Reading RoundUp #41

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!! The unofficial start of summer, weekend sales, and of course a reminder to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. Hopefully you have exciting outdoor plans to take advantage of the sunshine! My reading lately is essentially sponsored by Scribd. P.S. Scribd – If you’re out there I’m all for an actual partnership 🙂 I received a 3 month subscription as a bonus for purchasing this Ultimate Homemaking Bundle of ebooks/webinars. Now, I’m addicted. It’s full of new releases and excellent authors that just aren’t available at my tiny library! 


This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson – I’m reading this for a book tour and absolutely adore it thus far. A woman’s life turns upside down when she suddenly finds out she’s pregnant after a one-night stand, her grandmother’s health is declining, and her usually perfect sister is considering a divorce. The story gets even more intense when the family finds a skeleton in her grandmother’s attic. 


House Books:

A Storied Life by Leigh Kramer – I’m thrilled Leigh picked me to be part of her launch team for her first novel!!! I’m an avid reader of her blog, so I knew there’s a good chance I’d enjoy her book. I received an advance copy, so stay tuned for a full review on here in June. You can preorder this novel now. It features a woman asked to assist her grandmother through end of life care while simultaneously running her art gallery and navigating a new relationship. 


Kindle Books (reading on Scribd):

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – This Young Adult fantasy series pops up all over the place online, so I finally decided to give it a try. I’m hooked already after just a few chapters. It’s a relief reading fantasy that doesn’t barrage you with unfamiliar terminology/places/names/animals/etc right off the bat. Feyre is an intriguing character and I have literally no idea where this story will end up. 


Audio Books (listening on Scribd):

Still Me by JoJo Moyes – The final book in her Me Before You trilogy. I wasn’t too impressed with the second one, so I’m happy to say the third is much better. Louisa Clark seems back to her usual self and lands a job as a companion for a New York socialite. Some predictable twists and turns ensue, but her quirky nature and the varied cast of characters bring this trilogy back to life. It’s a satisfying ending to her story. 

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory – Sadly, this one isn’t living up to the hype yet. I keep seeing it pop up on summer reading lists, but I just don’t think it’s very well-written. The concept is cute: boy meets girl, spontaneously asks her to be his fake wedding date, then falls for her. However, their connection seems forced and there’s none of the witty banter I love. Has anyone else listened to this on audiobook? Maybe it’s just this format isn’t as appealing…


From Around the Web:

Strong Characters in Book TitlesAn intriguing book list that showcases the powerful characters that have their names in the title.

Best Tweets About the Royal WeddingHilarious for anyone who watched the wedding!

Bad Lip Reading of the Royal WeddingOk one more about the wedding 🙂 I could honestly watch these Bad Lip Reading videos for hours…

For more mini reviews, check out Reading RoundUp #40!

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  1. I haven’t read any of the books you list but Jo Jo Moyes is an author I keep meaning to try. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks for the link! I haven’t read The Almost Sisters yet, but I liked Jackson’s Gods in Alabama so I’m hoping to give this one a try soon as well. Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

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