What I’m Reading: July

July 1, 2019

As a part of my June reflections I mentioned that I had a summer goal of beginning a new book. It has been years since I’ve actually sat down to read and this year I told myself I would finally carve out that time. Last week I headed to my local Barnes & Noble and found myself feeling a little out of touch. The years since I’ve been to a bookstore has left me feeling as though I had no idea who are the current trending authors or even what’s on the bestsellers lists. Nonetheless, I enjoyed browsing up and down the aisles full of new stories to dive into.

After a moment and finding a couple of books that piqued my interest, I landed on The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Standing there in the narrow fiction aisle, I remembered when this book was first released back in 2013 – I had just graduated and was within my first couple of years teaching. I didn’t know much about the story except that it captivated readers for years and was the “it” book for book clubs across the nation. Needless to say, I am looking forward to finally diving in and hopefully finishing it before the film is released in September…

The preview for the film looks heart-wrenching and yet a beautiful retelling of this powerful coming of age story. Take a peek at it below…

Thus far I’m only within the first few chapters, but to hear the pain of loss that Theo has experienced is reminiscent of those invisible scars I carry for those who have been taken too soon in my own life. I’m looking forward to getting to know Theo more and experience his life after loss through Donna Tartt’s storytelling.

Happy reading this month to everyone! I’m curious, what are you currently reading or loving this summer? Share in the comments!

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