"... Life is short and TBR lists are long. I know time is precious and I thank you for spending yours with this book. " ~ Katja Millay
Spring is here and we’re continuing to add to our TBR list! Chelsea and I decided to share two books each with all of you that we would like to read over these next couple of months. Maybe one will catch your eye as well!
Reminders of Him By Colleen Hoover
Returning home after five years in prison for a tragic mistake, troubled mother Kenna Rowan hopes to reunite with her four year old daughter. But did Kenna burn too many bridges with no way to build a bridge back? Everyone who is caring for Kenna’s daughter is determined to keep her away, no matter how much Kenna is proving herself and working hard.
The local bar owner, and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter, Ledger Ward has not closed the door completely to Kenna. But if anyone finds out how important Ledger is becoming in Kenna’s life, both would lose the trust of everyone important to them and Kenna’s daughter.
Ledger and Kenna form a connection despite all the pressure around them, but as the romance between them intensifies, the risk does as well. Kenna needs to find a way to vindicate the mistakes from her past in order to build a future worthy of her daughter.
Fate: The Winx Saga By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Students come from all over the Otherworld to train at the Alfea International School. Why do they come? To learn magic. To discover how to control their powers. Five students-complete strangers to each other-are assigned as roommates inside the school walls…
Aisha has control over water to the complete envy of her fellow students. She is an athlete and an exemplary overachiever. Terra has power over the natural world which often takes her rivals by surprise. She is often an awkward do-gooder. Musa can easily be overwhelmed by the emotions of those around her and appears to be introverted, keeping to herself so she is not continuously overwhelmed. Stella is a princess - yes, a real princess - whose command over light inspires but also intimidates. And then there's Bloom, the newcomer and outsider - the girl from the human world whose uncontrolled power over fire almost destroyed her family.
These five teenagers want to figure out who they are. They want to make friends and fit in with everyone else in their new school. But when an ancient, long-vanquished evil suddenly resurfaces outside the castle walls, these five girls are forced to put their powers to the test. And in the process, they'll discover a secret so powerful, it will challenge everything they know about the Otherworld they live in...and themselves.
Malibu Rising By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Malibu: August, 1983. People clamor to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, a surfer and supermodel; Jay, a champion surfer; Hud, a well-known photographer; and their little sister, Kit. Children to the legendary singer, Mick Riva, the siblings prove to be a fascination to not only Malibu, but the world.
Nina's annual end-of-summer party is today and anticipation is high, but Nina, who has never wanted to be the center of attention, isn't looking forward to the summer bash due to recently being left by her husband, a tennis pro. Hud may be just as excited as his sister Nina about the party. It's time he confesses something to his brother who he's been inseparable from since birth. But Jay, he can't wait until the party to meet up with his crush who promised she'd attend. And Kit, well, she's just as excited and has a few secrets of her own.
By morning, the Riva mansion will be in flames. Before the fire though, loves and secrets that have shaped the most current generation of Riva's will come to light.
Like Streams to the Ocean By Jedidiah Jenkins
Our self is created based on our circumstances, comments we overhear from others, and the moments that scared us most when we were young. Throughout our busy lives, we rarely have time to think about questions that matter most. Who am I? Where do I belong? We may avoid asking ourselves these questions, but they affect our behaviors, even after we become adults.
Jenkins's writing allows us to explore different topics we must think about to live a deeply considered life: family, work, love, ego, nature, death, and the soul. Reflecting on these topics allows the reader to find fulfillment in the people and places around us and the courage to show ourselves to the world.
What is everyone planning to read this spring? Share with us below so we can add to our TBR lists! And if you’d like to see more of what we’re excited to read or what our thoughts are on these books (once we've read them!), check out our Goodreads profiles (Kelli’s and Chelsea’s) or follow us on Instagram and Facebook! And don't forget to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with our reviews and all things books! Thanks for reading with us!