FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – JULY

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 51j5p18mJNL

Shout out to Aunt Martha for the recommendation on this book!

The Marsh Girl is what they call her in town. Kya is a young girl, abandon by her family at the age of six, trying to survive in the swamplands by herself. This story is lovely and intriguing.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


Cape May by Chip Cheek 41Xj0RA8vpL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_

This book was written with a lovely Great Gatsby style… plus sex.

Young Henry and Effie are in New Jersey for their honeymoon and become entangled with a glamorous couple who drag them into a world they could have never imagined.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 5 out of 5 Teapots


The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz 51xFl+72vTL._SX277_BO1,204,203,200_

Book two of the Jane Hawk Series. And Koontz has given us another excellent thriller.

Former FBI Agent Jane Hawk has become America’s most wanted. On the run, she is trying to get to the top of the two-headed snake responsible for not only her husband’s suicide but dozens of other “incidents.” But the ladder of power goes far higher than she could have ever anticipated.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 


The Body Myth by Rheea Mukerjee51rGcg3MilL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

This book was written with some amazing language and imagery. I picked it up after hearing an interview with the author on a podcast. I would almost describe this as a coming of age story more than anything else.

A young widow living and teaching in Suryam, India is drawn to a woman, and consequently a couple, who live with tragedies of their own – most prominently a swath of unexplained illnesses that plague Sara. What develops between them is an interesting, loving bond that they all desperately need.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 5 out of 5 Teapots

Favorite Quote: “The fog of self-righteousness could be a powerful drug.


 

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey 51Fiej09wKL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

I read this entire book on my birthday. And it was divine! It totally lived up to the title, which is saying a lot.

Full of references to rom-com movies, Annie Cassidy is waiting for the man of her dreams – a Tom Hanks type of man who is sensitive, sweet, and owns a houseboat. As you can imagine, there are all sorts of obstacles and it doesn’t work out quite the way Annie thinks it will.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quote: “Tom Hanks isn’t a person so much as he is a representation of the kind of man I deserve, as my mom told over and over.”


Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts61dM4M-OpjL._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_

Book Two of the Guardians Trilogy. (Check out the review from Book One Here!)

The Six are back at it again, protecting the world from an evil goddess. But this time she is more dangerous than ever.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 3 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 3 out of 5 Teapots

Favorite Quotes: “I wanted you then, but it wasn’t time, and I had to wait.”


Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs 51Ye9OxbDiL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

Book 11 in the Mercy Thompson novels. And you really should read them in order. Otherwise, this complicated world of werewolves, vampires, witches, fae, and god knows what else would be very hard to keep track of. I enjoy these books. Briggs always has an enchanting way of pulling me into her books from the very first sentence.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 3 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quotes: “Sometimes there is no way to make things better. Ther is only making it through.”


511RHa4P7-L._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_This Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer

Bradley 

This is book one of a series about the legend of King Arthur. At least that is what I had thought when I started the book. But it’s more about the women surrounding the legend, more specifically the women of the priestess bloodline of the druid island of Avalon. It’s an interesting perspective and I intend to read at least the next book of the series.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor:  0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 2 out of 5 Teapots



If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

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