I have been making an effort not to buy or bring home so many books, so I don’t add a lot to my physical shelves. However, I do add books to my Saved list on Scribd all the time (mostly on Tuesdays 😅) and have an ongoing list of books that are at my store that I can get whenever I want. So here’s a short list of the ones that I definitely need to read ASAP. I don’t have 10 for this week’s TTT, but I think 5 is enough.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson – This book covers two of my main interests, reading and genealogy. If you have never heard of the blue-skinned people of Troublesome Creek, the basics are that there was this family in the 1800’s called the Fugates who were born with a genetic mutation that caused their skin to look blue. They were treated really poorly because their neighbours were superstitious. With help from doctors and marrying outside of their small family group, the condition eventually went away. This is a fictional story about the last girl in the family with the condition, who worked to bring books to the people in her town.
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn – I am addicted to pretty journals and stationery, and would love to learn how to do hand-lettering. Of course, it’s a lot of practice and just don’t think that I’ll ever get good enough at it to satisfy my perfectionism. Anyway, this cute book about a hand-lettering professional who happens to also be a bit more observant than the average person, sounds really good. Meg Mackworth weaves a cheeky clue into her work when she notices that her latest clients probably shouldn’t be tying the knot after all. But a year later, while Meg finds herself facing a looming deadline and creative block, the doomed groom comes back to ask how she knew things were going to fall apart.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Rebecca Raisin – The second book in this series showed up in our store and I definitely can’t get it until I read book one! There’s actually a whole series of books set in this town, which is always a good thing for my book bingeing habits. The main character, Sarah Smith, has the same love for meet-cute romance novels, and is looking for love since her best friend got engaged. So… the question becomes, do I start with this book, or do I go for the full series and just read all of them in a row?
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams – This book is advertised as Buffy meets Babysitters Club, and I am totally in for it. It makes me think of my highschool days when I used to watch The Craft over and over with my friends each weekend. I’ve read both good and bad reviews of this book so far, so I don’t know what to expect, but the cover has me interested enough to give it a try. The “popular girl learning to be normal” trope has me a little wary, but I think there might be enough supernatural shenanigans to keep me happy with this book.
Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman – After finishing The Bookish Life of Nina Hill it was a given that I would try to find some more books by this author. Luckily I found a bargain copy of one of her older books at my store. This one is all about a carpool mom who sees a bit too much of her neighbour’s lives, and is stuck trying to navigate how to deal with the infidelity she has witnessed. It sounds quirky and fun enough, and just reading the reviews on Goodreads made me smile because the author legit told people who weren’t enjoying it to just stop reading it immediately. That’s the best (and only appropriate) response to a bad review that I’ve ever seen from an author.
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