Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Books You Loved: June edition and New Blog of the Month




Books You Loved: May had lots of super books.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick was reviewed by Silver's Reviews.  The review said 'an adorable, enchanting, uplifting read.  Be prepared to fall in love with Arthur Pepper.'

Visual Intelligence by Amy E Herman was reviewed by Different Time, Different Place Reviews.  Debbie's review said 'Visual Intelligence is a course on improving your ability to see important details and clearly communicate your observations to others. The book contains full-color art that you study closely as part of the exercises.'

The Martian by Andy Weir was brought over by the Bookworm Chronicles.  Jessica said 'a gripping and immersive science-fiction drama which had me on the edge of my seat and, surprisingly, laughing from start to finish'

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson was reviewed by Let's Read.  Marianne said 'Do NOT attempt to read this in public if you don't want everyone looking at "that person who just can't stop laughing"

The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney was brought over by Moonshine & Rosefire.  Mary said 'I was completely immersed in the story in a relatively short period of time, and quite willingly lost myself in the story of these four remarkable women. I found the book hard to put down and was rooting for the Graces all the way through.  I would certainly give this book an A+!'

To see other books that were linked in, you can hop on over to this Pinboard.

You may have noticed that I have now inserted a top page called Books in my header.  Here you will find books that I have reviewed because I thought they were great plus a list of books I have read but chose not to review.  It's a work in progress but I hope you'll find it useful.

Now for the June collection.  Remember the post doesn't have to be a recent one and the book doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.

Another month begins so I have chosen my new Blog of the Month – Silver's Reviews. Elizabeth is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her blog has a beautiful header – showing a spectacular Scottish scene. She has been book blogging for almost 6 years.  You will find lots of good book reviews – including the one I featured in this post.

Happy June!

13 comments:

  1. Dear Thing...heartwarming women's fiction at its best.

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  2. For fans of the unreliable narrator, J.T. Ellison's No One Knows.

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  3. Hello Carole, thank you so much for featuring my review of The Martian by Andy Weir - if I haven't said it enough it is a great book! This month I have linked up a very different book: Scottish, historical fiction Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea.

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  4. I am so excited....thank you so much for naming me the BLOG OF THE MONTH.

    I love your blurb about MY BLOG....very nice. THANKS.

    Now to my books for this month....I went from mostly sweet and endearing last month to wicked this month. LOL!!

    ENJOY your books everyone, and thanks again, Carole, for this terrific post that makes by TBR stack get higher and higher.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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    1. Congratulations on Blog of the Month Elizabeth :-)

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  5. Oh...One more comment.

    I LOVED the Arthur Pepper Book....read it if you can.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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  6. Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. Thank you again for the shoutout, Carole - I'll be back later on in the month! :)

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  8. Hi Carole, thanks for reminding me to post my fav books from last month. i also want to let your readers know about a free audiobook program from Sync taht runs for the next few months. They are giving away 2 free audio books a week to encourage teens to read/listen. All are welcome to download the books, though they might not be available to all locations every week. I have posted the details on my blog and it updates each Thursday morning. http://www.heatherpearson.com/2016/05/sync-audio-for-teens-week-4.html

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  9. Once again this month I've linked you to three of my favorite books from the previous month. Happy reading! Now I'm off to visit some of my fellow bloggers listed here to add to my own TBR list.

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  10. Happy June!! It's my birthday on the 23rd ;) and I'm moving out in two days!! Ugh!! I can't wait to read The Martian, having seen and loved the movie.

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  11. My daughter's birthday was on June 1st, and we both raided our local library book sale on June 7th! Anyway, that was were I found my Best Book of June! I can't remember if someone else had previously posted about this book, but Ms. Hilderbrand is now a new author for me.

    Thank you so much, Carole, and I will see you next month!

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