Showing posts with label Read-a-thon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Read-a-thon. Show all posts

Sunday, September 29, 2019

#TackleTBR Wrap-up

Well, life intervened and I didn't get the books read that I wanted to- also I read a couple books not on my list. Say You Love Me was to have a happy story to fall asleep to, but Home to Chestnut Grove was an accident- it was open on my Kindle and I read it thinking it was You Belong With Me... and afterwards I went to write a review and the book description did not quite match what I had just read *face palm* But in my defense they are both about towns that are being "rescued" into revitalization by the main character. One is just much more Christmas-themed than the other... The last book I read, The Words Between Us, was excellent so I did end the read-a-thon on a happily satisfied note.

Total Pages: 937
Total Books: 4.25

(partial read)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

#TackleTBR Day 3/7

You Belong With Me started with a lot of drama and I needed something more relaxing so I re-read Say You Love Me by Heather B. Moore.

Pages Read: 198
Books completed: 1

Total Pages: 438
Total Books: 2

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

#TackleTBR Day 1/7

I read the novella P.S. Goodbye again before starting You Belong With Me to remember the characters and dynamics.

Pages Read: 188 + 52
Books completed: 1

Total Pages: 240
Total Books: 1

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2019 #TackleTBR

I appreciate read-a-thons because they give me an extra boost of motivation to power up my reading! Here are the books I'm planning to read *and write the review for* in the next seven days...

Friday, October 5, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #FavoriteAuthors

This is a dangerous question to ask a bookworm... ;)

I'm listing my must-read, auto-buy authors that I trust for consistently delivering books that I find amazing and satisfying. I highly recommend books by all of the following authors!

Rachael Anderson

Lori Benton

Sian Ann Bessey

Joanne Bischof

Mary Connealy

Dawn Crandall

Julie Daines

Taylor Dean

Nicole Deese

 Julianne Donaldson

Sarah M. Eden

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Laura Frantz
Kathleen Fuller

Donna Hatch
Jody Hedlund

Stacy Henrie

Pam Hillman
Michele Paige Holmes

Denise Hunter

Regina Jennings
Krista Lynne Jensen

Liz Johnson
Carla Kelly

Ronie Kendig

Josi S. Kilpack

Julie Klassen

Sarah E. Ladd

Carla Laureano

Annette Lyon 
Amy Matayo

Kristen McKendry
 Heather B. Moore

H. B. Moore

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Peel 

Amber Lynn Perry
Dani Pettrey

Sheralyn Pratt
Katherine Reay

Regina Scott

Nichole Van

Becky Wade

Courtney Walsh

Susan May Warren

Karen Witemeyer

Thursday, October 4, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #ChildhoodFavorite

I absolutely loved The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and read them several times throughout my childhood and teen years. These Happy Golden Years was probably my first sweet romance ;) I credit these books for my love of pioneer stories and westerns. I'm planning to borrow the audiobooks from our library to listen to with my five year old at bedtime.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #FavoriteCouple

I'm going to go with the classic literary couple, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The first time I read the book, I had not yet seen any movie versions, so I pictured him as very tall, and her as much younger than him. As much as I enjoy both the miniseries and 2005 movie, I prefer vintage illustrations and depictions of the couple since they match my own vision. I also love reading retellings and stories inspired by the book, they can be so much fun!

Check out my Pride and Prejudice Pinterest Board for more Darcy and Lizzie fun!

Monday, October 1, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #CurrentlyReading

I'm currently reading Storm Front by Susan May Warren, the fifth book in the Montana Rescue series! Just like the others, it's full of epic adventure, suspense, romance, and inspirational themes.


A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved--and lost--walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.

A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn't expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked--no, ran--from over a year ago. She had her reasons--good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn't the kind of man to give up--not on the missing students, or on her.

Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren's breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #Unforgettable

As a teen I enjoyed Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman series, so when I was a young adult and came across this book at a thrift store, I picked it up. Its story and characters are unforgettable and have stayed with me over the years. I love the world-building, the dichotomy of strength and vulnerability in desperate times. The romance is super subtle and sweet.


There is much want in the kingdom and the tales of Jackaroo, the masked outlaw who helps the poor in times of trouble, is on everyone's lips. Gwyn, the innkeeper's spunky daughter, pays little attention to the tales. But when she is stranded during a snowstorm in a cabin with the lordling Gaderian, and finds a strange garment that resembles the costume Jackaroo is said to wear, she begins to wonder...

Friday, September 28, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #FavoriteGenre

My favorite genre to read is CLEAN ROMANCE!

I love contemporary and historical equally, and lately I've been on a suspense binge. Swing by my Amazon page and check out my Idea Lists for 5 star books in my favorite genres . . .

Heidi Reads... Amazon Idea Lists for my Favorite Genres

Thursday, September 27, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #Wishlist

A few books on my wishlist are the ones in the new Garrison's Law series by Mary Connealy! I love this author's historical westerns for their adventure and humor as well as sweet romance, and I'm excited to see her writing in a different genre- although I'm sure the action, humor, and romance will still be there, just in a contemporary setting. (I actually have the first book on my Kindle but wanted to share them all with you anyway!)


Garrison's Law begins. A family of alpha Texas lawmen (and women) bring their own brand of justice to law and order in Texas.

Trudy Jennings, is a college professor with a string of bestselling pop psychology books about answering all of life's troubles with love.

Ben Garrison is her student. He's a hardened cop who needs this class to get his degree can't keep a straight face. He tells her she's right, as long as she lives in her cushion, safe life. But for him, using her philosophy, he'll be dead by the weekend.

A stalker is coming after kindhearted Trudy and Ben is there to protect her. Trudy faces her first try challenge to turning the other cheek and feels like a failure that she can't help her confused and desperate and frightening stalker.

Ben has to keep Trudy safe until the increasingly frightening stalker can be stopped and as Ben gets to know Trudy better, he recognizes his own callus behavior at the same time he finds out everyone in Trudy's life takes advantage of her.

She's got to get tough.

He's got to find a kinder way.

Together they have to take down a wealthy, obsessed man who knows how to play the system, because he's done all this before.


Jacie Moreau is a tough-as-nails security specialist who works with the Long Pine Texas police. She takes care of herself and doesn’t ask for help from anyone.

Brett Garrison is an odd-man-out in the Garrison family. He’s a soft-hearted veterinarian from a family of daring Texas lawmen.

Jacie runs afoul of a hired killer and no one is there to step between her and danger but Brett.

Brett’s good-hearted plan to care for the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen draw an assassin’s attention.

Jacie never needs help, but Brett’s kindness when she is so vulnerable sneaks past all the emotional walls she’s built around her heart.

The killer keeps coming and their only hope is to run. And as they run they try and figure out who’s hired a killer, and why, and how to stop him.

If they hide well enough and live long enough, they might make it to the day they can fall in love.

Not all the Garrisons are guys.

Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She's called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie.

Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he's had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He's got a bruise on his face to prove it.

They have to work together and sparks are flying that aren’t all about the job.