Monday, August 1

Kate's Favourite Things - August 2016

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!

BOOKS

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.




MOVIES

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!


1 comments:

Mary Jane Herlihey said...

I've got my name on the long waiting list at the library for a couple of your recommendations��