Books Read In July, August and September. 📚

My reading has slowed down again in the last few months. I have enjoyed all these books ,so I can’t say why my reading mojo has suffered. Hey ho….

The Bomber Dog ~ Megan Rix ( 2013). This is a fave book of my 12 year old nephew, which he lent me over lockdown, it’s a good story too! Grey is a clever German shepherd pup who is rescued from a bombed building in the Second World War by Nathan , just as he is on his way to train as a paratrooper. The two develop a remarkable bond and become inseparable, until the day they lose each other in Germany. A heartwarming tale about man’s best friend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Love And Treasure ~ Ayelet Waldman ( 2014). Another book that delves back in time to World War 2. In 1945 American soldiers capture a train of riches & gold, treasure stolen from Jewish families by the Nazis. Years later Natalie Wiseman is staying with her beloved grandfather Jack , his dying wish is for Natalie to find the rightful owners of a peacock pendant he’s had in his possession since his war serving days. A thought provoking novel that spans the decades. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Salt Path ~ Raynor Winn ( 2018). Not many people would set off to walk the entire 630 mile South West Coast of England. After losing their home and livelihood Raynor and Moss are given more devastating news, Moss is diagnosed with a delibitating illness. With nothing left to lose the couple set off with a small tent and limited supplies. Told with strength and humour this memoir is a true testament to human resilience and the healing power of nature. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Reckoning ~ Yrsa Sigurdardottir ( 2019). The lasting legacy of childhood trauma is explored in this dark Icelandic thriller. This is in fact the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone. A schools time capsule is opened and a chilling message is inside. The names of several would be victims are on a kill list, written by a child. A demoted detective and a dissilusoned psychoanalyst struggle to solve the case. ⭐⭐⭐

Beach Read ~ Emily Henry ( 2020). Not your typical beach romance, but definitely a great holiday read. January and Gus are writers in a rut. January is a romance author who likes a fairytale ending. Gus writes dark gritty fiction. Years ago they were also college rivals with a strong attraction. Flung together over one summer, the two struggling authors decide to help each other get over their writing ruts by swapping story genres. But will channeling the demons of their pasts into their work destroy a blossoming friendship….. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Have you read any of these?

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23 thoughts on “Books Read In July, August and September. 📚”

  1. I like the sound of The Salt Path, I might look out for that sometime. I’ve had The Bomber Dog for a while – I found it on the shelves of donated books in the Black Dog pub and started reading it while waiting for my meal. It was still there when I went back a week later so I brought it home but donated one of my own books in its place.

    1. That was definitely a sign that you should read it. I really enjoyed The Bomber Dog. Apparently Megan Rix has written alot of dog stories, this being my nephew’s favourite. The Salt Path is a great read and really beautifully written.

  2. Great reviews. I read The Salt Path last year and found it such an inspiring and uplifting book, I couldn’t put it down. It made me want to have an adventure in life (but hopefully not for the same reasons that Ray or and Moss had theirs) but it’s hard to figure out how to do that when you are at an age with lots of responsibilities 🙂

  3. I’ll definitely look our for Sigurdardottir’s book (I love a bit of “Scandi-noir!”) I’m also tempted to have a go at the Bomber Dog, but your review suggests a sad ending so maybe not…there’s so much sadness around already.

    1. Hi don’t worry the Bomber Dog book is aimed at children , so no need to fret about too sad an ending. The Reckoning is a good thriller.

      1. Ahh that’s so funny as today my other half bought me the follow up book. And it was from the little independent book shop in Clitheroe. It’s still there, though she only seems to open about three days a week. There’s also a second hand bookshop, also on Moor Lane. Amazon is so handy isn’t it, though it’s always nice to physically go into a book store.

  4. Your reading hasn’t slowed down as much as mine has. I’ve not read more than two books in three months. Appalling! I’ll look out for the Salt Path, sounds a book I’d enjoy xx

      1. Yes it was a great read, Thanks. i finished it in virtually one session.
        Have you read the follow up The Wild Silence? Tempted to order it for days like today Rain Rain Rain.

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