Book Reviews

Book Review | This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger #bookreview #newreleases

The story itself had some exciting moments especially when it looked like the Brickmans had caught up to them. It felt long in parts but the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the people and places kept my interest. I am very interested in reading more by this author, particularly his previous book, No Ordinary Grace. […]

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Book Lists, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday |Ten Character Traits I Love #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads

Welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday Post for October 8th. The category this week was a lot of fun to come up with. I focused on my favorite literary females and what character traits I admire about them. Character Traits I Love from Ten Favorite Literary Women (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other […]

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Book Lists

Top 5 Books | Books with the Scariest Covers #booklists #top5 #orangecountyreads

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books. 10/5/19 — Books with the Scariest Covers 10/12/19 — Books that Cast a Spell on You 10/19/19 — Gothic Books Creepy Books 10/26/19 — Trick or Treat (Pick your own topic!) Every week I’ll list 5 books featuring the common theme […]

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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 10419 #firstlinesfridays #orangecountyreads

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review | Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King #bookreviews #newreleases #netgalley #orangecountyreads

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Published: 10/1/19 Pages: 331 pages, kindle edition Disclaimer: I received a free advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating. My Thoughts This book was the first I’ve read by this author. While I was putting together […]

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Book Lists, TBR

TBR Thursdays | Page 69 Test 10319 #page69test #tbrthursdays #orangecountyreads

Do you know about “the page 69 test”? The idea, floated by Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is that when you read page 69 of a book you know whether or not it’s for you. In the book HOW TO READ A NOVEL, John Sutherland suggests that readers should apply the page 69 test.  He argues […]

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Book Reviews, Monthly Updates

September Wrap Up #monthlyrecap #minibookreviews #orangecountyreads

September was a great month – lots of fun things happened, I started a BookTube channel and I posted 28 out of 30 days! Reading-wise, I finished seven fabulous books, but I DNF’d five. Ouch, I hate it when that happens! This month we had magical cellos, an Amazonian plane crash, self-driving cars, rom-com romance […]

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