Sunday, July 5, 2009

June Books

Three books that I read in June, are on my list of favorites.








Monique and the Mango Rains is written by a peace corp volunteer who shadowed a midwife in Mali. Monique, the midwife, is 24, uneducated in the traditional sense, has no electricity or running water. This book was assigned reading to one of my old babysitters in college. She called me and said...I am reading a book you would love. I read it in a day. Eliza has now finished it as well as another girl at her horseback riding camp.








Year of Wonders, I read for one of my book groups. A historical fiction about the plague.













Scared may be an all time favorite. It is fiction but based on true stories. It takes place in Africa. It is haunting and riveting. I had to put it down so many times just to process the story of this little girl.



Any suggestions for July? Any good beach reads? While the list above is on the more serious side, I did not mention the 7 other books that were fun to read but not notable. (i.e Shopaholic.)

5 comments:

Ryane said...

I just checked for Monique and the Mango Rains on my library website and they have it so they are holding it for me!

Also can't wait to read Scared. Did the free download the other day!

Thanks for the great suggestions!

Praying that you guys get your courtdate soon.

Ryane

Rahel said...

an ethiopia related book that i enjoyed, sweetness in the belly, might be a nice summer read...

Carolyn said...

I'm in the middle of, like, 15 books!! But one author you should check out Nora Ephron. "I Feel Bad About My Neck" is AWESOME, and i also read her earlier one called "Heartburn" and loved it. Happy reading, love!!

P.S. Have i mentioned how gorgeous your family is??

Sparkz said...

They do look good. I haven't had any time to read this summer! Just seeing if you got your date yet!?

Kristi J said...

I want to read Scared...but not sure when I'll get to :) Praying for good news soon, kristi