2017 Book List

All the books I've read this year + a mini review of each. {affiliate links may be included.} See last year's board, too: https://www.pinterest.com/oohamanda/2016-book-list/
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer // Read this again b/c I needed/wanted some escapism. Still fun.

Great "fractured fairy tale" mixed with the dystopian genre. Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles: Marissa Meyer:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle // I haven't read this since I was a kid. There were parts of it I didn't love...kinda slow, etc but that is one reason I like ML--b/c she writes slow, full stories. Overall, I really loved it and want to read the rest of the series.

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet) I home schooled my daughter from to grade. This was My favorite read.our children can teach us so many wonderful things.I still love Madeleine L'Engle's books.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly // I wish I'd known this was about a real person when I started reading it. It is a beautiful story of Polish political prisoners at Ravensbruck, killing camp during WWII--and the story of a woman who wants to help them.

15 book club book ideas for women, especially historical fiction fans. Includes Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

A Night Divided by by Jennifer A. Nielsen // I listened to this & wasn't sure how much I liked it b/c it was very obviously YA or middle grade, or whatever. It had a lot of emotions and much of it was slow. BUT, at the end I was sobbing. I really loved the family dynamic. No love interest, no language. Great book.

A Night Divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen's new book. A historical fiction based in Germany about a girl trying to reunite her family after the Berlin wall goes up Germany. Comes out August 25 of

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery // I love all things LMM. This book felt like a comedy to me, I thought it was so funny. The ending of course, was sweet, romantic and satisfying. Only 99 cents on kindle.

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery // I love all things LMM. This book felt like a comedy to me, I thought it was so funny. The ending of course, was sweet, romantic and satisfying. Only 99 cents on kindle.

Unraveling by Sara Ella // This series is WONDERFUL. Super creative YA paranormal. I'm going to read both of them again before the 3rd one comes out. So good.

Top Ten Tuesday: New Releases I'm Excited About, Summer 2017 Fantasy/Young Adult - Reading Is My SuperPower

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner // a really beautiful and kinda sad story about a woman on the brink of divorce which is set against another story of Lady Jane Gray. I love these kind of dual plot novels. This one was lovely.l

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner - Love everything by her! My new favorite author!

Stealing Home by Allison K Pittman // I love AKP but have stayed away from this book b/c of the cover (trite) and the premise--a baseball player in 1904. Seemed like a cheesy inspirational romance. It's NOT! The story is told from 4 differnet narrators--a young lady, a deaf man, a young black boy and famous baseball player. So interesting. Not typical.

Stealing Home by Allison K Pittman // I love AKP but have stayed away from this book b/c of the cover (trite) and the premise--a baseball player in 1904. Seemed like a cheesy inspirational romance. It's NOT! The story is told from 4 differnet narrators--a young lady, a deaf man, a young black boy and famous baseball player. So interesting. Not typical.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by [Bivald, Katarina] // DNF. I usually like books about books but this one felt like it was trying too hard.

January A Swedish tourist opens a bookstore in Broken Wheel, Iowa, to honor her deceased pen pal and makes some unconventional choices that threaten to bring long-hidden secrets to light as she attempts to share her love of reading with the locals.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate // I picked this up at the library on our cruise and DID NOT GET TO FINISH IT! I'm waiting on it from my library because IT WAS AMAZING. I literally miss the characters in the story right now. *sob*

Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.

Loving Luther by Allison Pittman // the story of a nun who reads Martin Luther's words and decides to leave the catholic church. She has to learn to live in a whole new way. Along the way, falling in love with the man who changed her life. I totally enjoyed but may have liked the prequel novella better.

Loving Luther by Allison Pittman // the story of a nun who reads Martin Luther's words and decides to leave the catholic church. She has to learn to live in a whole new way. Along the way, falling in love with the man who changed her life. I totally enjoyed but may have liked the prequel novella better.

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner // I love SM so I didn't even read the description of this book and was NOT expecting a ghost story! I really enjoyed the different time period stories. It was chilling, moving and heart-warming at the same time.

The Bridge Across the Ocean, Susan Meissner. Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women--past and present--in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life .

Unraveling by Sara Ella // Reading this for the 2nd time showed me how much I missed when I read it the first time--b/c I loved it and was reading so fast to see how it ended. Lots of new people & lands without being totally WHATISHAPPENING. Love this series. Can't wait for the 3rd!

Top Ten Tuesday: New Releases I'm Excited About, Summer 2017 Fantasy/Young Adult - Reading Is My SuperPower

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