Today I’m sharing the books that I read over the last month.
Is anyone else also experiencing the perfect weather for reading outside right now? A book, a lawn chair in the shade, and something to drink is a perfect way to spend an hour or two. I read six books this month and I’m sharing my thoughts on them in this post.
The Face on the Milk Carton
I picked this one up at the thrift store a few weeks ago. As soon as I saw it on the shelf it brought back all kinds of memories of reading it as a kid. I even remember exactly what the cover looked like. The Face on the Milk Carton (affiliate link) is about a girl who sees her face face on a missing kids milk carton. She spends the book trying to figure out who she is and who her biological parents are. This is the first of 5 books in this series.
After I had read The Face on the Milk Carton I watched the TV movie based on the first two books. It stars Kellie Martin and Edward Herrman (Rory’s grandfather from Gilmore Girls) and is just as cheesy as you’d expect a mid 90’s TV movie to be.
The Bungalow Mystery, The Mystery at Lilac Inn, and The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Apparently I was all about the Nancy Drew books (affiliate link) this month because I read three of them. They’re quick and easy to read and don’t require a lot of thinking to follow the plot. These are also books that I read as a kid. I remember having a whole shelf of Nancy Drew books. While I don’t remember any of the plots, it’s fun to go back and read things that kept me entertained as a tween.
Little Town on the Prairie
I got the Little House series (affiliate link) for Christmas this past year and I’m slowly making my way through them. Either I’d forgotten or completely missed how racist these books are when I read them in elementary school. This book was particularly cringeworthy when it came to discrimination and stereotypes. Since I’ve been reading the Little House books over the last few months I’ve been googling random things about them. There is a whole lot of fans out there that I didn’t realize existed. They’ve even set up some of the different homes that the family has lived in as museums that people go visit on vacation. I had no idea that that was a thing.
The one and only adult book I read this week was Scandalized (affiliate link) by Ivy Owens. I saw that Kayla from Kayla in the City had recommended, so I knew it was going to be good. She gives the best book recommendations. It follows two main characters who were childhood friends and reconnect 20 years later as adults. I really ended up liking the characters and they felt very real to me. One thing I’d point out if you decide to read this one is that it’s spicy – definitely not something for young readers.
What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments below!
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