Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2018

Welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! I figured a change in venue (from The Broke and the Bookish to That Artsy Reader Girl) called for a change in graphic, too! This new graphic makes me happy because a) it's purple, and b) it makes me think of spring. With our recent sub-zero temps here in Nebraska, I'm definitely ready for spring!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

"You're Gonna Love Me" by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher has long been one of those romance writers whose books I enjoy reading when I get the chance. Her books are romantic and engaging, but they generally haven't been "unputdownable" for me. That all changed with You're Gonna Love Me, a book that I read in just a couple hours as I was so completely immersed in the story!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

"The Sound of Rain" by Sarah Loudin Thomas

In The Sound of Rain, Sarah Loudin Thomas takes readers to the poverty of Appalachia and the wealth of Myrtle Beach in the 1950s.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Intended to Read in 2017

Happy Tuesday! I'm still working on my Best of 2017 list (the books are selected, but now I have to rank them and write about them ...), but in the meantime, here's another Top Ten Tuesday! I could've picked probably upwards of 30 books for this list of Books I Intended to Read in 2017 but Didn't, but I'm limiting myself to ten here. You're welcome 😉.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Deeds of Darkness" by Mel Starr

Most of the Christian fiction I'm aware of is geared toward women. (Maybe this is just because I seek out what I like, and what I like is romance and women's fiction, but I'm positive that more Christian fiction books are written with women as the intended audience.) That's where Mel Starr's Hugh de Singleton books are different—they're inspirational medieval fiction, but they're not romance, and they're written from a male perspective. While this isn't something I'd normally gravitate toward, I find these books to be a breath of fresh air.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

What's Val Reading? (December 2017)

You may have noticed we didn't have a "What's Val Reading?" for November. That's because Val and her husband moved during November, so she didn't have time for much reading! But now she's back with her December reads.

"The Practice Boyfriend" by Christina Benjamin

Well, it's January 4, and I have my first "dud" of the reading year. It was bound to happen, right? But did it really have to be my third book of the year?

It's my fault, really. I got this book through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library without reading any reviews, but author Christina Benjamin was compared to Kasie West, and you know I love me some Kasie West! Plus, the title brought to mind the adorable Adorkable, which is another fake boyfriend book that I really enjoyed reading last year.