I forgot to post this yesterday, but #picturebooks. What‘s your favorite? I‘ve been trying to read some newer ones since I was a kid, and it‘s been fun. I‘m always on the lookout for recommendations. #30junebooks
There aren‘t many covers that I absolutely do not like, but this one really bothers me. To me, the guy looks so poorly Photoshopped—his head seems slightly too big, his gaze is off who-knows-where, and I‘m not sure the light hits him quite right—it makes me cringe. (The story is adorable though.) #uglycover #30junebooks
#ObsessedWith Helen Hoang‘s books, apparently. I listened to The Bride Test twice in the twenty-one days I had it borrowed from the library—which is the same thing I did with The Kiss Quotient last year. Also, I love polar bears. #30junebooks
I‘m a big fan of the library. I don‘t get to quite as many physical books as I think I can, but almost all of my audiobooks i borrow. (I also have a penchant for impulsive purchases from #Amazon, #BookOutlet, and thrift stores and love reading the ARCs I receive from publishers.) #booksource #30junebooks
Either I read this book at the right time or the wrong one because it made me cry like few books have. The friendship it portrays, along with some guy-wrenching ups and downs, got me right in the feels, and I loved it. #botm #madeyoucry #30junebooks
"Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins has little hope of a better life. When she's offered an opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. After witnessing so much painful heartache and loss in the slums, the bride ship is her only prospect to escape a bleak future, not only for herself but, she hopes, someday for her sister.”
"With intimacy, a poetic voice, and an ever-present grip on hope, Finkbeiner writes with breathtaking admiration for the common American family in the throes of unbearable circumstances. Beautiful. Honest. Artfully written. A winning novel."--Elizabeth Byler Younts, author of The Solace of Water
"By day she has been helping her sisters in their quest to turn the run-down family plantation into a resort hotel after the close of the Civil War. But by night and under a male pseudonym, she has been penning articles for the local paper in support of the construction of a Negro school. With the Mississippi arm of the Ku Klux Klan gaining power and prestige, Joelle knows she is playing a dangerous game.”
“The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall — or the beautiful woman he finds there — to ease his troubled soul.”
The other day, someone asked me my favorite book read this year—one of the hardest questions I‘ve had to answer recently. #bookwormproblems #30junebooks
Here are a few of the books I‘ve read and loved during #BookFitnessChallenge. Their stories captivated me (making it easier to keep working out), plus I‘m a sucker for any sort of romance. #bfc
Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday! All the Litten love definitely helped to make it a great day. 😊
Well, I finished rereading Dating You / Hating You this morning, listened to all of The Unhoneymooners this afternoon, and just started rereading Roomies. Apparently, it‘s a Christina Lauren kinda day. 🤷🏼♀️ It feels only appropriate to post this book for #J for #30JuneBooks.
-8 print books
Favorites include: Beyond the Point, The Bride Test, Spinning Silver & The Snow Child
After a few meh audiobooks, this is just what I needed to read. The perfect follow-up to The Kiss Quotient, it‘s a whole lot of fun, but with some important depth, too. Loved it—and I‘ll probably read it again soon.
Preparing a rundown summer camp for tourist season on a small, struggling Maine island, the Grayson family has a lot to learn about life and love. As the renovation process begins to change more than just the camp, On a Summer Tide shares a story of reconnecting and discovering purpose. It‘s charming, fun, and perfect to read this time of year.
(I received a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.)
“Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O‘Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother‘s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn‘t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won‘t stay long.”
“An Impossible Situation. An Unlikely Couple. A Recipe for Love?”