Friday Finds (Feb 5)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a historical fiction, two young adult, and two suspense:

  1. Toward the Sea of Freedom by Sarah Lark
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    This book just sounds great to me, traveling from Ireland to Australia, getting separated from your love only to end up in the same place. Sounds fantastic!
  2. After the Woods by Kim Savage
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    This book is about a girl who escaped her kidnapper in the woods, but a year later a different girl is found dead in the woods and the one who escaped has a bunch of memories that re-surface. Sounds creepy and fascinating.
  3. Riders by Veronica Rossi
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    This book is about the four horsemen of the apocalypse, which I really don’t think we see enough books about this topic. Can’t wait to give this a try.
  4. Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
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    Identical twins switch places for a day when they’re six years old, but then one of the twins won’t switch back, which causes the other twin to have never ending mental issues. To be honest I feel like there are about 4 other books that just came out with this story line but I haven’t read any of them yet (can’t even name them all really) but I would love to read this one.
  5. The Ex by Alafair Burke
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    This book sounds really creepy, a man gets accused of a triple-murder, one of the victims was involved in another murder and it all just sounds creepy and exciting.

 

So! Those are my recent finds! What about you all? Any interesting finds lately?

Friday Finds (Nov 27)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a fantasy/fiction, a young adult thriller, a thriller, and a mystery:

  1. A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
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    This book tells the story of what would have happened if sorcery/magic had been illegal in the 1920’s. I thought the premise behind the book sounded really interesting and I love the cover.
  2. We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean
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    I’ve seen this book around a lot the past couple weeks and I think not only does it sound like a great book but same as with #1 just awesome cover. This book is about a girl who is in a mental ward after her boyfriend died in a fire that her twin sister set, its all very whacked and sounds just awesome.
  3. Not on Fire But Burning by Greg Hrbek
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    This book sounds extremely good to me, it is almost at the top of my to read list even though I just heard about it. It is about a woman who is living in San Francisco when an atomic bomb is dropped there and also about her little brother who lives on the east coast but who’s parents are now claiming he never had a sister. Sounds weird and intriguing and just crazy cool
  4. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
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    Two girls disappear and only one comes back home, and no one can ever figure out what happened to the other girl. This mystery sounded gripping to me and I want to find out what happened!

So what about all of you? What are your recent finds?

Friday Finds (Sept 18)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a women’s fiction, a young adult thriller, and a magical realism:

1. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by  by Jonathan Evison
51cM2Rbd1ZL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_I thought this book sounded good and it reminded me a tad of Where’d You Go Bernadette (which I LOVED) just based on the description.

2. The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones
51EbgpZSWJL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_This was on a list of books that Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl) recommends. The book sounds like it will be a great thriller and its recommended by an author I like so I figured I should give it a try.

3. Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
51ARd7UpnoL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_I thought this book sounded just great and I’ve been very into the magical realism lately. Compared to books by Sarah Addison Allen and Alice Hoffman (both of which I just love) so I marked this as a definite must read!

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday!

Friday Finds (August 28)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a suspense, a women’s fiction/humor, a young adult/fairy-tale retelling, and a historical fiction:

1. A Necessary End by Holly Brown
51cOhYxOsrLI thought this book sounded really good, What wouldn’t a woman be willing to do when she’s desperate to become a mother and a baby is within her reach?

2. Pretty Much Screwed by Jenna McCarthy
81VivRea53LThis book has a bunch of good reviews so far on Amazon and to be honest half the reason I am excited about this book is I just love the cover.

3. Entwined by Heather Dixon
61e6TqqqxhLThere was a Top Ten Tuesday post a couple weeks ago on Top 10 Fairy Tale Retellings and I picked up this recommendation from one of the other blogs that participated in the posts, The Bucket List. This one is a fairy-tale retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and while I’m not super familiar with this fairy-tale I just love fairy-tale retellings and the cover on this book looks awesome.

4. Penmarric by Susan Howatch
51lRVBSk-FL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_I found this book on a listing of books to read if you’re having Outlander withdrawals. And while I haven’t read the Outlander series yet, I already am fairly certain I will love it. And this book sounds really interesting too. Historical fiction with a bunch of family drama and mistresses mixed in!

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday! 

Friday Finds (July 10)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a historical fiction, a young adult, a fiction, and a women’s fiction (I think):

1. Newport by Jill Morrow
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This book tells the story of a family in Newport in the spring of 1921. I went to Newport recently and we did the mansion tours and I was just floored by the amount of wealth it took to make those mansions. This book is supposed to be about the “glamorous world of Newport in the Roaring Twenties” so I hope I see some of that wealth in this book!

