TITLE: The German Girl
AUTHOR: Armando Lucas Correa
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Anna Rosen gets a mysterious package from an estranged Cuban relative, she is met with a long family history that begins in Nazi Germany.
GENRE: Historical Fiction | Holocaust | World War II
GOODREADS BLURB Continue reading
July was not a great month for reading, in fact I barely read anything. It was a busy month between quitting job, applying for new jobs, and getting old jobs again. Not to mention I graduated at the end of the month, there’s a wedding coming soon (not mine), hopefully a new and better job, and not to mention the general stress all of these new life changes create.
All of which caused a major reading slump for the majority of the month. It wasn’t until the last week of July that I actually started reading again and finished four books. Sounds like a lot but it isn’t, not when half of them have pictures in them and one of them was an audiobook.
AUTHOR: Octavia Butler
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Dana is a black woman living in the 1970s happily married to Kevin (who’s white), when she’s suddenly transported to the antebellum south in Maryland.
GENRE: Science Fiction | Historical Fiction | Neo-Slave Narrative
NOTE: Not for younger readers because it had several scenes depicting violence, mention of rape, and frequent use of the N word.
TITLE: The Last Neanderthal
AUTHOR: Claire Cameron
SUMMARY: Girl is a Neanderthal living one of her worst seasons yet, meanwhile in the present Rose is coping with her impending motherhood and stressful job as an paleo-archeologist
GENRE: Fiction | Historical Fiction
RATING: 3.5/4 Continue reading
TITLE: The Dandelion Years
AUTHOR: Erica James
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Saskia is still grieving the loss of her mother and grandmothers when she meets Matthew, who is grieving the loss of his mentor Jacob. Together they discover a hidden journal in one of Jacob’s numerous books, where they both discover his romantic past amidst World War II. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
RATING: 3.5/5 (Very unsure about giving it this)
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Cassie’s life is turned upside down when she finds out she might be the heir to a Hollywood actor’s fortune. In alternating time periods, Cassie tries to discover more about her grandmother’s past. Continue reading