Friday, September 27, 2013

Finishing Up the Summer Reading

Okay so my final wrap-up on my original wish list of summer reading
I finished! And then some :)

Since my last update, I've finished the last two books I had left on my original list:

A Dog's Purpose & A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron - These were phenomenal.  I absolutely loved them.  The narrating voice was exactly what I think my dog's internal monologue must sound like! :)

And here are the other books I also managed to squeeze into the last days of summer.....

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews - I fun beach read for sure!  It had a little bit of suspense, a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance, some great friendships and lots of humor.  I really enjoyed seeing how it turned out in the end.  It's a story about a group of friends in different places in their life who meet up for a month long break from reality at a beach house in the Carolinas.  They take in a woman on the run from an abusive relationship (unknowingly) and there is a flirtatious relationship that one of the girls takes up with the beach house caretaker who lives over the garage.  Definitely recommend this chick lit book!

Twilight, Texas Series by Lori Wilde: The Sweethearts' Knitting Club, The True Love Quilting Club, The First Love Cookie Club, The Welcome Home Garden Club, The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Raylene, The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie, and The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Christine.  - Okay, so this one has a totally cheesy set of titles.  That said, I really enjoyed the books.  The titles make sense in the context of the books.  Promise. :)  This series was all set in one small town and had lots of reoccurring characters.  Another set of good, entertaining chick lit romance books.  Perfect for a day at the beach or a rainy day stuck indoors! :)

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey - I loved the rest of the related Kowalski family series I shared last time I talked books.  This book picks up one of the minor characters from a vacation/camping resort that the Kowalski family visits several times.  It was another quick and fun love story.  I really enjoy her style and her characters.  Definitely waiting for the next book in the series called Love a Little Sideways that is coming out soon. :)

Summer Secrets by Barbara Freethy - I got this as a freebie or as a 99 cent deal on my Nook (I can't remember which anymore!).  Anyway, it was sitting there waiting for me on my Nook, so I read it!  It was mostly a mystery novel with a bit of romance mixed in.  A story about three sisters and their father who sailed around the world winning a big race doing so.  They barely survived and there were some things that happened at sea that none of them wanted to talk about.  Now a reporter shows up at their tiny seaside town at the start of the sailing race season and starts asking questions.  Turns out for things they don't suspect initially.  It was a longer book, but I really enjoyed it and loved how it ended up.  A good read I didn't really expect.

Including 22 from last month's count, I'm now up to 34 books read this summer!!  I'd like to read at least 50 this year, so that leaves me another 16 books by the end of December... I'll be sure to report back on whether or not I make it!

Any other book recommendations to help me reach my 50 book goal?

1 comment:

  1. Most of what I've been reading recently is either children's literature (plenty of recommendations there, if you want!) or travel guides.


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