Welcome all to a shiny new Spell the Month in Books post!!!! Yay!!! This time I will be spelling out July (or well, Juli).
I was blessed that this time I had one book for the J and one with a U, those are the hardest letters for me to find, so I was happy to find them in my library books. The L was the easiest I had like 3 or 4 candidates for that. BUT, I have to cheat a little tiny bit. I cannot find a Y so I am doing this July post in Dutch fashion, aka Juli. I have plenty of books with an I.
First up I will show you guys a picture of my stack and after that I will show the book covers + blurb (for the Dutch-Dutch books I translated the blurb for you , for the English>Dutch translated books or English books I picked the original blurb).
The original creator of this tag is Reviews From The Stacks!
Owl lives in the tree next to Vos & Haas’ house.
He is their neighbour and Vos & Haas are the neighbours of Owl. That is fun.
The house of Vos and Haas looks pretty. Their garden is also beautiful.
But the fence around the garden is so boring!
So Owl wants to do something about that. He is going to paint the fence. Owl searches for great colours. It will be a very colourful fence. Vos and Haas will be so happy!
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren–an enigmatic artist and single mother–who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood–and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
Ik denk dat ik het wel kan (I think I can do it) is thé handbook for new mothers to help you get through the first year of having your baby relaxed. This book contains everything that no one ever told you before but you really wanted to know.
For motherhood there is no education or exam. You can only do it one way: by jumping in the deep end. There is enough to find on how to care for your baby, but author Franke van Hoeven found out that despite the books, the blogs, and the stories of friends, there is just too little information available on how to care for yourself after you got the baby. That is why she wrote this funny and honest book that she wished she could have read when she just became a mother.