TBR List: November 2017

TBR Pile: November 2017

I skipped my TBR posts the last two months, but they are back! I tried to stack my list today with books I’m really interested in reading. I should really just title this month by favorite author list. So many great writers have new books out, and I am going to try to read them all. Haha. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so I’m hoping to find a couple of great books that really get my fired up about reading again…beyond audiobooks. I have been loving audio lately, but I miss my reading time. Stress can make it hard for me […]

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TV to Book Recommendations: Teen Dramas

TV to Book Recommendations: Teen Dramas

No matter how old I get, I still love a good teen drama TV series. If you’re like me, and you loved the series discussed below, you will likely enjoy these book as well. Dawson’s Creek…Emmy & Oliver So, yes, Dawson can be kind of whiney, and Joey doesn’t pick him in the end, but there’s still something fun about the classic boy next door trope. Emmy & Oliver is a terrific YA contemporary romance with one of the healthiest teen relationships I’ve ever read. Oliver returns home after being kidnapped by his father 10 years earlier. Emmy and Oliver used to be best friends, but […]

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Book Round Up: Travel Stories

Book Round Up: Travel Stories

I wrote a column in Country Woman magazine back in April/May on Travel Stories, but I never shared them here. Today I am sharing those three books along with other general fiction books centered around travel. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick This story about an older man who travels the world after his wife’s death is really sweet. He’s kind of grumpy, but he comes out of his shell and learns a lot about her past because of a charm bracelet he finds in her closet. I really enjoyed the characters and the story. It’s the perfect book for readers of all ages. […]

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

What I've Been Reading Lately

I haven’t blogged in over a month. I’ve just been busy; life is getting in the way. But I have been reading. Here are some of the books I’ve read lately. Disclaimer: There were others, but I’ll be writing full reviews on those, so I’m not sharing them today. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham This book is hugely popular right now, and it is a very interesting historical fiction book about the race riots in Oklahoma, which I had no idea about, but… I had a hard time feeling any attachment to Will. The book alternates between Will, in the past, and Rowan, in the present. […]

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TBR List: August 2017

TBR List: August 2017

This month I am trying “ARC August.” Is that still a thing? Well, if not, I’m making it one. Aside from my one book club book (More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Sarah’s pick), which I will be listening to on audio, I am going to be reading only ARCs this month. We’ll see how it goes. ARCs I’ll be reading in August 2017 Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel How I got it: I have an eARC from the publisher because I’m part of the book launch team. Why I got it: […]

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TBR List: July 2017

TBR List: July 2017

I have a fun mix of books selected for July 2017. I actually read (or am reading in the case of the last book) all of the books from my June TBR List, so that’s pretty exciting. It doesn’t always happen that way, and I managed to read a bunch of unexpected books, which is even better. Books I’ll be reading in July 2017 When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon How I got it: I borrowed it from the library. Why I got it: I keep hearing about this book. It was one of my suggestions for book club for July, but we settled […]

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Best Books of 2017 So Far (Top Ten Tuesday #27)

Best Books of 2017 So Far

I’ve read so many great books so far in 2017. I had a hard time narrowing this list of best books of 2017 down to only 10, but here they are. Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017 We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Tumbling by Caela Carter The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (review coming soon) The Upside of Unrequited […]

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Series I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday #26)

Series I Want to Read

I love book series. I sometimes struggle to get through descriptive or character-driven books, so when it’s a series, it feels like I’m getting a deal: more plot with the same characters, so less character descriptions or introduction. If I had to choose to read only series or only stand alone books for the rest of my life, I think I’d go with series. But of course they are a time commitment, so there are always more I need to get to. 9 Series I Want to Read (I couldn’t come up with a 10th! I’m sure I’ll find one on everyone else’s lists today.) […]

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Books My Husband Should Read (Top Ten Tuesday #25)

Books My Husband Should Read

Books Are Like Couple Friends One of the hardest things about being married is finding couple friends. You each have to like both people, and they both have to like you both. We have a few couples that we love, but there are others where I love the wife, and Jim hates the wife, or vice versa. We’re constantly on the look out for new couple friends. I think books are kind of the same way. I love to share books with my husband. It started with Harry Potter while we were dating, and though Jim doesn’t read much, I’m constantly on the look out for […]

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Latest YA Additions to My TBR List (Top Ten Tuesday #24)

Latest YA Additions to My TBR List

Since I paired down my TBR list at the beginning of this year, I didn’t have 10 books in a specific genre for today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Instead I’m just sharing general YA fiction titles. 10 most recent YA fiction additions to my TBR list   Geekerella by Ashley Poston The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Far Far Away by Tom McNeal The Possible by Tara Altebrando The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela […]

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