Today I'm linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books. Here's what I read in July.
River Road by Carol Goodman
I would give this 3.5 stars. It was about a college professor who got some bad news at a work party, and then hit a deer on her way home on a snowy mountain road. She woke up the next morning to a detective at her door informing her she was a suspect in a hit and run that killed one of her students.
The woman's own daughter had been killed in a hit and run on the same road years earlier, and the investigation uncovers some similarities between the two tragedies. The professor works to clear her name and find the driver. The story kept my attention, had some good twists and turns, and even had a little love story weaved in and you cannot beat that.
Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
First of all, this book made me want to move to Nantucket. It sounds so quaint and picturesque. This was about three friends who go swimming in the middle of the night, and one of them goes missing. The search to find her uncovers some a bunch of hidden secrets. The ending was okay, but if I'm honest about this book, it was a little boring. And by the end I couldn't keep straight who was having affairs with who. It was a little much.
Columbine by Dave Cullen
I had heard so much about this book and decided to give it a go, even though I knew it wouldn't necessarily be an entertaining read. I was 11 when Columbine happened, so my memory of it is mostly the major headlines. Many of which, as it turns out, weren't necessarily true. This book details the media coverage of the tragedy and what they did right and what they did wrong. It also covers the law enforcement response and investigation, and what was known about the shooters before April 20, 1999. Parts were very difficult to read, but I couldn't put it down.
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
I drive a lot for work, so I listened to this as an audio book curing my trips, which was much more entertaining than flipping through radio stations. I especially liked how Nora talked about getting her start in the publishing industry, and how she worked her way to the top. She's also funny, which is a plus.
Dave Barry's History of the Millenium by Dave Barry
I love Dave Barry. I think he is the most hilarious writer. I listened to this as an audio book too, and I was CRACKING UP as I drove down the highway. I had this playing one afternoon when I picked up my sister, and even though she was tuning in halfway through the millennium, she was laughing too. It's totally ridiculous but that's what makes Dave Barry so funny.
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
And this time Elin made me want to move to Tuckernuck Island. I loved this book. Two very different sisters, their well-meaning mother, and their quirky aunt spend a summer at the family's old house on the island after a broken engagement. Over the next few months there are some new romances and unexpected discoveries. Best of all, there is a happy ending.