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What Are You Reading?

Fall sports, writing a book, editing another and dealing with all the “senior” details of my daughter’s final year of high school have taken a toll on my brain–a BIG toll! I literally haven’t been able to read a novel in two months! (!!!) That makes me sad. Reading novels is one of my favorite ways to escape and recharge.

Last weekend brought an end to all the fall sports. I finished my first draft yesterday. The edits have been turned in, and I think I’m caught up on the senior stuff. What does this mean? I’ll be reading again soon! Yay!

I have a few selections, and I’m not sure which one I’ll choose first.

London Tides by Carla Laureano

*Sale alert!! The ebook is on sale for just $1.99 until October 31, 2015! Go to London Tides E-book Sale (linked) for details!**

I read Five Days in Skye, the first in this contemporary Christian romance series, earlier this year. I loved it. So romantic, so expertly written. And,  yeah, I thought the hero was hot! I’ve been waiting for the second book to drop, and it recently did! London Tides is on my Kindle, ready to go.

Maybe in Another Life  by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I saw this reviewed in a magazine. It looked intriguing, so I borrowed it from our library. It has one of those trippy choose-your-own-adventure-type storylines where we see how the heroine fares if she makes one choice and also how her life goes if she makes the other. I haven’t even cracked it open, so I can’t say much beyond that. Looks good!

On the non-fiction front, I recently finished Just Show Up  by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn. It’s so moving, so inspiring and so practical that I can only say, drop what you’re doing and order this book. Right now.

Go on. Do it.

What do we do when a friend is going through hard times? I wish I knew. Do I call? Do they want to talk? Should I give them space? It’s hard. This book addresses all the sticky stuff. I found myself jotting notes and just sighing in recognition as I read Just Show Up. It motivated me to step up and make even small gestures to those around me suffering. Sometimes the small gestures are big. Did I need tissues as I read it? Of course, I did. This was written in the final days of Kara’s fight with cancer. It’s emotional and wonderful.  I can’t recommend it enough.

So there you have it. My fiction options and my non-fiction recommendation.

Your turn! What are you reading?

Have a terrific day!

JillKemerer

Jill Kemerer writes contemporary romance novels with love, humor and faith. Besides spoiling her mini-dachshund and keeping up with her busy kids, Jill enjoys magazines, M&MS, fluffy animals and nature walks. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children.  Jill loves connecting with readers, so please visit her website, jillkemerer.com.

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