Wednesday, June 28, 2017

 Best Books You've Read In 2017 So Far 
brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

1. Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty:
Third book in his Serafina series. Great middle grade read an adult can enjoy. I loved the first two books and the third one was just as amazing. 
2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: 
I’ve never read a Rainbow Rowell book and my friend recommended this book to me. It was a fun fast read which are the best kind of beach reads. Perfect for my weekend on the lake. 
3. Mischief and Manors by Ashton Newbold: 
My daughter and I picked this book up before a vacation and we each read it in the same day. I started it in the morning and couldn’t put it down and she started in the afternoon and read till bedtime. If you liked Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson you would enjoy this book. Loved it!!!!
4. Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer A. Nielsen:
The conclusion to the Mark of a Thief trilogy. Another great middle grade read. We love this author at our house. She is a local author so we have had the opportunity to meet her a couple of times. My daughters are always inspired by her speeches. She gives great advice to aspiring writers plus her books are amazing. We highly recommend anything she has written. 
5. A Fine Gentleman by Sarah M. Eden
Another local author we have had the chance of meeting. We love her Jonquill series and this book is #4. My daughters loved the character Mariposa. 
6. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullally Hunt
One of my favorite middle grade reads this year. Her first book One for the Murphy’s is worth checking out too.
7. A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah L. Ladd: 
The third book in the Treasures of Surrey series.
8. Caraval by Stephanie Garber:
 My sister bought this book for my birthday. I enjoyed it. I didn’t realize that is was going to be a series so the ending was a bit disappointing but it was  a very entertaining book. 
9. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 
I read this is one sitting and then immediately begged my daughters to read it so I could talk to someone about it. Such a great book. 

10. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
 I read this on the plane home from Tennessee and wanted to share it with everyone. I’m not sure I’ll watch the movie because sometimes movies ruin a really great book for me. I think I want to remember it just the way I read it. 

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