15 Book Suggestions for Spring Break

Who is ready for Spring Break?  I know I am !  I am excited to load up my Kindle Paperwhite and plow through some new books.  I found 15 books for our Spring Break reading and can’t wait to get started on a few of them.  I am not sure which one to read first…I am thinking which ever loads first will be the one. If you have any books you recently read and loved please share below, I love hearing from you.  I have also put Apple Tree Yard on my list which came via a regular reader to the blog and who has similar interests to me.  Can’t wait to check back and see what we couldn’t put down!  Happy Reading!

Ridgely Brode is gearing up for Spring Break with 15 book suggestions for your Kindle on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

row 1: It Ends with Us  /  Missing, Presumed  /  Forever is the Worst Long Time

row 2: Cancel the Wedding  /  The Impossible Fortress  /  My Not So Perfect Life

row 3: A Piece of the World  /  All the Breaking Waves  /  The Assistants

row 4: How to Murder Your Life  /  Everything You Want Me To Be  /  Swimming Lessons

row 5: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  /  Lilac Girls  /  The Futures

Summer 2016 Books

The worst thing happened, my Kindle decided to flame out a few weekends ago at the beach.  Not just any flame out, but one that rendered the Kindle useless.  It was such a bummer to be at the beach and not have anything to read!  I have had amazing experiences with Amazon customer service over the years for my Kindle’s and while I could call and probably get a refurbished version, I think this time I need to bite the bullet and buy a new one. And that is what I did and a white Kindle Paperwhite is currently on its way to my house!  YAY!  There really is no other way to read at the beach than on a real book or a Kindle.  I can’t wait to load it up with this Summers books.  What are you reading?  Please leave a comment of your latest favorites…as you can see I have a few on my wishlist below..

Summer 2016 Reads | Ridgely''s Radar

top: Here’s to Us  /  Truly Madly Guilty  /  The Woman in Cabin 10

Middle: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  /  Before the Fall  /  Harmony

bottom: Three Sisters, Three Queens  /  La Rose  /  Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel

May 2011 Book Club

I love my book club! It is a great group of 12 women – combined we have 33 children! We all live in the same town and have very busy lives.  We have carved out one night a month to meet, eat, drink and discuss the monthly book.  The host is in charge of making dinner and picking the book for the next month. The previous months host brings dessert and the next months host brings the appetizers. It works perfectly! We all get to try each others cooking and share recipes.  If you have read my earlier posts you will know that I try to coerce the dessert maker to bring something chocolate!

Lets get to the book. For May we read The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer



A little side story – Two weeks before book club was to meet, I went to visit my grandmothers for the weekend and I left the book by mistake.  It was on loan from the library and had to be returned when my mother delivered it back to me. I had barely scratched the 600 pages and book club was a week away!  I had to get back on the list for another copy. Lets just say there are a few rules in our book club (Ahem.. I am the book club leader..) and you can NOT show up unless you have read the book. Well, what can I say??  I am a stickler for rules. Luckily, I got another copy and was able to speed read the rest of the book.It was unanimous – we all loved the book! It was a fun discussion and a very good choice. Thank you Colleen!  And for those of you interested, Colleen made a delicious ice cream pie for dessert – not 100% chocolate, but just enough!

book club check list Loved1

Other titles we have read and I have enjoyed: