Monday, March 28, 2016

Musing Mondays - The Summer Before the War

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
Musing Mondays | BooksAndABeat.com
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Make a plea for your favorite book.

Last week I was in Costco and I always have to go through the book aisle and see what is there. The majority of the time I don't buy anything because I love using my library. Also, I tend to buy e-books more than physical books. However, sitting right there in the new hardcovers was one called The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. I literally gave a gasp of delight and grabbed it so quick to read the inside flap.

Helen Simonson wrote a book called Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. It is an amazing book! I loved it and have recommended it many, many times. It was released in 2010. I had looked many times on Helen Simonson's website in hopes of news of a new novel. Apparently I had stopped looking because I knew nothing about this second book of hers. So that's why I was so thrilled to see The Summer Before the War sitting in Costco. Then I read what it's about and I bought it. I have a couple of books from the library that I need to read before they're due but then I am definitely getting into this one. I can't wait. I really hope I like this one as much as Simonson's debut!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of the author before, but you make the books sound really interesting.

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