JUNE. Read a book why dontcha!

The Loom by Shella Gillus
Caroline Whitfield lives in the quiet hills of 1835 Montgomery County, Maryland. When seven-year-old Sadie and her father, arrive as new slaves her life gets complicated. The Loom is a tapestry of three families linked by a lie, woven into an OK book.

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
The Washington Post says Arthur Phillips is “one of the best writers in America,” and I for one, don’t screw with The Washington Post. Young novelist, Arthur Phillips has a con artist father, imprisoned for decades reveals a secret he’s kept for half a century – he has the only copy of a previously unknown play by William Shakespeare. Arthur and his twin sister work to get the manuscript published and acknowledged as the Bard’s last great gift to humanity. Exceptionally good. Unless I’m conning you. ♥♥♥

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William by Tracy Borman
Around the year 1049, William, Duke of Normandy was said to have dragged Matilda to the ground by her hair and beat her mercilessly because she had refused to marry him. However her father, the Count of Flanders was shocked when Matilda announced that she would marry none but William. While William’s exploits and triumphs have been widely chronicled, his Queen remains largely overlooked. Very decent historical fiction. ♥♥♥

What the Dog Saw by Malcom Gladwell
Malcom Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker and has my vote for one of the sharpest pens, er, computer tap-tap-tapping fingers around. What the Dog Saw is a collections of some of the most heart breaking, informative and yes, funny stories of the decade. Where else can you meet the inventor of the birth control pill, and who knew Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, would be such an inspiration? ♥♥♥

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