Reading RoundUp #14

After a lengthy gap, it’s time for another Friday Reading RoundUp! I’m finally putting reading higher on my priority list, so there are a few more books to share this week. Also, we’re heading down to the beach soon, so I’m on the hunt for excellent beach reads. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Here we go!


Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Crucible by Arthur Miller – This has been on my to-read list for a long time and the reading challenge finally gave me the push to read it since it’s a play. I’m about half way through and find it fascinating so far. It’s about the witch-hunt craze that took over the Northeast in the late 1600’s. The way a few individuals can influence an entire town is disturbing.

Apartment Books:

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett – A friend from college recommended this since he knows I loved Follet’s other series, Pillars of the Earth. When I found a beautiful hardcover version at a book sale for $1, I couldn’t resist. I’m about 100 pages into this 1,000 page monster, but I already don’t want to put it down! It’s an epic set in Europe during WWI and WWII that follows different characters from different social classes and backgrounds.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery – A book that I should have read as a child, but never did. This just got delivered from Amazon, so I’m planning to start reading this weekend.

Kindle Books:

The Lake House by Kate Morton – I haven’t synced my Kindle in over two months in order to keep this ebook from being returned to the library. It took me a solid month to read, but overall I liked it. Morton doesn’t stray from her writing style, so I guessed one of the plot twists but there were a few others that surprised me. It’s part disappearing child mystery and part relationship drama. One of her better novels.

The Match by Ann Dominguez – I discovered Ann through her wonderful blog, Learning as We Go. A few weeks ago she emailed me and offered me a copy of her new book! I was thrilled and obviously said I’d love to read it. It’s a medical murder mystery that also focuses on family relationships. If that sounds up your alley, check it out and support a fellow book blogger!

From Around the Web:

Harry Potter Summer Camp Before you get too excited, I have bad news…this is only open to 7-12 year olds. I sincerely hope this is still happening when my future kids reach that age!   

Game of Thrones Season 7 Delayed – Nooooo! Now we’ll have to wait even longer than a year for the next season. Can’t they just go film someplace where it’s always snowy and dreary??

Read Savannah – The ultimate book lover’s weekend trip. Oh how I would love to go…

Head on over to my Book Discussions page and join in on the conversations about Ready Player One, The StandOutlander, and The Nightingale!

I’m also linking up with Show Us Your Books this month!

Have you finished any beach reads already this summer? What would you recommend?

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  1. I finished The Lake House a couple of weeks ago. I thought that it was very good, not only in the plot but also due to her writing. The ending was surprising and I also liked the character development. This was the first time that I read anything by this author and I liked her writing so much that currently I am reading her first novel.
    Have a great weekend with lots of reading,

    1. Is that the House at Riverton her first? I think you’ll love that one just as much. I also highly recommend the Secret Keeper after that 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. I’ve yet to read a Kate Morton book and keep intending to do so. I participate in an Aussie Author Challenge, and she’s one that I’ve picked, so I should remedy that soon.

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