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June: Spell the Month in Book Titles

 

Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘created this fun book post.

 

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I read this in college in a Soviet history class. It was mesmerizing –true terror, like true crime, is so  much more horrific than fiction. Journey Into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Semenovna Ginsburg.

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Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank is an all-time favorite of mine. This book, about Robert Louis Stevenson and wife Fanny, is also an excellent read. Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan.

Review from my old blog: Like LOVING FRANK this story was enthralling! I found myself sitting in the parking lot at work or the driveway at home and listening to “just a little more” each time. Fanny, likely bi-polar, was a fierce protector of her husband [Robert] Louis Stevenson. Their shared quest to find a place to restore his health, their love, their passions for their work–all added up to a very fascinating story. No spoilers, but the end hand me in tears–it hit very close to home mirroring a scene in my own life.

 

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The life of the Yummy Mummy is never easy, is it? Notting Hell: A Novel by Rachel Johnson. Review from my old blog:
“Notting Hell pokes fun at London’s trendy uber-rich neighborhood. A full cast of characters and an appendix “Notting Hill for Beginners,” makes this a good poolside read! Having lived in a local version of Notting Hill, I’ve laughed till I nearly peed over this one! Updates the 80’s “Sloane Ranger Handbook” in a way. Just as comical, just as accurate. I may check out her other book, Shire Hell, too!”

 

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I devoured James Webb’s books in the 1990s! The Emperor’s General by James Webb.

Did you do Spell the Month this month? Leave me a link to your post.

3 thoughts on “June: Spell the Month in Book Titles

  1. I have not read any of these, Lisa, but Under the Wide and Starry Sky sounds very interesting. I am going to see if my library has the audiobook.

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  2. All sound good and it’s impressive you could spell June with the titles. Thankfully it’s a short month name, lol. Journey into the Whirlwind sounds fascinating and I do find that things we read in college stick with us. At least several things I did have …

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