Reading Roundup #53
Welcome to my first reading roundup since baby Connor arrived!! I’m happy to report that there is still some reading happening in our house. We’re both thoroughly enjoying the nursery – mom reads while he sleeps 🙂
Work Book (for lunchtime reading):
This category is on hiatus while I’m home on maternity leave!
The Farm by Joanne Ramos – I received an ARC of this intriguing novel and am absolutely devouring it when I have the time. Women are recruited to become “Hosts” at an upscale resort where they carry babies for rich clients. Shady actions and manipulation abound!
Rooted by Banning Liebscher – This showed up on another blogger’s list and I immediately requested it from the library. This will be my second nonfiction Christian book toward my 2019 goal. It focuses on how God develops you before you can make a more visible impact on the world.
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman – I’m halfway through this collection of short memoirs about advice he wants to give his young son. Now that I have a child of my own, some of the insights and thoughts are even more meaningful.
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!
Reading Harry Potter to Kids – I cannot wait to start this process with Connor!!
Mary Berry Train Ride – Afternoon tea on a train ride through the English countryside and a Mary Berry meet and greet. This sounds like heaven.
For more mini reviews, check out Reading Roundup #52!
Ooo The Farm is on its way to my house! Sounds so good.
The Farm sounds very intriguing! This is the first I’ve heard of it but I’m headed to my library app right now to see if I can find it.
Hopefully they have it!!
I just finished The Farm, it’s a solid book. I, however, was less than impressed with Things My Son Need to Know About the World. I really struggled to finish it.
That’s interesting that you didn’t like Backman’s latest because I flew through it (well, as fast as I could with a newborn haha). Goes to show each reader is different 🙂
Over 600 books? I think I probably have over 1,000. I’m scared to count them
I like your idea of a personal online used bookshop. Good luck with it!
I have the Farm from NetGalley as well and started to read it when the library bombarded me with holds. It’s the first one I plan to pick up when all of those books are done. I’ve heard good things about it so I’m excited.
It’s always such a panic when library holds come in!
I added The Farm to my list of books to check out. It sounds good in a will make me angry sort of way.
Ha yes it definitely has those vibes.
My sister really liked Things my son needs to know!
It was short but sweet 🙂
OOH the Farm sounds really good!
The Farm sounds soo good, it’s on my ever long library request list.
I’ve seen The Farm but really didn’t know what it was about – sounds very intriguing. Adding it to my TBR. Love the idea of an online used bookstore! I have such a hard time parting with my books because I’m a huge baby but they take up so much space. It’s why I finally got a kindle but I still love the feel of physical books.
I just sold my first book yesterday and my thoughts were equally “Hooray!” and “Oh, I’m going to miss that one” haha.
glad you liked the farm! i keep seeing it around but not sure it’s something i can handle right now. love the used book shop, i know i have 600 books at home unread, that does not count the books i’ve already read and decided to keep lol. i could probably start my own shop. i keep meaning to check out my library’s sale but i really don’t need any more books.
Congratulations on the birth of your son Connor! I have a Conor too! He is 22 and just graduated from college. I am going to a book event next week where the author of The Farm will be one of the panelists. I think I am going to pick up the book that night. I also jealous of the used book shop. I want to do this in real life. I have soooo many books and need to lighten the load. Is it hard to do? Pam
I just got The Farm from Netgalley and am excited to read it! I had no idea what Backman’s book was about, but I’ve read and enjoyed his novellas, so I think I’d like this one as well. Good luck with your used bookshop!
The Farm sounds really good! Definitely adding that to my “want to read list”. I tend not to buy books very much because I’m a librarian and just borrow them from other libraries when I can, but I love the idea of an online used bookshop. Good luck with it!
Congratulations on your little one!! 🙂 I am interested in read The Farm! 🙂 XO – Alexandra
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