{WWW Wednesday} 6-20-18

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

what i recently finished reading

  

How to Keep a Secret was Sarah Morgan’s first Woman’s Fiction novel, and I really enjoyed it. I love books that focus more on family/friendships and overcoming difficulties. There was just enough romance to satisfy me without being too cheesy.

Harlan Coben books are fantastic on audio. I loved this one.

Jar of Hearts was so good. An excellent suspense novel, although really sick and twisted. The audio version was really good.

 

 

 what i’m currently reading

        

Tell Me Lies is a compelling read. Really enjoying it so far.

I’m going to start Lying in Wait on audio today. Hopefully it’s good.

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

After reading and loving Beartown, I definitely want to read this one!

 

 

what Sunnie Read

 

Reading anything good this week?
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{Top Ten Tuesday} Perfect Pool/Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR).

I generally like to read Woman’s Fiction/Adult Contemporary and Romance in the summer. Something fun that will hold my attention. Here are a few that I’ve read and believe make the perfect summer read, and a few I’m hoping to read before the end of summer.

Summer Recommendations

    

 

 

Summer TBR

    

 

 

{Friday Five} 6-15-18

Here are 5 things giving me joy this week.

 

{Family Time}

It has been a busy week with work and adjusting to our new summer schedule. After my husband survived his first full week on his new job, we celebrated by going out for a late dinner at one of our favorite places. On Wednesday the whole family surprised my mother-in-law with a 60th birthday party. It’s been a good week full of family time!

 

{Weekend Fun}

Sunnie and I had a fun couple of days together last weekend. Going to the library so she could sign up for the summer reading program, painting our nails, watching a movie (The Greatest Showman, again). Not to mention all the time spent entertaining our new kitty, Mickey. She’s wild but she’s so sweet.

 

{Dinner with my Bestie}

Had a much needed dinner date with my best friend, Lisa, last night. I love when we can get together and catch up.

 

 {New Running Shoes}

Earlier this week, I talked about how I am trying to save money in my minimalism post, but that the one thing I won’t skimp on is running shoes. I was really happy to come home from work and have these sitting on my porch. The right pair of running shoes are SO important when you’re a runner!

 

{The Hunt for Epic Reads}

I used to be the type of reader who gives up on a book and never picks it up again. Some books I never have the desire to try again, most likely because I’ve outgrown whatever phase I was in at the time (Fifty Shades, anyone?). But there are other books that I set aside hoping that some day I’ll be in the right mood for it, usually because so many other readers have said it’s worth trying again.

Well, Beartown is one of those books. I picked it up over a year ago, and was not feeling it. I didn’t understand what all the hype was about at the time. But because so many people said it was fantastic, I figured it was just my mood and I’d try again some day. I picked it up this week, and I am so glad I did. There are some books that you read and the story will stay with you forever. This book is one of them. It was so fantastic. And now I’m on the hunt for other books similar to this one. Please let me know your recommendations!

 

 

Hope you all have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!

 

{WWW Wednesday} 6-13-18

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

what i recently finished reading

It was almost exactly a year ago that I first picked up this book and couldn’t get into it. Even though everyone was raving about how good it was, I just wasn’t in the right mood for it and decided to try again at a later date. Lately I’ve been craving books with more depth and someone recommended I try this one again. I’m so glad I did. It really is a fantastic book, and I loved it. It’s really slow to start, and I felt like I had to push through the first quarter of the book before I started enjoying the story. But it was worth every minute. One of my top books of the year.

 

 what i’m currently reading

      

I’m really enjoying How to Keep a Secret. It’s predictable, but a fun summer read.

Thanks to everyone who gave me audio recommendations! I went with a Harlan Coben book, and it’s fantastic so far. I don’t want to stop listening!

I got a copy of Life L1k3 from the library and plan to start it today.

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

This book is getting a lot of attention and praise, and I was so excited to get a copy of it this week.

 

what Sunnie Read

 

Sunnie is all signed up for the summer reading program at the library. She started off strong this week by finishing a few books.

 

Reading anything good this week?

Tell Me Something Tuesday {11}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  Midyear Update: Favorite Reads, Goal Progress etc.

I don’t really set a lot of reading goals at the beginning of the year. I don’t like the pressure – reading is my escape, it’s not supposed to stress me out. I do, however, set a number goal on Goodreads, and it’s usually a really low one that I know is attainable. I’m definitely on track to meet my goal early.

Here are some of my favorite reads of the year, so far. I’m currently reading Beartown, and I have a feeling it will also be added to this list.

    

    

    

    

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some of your favorite books so far this year?