Friday, June 13, 2014

Giveaway! Good Summer Reads?

When you see this picture what does it make you think of?
Homework?  1800's classics?  Your grandpa's bookshelf?  

Or a lawn chair and a big floppy hat, your feet crossed, a cool beverage by your side--while the kids play out back, or at the park, or (who cares where we are) as long as I have something good to read!

The problem is--I need your recommendations.  Small town-ish here, and my library is small, so searching around can be fruitless.  And buying new ones on my Kindle isn't a cost-effective way to enjoy those cool evenings on my bench watching the sunset.
(My cute hubby made me this for Mother's Day.)

This is where you come in.  I know you must be reading; so please share.  Leave my some great title suggestions and you could win a $25 gift card to Amazon.
I like thrillers, historical fiction, women's fiction, young adult fiction, biographies, romance, dystopia, science fiction.  But I don't really enjoy fantasy (except for Harry Potter because it was very light fantasy with irresistible characters).

I will randomly draw a winner and let you know on my 6/19/14 post.
Happy reading.


  1. You can't go wrong with "The Hiding Place" ~ Corrie Ten Boom. It's WWII in Nazi Germany and she's hiding Jews in her house. Life Changing!! Must read!!

  2. I just started "The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld" so I can't say yet, but I did read the "Partials series by Dan Wells" and it wasn't the best thing I've ever read but fun. It's about the U.S. in 2060 and most of society is dead from DNA enhanced humans that killed regular humans. I don't usually read scifi but it was an interesting concept and I really liked it. They are both YA. I know, I'm a lady, but I still like YA books. --Emily

  3. I love historical fiction! I especially enjoyed Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, and its sequel Forge. They are really good. The story is about a slave girl and boy during the American Revolution. Laurie Halse Anderson is my favorite historical fiction author.

  4. You should read "The Fault in Our Stars" if you haven't already - one of my all time favorite books and very inspiring. Also, the "Weddings by Bella" series is (I'm pretty sure) free on the Amazon store for Kindles, and was funny and loveable. You also can't go wrong with a Jane Austin novel, especially Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. ~Grace

  5. 'The Goose Girl' by Shannon Hale is my all-time favorite book; I've read it six times!!! it's a whole series. Great read. I agree, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is pretty much the greatest romance ever told ! :) Then there's Divergent --which was so good! #in love with Tobias!!-- but you've probably read that one. :)

  6. Anne Lamott has some great writing!

  7. Trapped in Hitler's Hell is really good....
    I've read some Andrew Klavan and he's pretty good too....

    You also mike like Beverly Lewis

  8. Hey Miriam. I just finished "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes and I loved it! A girl cares for a quadapaligic and then falls in love with him. It was so interesting to see what his life is like day to day and to watch her change. Great love story. --Heather

  9. The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N Southworth is a great book. It is a mystery that was written in the 1800s.

  10. There is an awesome trilogy called The Selection Trilogy and it is at the Hyrum Library. I really like the Inheritance Series (Eragon) it was pretty cool. Or there's Fablehaven and Harry Potter. As well as the Matched Trilogy, Or there is another book in a series and it is the first book which is called Witch Song, the same author wrote Winter Queen. Another author named Aimee Carter wrote The Goddess Test. The Goddess Test is an amazing book. It is sort of a romance book. It is really good. Another trilogy called the Legacy Trilogy which is an amazing romance series read it like three times. There is the good old Rick Riordan books which are amazing.

    These are all at the Hyrum Library

    Lots of Love,

    Gracie Lawrence

  11. Try the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. Jerusalem during the first Jewish-Roman war, some seventy years after the death of Christ. It follows a group of Jews, Romans and Barbarians living at the time of the siege and is fascinating. I never knew much about that time period and the rise of Christianity. You don't have to be Christian either to enjoy these books.

  12. The Jayson Wolfe Story (Anita Stansfield)
    The Sound Of Rain
    A Distant Thunder
    The WInds Of Hope
    Shelter From The Storm
    The Silence Of Snow

    The Dickens Inn Series (Stansfield)
    Volume I, The Best of Times
    Volume II, A Far, Far Better Place
    Volume III, A Loving Heart
    Volume IV, Tranquil Light
    Volume V, Every Graceful Fancy

    Huntington family series (Rachel Ann Nunes)
    Winter Fire
    No Longer Strangers
    Chasing Yesterday
    By Morning Light

    The June Series (Shannon Crane Camp)
    Finding June
    Chasing June
    *Others to come

    Angels Trilogy (Lurlene McDaniel)
    Angels Watching Over Me
    Lifted Up By Angels
    Until Angels Close my Eyes

    Finding Paradise (Bell)
    Time and Eternity (E.M Tippets)
    A Rose for Melinda (Lurlene McDaniel)
    A Reluctant Bachelorette (Rachael Anderson)
    The Secret Journal of Brett Colton (Kay Lynn Mangum)

    Hope you enjoy!
    Chel M.

  13. I just finished "The Fault in our Stars" and it is definitely a new favorite! "The 5th Wave" is a really cool book as well, I would really recommend it. Oh, and don't forget "The Host", really I could not put that book down :) Good luck with finding a book! I know I've got quite a few picked out already :)

  14. My absolute favorite are the 'Betsy-Tacy' Books--by Maud Hart Lovelace. I know you would love them!!!! I would suggest starting into the series with 'Heaven to Betsy'.

    Thanks for doing this! - Jeni

  15. Based on your genres that you like, i know you would LOVE the books a series by teri terry. the first is called slated. you will love it!!! i also enjoyed fault in our stars if you havent already read it.

  16. And the winner of the (random draw) giveaway is Emily with her recommendation of the Uglies series. Click on the contact button above and email me so I can get you your prize. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. It's going to make my summer reading great!

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