My Week in Books (8/7/19)

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)

Do you enjoy #buddyreads? Every month, I compile a list of Book Clubs happening around #bookstagram. If that’s something you’re interested in, you can find the post here and find a book that sounds interesting to you! There are twenty on the list, so hopefully you can find something that catches your eye!

Anyway, on to books! What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

Last Week’s Reads:

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📖 Strangers and Cousins by: Leah Hager Cohen (Riverhead) – Pub Date: May 14, 2019

This just wasn’t my favorite book, and I should have DNF’d it from the very beginning. A trusted source recommended it and it was sent to me through my Shelf Subscription service from The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA, so I thought it might get better. For me, it didn’t. While I did enjoy the unforgettable characters, the story itself was all over the place and just to disjointed for me to really get into. It’s hard for me to rate middle-of-the-road books because it’s not like I hated them, but I also think they’re missing that piece that will make them memorable. I’m not sure that a year from now I’ll even remember a single thing about this story.

Currently Reading:

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📖 Patsy by: Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn (Liveright) – Pub Date: June 4, 2019

Jenna Hager Bush chose this one as her August Book Club selection and I’M HERE FOR IT! It’s been on my #tbr for a couple months, so this is just the push I needed to start reading. I’m hosting a #buddyread and I’d love to have you join us! Find me on Instagram (@happiestwhenreading). Also, you can follow along using the hashtag #patsybuddyread!

*** The Goldfinch by: Donna Tartt (Little Brown) – Pub Date: October 22, 2013

I’m also hosting a seven-week #buddyread for The Goldfinch (#HWRgoldfinch). Again, find me on Instagram (@happiestwhenreading) if you’d like to join along. In case you don’t know already, The Goldfinch has been made into a movie and will release on September 13th, so this is the perfect excuse to read the book before the movie comes out! (We all know the book is always better than the movie! 😉)

Here is a link to the movie trailer! It looks soooo good!

🎧📖 *** Confessions of Frannie Langton by: Sara Collins (Harper) – Pub Date: May 21, 2019

I’m not too far into this one, but I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews (especially when talking about the audiobook)! 

📖 I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations by: Sarah Steward Holland & Beth A. Silvers (Thomas Nelson) – Pub Date: February 5, 2019

Written by the hosts of the podcast, Pantsuit Politics, Holland and Silvers demonstrate that we can have differing political viewpoints and still respect the other side. In a time where we feel more divided than ever, this is the perfect example of how we can have mature conversations and give grace to people that think differently than us. I wish our politicians in charge would read this book and take the lessons to heart!

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