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…

Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum

–  follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  I’m a little late to the game with this book, but Those Who Save Us is unbelievable. As we all know, I’m a sucker for anything and everything World War II related, so when my aunt recommended I read this, I jumped right on it. Anna Schlemmer was a…

Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane

(follow my on Instagram + Goodreads)  If you’re a book lover, you’ve probably seen this colorful cover floating around your social media feeds. If you’re a Book of the Month member, you may have picked this for your June book, as I did. And if you’re anything like me, you may be skeptical of books…

The Red Address Book – Sofia Lundberg

The Red Address Book was sort of an impulse buy – I was at my local bookstore, Roscoe Books, because I had just finished a book and needed something new to read (I really can’t go a day without reading something!). Nothing seemed to be sticking out to me as I was browsing but as I…

The Orphan’s Tale – Pam Jenoff

Well what do you know – another historical fiction book based on WWII. Didn’t I tell you I would fall in love with Pam Jenoff after reading The Lost Girls of Paris?! Spoiler alert – I liked The Lost Girls of Paris better than The Orphan’s Tale but nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this unique take on historical fiction! *more on…

The Other Woman – Sandie Jones

Oh look, another Reese Witherspoon book club book! (I’m sensing a pattern…). The Other Woman by Sandie Jones was the last book to round out my 2018 reading list and I devoured it in one day. (Side note: I was loving every minute of my holiday “break” from work and fully utilized it to catch up on…

A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is one of my all-time favorite authors and I’ve read nearly all of her amazing books. I was so exciting and counting down the days (literally) until A Spark of Light hit the shelves. I have really enjoyed her latest books, especially Small Great Things because it really touches on sensitive and real-life subjects so respectfully and…