Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Books in 2018 - Second Quarter

This continues my un-originally titled Books in 2018 Series.  The first quarter list can be seen here.  I suspected I would have a shorter list in the warmer weather months, and that hypothesis was correct!
My little reader
  • The Walk by Richard Paul Evans - I'm continuing to read Evans's work, which I mentioned often in my first quarter list.  This was the first book in a five book series and left me ready to read the others.
  • Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson - I recommend this memoir.  It was very touching!
  • Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans - The second book in The Walk series.
  • A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans - The fourth book in The Walk series.  Neither my library nor the associated branches that I can do inter-library loan from have the third book, which makes no sense.  From reading the second one I knew that the books could stand alone, but this was also frustrating!
  • Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans - The fifth book in The Walk series.  Definitely read this series!
  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding - I read Bridget Jones's Diary years ago, so when I randomly saw this one at the library I picked it up.  It was nowhere good as I remember the first book being.
  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley - This memoir was also okay, but nothing you need to add to your reading list.
  • The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans - I didn't realize that this was the first book in a new trilogy when I picked it up; I prefer to wait until the entire series is out so I can read them straight through.  I will be anxiously awaiting!
  • Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave - This was an entertaining one and I hope to read more by this author now!
  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby - I finished it, but I wouldn't read it again or pick up another book by this author...I am more conservative than she.
  • Bridget Jones's Baby by Helen Fielding - I liked this more than Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. which I'd checked out at the same time, but still think you can find better books.
  • How Did You Get This Number by Sloan Crosley - I liked this better than I Was Told There'd Be Cake.
  • My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella - My friend Liz posted about reading this book, and I've enjoyed other books by this author so I checked it out from the library the next time I had the chance and enjoyed it.
  • The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans - This was the second book in a trilogy (The Broken Road, which I read in May, was the first), but the third book doesn't come out until spring 2019, ugh!  This was a really good read.
  • The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans - This one wasn't as holiday-themed as you'd think by the title, and his books never disappoint.
  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion - I'd read The Rosie Project and didn't realize there was a second book until Liz mentioned it (clearly I enjoy reading her reading lists!).  I agree with her that the first book was better.
  • Summer Secrets by Jane Green - I finished this on my Grandma's Marathon trip and highly recommend it and anything else by Jane Green.  I read every book she'd published several years ago, but now more have come out and I need to catch up!
  • The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.  I purchased this one in a little book shop in Grand Marais, Minnesota because I'd nearly finished the three books I brought on the trip but still had about half the trip left.  It had some unexpected twists, and I've liked everything I've read by this author (The Center of Everything is a really good read from her).
Mid-May Albani started our library's summer reading program, so now she earns bonuses for the reading she does anyway!  I signed up for the adult program, but logging her reading was so involved that I never logged my own.
This is an amazing coupon book!


  1. I felt the same way about the Bridget Jones books!

    1. I decided either the first book was WAY better, or I just had bad taste back when I read it...possibly both.