My 2019 Top 9 reads. I read 177 books this year (a personal record) and may fini…

My 2019 Top 9 reads. I read 177 books this year (a personal record) and may finish one more for 178 by tonight. These top 9 reads blew me away and are in no particular order! The second photo are 4 honorable mentions, books I loved reading and each one allowing me to connect with … Read more

“‘Fries and hot fudge sundaes. They’d send me out to McDonald’s.’” • 4.5 stars…

“‘Fries and hot fudge sundaes. They’d send me out to McDonald’s.’” ❤️ • 4.5 stars! I was expecting a light, breezy contemporary romance and there is definitely romance here but man, it was a lot more! The characters were so well developed which was a great surprise and the storyline had me hooked. It tackled … Read more

“Davy had missed the pancakes, but Dad had served them up merrily to Swede and m…

“Davy had missed the pancakes, but Dad had served them up merrily to Swede and me and not commented on Davy’s absence…” 💙 • This isn’t a book you can or should rush through. It has a slower, more intentional pace to it but it tells such an amazing story of Reuben (Rube) Land and … Read more

“Catching Colton’s worried eye, Kaitlyn braced herself and set Mary’s tea mug in…

“Catching Colton’s worried eye, Kaitlyn braced herself and set Mary’s tea mug in the counter with a thunk.” – ❤️ • Merry Christmas, ! I’m across the country in Atlanta with my big extended family, filling my soul (and stomach) with big laughs and lots of love. Hope you had some good food and some … Read more

“It’d been okay, the yellow house. For what it was. The first one we’d been in w…

“It’d been okay, the yellow house. For what it was. The first one we’d been in without either of the dads, so it’d been quiet, and even sweet, like the banana cream pie our mom made the first night we spent there…” – 🧡 • 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The author tells the story of urban … Read more

“If I drink much more tea I’m sure I will drown in the stuff.” – • Read this r…

“If I drink much more tea I’m sure I will drown in the stuff.” – ❤️ • Read this romantic and delightful epistolary novel and it gave me all of the Christmas feels. I only wish I had read it before a fireplace with some hot cocoa. It’s a beautiful love story told in letters … Read more

“But it seemed she was destined to remain here with her tiny fridge- which, desp…

“But it seemed she was destined to remain here with her tiny fridge- which, despite its size, remained embarrassingly empty, containing only a bottle of Chardonnay and a few sticks of string cheese.” – 💛 • ALL the stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The author nails parenthood, family and sibling relationships. I loved spending time with the Sorensen … Read more

Read this book along with some folks last month and it was A fascinating look at…

Read this book along with some folks last month and it was A fascinating look at David Fairchild, an exploring botanist, who brought so many of the foods we enjoy today to the States. There’s too many to list but the list was very surprising to me and included banana, mango, avocado and broccoli! It … Read more

Finally got my pic together for challenge! The challenge is to put together a …

Finally got my pic together for careylovestobook challenge! The challenge is to put together a red and white stack or a stack of children’s books and Carey will donate $1 up to $1000 to Toys for Tots for the literacy program !!! Red and white are the Toys for Tots colors and it happens to … Read more