Book Date


My reading has slowed down a bit as has my audiobook listening.

I have found it hard to find either thing that grabs my attention.

Although I say that, I have become slightly obsessed with Kristan Higgins.

After finishing Now That You Mention It, I immediately  picked up On Second Thought.

Ainsley O’Leary is so ready to get married—she’s even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn’t anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup he chronicles in a blog…which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her older half sister, Kate, who’s struggling with a sudden loss of her own.

Kate’s always been the poised, self-assured sister, but becoming a newlywed—and a widow—in the space of four months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late husband was keeping a secret from her.

Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that’s always separated them, Ainsley’s and Kate’s heartaches bind their summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable imperfection of relationships and family—and the possibility of one day finding love again.

~Good Reads

I loved this book!

I requested another Kristan Higgins book and it just came via Overdrive today-Yay!

I then read a library cozy mystery, A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay.

Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she’s determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother’s fate.

~Good Reads

Although this was book #6 in a series (that I haven’t read), I easily was caught up on the back story.

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others in the series.

I haven’t listened to an audiobook since Man Hands (which was very funny!).

I have listened to a lot of podcasts:

  • Armchair Expert
  • Dr. Death
  • Serial season 3

I hope to have an audio book grab my attention soon.

Have a good week!

Joining Book Date and The Caffeinated Reader

14 thoughts on “Book Date

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    I’ve only read a couple by Kristan Higgins and should look for more. The cozy also sounds good. I like that you can jump into the series and not be lost. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


  2. ERK says:

    Those books seem really great! I think I might add ‘On Second Thought’ to my TBR. I don’t listen to podcasts often but am intrigued by Dr. Death.

    Hope you have a great week! 😊


  3. Kathryn says:

    I love Kristan Higgins and have read most but not all of her books. I like the ones that veer toward women’s fiction. A cozy series around books is always the kind I go for when I read a cozy. (Mostly)


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