Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Holiday Reads #toptentuesday #tenholidayreads #orangecountyreads

Do you have a favorite Christmas author?  Do you like to read holiday books all year long, or do you save them up for December?   Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Holiday Reads (Books you love reading during the holiday season.) Here are 10 holiday #mustreads I’ve either read personally or had highly recommended. […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Blog Tour| This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle Weinstein #suzyapproved #getredpr #bookreview #orangecountyreads

I was pleased with the ending and shed so many tears, but it felt a little hurried, after the first three-quarters of slow buildup.  Certain details felt contrived and a bit predictable but overall it was an entertaining and tremendously moving story, with a writing style similar to Colleen Hoover. Themes of grief, abandonment, romance, […]

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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 11819 #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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Non Fiction November

Week 2 Non-Fiction November | Book Pairings #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 2 is hosted by Sarah’s Bookshelves. All month long, join our wonderful hosts with weekly prompts for discussing all the Non-Fiction Reads from 2019. Get all the details here. Want to be extra? Join in the Instagram photo challenge! So let’s get started! Book Pairings This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review | How Fires End by Marco Rafalà #howfiresend @tlcbooktours @sicilianaut @amazonpublishing

Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for HOW FIRES END by Marco Rafalà.  Thanks so much to TLC Book Tours for including us on this tour. Please note:  I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating. […]

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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 Books on My Fall TBR 92419 #toptentuesday #falltbr #orangecountyreads

Good Morning! It’s officially FALL and here in California, we’re supposed to have a high of 91 degrees…typical when we want to break out the sweaters and boots! I’m back today with a new Top Ten Tuesday post. This weeks topic is “Books On My Fall 2019 TBR” The Nobodies by Liza Palmer (9/10) Why […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Giveaway| The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg #TheSecretLifeofMrsLondon #RebeccaRosenberg #HFVBTBlogTours @RebeccasNovels @hfvbt

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg. Thanks to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for including Orange County Readers. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the giveaway link! Published: January 30, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Disclaimer: I […]

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