It's the last week in June! Can you believe it?
List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh (US/Can - Ends June 26)
Tainted Angel by Anne Cleeland (US/Can - Ends June 28)
Books For Review:
Happy Shorts is a collection of 120 heart-felt essays on life, love, happiness, and inspiration.
Happy Shorts is a look at life to make one smile, warm their heart, and help them to embrace their life, their joy, and their best. Happy Shorts is filled with life lessons, fun-filled stories, and common experiences to spark a well-lived life.
With essay titles like: “My Love, My Life Force, My Catalyst”, “Say NO If”, “The Final Goodbye: A ‘Shoeneral’ to Remember”, “Stuck on Each Other: How Do You Know It’s Love?”, and “5 Easy Steps to Being a Diva” readers are in for a wild, zany, goofy, heart-felt ride of inspiration and self-acceptance.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could find out how to live a better life just by taking a message out of a bottle? Now, that’s everyone’s dream of a quick and easy way to self-edit for an awesome life! Just latch onto the short, sweet, pithy, big punch ideas to guide a sometimes windy path. Author Susan Spira has put that awesome life in a nutshell of over 400 One-Liners for Life. Easy to read, earthy reminders, sound bites to swallow; sparks of inspiration; and gems so simple, yet complex to the nature of a well-lived life.
Three friends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world in The Lost Girls.
A Win from Armchair BEA:
On the picturesque island of Martha's Vineyard, there are two kinds of residents. Locals and Stays.
Local boy, Lane McCarthy, plans on spending his summer working at the country club to save money for college in the fall, while summer stay, Ashley Whitmore, and her elite group of friends are only there to play.
As the summer heat goes up on the island, so does the ante, when both Lane and Ashley must decide what they’re willing to wager in order to follow their dreams… and their hearts.
With stakes as high as the surf, and hopes as high as the midday sun, will they risk everything and go all in?
Free Kindle Book:
Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he's made of his life.
When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other. The only problem is, they keep breaking the rules. The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.
Free Audio Books from Sync:
April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as “other” and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.
Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read. The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.
This was a great week with fun discussions about audiobooks through Audiobook Week hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. Here's a recap of my discussion posts:
My Audiobook Year
How do You Choose Your Audiobooks?
Mid-Week Meme discussion of favorite narrator and current audiobook
Where do You Find Great Audiobooks?
Read and reviewed:
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (great audiobook)
Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief (reviewed by Sandra)
Torn from Troy: Odyssey of a Slave by Patrick Bowman (action-adventure middle-grade, good story but too gory)
Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock
The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Hope you all have a great reading week!