Book Review: Women of the Dunes by Sarah Maine

Women of the Dunes, Sarah Maine Published July 24th, 2018   Goodreads Synopsis: From the author of the acclaimed novels The House Between Tides and Beyond the Wild River, a rich, atmospheric tale set on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of a ninth-century Norsewoman, a nineteenth-century woman, and a twenty-first-century... Continue Reading →

20 Books of Summer 2018

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, I think we can all agree that summer has unofficially begun. I'm looking forward to the longer days, the warm temperatures, the fresh produce, time spent at the pool, and of course summer reading. I'm especially excited to be participating in Cathy of 746 Books 20 Books... Continue Reading →

Austen in August: Contemporay Fiction Review

For Austen in August, I read two contemporary fiction novels with Austen themes: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. Unfortunately, I didn't love either of these Austen related reads... Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld   This modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice is the fourth installment in the Austen Project Series, a series in which six contemporary... Continue Reading →

Bout of Books 20 Wrap-Up

Womp, womp. I sort of dropped the ball on the Bout of Books readathon. I was definitely a casual participant that's for sure. That said, at least I accomplished my main goal of completing my #austeninaugustrbr reading. You can find my original Bout of Books 20 Post Here. But here's how I actually faired this... Continue Reading →

Bout of Books 20

Today marks the first day of Bout of Books 20: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is... Continue Reading →

Tome Topple Wrap-UP

Sadly, the Tome Topple Readathon has come to an end. I was able to finish two tomes and start a third. I read: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (599 pp) The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (513 pp) 120 pages of Voyager by Diana Gabaldon That's a total of 1,232 pages Not too shabby,... Continue Reading →

20 Books of Summer Update

My Original 20 Books of Summer Post  Since summer is winding down, I thought I should post an update on my #20booksofsummer progress (or lack thereof). The challenge ends on September 3, which means there are only 23 days left-eek! Books Finished From My original TBR: Commonwealth, Ann Patchett The Wildling Sisters, Eve Chase The... Continue Reading →