The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf – What’s Mommy Reading?

I’m stepping away from the kids bookshelf this week and we’re heading over to my bookshelf. I always get more reading done in the summer months due to the fact that I’m missing my beloved fall TV. I figured I would share with you some of my summer reads, and NO, it’s not 50 Shades of Grey.

I started the summer with Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner. I enjoyed it, but not as much as some of her previous novels. The story revolved around four very different woman; different financial classes, different upbringing, living completely different lives. These four woman somehow get woven together and bring a new life into the world, and their lives change forever. I loved the character Bettina. I felt bad for her one minute and then just wanted to slap her the next.

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I finally got to read the last Nicholas Sparks book The Best of Me. I love Nicholas Sparks and usually I always write the release date on my calendar and then devour the book immediately. This year it kind of sat around on the shelf for a while. Now don’t get me wrong, I have loved every Nicholas Spark book that he has written, I just prefer some more than others. The Notebook, The Choice, and Dear John are my top favorites. The Best of Me didn’t quite make it up there for me. It wasn’t “The Best.” I loved the two main characters, Dawson and Amanda, I just think…well, you know Nicholas Sparks, sometimes the ending is just depressing. I’ve have learned to predict the tragedies.

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I just devoured the first book of Nora Robert’s Inn Boonsboro Trilogy, The Next Always, and I’m so ready to delve into the next one. I absolutely LOVE this series…basically because it revolves around three brothers and I can’t help but think of my three little men and picture them as adults. Each of the three books is about one of the brothers finding love, much like Nora Robert’s Bridal Quartet series which revolved around four girlfriends. Each of the brothers has a distinct and strong personality and I have fallen in love with all of them. I love all the characters created in this series, and I hope I can be a mother like Mrs. Joanna Montgomery some day. I’m really looking forward to starting The Last Boyfriend.

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So I shared what was on my bookshelf this summer, what was on yours?

9 thoughts on “The Bookshelf – What’s Mommy Reading?

  1. I read mostly children’s books! Trying to get my hands o the second in the Hunger Games trilogy. And getting ready to start The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella that a friend recommended (that one’s a grown-up book!).

  2. I listened to Then Came You this summer. I found it a very entertaining audio book. It really made me think about the whole surrogacy issue. I just finished The Song of Achilles which I loved and am about to start reading Gone Girl.

  3. You have to read Hunger Games. I am not big on reading the same series that my teens do, but this trilogy was excellent and fast reads. I just read ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn. Loved it!

      1. Well that depends. I hate watching movies after I’ve read the book because the movies never live up to the way I picture the characters and such in my head. The movie was ok. Skipped over a lot of details in the book. I say read the book 🙂

  4. Crap! Now I feel like I need to download a Nora Roberts book pronto for my travel time to the desert this weekend. I totally agree with your comments about Then Came You and The Best of Me. Both were not the authors best work and both ended in a bit of a Debbie Downer way. Still worth the read though I think. You should definitely read some of Emily Giffin’s books. She wrote Something Borrowed. Happy reading!

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