Happy Wednesday! We’re back with another monthly book round up with Audible. Around this time of year I’m almost always brought back to the required summer reading lists we had as kids in school. From what I hear they are not too prevalent nowadays, but we’d have a few books to pick from and I’d head to the bookstore with my mom and sisters. I can remember walking into the cool air conditioned store and the kids’ story corners adorned with the most brightly colored books. I always was excited, even if the required books wouldn’t have been my first pick. I was the type of kid who loved new school supplies and even cried when I had to stay home from school because I was sick, (I’m talking grade school here) but that could be a story for a whole other post. Ha! Summer reading brings back memories of hanging by the town pool with my family, eating sandwiches and snacks we packed that morning before leaving the house, and laying under the umbrella with a mystery story or suspenseful book of some sort.
Obviously as you “grow up” your literature choices change, but one title that sticks out to me so vividly is A Taste of Blackberries. Did anyone else read that as a kid? It wasn’t necessarily a mystery but it was so suspenseful and intense for me in grade school. I remember reading it in my room before bed at night and being so frightened about what happened to little Jamie. I get a good chuckle out of it now, but that desire to keep reading and even how I remember the cover as I closed the book and put it back on my shelf at night really stuck with me. Fast forward to high school… To Kill A Mockingbird, Death of a Salesman, and A Separate Peace. All equally as tragedy stricken and drama filled and all classics. Although most of those are considered coming of age stories, they all had that suspense factor that I still yearn for in movies and books now as an adult.
This month Audible released The X Files: Cold Cases and all the hype got me thinking about these dramas that occupied many of my school days, as well as new to me books that are on my must-read list. Here’s a few I’ve saved on my wishlist this month:
Have you guys read any of these before? Any favorite novel suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!
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