Books I've Read Lately - June

June 6, 2024


Hello friends and happy June.  I read two books that I'd love to share with you.  If you have any book recommendations, please let me know in the comments section.

You with a View by Jessica Joyce - I liked this book but I didn't love it.  I found it slow at times and it took me a long time to read this book.

Noelle Shepard is unemployed, living with her parents, and grieving the loss of her beloved grandmother when she discovers decades-old photos of Gram and a smitten man, tucked alongside a love letter. She creates a TikTok to search for the mystery man, which goes viral, and she’s shocked when his grandson responds—a man who happens to be her high school nemesis, Theo Spencer.

Noelle refuses to let Theo’s annoying accomplishments in adulthood—or his sexy smirk—stand in the way of meeting his grandfather and unlocking the secrets he knew about her gram as a young woman. When she learns that their plans to elope were thwarted, Noelle decides to take the honeymoon road trip they planned but never got to carry out. There’s a catch, though: Paul, Theo's grandfather, asks to come with her, and he insists that Theo join them.

It’ll be a miracle if they make it through the trip without Noelle throwing Theo out of the moving car—or the bed they end up sharing. As the miles tick by, the tension simmers hotter between them...until she discovers that Theo’s hiding a secret that could cause their tenuous relationship to end before it can restart.

The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer -  I enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Lucy Hart knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up without parents who loved her. In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher’s aide, she is able to share her love of reading with bright, young students, especially seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but even the idea of becoming a family seems like an impossible dream without proper funds and stability.

But be careful what you wish for. . . .

Just when Lucy is about to give up, Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.

For Lucy, the chance of winning the most sought-after book in the world means everything to her and Christopher. But first she must contend with ruthless book collectors, wily opponents, and the distractingly handsome (and grumpy) Hugo Reese, the illustrator of the Clock Island books. Meanwhile, Jack “the Mastermind” Masterson is plotting the ultimate twist ending that could change all their lives forever.

. . . You might just get it.

Have you read any good books lately?

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  1. My daughter is a prolific reader, I am not. I prefer shorter blog reading! She did have a book she wanted me to read though and if the sun comes out and I visit the beach, I just might do it!

  2. I hope you are able to find some good recommendations from all the other posts today. One that I have added to my list is The Maid. Thanks for linking up with us!

  3. I enjoyed Wishing Game. It was really different! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I always have a couple of books I am reading but nothing stands out right now. I had to give up on a couple lately....too dull! Happy weekend!

    1. I see in your comments someone mentioned The Maid. I had some problems with that book but it would be a good one for a book club...lots to discuss!

  5. I read The Wishing Game and liked it too. I'm enjoying this link up and adding more books to my already too long list to be read. Have a nice week!


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