Sunday, July 31, 2022

July reading wrap-up

Happy August, my bookish friends!!!  Where has the summer gone?! How was your reading this month? Mine was pretty good.

I read 19 books this month and dnf 1. Click on the cover of the book if you want to read my review of the book.

5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #34, Sunday Post #31, Sunday Salon #25

Hey bookish friends! How are things going for you? I am in Tennessee this weekend, staying with my sister, her husband and my niece :) I am hoping to see my brother and his family as
well.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

First Line Friday #57- Mr. HOA

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? We are at my sister's house in Tennessee, we got here yesterday afternoon, had some time in the pool before the rain, and will be here until Monday. I hope to see my brother and his family this weekend as well.

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am (finally!) reading Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Deadly Shallows

Title: The Deadly Shallows

Series: Coastal Guardians #3

Author: Dani Pettrey

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: Publisher Provided

My review:

Highly anticipated book three of the Coastal Guardian series!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Crossfire

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Crossfire by Lynette Eason. It is the second book in the Extreme Measures series and is set to release August 2, 2022.

A Claim of her Own

Title: A Claim of Her Own

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson

Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Westerns, Romance

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: Library

Challenges: Literary Escapes

My review:

Monday, July 25, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Books I STILL haven't read yet

 Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read (Submitted by Dedra @ A Book Wanderer) This sounds like an easy topic, but we will see 😂  I have only been blogging for a little over a year so my list will start with last summer. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today. 

Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read:

Books from 2021 Summer list:

Sunday, July 24, 2022

The Crushing Depths

Title: The Crushing Depths

Series: Coastal Guardians #2

Author: Dani Pettrey

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Romance

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: Library

Challenge: Virtual TBR

Saturday, July 23, 2022

A Most Inconvenient Marriage

Title: A Most Inconvenient Marriage (audio)

Series: Ozark Mountain Romance #1

Author: Regina Jennings

Narrator: Leah Horowitz

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Civil War

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: Scrib

Challenges: Virtual TBR, Literary Escapes

My review:

A clean, sweet romance with a lot of back and forth.

Stacking the Shelves #33, Sunday Post #30, Sunday Salon #25

Hey bookish friends! How are things going for you? Things here are pretty good. I have another quiet weekend before traveling again later this week 😊

Friday, July 22, 2022

First Line Friday #56- A Claim of Her Own

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? I am planning to relax before we travel again at the end of the week.

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading A Claim of Her Own  by Stephanie Grace Whitson.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Fighting Words

Title: Fighting Words: 100 Days of Speaking Truth Into the Darkness

Author: Ellie Holcomb

Genre: Nonfiction, Devotional, Spiritual Growth, Christian Living

Publisher: B&H Publishing

Source: Own

My review:

I heard about Fighting Words: 100 Days of Speaking Truth Into the Darkness by Ellie Holcomb through Proverbs 31 Ministries when they decided to use this book as their next Online Bible Study.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Building a Future

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Building a Future by Amy Clipston. It is set to release August 2, 2022.


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Everybody, Always

 Title: Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Author: Bob Goff

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Christian Living, Self-Help

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: Own

Challenge: Mount TBR

My review:

Bob Goff is a wise man. He is not perfect, nor does he claim to be.

Top Ten Tuesday-Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie! Since today is my birthday 🎈🎈🎈 I decided to make some birthday wishes! I am truly thankful for another year and look forward to seeing what this next year holds. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today. 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Amish Jane Doe

Title: Amish Jane Doe

Series: Inspirational Cold Case Collection

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense

Publisher: Love Inspired

Source: Author Provided

My review:

I knew from the title that Amish Jane Doe would have a unique storyline. I have read a TON of Amish fiction, but never one that featured a cold case. This is a series of books under the umbrella of inspirational cold cases. I would love to read more of these novels. I love that while they are a series, they each stand alone.

Kitty Counts Her Blessings

Title: Kitty Counts Her Blessings    

Author: Kat E. Erikson

Illustrator: Roksolana Panchyshyn

Genre: Children's Fiction, Inspirational Fiction

Publisher: Luminate Press

Source: BookSirens

My review:

Kitty Counts Her Blessings is the second children's book I have read by Kat E. Erikson. This story is written for children between the ages of 4-7, but I think younger children would also enjoy this short story.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Stone Wall

Title: The Stone Wall (audio)

Author: Beverly Lewis

Narrator: Stina Nielsen

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction,

Publisher: Bethany House, Recorded Books

Source: Hoopla (Library)

Challenge: Virtual TBR

My review:

I have not read Beverly Lewis' books in a long time. She is one of the first Christian fiction authors I found in my teen years.

