Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Show Us Your Books ~ May 2019

I recently made a new friend while we were at the beach for Easter break. Each day she arrived around 11:00 with her chair, her umbrella, and all her "luggage," and she would sit close to our cabana and read her book. Her husband would join her around 1:00, stay for a few hours, and then leave again. I thought I noticed that she was reading Something In The Water, and once when Wayne and I were coming back from a stroll, I stopped and asked her if she was enjoying it. From our conversation, I got the impression that we both felt the same way about the book and it was fun having an enjoyable conversation with a fellow bookworm. 

It was a slow reading month for me, even at the beach. I enjoy people watching so much that I didn't spend as much time reading as I thought I would. Here are the books I read in April.
And Then You Loved Me ||  Such a sweet romance book with lots of depth and character development. Even thought I did not like it as much as Cooper's last book, A Month In Tuscany (one of my favorite books!), it was still an enjoyable and heartfelt read. Becca and Matt are long lost loves that, once a tragedy strikes, are drove apart until Matt's grandmother dies nearly twenty years later. This book is full of surprising secrets and sad moments, but the ending is worth the read. Three and a half stars. 
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The Storyteller's Secret || This book kept popping up on Amazon. If you're a Jodi Picoult fan, then you know that she wrote a book called, The Storyteller, and it is one of my favorite books, so I was little wary about reading another book with a similar title. Well, I ended up enjoying it so much more than I thought I would. Jaya returns to her grandmother's India in search of her family's history after suffering from her third miscarriage. A beautiful story of love, heart break, and resilience. Five stars. I highly recommend this book. 
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Daisy Jones & The Six || Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Go straight to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or your local library and get this book! I have been telling everyone I know about it so make sure you read it at some point this summer! I absolutely LOVED this book! So much so that I'm considering listening to the audio version since so many people have been talking about how great it is, too! This was the first book I read on my summer reading list and if the rest of the books I chose are this good, I'm in for a ride! Totally 5 stars.
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Be sure to stop by Jana and Steph's blogs for even more posts for bookworms!
Laura
Laura

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!

27 comments:

  1. I've been ambivalent about Daisy Jones, but you've convinced me to read it!

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    1. I think you will really like it, Vicki! Let me know what you think!

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  2. You have made me a believer that I most definitely need to read Daisy Jones and the 6! I love reading but haven't done much lately. I am the same way at the beach though - I get so distracted watching people I can't stay focused!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. You will like Daisy Jones! Glad to know another beach people watcher!

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  3. I want to read Daisy Jones. I heard it's good on audio but my library doesn't have it!

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  4. I seriously can't wait to read Daisy Jones, but I feel like I am waiting an eternity for it to come in from my library!

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  5. Daisy Jones is an amazing book. Her best, by far. And I've read them all so I feel confident in saying that.

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  6. It's fun talking to fellow bookworms! I do really hope to read Daisy Jones soon. It sounds great.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. Yes, Daisy Jones & The Six was SOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!

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  8. I've read books with the same titles a few times. I sort of like it LOL.

    Loved Daisy Jones!

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  9. I 100% agree with your Daisy Jones review lol. Loved it so much!

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  10. glad you liked daisy jones! so good. will have to check the other two out. i cannot keep my mouth shut if i notice someone reading a book i have read lol. i was running one day and ran past someone at a bus stop reading one of my faves and because i had headphones in i think i was really loud and basically shouted 'I LOVE THAT BOOK'. i think i scared her lol

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  11. Earlier this week I downloaded Daisy Jones & The Six. I'm reading Educated right now and that one is next on my list.

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  12. I think the Daisy book would make a great audio. I was not a fan of the layout the print presents itself in but it was good otherwise.

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  13. Daisy Jones is everywhere!! I was thinking about reading the Storyteller!

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  14. It’s been months since I’ve picked up a good book. I always enjoying reading snippets of what other people are reading so thank you for sharing !! Happy Tuesday !

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  15. So glad to hear TJR has another winner. I just love her writing!!!

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  16. I read and loved Daisy Jones last month too! I recently heard that Reese Witherspoon is making it into a TV series too, so definitely looking forward to that! Now I need to check out your summer reading list!

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  17. I am PRAYING they turn Daisy into a movie! I've never wished a band was real so much in my life!

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  18. Sandra Boynton books are my favorite.😉😂

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  19. I also read The Storyteller this month but didn’t love it as much as you did. I recently read Daisy Jones which will be in next month’s book review!

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  20. I read The Storyteller's Secret this month too but didn't love it as much as you did. I just finished Daisy and will have it in next month's book post.

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  21. Okay...I'll have to read these. I just finished my Jodi Picoult book (A spark of light) and need a new one!!
    Thanks!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  22. I put The Storyteller's Secret on our virtual book club's list of titles for consideration. Glad to read that you enjoyed it so much. Will put it on the list again when we vote on our June book. And the Daisy Jones book is getting lots of positive reviews, too. I try to find hidden jewels that we might not otherwise read though. Seems like everyone tries to read the Amazon hits and those Reese Witherspoon loves. The book club just started The Gown by Robson and I think we are going to all like it.

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  23. I can't wait for my Daisy hold to come in at the libary. May is turning out to be a slow reading month for me!

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  24. I've got Daisy Jones on order for work, and I can't wait for it to arrive!!!

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  25. I liked Daisy Jones a lot more than I expected. It's not my thing at all but it was compelling. I'm not sure that it will stick with me for a super long time though! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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