Greetings on this hot and humid July afternoon! I hope you’ve all taken a few minutes even today to enjoy a good book! This afternoon my big girls were gone with Nana to get some help with a sewing project, so I put a movie on for the DLM while Benny finished up his nap, and I spent a blissful hour or so engrossed in a wonderful new-to-me Newbery winner that happens to be from July’s list. I’m right in the middle of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, and I am LOVING it. I can’t wait to share more about it! Look for a review sometime next week. 🙂
I did share much earlier this month a review of my number one TBR title for this month’s challenge, Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz. I enjoyed this one a lot, too, and handed it immediately off to nine year old Louise, who also enjoyed it.
Also, in case you missed it, I also shared my thoughts on Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright. This one isn’t from the 1980s; it won an honor in 1958. However, I just read it aloud to my girls this month, so I thought I’d share it here.
Isn’t it wonderful to finally make time to read some of these books you’ve wanted to read for years? Yes, it is! I want to hear all about what you’ve read this month for the challenge. Please, share in the comments, or link up your blog posts. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow to chat about August’s challenge!