Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Way Behind!

Ok, I am way behind. In an attempt to catch up, here are the books I have read recently (since reading The Summer Hideaway)

House Rules by Jodi Picoult- I really liked this book, and found myself thinking about the characters for days after I finished. The only thing I remember not liking was the ending. I thought the ending was too abrupt.

Take Three by Karen Kingsbury

I Just Want You To Know: Letters to my kids on love, faith and Family by Kate Gosselin

Despite what others may say, I like Kate Gosselin. I don't necessarily like the way she treated her ex-husband at times, but I really do think her heart is in the right place, and she only wants the best for her children, and will do anything to give them the best. This book was very heartwarming.

Home In Carolina by Sherryl Woods

Sweet Tea At Sunrise by Sherryl Woods

Still the One by Robin Wells- this was a new to me author. I found out about this book through one of my online book groups. I really enjoyed it! I would like to read more by this author. Maybe even a sequel!

Honeysuckle Summer by Sherryl Woods

Even Now and Ever After by Karen Kingsbury- This is a 2 book series. I had started the first book once or twice and couldn't get into it, so I put it down. I started this time, and was sucked right in. I really don't know what took me so long to read these. I would definitely like to see this series be made into a movie.

Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery- this was the first in a new series. I LOVED Josh, and was especially intrigued by Ethan. Can't wait to read the next book.

The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr- this was another book that I had tried to read before, but put down because I couldn't get into it. When I found out that Robyn updated and re-released it, I decided to give it another try. I'm so glad I did! I loved it! My favorite character was Barbara Ann.

Missing Max by Karen Young- I found out about this book from a lady in my online book group. I heard the storyline, and could definitely relate, so I waited quite awhile for this book to come out. It's about a 16 year old girl who loses baby half-brother...then her relationship with her stepmom deteriorates as well as the relationship between dad and stepmom. I could definitely relate to the family dynamics of this story (the blended family/stepparent). Though I couldn't imagine losing one of my siblings.

Take Four by Karen Kingsbury I'm so sad to see this series end. I really want to find out what happens with Andi, as well as Luke and Regan and their newly adopted baby. I really didn't care for Brandon Paul. And CANNOT wait to read Unlocked when it comes out in the fall! I'm definitely excited to read the Bailey Flanigan series.

And I'm currently reading Crush On You by Christie Ridgway and enjoying it so far. I have a whole slew of books to read after I finish this one, so it will be hard to decide what to read next.