Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? - 6/22/15

I hope you had a great reading week.  
This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.
Books Completed Last Week:

I finished two wonderful books.

TINY LITTLE THING by Beatriz Williams for a June 23, 2015, post.  It is a good read.  Family secrets and a whole lot more.  :)


An excerpt from my review is below.

"TINY LITTLE THING is for those readers who love family secrets and family dynamics.  ​I enjoyed TINY LITTLE THING simply because Ms. Williams knows how to tell an intriguing story with drama as well as facts.  Her writing just pulls you  in.

​TINY LITTLE THING is a great summer read with an ending that is oh so good."

Ms. Williams also wrote THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT.  I thoroughly enjoyed that book.
DOLLBABY by Laura Lane McNeal for a June 24, 2015, post.

I just finished this book.  I absolutely loved it.  The characters made the book special.

An excerpt from my review is below:

"If you love Southern fiction with a Gone-With-The-Wind feeling, you will love DOLLBABY.  We the reader follow Fannie, Ibby, Queenie, Doll, and Birdelia in their day-to-day activities during the time of The Civil Rights Movement.

DOLLBABY is an engaging, beautiful debut novel with amazing description, terrific, authentic characters, and a true-to-life storyline.  The cover itself will pull you in and will keep you reading. 

Historical fiction fans and fans of family sagas will not want to put DOLLBABY down and will miss the characters when the book ends.  The ending was filled with revelations and proves family is everything even though they might have secrets."

Book Currently Reading:

A PARIS APARTMENT by Michelle Gable for a June 30, 2015 post.

Books Up Next:

EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave, for a June 29, 2015, post and BOOK GIVEAWAY.


A NECESSARY END by Holly Brown for a July 7, 2015 post.


MAUD'S LINE by Margaret Verbie for a July 14, 2015 post.


IN THE DARK PLACES by Peter Robinson for an August 8, 2015, post.

WATER FROM THE HEART by Charles Martin for an August 13, 2015, post.

SOMEDAY HOME by Lauraine Snelling for an August 14, 2015, post.

DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW by Thomas Cobb for an August 18, 2015, post.


WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffinbaugh for an August 18, 2015, post.


THE FALL OF PRINCES by Robert Goolrick for an August 25, 2015, post.


THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH by Pam Jenoff for an August 28, 2015 post.  Ms. Jenoff is a favorite author.

DEAD MONEY RUN by J. Frank James for an August 31, 2015, post along with a giveaway for the book.

THE LAST SEPTEMBER by Nina De Gramont for a September 14, 2015, post.

HOUSE OF THIEVES by Charles Belfoure for a September 15, 2015, post.

THE MURALIST by B. A. Shapiro for a November 3, 2015, post.

TAHOE GHOST by Todd Borg

HIGH SEAS DARKNESS by Burr B. Anderson
THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo

GARDEN OF LETTERS by Alyson Richman



The books below are not necessarily in the order I have planned to read them.  

I normally read in order of publication or tour date.

And....these are not for reading in the upcoming week.  They are books into and including all of 2015 and 2016.

The "list" is a means of keeping me organized.  A visual display helps a lot for organization along with my Excel lists. 


How was your reading week?  


  1. Very nice! You always have such new to me reads here! Heehee! Hope you enjoyed and enjoy them all!

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  2. I've been seeing Eight Hundred Grapes around a lot. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. It is a pretty good read. Lots of secrets and family drama.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  3. Excellent! I'm currently reading Stories of Love to Warm the Heart by Guideposts (edited by James Stuart Bell). It was a gift from my Sunday School leader and just now getting to it.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. Sounds very good. ENJOY!!

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  4. All your reads this week sound great. I have A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams in my library at Audible but haven't listened to it yet. I should!

    1. I haven't read it yet, but her books are so good.

      I read two of her books so far.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.