Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Taking to the Beach

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

In just a couple weeks I am headed to the beach with my sister to spend a glorious week of reading and relaxing. I'm planning on stocking my suitcase full of books and these are some of the top contenders. Honestly I'll probably bring them all, because better to have too many than not enough!

Embassy Row Series & Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Sweetbriar Cottage, Blue Ridge Sunrise, & Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter

Match Made & Bake Me a Match by Erynn Mangum

Penned in Time Series by Pepper Basham

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Kate Rorick & Bernie Su

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
&
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

My Life Next Door & The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick


Monday, June 18, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #297

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
So I've found myself in a bit of a reading funk lately that has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of books that I have to read. I have been pretty endlessly busy lately and then in my down time I'm just completely mentaly drained and don't really want to do anything at all. Hoping I snap out of this soon cause I have some amazing books waiting for me! This one was absolutely amazing!

What I am currently reading:
Absolutely adoring this one of course!

What I hope to read this week:
Next up out of my review books! Looking forward to it!

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Want to Travel

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I love the way books take me on adventures without me ever having to leaving my house. These are some books that have taken me places that I now kinda want to visit in real life.

The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel (Around the world)

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones (Ireland)

Close to You by Kara Isaac (New Zealand)

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac (Australia)

Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan (Vienna)

Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey (Alaska, USA)

When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren (Hawaii, USA)

Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham (England)

River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren (Italy)

Grand Tour Series by Lisa T. Bergren (Around Europe)

Under a Summer Sky by Meldody Carlson (Savannah, Georgia USA)

Monday, June 11, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #296

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
Didn't get much reading done this week. I realized on Monday that I had a baby shower on Sunday and the blanket I was planning to crochet for it was barely started. So I spent every free second this week working on that. I absolutely loved this book though!

What I am currently reading:
Just started Dead Drift last night and I'm so excited to get Luke's story!! Didn't make any progress on Generous Love but I'm hoping to finish it this week!

What I hope to read this week:
Dead Drift jumped ahead of these two simply because I've been waiting years for Luke's story! Really excited to get to these next though!

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers I'd Hang On My Wall

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today's actual topic was Books I Decided to DNF too quickly but honestly I stand by my DNF choices. So when I saw the lovely Carrie from Reading is My Superpower did her post on book covers she'd hang on her wall, I decided to copy her brilliant idea! There are so many lovely covers out there and these ones are some of my favorites and I would pay good money to be able to hang these beauties somewhere in my house!

Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

Close to You by Kara Isaac

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

Okay so I may have a bit of a type-lol! What are your thoughts on these covers? What are some covers that you'd hang on your walls?

Monday, June 04, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #295

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
For Love and Honor and Stuck Together were definitely my favs, the other three weren't that great.

What I am currently reading:
A Defense of Honor is amazing and I'm really enjoying Generous Love. I'm also still reading Gone With the Wind and Unbroken.

What I hope to read this week:
Next up review books! Excited for these!

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Month in Review: May 2018


May was my best month of reading so far this year! I was able to  finish a total of 23 books! It was a mish-mash of books that have been on my shelves for years, review books, kindle books, and some recent purchases. There were many that I loved, a few that I adored beyond words, a handful of good but not great, and one that I didn't enjoy at all. 

Books Read
Together Forever by Jody Hedlund
Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert
Rescue Team by Candance Calvert
Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh
A Home for His Family by Jan Drexler
The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy
Miss Match by Erynn Mangum
Rematch by Erynn Mangum
Match Point by Erynn Mangum
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Last Olymian by Rick Riordan
Love's Silver Lining by Julie Lessman
Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
Season of Glory by Lisa T. Bergren
This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan
For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund
Homeless at Harvard by John Christopher Frame
Stuck Togther by Mary Connealy
A July Bride by Beth Wiseman
An August Bride by Debra Clopton

Goal Progress

-Read 150 books 85/150
Passed my goal of 75 so I upped it to 150
-Read 12 Christian Living Books 9/12
-Read 2 educational books and/or biographies 1/2
-Finish 1-2 classics 2/2
-Read 75 non-review fiction books 46/75
Way exceeded my goal of 15 so I've changed it to 75
-Read 20 kindle TBR 12/20
Upped this from 5 to 20
-Try 20 new-to-me authors 14/20
Went from 5 to 20 with this as well

This year has been a much better reading year than the last couple so most of my goals that originally found optimistic turned out to be completed or surpassed before the first half of the year was over.