Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Book Club: August 2016 Review

Last month was a good month for me reading-wise.  I am pretty sure I have said this before and will continue to say it again - having a library card is a game changer!



I really enjoyed these books.  They are based in Ireland and reading them made me want to move there, work in the stables and cook yummy, hearty meals each night.  Each book is about one of the cousins, who happen to be witches, and includes a love story.  They are trying to beat the "bad" witch by coming together.  I love the magic aspect to to the books, as well as the love stories.

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
The book starts off with a sudden tragedy and follows along all those that are affected by what happened.  I found some parts of the book sad and depressing, but I did think it was a good book.  I think things end how you would want them, given the situation, which is always a good thing.

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
I thought this was a really neat book.  It's about a wedding that is basically planned via a notebook written and left for the bride by her mother that passed away earlier in her life.  The story extends to the going-ons of the family members of the bride and groom which has all sorts of drama and craziness.  

I honestly think I read another book or two in August, but I realized that I needed to "Opt-in" the reading history section of my library account for them to keep a list of items that I have read.  Overall, it was a good reading month.  I really, really enjoyed the Nora Roberts trilogy and my first Elin Hilderbrand novels.  I definitely would recommend all of them, although my favorite Elin book thus far has been The Rumor - review to come next months!

Linking up with StephJana, and Laura.

   

21 comments:

  1. Your library must be huge! My poor little small town library has only 4 or 5 Elin books haha! Someday I'm going to read Nora Roberts because I hear so many great things about her from women who love her books!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Looks like you found a couple of authors that you really like! I love when I find an author that I fall in love with!

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  3. I've always wondered about that Nora Roberts trilogy and it sounds good! I really liked her Bride Quartet and that other trilogy I think Inn Boonsboro? so this sounds like a good pick for me too. I loooooove the library too :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing these reviews with us! Gives us lots of ideas on what to read next and what to skip!

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  5. I just read The Rumor and it was my first book of hers..I loved it!

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  6. That is so true about having a library card! I always love posts like this because it gives me new books to add to my reading list (which seems to be growing by the day!). My mom use to read Nora Roberts all the time -- I will have to tell her about this trilogy!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  7. I love having a library card too! I need to go pick up some books for vacation and some Elin Hilderbrand ones will definitely be included!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. I haven't read a Nora Roberts book in ages. Those sound good!

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  9. I just commented on Sarah's blog the other day to say how I really need to read some Elin Hilderbrand books! I had never heard of her until I Shay mentioned her on her blog, and I still have yet to read one of her books. They all sound really good, though! Maybe I'll check out The Rumor first!

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  10. I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts In Death books written under her JD Robb pseudonym. I'd seen that series and was wondering how it was as I enjoy her books that have a magical element to them. I really enjoyed her Three Sisters Island trilogy and recommend it if you haven't read it already (it's old). They are also witches. :) Adding The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy to my TBR.

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  11. hmm i don't know if i have a reading history option on my library thingy, that would be so neat if so! that trilogy sounds interesting, and beautiful day sounds like a recipe for me to bawl my eyes out. lol.

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  12. I'll binge read an author I love, too.

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  13. Love a good read! I have not yet read any Elin Hilderbrand books...although I am a sucker for all things Nicholas Sparks so I feel like I would love them?! Sounds like I need to start with The Rumor!

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  14. I really need to try out an Elin Hilderbrand book soon-they sound so good!

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  15. I just got a ton of Nora Roberts books at a local library sale. My favorite from her is still the Born In trilogy, it's not magical but is also set in Ireland. Beautiful Day sounds really interesting.

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  16. For years and years, I bought books and never stepped foot in a library. What was wrong with me?!? I LOVE the library!

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  17. That Nora Roberts series sounds right up my alley! I never realized she wrote books like that. I just added it to my TBR. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  18. I have yet to read any Elin Hilderbrand, but I just picked up Nantucket Nights so I'll be starting there. Have you read that one? I'm not a huge fan of sad or depressing books, but sounds like Beautiful Day would be right up my alley!

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  19. I've ready both Summerland (last weekend) and Beautiful DAy. Both pretty good, although a little sad. I love Hilderbrand for reading at the beach

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  20. I know I've said this before but I've never read anything by Nora Roberts and definitely need to change that!

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  21. I love having a record of what I've read so I try to keep my Goodreads account as up to date as possible. I'm so OCD I'll even change the dates to be exact for when I started/ended a book. This was more difficult with books I had read pre-Good Reads, but now it's pretty simple. And see other reviews really helps me find my next book!!

    Happy Reading!

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