Missing Pieces

Title: Missing Pieces: 4 Puzzling Cozy Mysteries

Authors: Cynthia Hickey, Linda Baten Johnson, Teresa Ives Lilly, Janice Thompson

Genre: Mystery, Anthologies, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Barbour Fiction

Source: Net Galley

My review:

I love jigsaw puzzles. So, when I saw the cover of Missing Pieces, I knew I had to read it!! With the exception of Janice Thompson, all the authors are new to me.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Edge of Belonging

Title: The Edge of Belonging (audio)

Author: Amanda Cox

Narrator: Leah Horowitz

Genre: Historical fiction, Dual-time, Christian Fiction, Family, Adoption, Favorites

Publisher: Revell

Source: Scribd

Challenge: Virtual TBR

My review:

The Edge of Belonging is Amanda Cox's debut novel that was published last year.  I listened to it on audio, and Leah Horowitz did a FABULOUS job narrating. I will make it a point to listen to other books she has narrated.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Happy 1st Blogiversary (late!)

I can't believe how fast a year has gone...and I missed it 😂 I started this blog on May 1, 2021, because I LOVE books and I love talking about books. I was sharing about what I was reading on my family blog, but honestly, my friends and family care more about other things in my life, and not what I am reading 😀

The Bodyguard

Title: The Bodyguard

Author: Katherine Center

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Source: Net Galley

My review:

This is the first time I have read a book by Katherine Center. I loved the cover and premise of the book and couldn't wait to read it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Edge of Darkness

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Edge of Darkness by Colleen Coble. It is the first of a new series and is set to release July 12, 2022.


Monday, July 11, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Summer Cover Love

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Book Covers That Feel Like Summer (Submitted by Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm). I feel like this will be another easy topic. I am again, going to start with books I will be reading soonish and see how far that gets me 😂 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today. 

Ten Book Covers That Feel Like Summer that I hope to read THIS summer:

The Heart of the Mountains

Title: The Heart of the Mountains

Series: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge #2

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Source: Net Galley

Challenge: Virtual TBR

My review:

I love Pepper Basham's books. She is one of those authors that writes across multiple genres and does it well.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

I'd Rather Be Reading

Title: I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life

Author: Anne Bogel

Genre: Nonfiction, Books about Books, Memoir

Publisher: Baker Books

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Challenge: Virtual TBR, 50 Books Challenge

My review:

I read I'd Rather Be Reading for over a month.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #31, Sunday Post #28, Sunday Salon #23

Hey bookish friends! How are things going for you? I am enjoying another relaxing weekend without many plans before we travel again at the end of the week.

First-Line Friday #56-The Heart of the Mountains

 Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? I am planning to relax before we travel again at the end of the week.

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Her Cowboy Wedding Date Review + Giveaway

 Her Cowboy Wedding Date JustRead Blog + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Her Cowboy Wedding Date by Cari Lynn Webb, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Her Cowboy Wedding DateTitle: Her Cowboy Wedding date 

Series: Three Springs Texas

Author: Cari Lynn Webb

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: June 2022

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

My review:

While Her Cowboy Wedding Date is the third in the series, it reads as a stand-alone. I did not read the first two books and did not feel lost.

Before I Called You Mine

Title: Before I Called You Mine (audio)

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher

Narrator: Mikhaila Aaseng

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance,

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: Hoopla

My review:

Before I Called You Mine took me on an emotional roller coaster.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Coming Home

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Coming Home by Shelley Shepard Gray. It is set to release August 23, 2022.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Anticipated Book Releases 2022

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is most anticipated book releases in the second half of 2022. I feel like this will be one of the easier topics as we ALL have books we are looking forward to releasing. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today. 

10 books I am excited are releasing in the second half of 2022 in no particular order: 

Literarily

Title: Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study

Author: Kristie Anyabwile

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Theology, Education, Bible Study

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Source:  Moody Publishers

My review:

I enjoyed Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study by Kristie Anyabwile, but it is a harder book to review. Anyabwile gives an excellent idea of what's included in her book in the synopsis below.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Among the Innocent

Title: Among the Innocent

Author: Mary Alford

Genre: Amish, Suspense, Contemporary Fiction, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Revell

Source: Revell

My review:

Among the Innocent is the first book that I have read by Mary Alford, but it will not be my last.  

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Stacking the Shelf #30, Sunday Post #27, Sunday Salon #22

Hey bookish friends! How are things going for you? Happy 4th of July to those of you in the states! Any plans for the weekend? I am relaxing and catching up on things!

June Reading Wrap-up

Happy July, my bookish friends!!! I can't believe the year is half over! How was your reading this month? I had a pretty good month of reading.

I actually did something I never do=I RE-read 3 books this month!!! They were all 5 stars the first time and again the second 😉 I read 17 books this month and dnf 1. Click on the cover of the book if you want to read my review. (I do not put the books on these posts there were under 3 stars).

Re-Reads: