Sylvia Plath and June Reads

Hello Book Lovers,

I have recently just finished Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. I gave this book four stars. I loved the writing,but I found myself confused at times, since the scenes would end and go into a new scene when you are least expecting it. This story is hard to summarize without spoilers, but I will say there are themes of depression and suicide, but there is an interesting insight into how the 1960’s handled those who suffered from depression and other mental illnesses. Overall, I’m glad I was able to take the time to read this book and would recommend it to those who are interested in books with darker themes.

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I have to confess I have been having a hard time reading the books I place on my TBR list. I picked up The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, but closed the pages after a few chapters. So far it is quite interesting and I plan to pick it up again, but I haven’t been in the mood for science fiction, but I hope to check it out from my library before the summer ends. Instead I am currently reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.I have not started this yet, but it was highly recommended by a friend, so I’m excited to read it.

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I’m also still currently reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. This is a historical fiction story that follows F.Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Fitzgerald and gives us glimpse into the famous couple’s life. This is one of my books that I read last summer half way through and stopped reading for various reasons. I’m excited to see how this ends and so far find it interesting and loving how Therese Fowler brings the characters alive on the pages.

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That is all for now, happy Monday!

Until Next Time,

Crystal Branson

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