Another month of reading in the world of Summer!
This month was filled with good news, trials, and vacation time of reading and relaxation. And a lot of Denise Hunter… again. Lol
And Christmas books!! I’m cramming in Christmas stories so I can decide on some for my Christmas reading post for this year! 😳 You’ll see what I mean by a lot of reading as you read along… and keep reading since there’s a lot of books in this post!!
How did I get more reading done this month?? I’ve asked this many times in recent months.
Well, another life hack from a reading addict. I discovered, late in life at this point with my addiction slowly getting out of control… that I can get the ebook of the book I’m reading at home on my phone on a number of apps through my library rental program. Perhaps this isn’t new to anyone and it’s not really a new concept for me – this ebook and library rental thing – but it’s the fact that I have my book at home that I’m reading but don’t necessarily take it with me everywhere I go. My phone goes everywhere I go so this makes it super handy to keep on reading!
I’ve found that Hoopla is the best at having ebooks for books so far. It’s not just Hoopla! Perhaps that’s because of the relationship my library has with them…? Not sure how it works, but Overdrive does not have a great selection I’ve noticed. At least not the level that Hoopla does.
Of these two apps, I do prefer Overdrive because of its functionality and that it actually keeps my spot in the book, bookmarks actually work… But I do like that Hoopla gives me a better chance at finding the book I need.
Maybe you’ll find this tip helpful as you read (or fuel your own addiction…). 🙂
On Christmas Avenue by Ginny Baird
Just another cute Hallmark read!! ☺️
Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter
Summer Harbor – book #1
This is part of a series I read out of order on accident. Finally read book #1!
Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter
Summer Harbor – book #3
You can tell which book I had read first.. since I read books 1 and 3 😅
A nice ending to another series by Denise Hunter 🥰
The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
This was pretty comical! She agrees to have a matchmaker, but he (the matchmaker) is so frustrating about it and you know how that goes. They fall in love 🥰
Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter
Book #1 in the Chapel Springs series.
The awkward moment I finished the next book in the series and when I went to mark that one as “I finished this book!” on GoodReads, I realized I never marked this one as finished. 😅😅 So now my dates are off on there, buuuut oh well.
I really enjoyed this book and was so excited about reading the rest of the series… that I did!
Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter
Book #2 in the Chapel Springs Series.
Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential by John C. Maxwell
I’d recommend this book to anyone! It was so good and I feel like I need to go back and reference it soon because of work life developments. I know I will be going back to it in the future for sure.
I heard about John C. Maxwell during my time in Change Champions through my company (I blogged about this) and I was like just like I NEED BOOKS BY THIS MAN.
So here we are and I have another book or two by him as well so maybe you’ll see those in my reading moments next year!
The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter
Book #3 of the Chapel Springs series.
This was such a good book 🥺 a lot of conflict, but a lot of good things happened too!
A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton
Ive had this book for a few months at least… I got it because I know that it has been adapted into a Hallmark movie and I’ve yet to actually watch the full movie.
Because I haven’t seen the whole movie, I have no idea how the movie measures up the book, but I know that the book is better.
Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber
Yes, I read this in one day.
The start of Thanksgiving holiday break from work was starting. It was a Wednesday and though I still had work to do, I woke up early to begin this book, took my hour lunch to read this book and prioritized this book over all else that evening.
This was the first book in my reading goal of a book a day whilst on a break. Though I have other things on my to do list, reading is obviously highly ranked. Right up there with staying hydrated, though I tend to be so engrossed in the fiction I forget my need for water.
If you have ever, or continue to have, outrageous and addiction-like reading goals, please enlighten me in the comments! I’d love to know, as always, that I am not alone in these activities and that I am not, contrary to some people’s opinions, crazy.
You and Me by Becky Wade
Again, yes, I read this in a day! Three hours to be exact.
I ordered this the weekend prior to me receiving it in my Amazon order. I received it 11/26 while I was out shopping Black Friday (Barnes and Noble, Mardel, Maurice’s, Kirkland’s… in that order, obvi prioritized… lol). When I got home, I took the items (3 books and string lights for my room!) out of the giant envelope and started reading! Why did I start this when I had another book already started? Because this was also Christmas and it was short. I was confident I could finish this novella in plenty of time to still accomplish other things on my reading list by my self-appointed deadline. The joys of reading struck again!
Christmas Next Door
Just some nice ole stories to read!! Super small town in the older days. I like reading these types of books and went through a phase where it was like all I read.
Return to Christmas by Kathi Macias
This one was really good! I haven’t experienced a very close loved one in the military, or the after effects of that experience, but this was an eye opening read. The ending seemed kind of rushed to me, but that’s the only complaint. It was a nice Christmas-time miracle read if you’re in the market.
Annnnnd thanks for reading!! ❤️