Allie and Bea – Catherine Ryan Hyde

Allie and Bea was such a refreshing read! I loved getting to know both characters and the relationship between the two of them was so heartwarming to see develop over the course of the story. Bea, a widow whom lives off her social security check in a trailer, has been recently scammed into losing every penny…

When We Believed In Mermaids – Barbara O’Neal

When We Believed In Mermaids was a Kindle Unlimited pick and those books are always hit or miss as they aren’t usually your newly released, bestseller-type books. However, after seeing a 4.2 rating with nearly 52,000 reviews on Goodreads I decided to give it a go! I am so glad I did because this book truly…

Unspeakable Things – Jess Lourey

Forgive me for not having a pretty photo of this book as the cover for this post – due to the stay at home order and pandemic happening, libraries are closed and I’ve run out of physical books to read! Of course, I have a rather large pile of books that I own that are…

The Grace Year – Kim Liggett

I finished The Grace Year a few days ago and have been trying to collect my thoughts on this book. I’ve been scouring Goodreads and reviews to read others’ thoughts and compare to my own interpretation (yes, this is what I do in my spare time LOL). I’m honestly struggling to find the words to…

The Mother-In-Law – Sally Hepworth

I was feeling frisky and wanted to read a mystery, which doesn’t happen too often. I’ve seen this book recommended several places online and when it became available at my library, I snagged it up and read it in just 2 days! Lucy’s relationship with her mother-in-law, Diana, is a bit complicated. She lost her…

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum

My first Young Adult book of the year goes to Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. It’s been on my list for quite some time now, as I remember seeing it among the shelves of a local bookstore last year and distinctly remember I liked the cover. Heart-shaped waffles, how cute! This book is so much…

The Bookmarker’s Summer Reading Guide

It’s almost August 1st and I’m so very confused and sad at the same time. Where did summer go? For those of you who get summers off (super jealous) August may mean you are nearing the end. For those of you who work all year round (ugh, me) then you stretch summer out as looooong…

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

I don’t know why or how it took me as long as it did to read this book but I am so glad I finally did! Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a remarkable historical fiction read based on true events surrounding the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in the 1930s-50s. The Foss family are called…

June Wrap Up

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! – [HAPPY JULY!] How are we more than halfway through 2019?!? Time sure does fly. I’m wrapping up June with some great AND not-so-great reads, but that’s expected, right? I’ve felt a little lost the last few months with my reading life; I couldn’t quite find books that…