Who else gets ridiculously excited when library holds come in?? Ironically, two much anticipated books arrived while I was in Ireland. So, I had to ask the library to keep them a bit longer than usual. I wasn’t missing out on Us Against You and An American Marriage! I just love libraries. As usual, I’m linking up with Jana Says and Modern Mrs Darcy for their mini book reviews this month.
P.S. The photo below is from our recent trip to Ireland! I just posted the first part of my trip recap if you want to see what we did!
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Us Against Youby Fredrik Backman – I consumed Beartown in less than 24 hours, so it’s safe to say I was eager to continue the series. I’m about halfway through and am finding this just as thought-provoking as Beartown. Hockey is still the centerpiece, but at it’s heart this deals with human emotions, feelings, and reactions that are familiar to us all.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – This book is popping up on book lists, blog posts, and bookstagrams everywhere. A newlywed couple is ripped apart when the husband is sentenced to jail for 12 years. Although the wife fiercely believe he’s innocent, the passage of time and proximity of the best man at their wedding threatens their marriage. When the husband is suddenly released early, he returns to a different life than the one he left. Full Goodreads review here!
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton – I’m a diehard Kate Morton fan, so I was thrilled to hear she’s releasing a new book in October. Fortuitously, I discovered NetGalley last month and was actually approved for an ARC of her novel!!! Unfortunately, this one doesn’t quite live up to her other amazing works. Full Goodreads review here!
Audio Books (listening on Scribd):
When Life Gives you Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger – The Devil Wears Prada is classic chick lit with memorable characters. In this third book, Emily takes center stage. It’s tons of fun to listen to and I’m laughing along while in the car.
From Around the Web:
The Great American Read – If you haven’t heard, PBS is hosting a nation-wide search for America’s favorite novel. Check out the website for the 100 contenders and vote for your pick!
The Great British Bake Off is Back! – Turns out, Season 5 in the US is actually the third season aired in England. Here’s a list of a few other differences you’ll notice this season.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Recipe – With the upcoming release of the movie on Netflix, this is the perfect post to get ready! The Hungry Bookworm is a delightful blog that features reviews paired with recipes inspired by the book.
Check out Reading RoundUp #42 for more of my recent reads!
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