Connect Five Friday – Fav. Summer Reads

 

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It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

It is now officially fall and the weather is starting to feel like it. I’m in jeans and a sweater already. But at least the heat isn’t on yet.

I was looking at the books I’ve read over the summer and realized just how many wonderful books I had read the past 3 months. I decided to pick my favourite 5 – a very difficult decision let me tell you. (Book info from Goodreads)

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When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“It’s Mozart meets Monday Night Football as the temperamental soprano and stubborn jock embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand. Along the way, the combatants will engage in soul-searching and trash talk, backstage drama and, for sure, a quarterback pass. But they’ll also face trouble as threatening letters, haunting photographs, and a series of dangerous encounters complicate their lives.”

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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

“Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.
She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . . Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point.
She knows she needs to find her father.
She’s missed so much that her friends have left her behind.
She’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. And now she barely knows where to start on her own.”

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The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis

“A heartfelt story of family, forgiveness, and secrets that have the power to change the course of more than one life. When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.”

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Love for Beginners by Jill Shalvis

“the moving story of a young woman who has to start her life—and her love life—over again.

When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma, she learns that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive, she decides to start over from scratch. Not as easy as it sounds, of course. But she’s never been a quitter, even if she wishes she could quit rehab, where her hot but evil physical therapist, Simon, puts her through the wringer.”

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Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins.

Every month, a letter. That’s what Lauren decides to leave her husband when she finds out she’s dying. Each month, she gives Josh a letter containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a heartrending, beautiful, often humorous journey to find happiness again in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins.

2 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Fav. Summer Reads

  1. Well now that is interesting. I’ve just put five books on my table to go over and choose my next read. Pack Up the Moon is one of them. I’ll be very open to it. Of course back you up on Jill shalvis and SEP. I must look for that Butland one too.

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