follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I’ll share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can share your list of books in the comments, or we can talk about any of the books that you want to read along with me.
Sharing my July book list on the blog! #linkinprofile #reading

What I read in June

I can't believe I hadn't read The Handmaid's Tale before now. I was amazed by how modern this story of a distopian future felt (right in line with the Hunger Games and Divergent, with a young female narrator navigating a not-so-distant future). If you think much about women's rights, this book will delight (and frighten) you.

Just like Divergent, I gulped down Insurgent in one weekend. Fun and face-paced, I can't wait for the final part of the series!

I was super-honored to be an early reader for my friend Kyeli's new book about loss and motherhood, Time and Again. If you've ever struggled with fertility or wanted to save your younger self, you'll enjoy it! (Crying alert! I bawled my eyes out!)

Also read:
The Great Gatsby
Loving What Is


July's To Read List


(For more reading inspiration, visit the comments of June'sMay'sApril's, and March's book club.)


What are you reading this month?

What was your favorite book of June?



Please note! I’m an affiliate for Amazon, which means I get book money if you buy through the links I’ve used here. (So far, I've earned enough for half of a book, or one grande soy latte.) GoodReads is a free tool for tracking what you read. I read all of these books via my library, which I strongly recommend!

5 Comments on Explorer Club of Book Lovers – July!

  1. Molly Freibott
    July 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Ooo..I always need more book ideas! I’m reading “Agatha Christy, the Complete Works”, “Etsy For Dummies”, “The Borrower”s by Mary Norton (all 5), Carla Sonheim’s “Drawing Lab” and D”rawing Imaginary Animals”, “Peace Child” by Don Richardson and “The Hour that Changed the World” By Eastman 🙂 Good Times!

  2. Cari
    July 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m curious what you thought of Woman Code. I heard her interviewed on Jonathan Field’s Good Life podcast recently and have been thinking about picking that book up from the library. Recently I have been rereading some of my favorites from Parker Palmer… Let Your Life Speak and A Hidden Wholeness. Really wise writings on the topic of vocation and identity.

  3. Tara Swiger
    July 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm (11 years ago)

    hanks so much for sharing! I love Carla Sonheim’s books!
    If you want some more Etsy info, I like Kari Chapin’s two Handmade business books, and Grace Dobush’s Crafty Superstar.

  4. Tara Swiger
    July 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm (11 years ago)

    I’ll have to check those out, Cari!
    In my post I link to my short review of WomanCode. I did enjoy it, especially it’s emphasis on balancing your endocrine system via balancing the related systems (blood sugar, adrenals, etc) and the focus on syncing your life with your cycle. At first I totally rolled my eyes at it – but it’s true that we have cyclical energy and nutrition needs, so I appreciated the encouragement to work WITH it, instead of against it!

  5. Molly Freibott
    July 6, 2013 at 11:57 am (11 years ago)

    Oooo….I’ll go look those up! Thanks for the tip!