Book Connections

Books I Didn’t Know I Wanted to Read

One of the good things or dangerous things about book blogging is finding out about books I didn’t know about and now think I wouldn’t mind reading. Here are five.

I never expect to love them like the reader who interested me in the book, I know we all have different tastes, but at times a book seems to say “try me”.

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A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.

Mary from Book Fan told me about this book. I should probably read Still Alice as well.

book coverI hadn’t heard of Maddie Please until Sandy shared about her book Old Friends Reunited.

Divorced and on a deadline, bestselling novelist Bea Pinkerton has a serious case of writer’s block. With her agent breathing down her neck, Bea will do ANYTHING to avoid writing another word.

book coverKatherine sometimes shares books by Barbara Michaels and it makes me want to try a book by her. Katherine’s review of The Wizard’s Daughter.

Upon the death of her grandfather, Meg Venturi unexpectedly inherits the eccentric millionaires antique jewelry business. There is one catch to her sudden windfall – she must share the wealth with a taciturn and oddly attractive young man who has an entire town stirring up rumors – about murderous secrets and a dark legacy.

book coverI forget where I heard about this book but I think it was a book podcast. Another place to tempt me to add books to the TBR.

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.

book coverI have read Elin Hilderbrand a couple of times but I don’t so far follow her books. However Laurel Rain persuaded me with her review of The Hotel Nantucket.

After a tragic fire in 1922 that killed 19-year-old chambermaid, Grace Hadley, The Hotel Nantucket descended from a gilded age gem to a mediocre budget-friendly lodge to inevitably an abandoned eyesore — until it’s purchased and renovated top to bottom by London billionaire, Xavier Darling.


Month in Review

Looking Over my August Reading.

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Total books read this month: 13

New to me authors:

Janet Skeslien Charles
Beth Morrey
Natalie Jenner

Top Book for August

Well honestly they were all good. Hard to pick. I think I’ll name this one, it was a little outside of what I read but I really enjoyed the audiobook of it. Not sure how I’d get on with the paperback but I’d reread it in that format.

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Looking forward to reading in  September

There aren’t any books being published in September that I am aware of that I really, really want to read, some of which are already published.  I’ve already started one I do want to read this month and a couple of others as well in my hopeful plans.

Main Reading Goals for September

Well to read the books just above this and anything else that grabs my interest. I might make a note of why I add a book to my TBR. For example I know who I got the Well Behaved Indian Women book recommendation from, but can’t remember where I got Love Lettering, which I did see in the last week in a review. I was able to pick up a library copy. When looking on Goodreads I also see I have it as a Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading guide book. But that’s not why I got triggered to read it. Did you read this recently? Then most likely it was you.

Incoming Books for  August


Wild is an older book by Kristin Hannah!  Magic Hour, lucky for me I hadn’t read it, otherwise I’d have been really annoyed that I picked it up from the “new table”.

Library Books

Of the books I read this month these ones came from the library. A bit month for library reading!

Coming in From NetGalley

From an Author

Audio Books

Using an Audible credit.

Linking up with Nicole from  Feed Your Fiction Addiction.



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Hope you are all keeping your head about water in these strange times. I didn’t do much, some good reading, some quilting, a  day at the horse races and a five year old birthday party. All very pleasant!

What I read last week:

All library books and all enjoyed. I have a wealth of library books I have on reserve coming in, so I’ve dropped everything else to concentrate on them! So every book mentioned in this post is a library book! Well except for the audiobooks.

What I am reading now:

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And still listening to The Jane Austen Society and The Switch.

Up next:

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Last Week’s Posts

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