The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen: This was the first contemporary fiction I’ve read in a while and I really enjoyed it. Set in a suburb in North Carolina, this story follows several families during a summer where the delicate balance of appearances behind their carefully curated white pickets fences has been upset by an accident at the local pool. I felt the characters where flawed in a totally human and normal way. It was a fast read and I’m really glad I picked it up.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling: I’m not sure I can put my feelings on this one into words but I’ll try. I love the HP world and will lap up anything JKR puts out like a kitten who’s never seen CatSip before. I love Scorpius and just wanna hug him. I had some real issues with how a few beloved characters were portrayed (cough Hermione cough) but also really loved seeing how a few matured as adults (Draco, what?). Have you read it? What did you think?
This is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving Where You Live by Melody Warnick: I ordered this during a late night nursing session and while I don’t normally treat myself to book books, I did really enjoy this one. Melody embarked on a project to love Blacksburg VA once she and her family moved there for her husbands job. Filled with practical tips and a roadmap to love your town a little better, I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait to implement some of her suggestions when M and I settle into a house at some point.
What I Watched: Back to the Future, Tallulah, Stranger Things, Roman Holiday