Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Wrap Up

I can't believe October is over. We have actually had some cooler weather here in Florida. Fall is in the air. Here are the books I read this month and my thoughts about them.

Life After

This was a lovely story about a women coping with survivor's guilt after a terrorist attack. She ends up befriending the family of one of the other victims. It's a gripping story with a touching ending. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.

Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life
I always read Melanie Shankle's books when they come out. They're so much fun and I love her writing style. While this one was not my favorite by her, it was still really good. There were times I was laughing out loud. This was problematic since it was 2am and my husband was trying to sleep. Definitely give it a try if you like humorous memoir. 

A Dangerous Legacy (Empire State, #1)

I did a full review of this book here.

Sourdough

This book was weird, and I didn't like it. It started out as a fun, whimsical baking story. Then it turned into this strange magical realism story that bored me to tears. Not recommended.

The Space Between Words

I did a full review of this book here. I will say the more I thought about this book, the more I think there were some plot points that were kind of dropped. I won't get more specific than that because of spoilers, but it was still a worthwhile read.

I'm also proud to say I have completed my Goodreads challenger of 70 books this year. Everything else from here on out is frosting. What books did you enjoy this month? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
The Space Between Words

Currently reading:
The Sound of RainReading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

Up next:
Little Broken Things

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Book Review ~ The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix

The Space Between Words
The Space Between Words

I ended up really enjoying this book. I wasn't sure what to expect. The only other book I read by this author was a family drama which I reviewed here. This novel had a historical story line that I found fascinating. The contemporary story was also well done, and it was very light on the romance. I recommend this book to readers who like dual time line stories.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Can't Wait for The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to a share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

What I'm waiting for:
The House on Foster Hill

When does it release? November 21, 2017

Why am I waiting? I love Gothic style mysteries. I have already read and reviewed this book here. It's a great debut novel. I'm looking forward to getting a physical copy for my shelves.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Titles

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish to share this weeks top ten list.

Here are some of my favorite titles from books that I have read this year.

Gilead (Gilead, #1)A Long Time Gone

The Silence of Bonaventure ArrowAmy Snow

A Bridge Across the OceanCatching the Wind

The Painter's DaughterWindfall

Life AfterPerennials

What are some titles that you like? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Book Review ~ A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden

A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)

I really loved this new release from Elizabeth Camden. The story is well told, and the characters have great chemistry.  There is lots of intrigue and excitement. The history and faith elements are woven into the story beautifully. I love to learn about lesser know historical facts when I'm reading, and this book had a lot of interesting information about the Panama Canal and AP News. I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction.

I received this book for free for review.

October Book Haul #2

I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews to share the books I picked up this week.

I'm really excited about my book haul this week. There were some really great sales. I love snatching up books that have been on my wish list for a while. Here are the books I acquired this week.

Physical Books:
 A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)

Kindle Books:
Radio GirlsThe Forgotten Seamstress Free Preview (The First 4 Chapters)Blown Together (Southern Hearts #4)

The Snow ChildPrayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with GodThe Song Remains the Same

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Can't Wait for Perennials by Julie Cantrell

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

What I'm waiting for:
Perennials

When does it release? November 14, 2017

Why am I waiting? I've already read and reviewed this book here. I love everything Julie Cantrell has written. This book was no exception. Check it out!

Monday, October 16, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
Life After

Currently reading:
A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Book Haul #1

I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews and The Deliberate Reader to share this week's book haul.

This is the first book haul I've done for a while. I decided to wait til I had a fairly good amount of books to share. Here are my most recent acquisitions.

Physical Books:
Where We BelongTo Capture What We Cannot Keep

The Duchess of Bloomsbury StreetWhispersA Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, #11)

Kindle Books:
A Tangled MercyFirst Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane AustenThe Welcome Home Diner

Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a LifeThe Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)

I won Welcome Home Diner in a Goodreads giveaway. It looks really cute. A Tangled Mercy is a Kindle First pick for the month of October, and it was recommended by Modern Mrs. Darcy. It looks really good. 

Does anyone know if you have to read the Maisie Dobbs books have to be read in order? I picked up A Dangerous Place at a library sale not realizing it's #11 in the series. 

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments.