July’s To-Read list

17899948During the month of June I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, as a forgotten classic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The air was thick with suspense and intrigue, often lightened by funny one-liners, and nail-biting anxiety when the plot thickened. At first I was like . . . mmmm, meh, but then I was like, that’s funny, awww, oh no, what’s happening, followed by a period of oh great goodness, and then I gasped as I was promptly slapped across my cheek by the author.

‘Pay attention, it’s about to get real’ du Maurier said to me one night not too long ago.

I wish I could tell you what happened, but it was a nice surprise and made the story that much more intriguing for me. I wanted to know what happened next, what’s coming around that corner.

And then it ended . . . abruptly. Like I think there should be a Rebecca 2 or something that fully closes the story. But, at the end of the day, I did enjoy this read, and I am considering reading some of du Maurier’s other novels.


I’m beginning to think that authors like to throw in a difficult to pronounce word just to mess with their readers. It’s usually someone’s name or a place but in Rebecca it was a flower (or bush as we like to say). The Rhododendron. It’s a real flower, but every time I buck up on that word I’m like “rhodododo . . . dat thing” because I would spend the entire night trying to pronounce the word like I use it in conversations every day.

18876027For July, my birth month, I decided to read a book that’s funny. I want to laugh my ass off this month. I’m currently reading The Tenth Life of Mr. Whiskers by R. A. Gates. It’s a satirical story of a girl and her friend as they discover the lifeless body of her boss’s cat. It’s not a bad read so far.

Following this book, I want to read a couple of others (I don’t know how July gwen work out you know, I may have to take a sabbatical).

I want to read Mindy Kaling’s Is everybody hanging out without me, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage, Style, Women, and Cocktails Ever Given by Sterling Malory Archer only because I’m a HUUUUUGE Archer fan.

What are your picks for a hilarious read? Come on people, suggest a funny book or tell me what funny book you want to read.


So tell me . . . what do you think?

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