Swimming to Antarctica is one of my all-time favorite books. So I was delighted when my cousin told me Lynne Cox had written another book. This is a quick read and tells the story of when Lynne encountered a lone baby gray whale while out for a training swim in the Pacific Ocean early one morning. Some of it is a touch woo-woo, but I was fascinated from beginning to end. I can’t imagine how I would have reacted to an experience like this. I have an extreme fear of swimming with fish (we call that fear my “fishues”. Like issues, but with fish) so I would most like have bolted for the beach at the first sign of animal life.
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
The Grown-Up by Gillian Flynn
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
This was probably my favorite book of the month. It’s the story of an estranged mother and daughter and the circumstances that bring them together for a short time. It’s one of those “ordinary life” stories that is so profoundly engrossing it’s hard to put down. I might even call it haunting. I loved it.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
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