Monday, May 30, 2016

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 5/30/16
I hope you had a great reading week.  
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

Books Completed the last two weeks:


Absolutely LOVED this book.

Review will be on my blog on June 3.
A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Williams

Review will be on my blog on June 28.
Book Currently Reading:

THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN by Lisa Jewell - review on June 7.


Books Up Next:

LIAR, LIAR by M. J. Arlidge - review on June 21.


THE MEMORY OF LEMON by Judith Fertig - review on June 23.


RADIO GIRLS by Sarah-Jane Stratford - review on June 30 


BALLET NOIR by Caroline Miller - review on July 20

NOTHING BUT ECHOES by Anne Montgomery - review on July 7.

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker - review on July 12.

 AFTER ANNA by Alex Lake - review on August 2.


How was your reading week?  

Mailbox Monday - 5/30/16

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.
Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.  

My mailbox is showing books I received last week when I was away as well as books from this week.

On Friday, May 20, I received:

1.  MYSTIC SUMMER by Hannah McKinnon, courtesy of Ariele Fredman of Simon & Schuster.


On Saturday, May 21, I received:

1.  DEAR AMY by Helen Callaghan, courtesy of Kathryn Ratcliff-Lee of Harper Collins.


On Tuesday, May 24, I received:

1.  NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles, courtesy of Tavia Kowalchuk.

On Thursday, May 26, I received:

1.  WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU A LEMON by Mike Hansen, courtesy of French Press BookWorks and ARMCHAIR BEA. 

 2.  THE REPORTER'S STORY by Joyce T. Strand, courtesy of the author.

I LOVE the cover. 

On Friday, May 27, I received:

1.  THE MEMORY OF LEMON by Judith Fertig, courtesy of Diana Franco of Penguin Random House.

On Saturday, May 28, I received:

1.  RADIO GIRLS by Sarah-Jane Stratford, courtesy of Lauren Burnstein of Penguin Random House.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Beginnings - 5/27/16


*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page.
My book beginnings is taken from THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN by Lisa Jewell:

"Pip stands behind her mother in the tiny bathroom.  She's not sure what to do.  She's never seen her mother being sick before. "Urgh, God, Pip.  I'm so sorry.  I am so sorry."  That's okay, Mum."  Pip tentatively touches her mother's head, and strokes her fine blond hair just once."

I have just read a few pages, so I don't have any opinion.  I did enjoy Ms. Jewell's book, THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN.
I finished these books the last three weeks:


Absolutely LOVED this book.  

Review will be on my blog on June 3.
A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Williams:


Another lovely novel by Beatriz Williams.  It was difficult to get connected, but the ending was worth the wait.

Review will be on June 28.