Summer reading

I just flew back from California and boy are my arms tired…


Sorry about that. Apparently, the red eye made my brain a little tired even if my arms are perfectly okay aside from avoiding contact with the man next to me who kept trying to make conversation at 3am. No thanks.

So, since my last post, I’ve had two round trip cross country flights and some beach days which means plenty of reading to share. Great timing to link up with Jana Says and Life According to Steph for Show us Your Books.

This time of year I love reading chick lit and my usual favorite beach read authors did not disappoint.



Jane Green’s books are always go-to beach reads for me and the two I recently read ranked highest for me this month. Tempting Fate and Summer Secrets should both be checked out. Jill Mansell is another author who seems to always write chick lit that appeals to me. Her book, The Unexpected Consequences of Love, is no exception.

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Rivald was a strange book (in my all-knowing opinion) but still a good read. Since Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters is one of my all-time favorite novels, I had high hopes for In the Unlikely Event. While it was a decent story, it had too many perspectives from different characters and I admit I got confused at times about the storylines. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank is another one that tells a story from different perspectives although this book was less confusing.

Bottom line? Definitely read the first three. The second three are worth a look but you’re not missing anything if you skip them.

Do you tend to stick to certain types of books depending on the season?


Texas Bound 

Well, my blog name continues to be appropriate because in a couple of months I’m off to begin again with another clean slate. 

I was ready for a change and a new challenge so accepted a role with my current company down in San Antonio. 

Two months seems like a while but I have a feeling it is going to be a hectic few weeks saying goodbye to Boston as I get ready for the move. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of blogging as I begin this new adventure. 

Have you ever been to San Antonio? Any advice for my move? 

Coast to coast, chapter by chapter

It’s been quite a few months. In addition to the usual “thank goodness I can finally leave the house without putting on a jacket resembling a sleeping bag” activity of baseball games, concerts, weddings (with their related events) and getting as much sun as possible, I’ve been getting a lot of travel in- both driving (Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey to name a few) and flying.

Here are some highlights from where I’ve flown.

what i been up to


Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater in LA, Wine tasting in Temecula, Weekend in San Diego, Visiting Sedona, Wedding weekend in Maine, Angels game in Anaheim

And with a lot of flights, comes a lot of reading.

Here are my recent five star reads (I think I was feeling really generous lately or I’ve just had a great streak).

five star books

The four stars aren’t so bad either.

four star books

But I wouldn’t bother with the threes considering there are so many other great options here.

three star books

You can see what I’ve been up to if you follow me on Instagram. And you can check out what I’m reading on Goodreads.

What’s on your list?