2. Paperweight by Meg Haston
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This book is about a girl who is struggling with an eating disorder in a rehabilitation center. It sounds like its going to be a really moving story about a tough issue affecting many girls today.

3. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
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Don’t get excited, I know the title sounds a lot like 50 Shades of Grey but that is not this book. This book is about “Chromatacia, where the societal hierarchy is strictly regulated by one’s limited color perception.” I’ve been really into the dystopian novels lately where the population is segregated into a hierarchy based on some weird mutation, like the color of their blood in The Red Queen. I thought that this book sounded like a definite must read.

4. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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his book sounds like it will be a great read. Its about a woman who is at a bar and can either go home with a friend or a guy and the book switches between the storylines on what would happen to her with either decision.

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday! Hope you all enjoy the weekend! I am glad its here!

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Friday Finds (June 19)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include a historical fiction, a mystery/thriller, a fiction, a fantasy, and a chick-lit:

1. Naked by Eliza Regold
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This book is a retelling of the story of Lady Godiva, who legend tells us rode naked through the streets on horseback. It sounded super interesting and I am looking forward to reading it!

2. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
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This book is about a young man that is chronicling the life of a convicted murder as an English writing assignment. Along the way he gets involved in the truth behind what really happened. The story line sounds very interesting.

3. Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland
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This book is about finding love in this over-technological word. I often find that a lot of our lives end up being taken over by technology and I think that this book about stepping back from the smart phone is a great idea for a book.

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
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I’ve been really into the fairy-tale retelling type books lately and this book just sounds like its going to be right up my alley. A wizard dragon who gets a new slave girl every ten years? Yes. I’m on this boat.

5. The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig
51Z5rHX9bnLThis is about a woman who can “taste” the feelings in her cakes, and she creates custom cakes for each person based on what they need. The description of this book reminded me a lot of The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee (I can’t say if it is going to be similar but it sounds like it will) and I very much enjoyed that book so I am definitely going to read this one.

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday!

Friday Finds (April 3)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include 2 different YA novels, a historical fiction and of course a romance:

1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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I’ve always loved mythology, the stories about Greek gods were fascinating to me when I was younger. This book is about a girl who falls in love with a guy named Henry, who turns out to be Hades. And she will get to be a goddess if she decides to marry him. This is the first in a three (I think its only three) book series. It looks really interesting and I can’t wait to give it a try!

2. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

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Royal wedding! Need I say more? This is a love story of a girl name Rebecca (Woo!) who ends up falling in love with a prince. Just awesome all around.

3. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

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While I haven’t read Water for Elephants yet, I heard it was a great book. And this book sounds like it will be a great hit as well, a man and wife go to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster. I don’t usually include the blurbs here but even the description of the book was so well written. I love this specific piece “Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears: the values she holds dear prove unsustainable, and monsters lurk where they are least expected.As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities.” How could you not want to read this book!!?

4. Heartbreak Cove by Lily Everett

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I thought this sounded like a sweet love story. Woman sheriff takes her niece to a town for some quiet healing, and the niece likes horses. Nearby guy who rehabilitates abused horses helps out and then him and the sheriff fall in love. Just love the cover.

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday!

Friday Finds (Jan. 9)

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FRIDAY FINDS is hosted by shouldbereading and showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list.  Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds this week include an upcoming YA release, a thriller, a memoir and of course a romance:

1. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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First off I just love this cover. Second, I love the book description. It sounds awesome. Rich girl is the key to an ancient prophecy and people are trying to kill her so she can’t fulfill her destiny? Sounds great to me!

2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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I saw this book in the January edition of the BookPage newsletter and it was described as being “the next Gone Girl.” And I loved the Gone Girl novel so I read further into the article about “The Girl on the Train” and it sounds fascinating to me. A drunk jobless woman rides a train everyday and makes up stories about the people she sees as the train zips by. It even mentioned in the interview with Hawkins that there has been a discussion with DreamWorks but no definite plans have been made yet.

3. It Was Me All Along: A Memoir by Andie Mitchell

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This is another book that I saw in this month’s BookPage newsletter. This book about a woman’s lifelong struggle with weight and food. While I try not to consider myself fat, I can relate to seeking comfort in food. I have struggled a lot with my weight the past few years and I am really excited to read about this woman’s journey to being more healthy and learning to love every part of herself.

4. The Loving Daylights by Lynsay Sands

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I just love Lynsay Sands vampire novels. And while this may be a reprint I was excited to find something by her in the contemporary romance genre.

So those are my finds this week! Please feel free to share your finds or leave a link to your own “Friday Finds” blog posting below! Happy Friday!