What I’m Reading in July

Here are the books I’ve read since the last time I did a recap. A few from late June, but mostly July. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | Sort of a modern YA You’ve Got Mail. There are multiple layers to this adorable love story that eventually all come together beautifully. This one kept me up late reading several nights in a row. 😍😍😍😍😍 10 … Continue reading What I’m Reading in July

What I Read In April.

One of the advantages to being stuck at home has been a fairly sizeable increase in reading time. With nowhere to be in the mornings, I’ve been letting myself stay up late reading most nights, flipping through my book club picks during the day (they’ve all been too heavy to read right before bed – a lesson I’ve learned over time about myself), reading books … Continue reading What I Read In April.

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

When my son, currently eight years old, requested that I read the first book in The Underland Chronicles, a series by Suzanne Collins (yes, that Suzanne Collins), I couldn’t resist. He has become something of a Fan Boy where this series is concerned and pretty much eats, sleeps and breathes it. A kid after my own heart. Gregor the Overlander tells the story of eleven … Continue reading Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Normally I write my book reviews over at Things Momma Loves, in an effort to keep my personal blogging and my “materialistic fangirling / reviewing” separate from one another. This is typically a place for me to brag incessantly about how cute my kids are and tell you about the last hilarious thing said by the four year old or seven year old – to … Continue reading Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I Read: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

This book caught my eye immediately and I knew I had to read it, knew I would adore it. Of course, I’m already a huge fan of Anna Godbersen after devouring her Luxe series and I was eager to read the first installment in her newest series which takes place in the roaring twenties. By the summer of 1929, when the weather was just getting … Continue reading I Read: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

I Read: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

  “One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a simple note: I hope you enjoy it. Also included are a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others.” This seems like the beginning … Continue reading I Read: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

I Read: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

They say there are two sides to every story and Gregory Maguire has made a literary career out of sharing some of those other sides to stories we know well. Turning classic fairy tales and children’s stories on their head, revealing a gritty underbelly to the romantic, optimistic versions of the tales we grew up with. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of … Continue reading I Read: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

I Read: Deep Down True by Juliette Fay

If you are looking for a funny, heart warming book with characters that are easy to relate to and a healthy mix of heavy and light subject material, I definitely recommend checking out Deep Down True by Juliette Fay. At it’s root, this book is a fairly standard “chick lit” novel (though I cringe to say so as so many chick lit novels have given … Continue reading I Read: Deep Down True by Juliette Fay

I Read: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Last week I finished reading Anne of Avonlea and was just about to start watching the corresponding film when Jean, a good bloggy friend of mine, warned me that the film combines books two and three. So even though I had just begun to read another book, I quickly set said book aside and returned to my Kindle and the world of Avonlea in Montgomery’s … Continue reading I Read: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery