Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Sunday Salon: July in Review

Read and Reviewed
(click for review)
Mountains Beyond Mountains

My Name Is Asher Lev
Picture Bride
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Favorite Book of the Month
Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev, without a doubt. But it was a great reading month, and all the books are highly recommended.

Currently Reading
The Help. Love it.

Tribute Reposted
Happy 50th to To Kill a Mockingbird

To Be Read in August
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Books Added to My Ever-Growing TBR List
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (mentioned at Books and Cooks)
My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (Reviewed by at Bookworm's Dinner)

Movies-From-Books Watched
Ramona and Beezus, based on the series of Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. I loved, loved, loved this movie! Highly recommended.


Suzanne said...

I just re-read The Help this weekend. It is a fantastic book -- I'm glad you love it as well.

Marbel said...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is one of the best books I've ever read. I'll be interested in your review of it.

The Help - I am still the only person I know who was underwhelmed. Oh well.

Stephanie said...

It look like a great month of reading. Chaim Potok is amazing. I've read The Chosen and its sequel (I've forgotten the title) -- but I haven't read My Name is Asher Lev yet.