I’ve really appreciated the downtime in the last month, and I hope you enjoy these recos as much as I did!

By the way, if you do appreciate my suggestions – especially books – please consider following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, as I share reading material as I go…and you won’t have to wait for the next month to get the list! Thanks!


The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews – a fun summer read

Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton – this one was recommended by Melissa Grelo recently, and I really learned a lot about this fascinating actress

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh – amazing suspense novel full of twists and turns. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how it could be made into a movie without giving away the surprises!

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha – nonfiction by the Canadian author who wrote The Book of Awesome (and other Awesome books)

The Children by Ann Leary – fiction about a now-grown blended family dealing with their issues and secrets

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker – this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time (right up there with I Let You Go, actually). It’s pretty dark (dealing with the rape of a teen) with multiple points of view (as told to the narrator psychiatrist) and all sorts of twists.


Ghostbusters – not at all my type of movie, I went strictly for Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig and really enjoyed it…and can’t understand why on earth a female reboot was so controversial. (The original cast members make fun cameo appearances, too!)

Eye in the Sky – this was a rental (starring Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman) about a military mission, asking great questions about the value of one life.

Lots more to come next month! Enjoy!

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