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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!


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    Lauren @ Bookmark Lit
    March 27, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I love the idea of having a work book! I usually read a Kindle book on my laptop and still can read it at home

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    Kasey Holloway
    April 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    A lot of people didn’t like the Death of Mrs. Westaway, but I really enjoyed it! Hope you do as well! 🙂

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    April 9, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I love that you have a book shop.

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    April 9, 2019 at 9:41 am

    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!

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      Rachel Kamery
      April 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      That makes me so so happy!!!

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:47 am

    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 😀

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    Kay R.D.
    April 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I read the first two books in the winter series last year but havent finished it. Hopefully I will soon!

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    April 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    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.

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      Rachel Kamery
      April 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      Ha yes I really should stop buying more too, but just can’t help myself.

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    April 9, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    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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    April 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I really enjoyed Mrs. Westaway. How fun that you’re selling your used books! Tanya – The Other Side of the Road

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    April 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I read the first 2 winter storm books, forgot there are 2 more…gotta read them!

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      Rachel Kamery
      April 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      Yes you gotta finish the series 🙂

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    Jana @ Jana Says
    April 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I love reading literary tourism posts from different cities.

    Ruth Ware’s books are a hard pass from me.

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    You can’t ever go wrong with an Elin Hilderbrand!

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