Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Books You Loved: July

Books You Loved: June had some very interesting books – as always.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone was reviewed over at Silver's Reviews.  I've read it now too and agree with Elizabeth that the book 'was a heartwarming read about family, about trying new things, and about trying to get what you need in life.'

Close Enough to Touch was reviewed on Goodreads by Melissa of Chick Lit Central.  The review said 'I can't recommend this book enough! Add it to your must-read pile if you haven't taken a chance on it yet. Trust me, it's worth the time invested. (And yet it's easy to breeze right through.)'

The Sunshine Sisters was added to the collection by Susan at The Book Bag.  Her review said 'The three sisters are all as different as night and day and they each had their own way of dealing with their difficult mother. Ronni shaped each of her daughter's personalities by the way she treated them. They are the people they are today because of, or in spite of, her.'

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was reviewed by Heather of Books and Quilts.  Her review mentioned the theme of arranged marriage or not and said 'I couldn't wait to read more, to find out how they both could succeed in their goals without totally crushing the other.  How could I not love both Dimple and Rishi.  They were both so sincere and passionate in their belief that they had chosen the correct life path.'

And now for something a bit different – Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins was reviewed by Create with Joy.  She said 'Real Artists Don’t Starve is an inspiring book that every creative person (no matter whether you express your creativity through art, music, writing, acting, or any other means) simply must read! The book opens with 12 Principles That Every Thriving Artist Lives By – Rules of the New Renaissance, as Jeff calls them – a manifesto for creatives to adopt.'

Now on to the July collection.  Remember the posts you link in don't have to be recent and the book concerned doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.


  1. happy 4th tx for the heads up

  2. This one is great fun and the children are tough and determined!

  3. Ha, I read When Dimple Met Rishi as well. Great book!

  4. Hey! I just linked in a wonderful short story collection, Sandlands by Rosy Thorton and enthralling historical fiction, First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson, both of which I read in June :-)

  5. Thanks for the feature of my review...I loved BENEDICT!!

    HELLO SUNSHINE was a good read too.

    There were a lot of good books last month. It looks like there are a lot this month too.

    Off to add mine. :)

    Thanks, Carol, and stay warm.

  6. Please disregard (erase) the first faulty link. Thanks for providing a source for favorite books in July!

  7. Thank you for hosting this great party! Happy reading! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. I've been absent for the last few linky parties but I'm hoping to get more reading done during the 2nd 1/2 of 2017.

  9. HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais tops my short list of 2017 faves. A powerful read.

  10. oops, I goofed, and gave the wrong link at #51. I thought I could delete it through mr linky, but it is still there, sorry. so i reposted it correctly at #52

  11. Had two awesome reads so far -- both likely to make my top ten of the year!

  12. Playing catchup a little bit with my favorite book of the month for July. See you next month, Carole!


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