I read too much. Wait, no, I retract that statement. You can NEVER read TOO MUCH. Though I work at a library
fondling handling books all day, I never have an opportunity to crack open a cover while on the clock. And in my “spare time” at home I’m bouncing on my yoga ball while attempting to coax words onto the computer screen. So reading is saved for work breaks and nighttime relaxation. Usually. I still manage to squeeze it in. Priorities.
My time to write glowing reviews is zilch, yet I’m still reading SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS! Friday Reads is my quick way to share a short snippet of the books that keep me reading well past my bedtime and urge me to continue on my own writing journey. If I include a book, I’m recommending it to friends. (And you, my dear readers.)
This Friday Reads highlights books I read in August. Though this post disappeared in my draft folder for a few months, these are books I thoroughly enjoyed, so I still want to share the love. (See, I told you I’ve been short on time!)
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
When a compassionate Chicago wife and mother sees a teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms, she is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
Print Length: 381 pages
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Aimless wanderer Hannah Martin’s fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame one night in L.A. Uniquely told in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. As the two alternate realities run their course, we’re left to wonder if anything is meant to be? How much in life is determined by chance? And is there such a thing as a soul mate?
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Print Length: 353 pages
Pub Date: July 7, 2015
Baby, It’s You (Rainbow Valley #2) by Jane Graves
Runaway bride Kari escapes to the Texas Hill country and lands on a tall, dark, and gorgeous winery owner’s doorstep. All she needs is a job and a place to live until she can get back on her feet. Marc has devoted his life to managing the family wine business and being a single dad. Now with his daughter away at college and his brother taking over the winery, Marc is ready to enjoy his freedom, but when irresistible passion turns into something more, will Marc give up his future to take a chance on love?
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Pub Date: May 27, 2014
What’s your Friday Read?