Reading In the Shade or Mid-Summer Suggestions for the Avid Reader – Books

I don’t know about you, but I make lists for everything. Most of these lists arewoman holding smart phone contained on my smartphone making it easier to locate – no more pieces of paper. It amazes me my daughter still uses pen and paper for her list making while using her phone for virtually everything else. But like me, she is a planner. So this month as I searched my list of reading options, I thought I really need to share this list with my followers. I don’t know when I’ll get to all these marvelous books I’ve seen worming their way into my social media pages, but I can always give it a good try. So if you’re in a slump, I hope something will catch your eye, and you’ll have a good book experience. And if you have read something on the list, I encourage you to share your thoughts.  Happy Reading!

     The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. ReichertI’ve read The Simplicity of Cider and look forward to Luck, Love, and Lemon Pie. Yes the books are mouthwatering, and you’ll definitely need a sugar rush to get you through, but the characters are as delicious as the sweets. Just don’t read them all at once if you’re concerned about weight gain.

 

 

 

     Always by Sarah JioAlways by Sarah Jio

I have read all of Sarah’s books except this last one. Ms. Jio writes beautiful love stories with the perfect setting. In this case, the character, Kailey is engaged, living the wonderful fairy tale dream when an old flame returns in the form of a homeless man. I can’t wait to read this one. Thanks, Sarah!

 

     The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny ColganThe Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

If you read book reviews, you’ll notice how many authors are avid supporters of libraries. Many will make no bones about the essential role librarians had and still have on their lives and writing careers. So when a book is written about a librarian, me being a retired librarian, I want to check it out – literally and figuratively. So when Nina Redmond moves from the big city to a sleepy village, she feels she must continue providing the service of pairing books with readers. The country, however, is different than the city, but the needs are the same, and Nina discovers there are those that require her skills. For more fun, I hope you will read Jenny Colgan’s Little Beach Street Bakery series too.

 

     The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsThe Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

This is Book 1 of The Bronze Horseman series. Tatiana and Dasha Metanova share a small apartment with their brother and parents when Hitler begins the  Siege of Leningrad. Alexander is a young officer in the Red Army. While the two worlds of Tatiana and Alexander collide, their love may not withstand the war and their secrets. Author, Paulina Simons was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia but has lived in London and the US where she now resides. She has written a slew of books, and I look forward to reading this one.

 

     Down River by John Hart

Down River by John Hart

Thi is definitely on my list after reading his latest The Hush. After a five-year exile, a violent Adam Chase returns home. Dead bodies immediately begin to emerge and after layers of secrets are revealed, can Adam return to his former life, or will the secrets destroy him. I look forward to the suspenseful writing of John Hart.  For The Hush, you can see my book review.

 

 

     Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer ChiaveriniEnchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

Love, love, love this author. I have read her for years – my favorite being the Elm Creek Quilt series, but she has written many wonderful historical fiction novels. For this one, Ada Lovelace is the only legitimate child of her famous father, Lord Byron, and her mathematician mother, Lady Anne Isabella Noel Byron. Lady Byron is the backbone of this marriage, removing her daughter, Ada from any frivolous inclination only to pour into her an education steeped in mathematics and science. But when Lady Ada is introduced into London society, just how she will she use her knowledge to calculate the realities of men and love. An enchanting read, I’m sure.

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