Monthly Archives: August 2022

Reading Roundup

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It’s not that I have not been reading… I stopped writing reviews when it got to be three weeks before my wedding with much left to do!

I went on an Elin Hilderbrand kick as the weather warmed while waiting for her new novel to come out (yes I re-read The Blue Bistro), re-read a Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door with my daughter Josie, and we are a quarter of the way through A Swiftly Tilting Planet, all childhood favorites of mine the late, great Madeleine L’Engle.

And in other news, we are working on installing a Little Free Library outside of our house in Arlington MA.

I will link to these as I add the reviews; from April to August, I read:

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Dinner for One: How Cooking in Paris Saved Me by Sutanya Dacres

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

28 Disastrous Dates A (Mostly True) Humorous Memoir by Poppy Mortimer

No Funny Business by Amanda Askel

A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young

The Rom Com Agenda by Jayne Denker

One Night Stand After Another by Amanda Osen

The Getaway by Emily March (Lake in the Clouds #1)

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss

Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor

Room and Board by Miriam Parker

For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin

A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

The Reunion by Elizabeth Drummond

Luck and Last Resorts by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Just Another Love Song by Kelly Winfrey

The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall

Built to Last by Erin Hahn

In Case You Missed It by Lindsay Kelk

The League of Extraordinary Funny Women by Sheila Moeschen

The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett (#netgalley)

Not Your Basic Love Story by Lindsay Maple (#netgalley)

Luck and Last Resorts by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall

Sea Glass Summer by Miranda Liason

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henry

The Suite Spot by Trish Doller

Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

All Fired Up by Dylan Newton

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand

The Pilot’s Wife (re-read) by Anita Shreve
Mystery/Suspense. Not my usual fare, but it’s set in the same home as Fortune’s Rocks, and is connected to two other novels in Shreve’s desire to tell a story about a house and generations of inhabitants.

Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve
Historical. May/December romance set in a large summer home on the NH coastline.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
What I thought was going to be a Nantucket wedding hook-up romance featuring a plus-sized influencer turned into a murder mystery — but I loved the writing and voice enough to keep going.

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee
Romance. I keep opening this egalley, but it scrolls down instead of page to page and I cannot make the print larger so keep closing it to try later.

To Get to the Other Side by Kelly Ohlert
Romance. I keep opening this egalley, but it scrolls down instead of page to page and I cannot make the print larger so keep closing it to try later.

Under the Influence
Romance. I keep opening this egalley, but it scrolls down instead of page to page and I cannot make the print larger so keep closing it to try later.