Book Lists

Friday Face Off | Girls #whoruntheworld #fridayfaceoff #orangecountyreads

Happy Friday Bookworms! Just a quick post today, inspired by a Bookstagram challenge where you post a stack of books with the word “Girl” or “Girls” in the title. Here are seven books on my TBR that fit the description. Without knowing what they’re about…Which cover are you most drawn to? Which one catches your […]

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews I Never Posted | In Pieces by Sally Field #waybackwednesday #bookreview #orangecountyreads

Welcome! It’s time for the weekly “Way Back Wednesday” where I work my way through books that I never posted a review for. Here’s one of my favorite Non-Fiction reads from last year. I got to hear her speak and she is as amazing and energetic as you would think. In Pieces by Sally Field […]

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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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TBR Thursdays | Page 69 Test 91219 #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 Review | When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton #whenweleftcuba #netgalley #newrelease

April 12, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Published: April 9, 2019 🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: Formidable. Stubborn. Inspiring. All words to describe Beatriz Perez, the heroine of this story. I signed up for the blog tour in January and immediately had to hustle and read NYIH, which introduced me to the Perez family and their wonderful love […]

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Book Review | Midnight at The Wandering Vineyard by Jamie Raintree #harlequinpublicity #jamieraintree #netgalley

Genre: Contemporary fiction, Family Dynamics Published: March 26, 2019 Pages: 368 🍊🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: Family, Friendship, Wine, Horses, First Love, Loyalty – the new title from Jamie Raintree has all of these themes and more. It felt like I was reading about real people I would want to know. Mallory and Kelly were the best […]

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General Info, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Fictional Females I’d Want As Friends #toptentuesday #iwd2019

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post. The prompt for the week was Ten Characters I’d Want to Switch Places With. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I’ve changed it slightly to: Ten Fictional Females I’d Want To Be Friends With! Nancy Drew | Girl detective, clever, always gets her guy, cute […]

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Book Review | The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Loigman #bookreview #getredpr

January 22 Genre: Historical Fiction Published: January 22, 2019 Pages: 285 🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: This is a historical fiction title set in the early 1940s in Springfield, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York. The main story revolves around Ruth and Millie and their relationship as adults. To begin, I was interested in the sisters and how […]

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