Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Top Ten Tuesdays

The Broke and the Bookish is celebrating five years of Top Ten Tuesdays. I have only done thirty-six of them so far, but I have enjoyed this meme a lot over the past few months. Here are some of my favorite topics.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Lady Maybe

What I am waiting on:
Lady Maybe

When does it release? July 7, 2015

Why am I waiting? I enjoy Julie Klassen's regency era novels. And they always have pretty covers.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Summer TBR

I have a stack of books begging me to read them this summer. Some are light and breezy some are a little bit heavier. And, for the first time ever, I will get to read on an airplane. I'm all kinds of excited about that. The last time I rode on a plane I had a two year old, and didn't even think about reading. She is now thirteen. That's how much I get out. Here are some books I am hoping to get to during the summer months.

Love Walked InGoodnight JuneThe Beautiful Daughters
Still Life with Bread CrumbsStill Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
The Choosing (Seer, #1)The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitane, #1)Seek and Hide (Haven Seekers #1)
Little Beach Street BakeryMaking Marion: Where's Robin Hood When You Need Him?

I'm really excited about these. I have several new to me authors on the list. Check out more top ten posts at The Broke and the Bookish.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Quick Lit ~ June

My reading has slowed down a little lately. I have been struggling to find books that really hold my attention. I also have a growing stack of books that I have been saving for the summer months that I am itching to read. Maybe I should just go ahead and get my summer reading under way. It's certainly hot enough already. Here are a few books that enjoyed and am currently enjoying.

Just finished:
The Girl You Left Behind

I loved the WW1 story line. The contemporary story line was good too, but wanting to find out what happened to Sophie was what kept me going. Not the greatest duel timeline book I have read, but still very good.

Currently reading:
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

I am pleasantly surprised by how much I am enjoying this one. There's lots of action and political intrigue. It is YA, but it reads well. I don't feel like I'm being talked down to like some YA novels. It has really complicated love story as well.

 The Secret of Pembrooke Park
I'm only a few chapters into this one. I'll devote my full attention to it when I'm finished  with The Winner's Curse. This is a big, creepy house story, and I love big, creepy house stories.

A Woman's Heart for God: Drawing Closer to the Lover of Your Soul
This is my nonfiction for June. I'm reading a chapter a day. It is a little deeper than I thought it would be, which is nice.

Small Town Girl
I'm reading this one at the gym, so it's going to take a while. I love the writing style and the small town WW2 setting, but the characters are rubbing me the wrong way.

Up next
The Mapmaker's ChildrenStill Life with Bread CrumbsThe Choosing (Seer, #1)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Deliverer

What I'm waiting on:
The Deliverer (The Sword of Lyric #4)
 The Deliverer

When will it release? July 21, 2015

Why am I waiting? I read this series years ago. I'm pretty sure it went out of print. Enclave has brought them back, and they are releasing book four. I'm so excited. There were so many potential story lines at the end of book three. I have already pre-ordered this one.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Upcoming Releases

I did a most anticipated books of 2015 post at the beginning of the year. Most of those books have already been released, and some of them have already been read. here are ten books I'm looking forward to in the second half of the year.

Secrets She KeptThe Brontë PlotBathsheba: Reluctant Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #2)On This Foundation (Restoration Chronicles, #3)The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3)Shadows of Ladenbrooke ManorHiding PlacesUntil The DawnThe Girl from the TrainLuther and Katharina

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review: A Flying Affair

A Flying Affair

I think I have read all of Carla Stewart's books so far, and this is one of my favorites. I loved the heroine and her dedication to flying. She was very adventurous and headstrong with out being annoying. The romance took a backseat to the adventures that Mittie went on to pursue her dream of becoming an aviatrix. I learned a lot about the early days of aviation and also about horse showing which was Mittie's other passion. I would highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and romance. It was lots of fun.

I received a free copy for the purpose of review from Netgalley and Faithwords.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Siren's Fury

What I'm waiting on:
Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)

When does it release? It came out yesterday, but I don't have it yet.

Why am I waiting? The book was enjoyable enough, but the ending! Huge cliffhanger! 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Series That Would Make Great TV Shows

Here are some series I think would make great TV shows. I'd watch them. I picked out a few for my mom, husband and daughters as well.

At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)
My mom loves these books.

Redemption (Redemption, #1)
There are so many books in the Baxter family series, there would be plenty of material to work with.

The Yada Yada Prayer Group (The Yada Yada Prayer Group #1)
These books feature a quirky and diverse group of ladies. The inner city Chicago setting makes it even more interesting.

Green Rider (Green Rider, #1)
These are my husband's favorite books. He says they should be made into a TV show. Think Game of Thrones, but a little more family friendly.

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #1)
Another one of my mom's favorites. She compares Ivy Malone to Jessica Fletcher.

All Right Here (The Darlings #1)
There are only two books in the Darling Family series so far, but there is lots of drama already. The small coastal Maine town would make a great setting.

Doesn't She Look Natural (Fairlawn, #1)
The Fairlawn Trilogy holds a special place in my heart. It feature a great heroine, a small town in Florida, and a family owned funeral home.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
I asked my younger daughter what books she would pick for a TV show, and she said The Sister's Grimm.

Spellbound (The Books of Elsewhere, #2)
She also picked The Books of Elsewhere series.

The Heir (The Selection, #4)
The Selection series would be a great YA series. The costumes would be beautiful.

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