Here is the low down on what I’ve been reading lately:


    • 25852870Eligible by Curtis SittenfeldI’m a sucker for Pride and Prejudice adaptations and thoroughly enjoyed this one. Sittenfeld took some interesting departures from the original but overall I think it was an excellent modernization. I would imagine some people might not enjoy a few liberties taken, especially P & P purists, but I thought it was a lot of fun.


  • Old World Murder by Kathleen Ernst – I live in Wisconsin so it was a lot of fun reading a murder mystery that takes place in my state. Lots of local references to enjoy. Additionally, it’s a good and compelling story that took awhile to build but kept my interest and then consumed my interest in the second half. It ends on a cliff hanger that led to me immediately downloading the next book.
  • 13449693The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I’ll be honest, I didn’t love this as much as I was hoping too. I think the hype got the better of me. Something about the book kept me at arm’s length and I wasn’t able to really lose myself to the story. But it ended with a lot of questions still unanswered that have me considering reading the next book at some point. I liked a lot of aspects of this book, I just didn’t quite love it.
  • 18079710Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead– I really enjoyed this. One of the rare instances where having seen the movie first did not deter me from reading the book later – I think this was an interesting take on the world of vampires and I’m definitely planning to read book 2!

28669464Right now my book club is reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett so that book is on my front burner. It’s kind of a sliding doors style story of how two people’s lives would be depending on how small details of their lives play out.

What are you reading right now?



4 responses to “Quick Lit: July 2016”

  1. Elena W Avatar

    I have been on the fence about reading Eligible. I have heard both raving and raging reviews lately and since I feel like I am more on the side of “purist” Austen fan, I have hesitated. But I am getting really curious to just try it out and see what I think, especially since so many people love it.

    Here are my June reads: https://elle-alice.blogspot.com/2016/06/june-book-reviews.html


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I think I’d recommend going for a library copy if you are on the fence. That way, no harm no foul.


  2. Ellen Podgorski Avatar

    Old World Murder sounds so interesting. I love books that have a definitive setting, if you know what I mean, and I’d like to learn more about life in Wisconsin. Here are the books I finished in June: https://bookspired.com/2016/07/06/the-4-books-i-finished-in-june/


  3. Kate @ Mom's Radius Avatar

    I really want to read The Versions of Us. I got super excited for a minute though and thought you were reading The Future of Us, which is one of my favorite books.

    Anyway, I am reading Before the Fall (OK), Gemini (really good), Henry Huggins (with Christopher), and The Orphan Keeper (for work! it’s pretty good), and I’m listening to Harry Potter #4 (not my favorite HP, but I’m liking it a lot this time through).