Summer Reading Ends…For Now

In my last post, I dedicated a week to catch up on my TBR pile. And maybe I’d add a second week. Both weeks were still not enough to shorten my reading stack. But I did get a lot of reading done.

Prior to my reading staycation, I had checked out Tracy Chevalier‘s The Last Runaway from my local library. I decided to finish it before I started anything on my TBR pile. It was worth the time finishing it and avoiding a late fee!

Among those books read from my TBR pile is Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker. You can read my review here and here. This is a must-read in my opinion.

Next, I read Marian Beaman‘s memoir, Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl. A review will be posted soon on Goodreads, and here as soon as the memoir is published.

A Portland publisher offered ARCs of This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story, a memoir by Jackie Shannon Hollis. I was fortunate enough to receive one and read it during my summer reading R&R. Once given the OK I’ll be posting a review here, Goodreads, and Amazon.

I also started a new book from Karen Eisenbrey, Wizard Girl (Daughter of Magic Book 2). Karen is a talented writer and musician. I’ll review her book on Goodreads and Amazon when I’ve finished reading it.

Sprinkled throughout my two reading weeks were some other books. They included:

And there’s always room for a writing book or two, such as:

Happy reading!

9 Replies to “Summer Reading Ends…For Now”

  1. I love your meme, Sherrey! It makes me want to spend a week at the beach doing nothing but reading. I’m currently reading Marian’s book. It’s so good. I’m amazed by here vivid memories.

    1. That meme reflects something we’ve missed enjoying the last three summers. Not trips to the coast where I love to sit on sandy beaches and read. But this year I concocted another way to do my summer reading. I just finished Marian’s book. Enjoyed every page turn! Her memories are as if they’ve just happened! Thanks for stopping by, Jill.

      1. I know! I’m so impressed by Marian’s memory. I have many childhood memories, but not nearly so detailed.

  2. I was happy to have finished three books last week (one very short). Had I not been off work with a bad back, I wouldn’t have gotten that many read. You are rocking it!

    1. I can honestly say I’m sorry for your back troubles, Joan. Yet, I’m glad you got some reading in. I’ve usually got two or three, maybe more, going at once. And I’m still amazed at how much I read these past two weeks. Hope your back is feeling better.

      1. Thanks Sherrey. I’m much better. Had some strained muscles. A few days rest did the trick. I know you of all people can relate to any kind of back pain.

  3. You have gone deep diving into summer reading, and REST ASSURED, I will be joining you next summer.

    I noted all the books on your list and found mine among them. 😀
    Then I read the comments and teared up. Oh, my gosh, my prayers for my readers are being answered, Sherrey!

    1. Marian, you must be overwhelmed right about now! I’m not sure I have what it takes to go through publishing, marketing, and launching a book. Kudos to you for giving it a shot! I’m glad you have made the decision to do some summer reading next year. People are going to love your memoir!

      1. Baby steps, baby steps all the way. If you really want to write a memoir or novel, you can surely do it. Just don’t worry about a time limit!

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