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Book Round Up

About the only good thing about not being able to sleep is having a blog where you can pass the early morning hours. Thanks so my inability to catch some ZZZs, I bring you a book round up. I'm trying out a new format. I did away with copy and pasting Goodreads' book descriptions and instead, I'm sharing why I chose the book and a little synopsis to peak your interest. Hope you find your next great read! 

I have a secret that most bookworms won't agree with. I tend to not love Jodi Picoult. Her books are just too sad. Generally, anything tragic about children makes me so anxiety ridden, I just can't read them. Especially when I start thinking about mothers who actually do go through these terrible situations in real life. It just makes my heart hurt. It took me forever to shake the sadness from My Sister's Keeper and I couldn't finish House Rules. This book seems like it could be different though and I can't stay away from the soulful, beautiful way Picoult writes. 

 It doesn't seem like a coincidence to Jenna Metcalf that her mother studied about grief. Now, years after her mother disappeared, she is still searching for answers that just cause more questions by reading her mother's more

I checked this book out because of its cover. I know, I know, you're not supposed to do that but I couldn't help it.  I also can't stay away from good family dramas (mostly because it makes my own seem more normal).

It's the 1970s and a Chinese-American family, the Lees, are falling apart. They were holding it together  just barely until their middle daughter is found dead in the local more

This one makes the list, because duh, it's Rainbow Rowell. Not only is she amazing, but her other books,  Fan Girl - a national favorite- and Attachments are big hits too. Not to mention, she's from Omaha, NE., which pretty much means we're related.

If the promises you made in  your vows seems a million years ago, would you take the opportunity to change the past or would you just let it go? Georgia McCool thinks her marriage may be at a stalemate, so when her husband leaves to visit family in Omaha, she stays behind in California. The next thing she knows, she is communicating with him via a landline, only it's her husband from years ago, before marriage, before kids, before it all didn't go right. Will she use this twist of magic to change her present and save her marriage, or secure a future without him? more 

Yet another book that caught my attention by its cover. It's so colorful and bold! Another reason is because Moriarty is the author ofThe Husband's Secret, which I started to read last year but put down for some reason and then kept seeing it pop up with awesome reviews and I've always meant to pick it back up again. Instead though, I started this book last night and I am hooked. Like up until 1:00 am. and up again at 4:30 a.m. hooked. 

It's like all of those girls you hated but were envious of  in middle school are now grown ups. They have everything, the big shiny SUVs, the perfect volunteering resume and the rich husbands with perfect kids to match. Only now, one of them is a murderer and it all started on the kindergarten more.

Now get to reading and tell me about what you think! 
I'll be posting my review for The Rosie Project later this week and you can follow along on Twitter as I share my thoughts about Big Little Lies.

Speaking of books, who doesn't look a great book club? I know I do! That's why I love bloggers like Lisa Kerr, who are organized and internet savvy enough to spear head online book groups. This summer, Lisa and her fellow bookworms are tackling the Sookie Stackhouse series, so if you want to join them, check out her blog for more information. I read the books a couple of years ago and LOVED them. (creepy, scary and weird, in a really good way) 

Lisa happens to have an amazing blog. She also cracks me up daily on Facebook. 
Do yourself a favor and follow along with her. 

Which Book Round Up books are now on your to-read list? 

What are you reading right now? 

I want to know!

(Follow along with me as I added to mine on Goodreads!)


  1. I love #TheGirlsWhoRead as a hashtag. I want to use it everywhere.

    I prefer this type of book round up - I want to know why you chose the book and why you liked it or didn't. I can read the synopsis on Goodreads.

    I often choose based on covers! Like I choose wine based on names. hahaha

  2. Super excited to read Landline as well :) especially since it's been a while since we've had a landline..... :) loving this list of yours.

  3. I'm with you on Jodi Picoult. I've never read a single book of hers because just reading the jackets makes me need to pull out some tissues! I know she must be a wonderful writer, but her stories just seem too sad for me. The Husband's Secret was really good-- I'm looking forward to Big Little Lies! And yes yes yes-- Rainbow Rowell! I loved Eleanor and Park-- can't wait to get my hands on more of her books.

  4. I choose a lot of books based on the cover. Love that hashtag I know I can use it a lot! Like the new format.

  5. Did you get an advanced copy of Leaving Time? released date is only in October. Landline is next on my reading list! :)

  6. Your blog makes me wish I had more time to read!! I love vacations because I pour through a few books. I need to make a point to read during the week! I love your lists!

  7. I can't read Jodi Picoult either. Landline is on my nightstand. I can't wait to dive in as soon as I finish my current book! I have Big Little Lies on my list too.

  8. Your not alone, I judge books by their cover too, guilty. And I'm currently reading the Mortal Instruments series, which I love!

  9. I am currently reading Girl Reading by Katie Ward. Liking it so far.

  10. After reading The Husband's Secret, I would read anything by Liane Moriarty. I read that book within 2-3 days, definitely a page turner!

  11. I love Rainbow Rowell, she's so great! Though my favorite is for sure Eleanor & Park

  12. It may be horrible to say but if I'm not drawn into a book by it's cover there is a 70% chance that I won't read it. Currently I'm reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (I just started it today actually).

  13. Have you read Code Name Verity? It was so good!


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