Book of the Month
Still loving this one. My subscription is up and I’m definitely getting it again. I couldn’t decide this month, so I just got the two that sounded best. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and A Million Junes by Emily Henry. I loved the one book I’ve read of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s and this one sounded good. It was really good. Evelyn was a legendary film actress from the 1950’s through the 80’s. She was married seven times though and hasn’t done an interview in years. She contacts a magazine and requests a specific person to interview her, though no one can understand why. Once said reporter gets there, she finds out Evelyn doesn’t want to do an interview, but wants her to write her memoirs. The majority of the book covers Evelyn’s life. We learn how she became a star and the story behind each husband, including who the love of her life was. We ultimately learn why she chose Monique to interview her. Super good. It makes me wonder about all those other celebrities who have been married multiple times.
My Texas Market
This month’s theme was BBQ and Bourbon. I got pineapple and habanero hot sauce, flavored caramels, chocolate bourbon bombs, all purpose seasoning, and a peach bourbon honey glaze. Overall, just ok. This box has been hit or miss for me. There’s never a box that I like every item. I like the idea of this, since it’s all items made by small businesses in Texas, but it really hasn’t done anything for me. This is the last month. I meant to cancel three months ago, but I apparently didn’t cancel soon enough and got another three months.
The Book Drop
I do love my book boxes. This one I did a review for, but I honestly liked it. It’s run by an independent book store. They pick the books for their four themed boxes. I like this since it’s books, but it’s also supporting a small business. You can’t go wrong there! The June book was Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck. If you read The Paris Wife, which covers Hemingway’s first marriage, this book covers his second marriage. It’s told from the point of view of Mariella, their maid. Marbella’s dad recently died and she takes the job to support her mother and sisters. She is never really his girl, but they do flirt with disaster. It also covers a massive, real life category 5 hurricane that touched down over Labor Day weekend in 1935.