Reading Roundup #52

Happy spring everyone! Did anyone else get free Rita’s on the first day of Spring? Head on over to Jana Says and Modern Mrs Darcy for more mini reviews in early April!

Work Book (for lunchtime reading):

Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand – The third book in this series is just as fun as all the others. The drama continues with the Quinn family!


House Books:

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware – I originally picked up this book to add to my shop, but ended up reading it myself first. Harriett gets mistakenly caught up in a family inheritance, but realizes there’s more to this family’s story than she originally guessed. It’s not my usual type of book, but it’s surprisingly engaging and I’m dying to know how Harriett’s mom fits in and what happened before Harriett was born. If you’re interested, you can buy the book in my shop!



Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman – I jumped at the chance to read an eARC of Backman’s latest writing. This is a collection of short memoirs about advice he wants to give his young son. It’s a quick read and full of the witty and insightful writing you expect from him.


Around the Web:

Introducing my Used Book Shop – Since we have over 600 books in our house (and keep buying more), I thought it would be fun to start selling some of my favorites in an online book store! Check out the selection or let us know if there’s a particular book you want to read and we’ll try to hunt it down at library book sales!

Book Lover’s Guide to Ireland – We could have used this travel guide when we went last year!

Practical Tips for an Orderly House – A useful list of simple tips to help keep your house organized and decluttered.

For more mini reviews, check out Reading Roundup #51!


  1. Thanks to finding your posts in SUYB I started getting myself to read more than one book at once. I have a work book, an audio for the car and then my kindle book that I take wherever! I love it!

  2. Backman seems to do no wrong! Looking forward to reading Lessons.

    Bookmarking the Ireland post- we are setting up plans for our first trip across the pond soon 😀

  3. i still haven’t read a ruth ware book, but they are on my list. love that you’ve opened a used book shop. i am not allowed to buy any more books but when i do, i buy used for sure.

  4. The online book shop is such a cute idea!! 🙂 Hope it takes off well!! I loved that new Backman book too – it was so funny and heartwarming.

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