Did June just fly by or was it just me? I started reading the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin and it has been all consuming for the last week or so. I'm usually apprehensive to read something after it has developed such an colossal following (and developed a certain reputation), but I have to say I'm happy I decided to give it a try. It didn't take but a few chapters before I was emotionally attached to the characters to the point of having to put my Nook down and catch a breath when something bad happened. Seriously man. Lannisters.
Since July is upon us, it is time to vote to see which book we'll be reading together for Book Club! I thought I'd mix it up a bit with some non-fiction choices. Also, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is being released on July 14th so I thought I'd include that with July's book club options in case anyone wanted to go that direction. Either way, I will be posting my review of Go Set a Watchman so if we don't Book Club it will still be reviewed.
Without further ado, here are July's Book Club Selections:
Probably the most anticipated book of the year, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee follows Scout as she visits her father, Atticus, in Maycomb after she had been living in New York City as a writer.
An intimate look into the glamorous life of Audrey Hepburn, Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen by Luca Dotti, and you discover who she was behind the scenes, her favorite recipes, and how she identified as a mom.
3. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
Malala Yousafzai, Pakastani activist for feminism and education, recounts her story of healing after being brutally shot on a school bus for her revolutionist belief of human rights and equal justice in the Middle East in her memoir, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
4. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders
If you have ever wondered how your digestive systems works, then you need to read Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders. Her up close and personal guide into the digestive system makes this book an informative and unexpected page turner.
So those are the selections! If you have any suggestions for next month's Book Club, feel free to comment!
Voting will begin today and will end at Midnight on June 30th. July's book of the month will be revealed on July 1st.