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Twitterature {June 2014 Edition}

Linking with Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy for Twitterature, where we share short reviews of what we’ve been reading lately. Here are my books and then head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy to read many more titles! 

We’ve been on the road for over a month. We’ve flown across the country, taken nearly every form of transportation possible in North America, stayed in a myriad of homes and hotels and had a ton of conversations. It’s been wonderful and exhausting. And I’ve learned how much I love reading as an introvert recharge time. Here’s what I’ve read this past month. 

Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

A woman arrives in Montreal to an arranged marriage. The man sponsors her immigration into Canada from war torn Eastern Europe, she’s a Jew and it’s after World War II. Three months after her baby is born, she disappears. The mystery of who she really is and what she did during the war grows as her family shares snippets of what she shared with them. It’s a fascinating read by a Canadian author, I picked it up while on vacation at a charming used bookstore on Vancouver Island.


Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson

This was on my first Kindle downloads and it’s been on my list to read forever. Written by a young mom in the full trenches of motherhood and an older mom looking back on her motherhood years, this is the book I want to give to all my mama friends. Sally Clarkson is a voice of wisdom and hope as she shares from her journey, gives hope and gives perspective (it’s hard, don’t give up). Sarah Mae is the friend next door as she shares about the right now, the lack of sleep, the challenge with spirited children and balancing all the relationships.

By Emily Freeman – Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily Freeman

Again, one of those on my to-read lists for a long time. This book was exactly what I wanted it to be and what I hoped it would be. It speaks to all who create, all who want to create and who all think they can’t create. It speaks to the fact that we are all artists and that the world needs our art- the art of living fully in the way and with the gifts we were given. I create with food, with words and with pictures. I can’t draw or paint to save my life but I call myself a creative. This book made me feel alive.

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating The Extraordinary Nature Of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist

This was my book for our cross-country flight and it was perfect. I cried and laughed and felt understood. To read a book that invites you to see the everyday extraordinary  just before embarking on a crazy long trip was perfect. Shauna has a gift of writing from her own life in a way that makes me appreciate my own everyday life.


Unspoken  Undetected and  Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

I lumped these three novels together because I read them fast and all together while spending a week at my inlaws. They are great books for reading when you have several free hours (or lots of self discipline!) and need an escape from all.the.wonderful! people. I enjoyed being pulled into a good story with lots of drama, well-developed characters and gripping story lines.


What good books have you read this month?


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  • Krista June 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

    Such good books! I’d especially love to read Cold Tangerines. 🙂 I’ve been reading another hilarious gardening book by Beverley Nichols. I haven’t been so charmed and delighted by an author in quite some time. 🙂 He cracks me up! Also reading about how to raise chickens well, how to create a cottage garden, and lots of stuff on herbs. 🙂

    • thisvintagemoment June 16, 2014, 2:07 am

      I think you would love Cold Tangerines, it’s just our kind of book. =)
      I’ll have to look up Beverley Nichols, I need some good funny and charming books to read. And I always love reading about cottage gardens!

  • Allie @ Days Like These June 16, 2014, 10:50 am

    Love your hat! 🙂 I’ve heard of Desperate but have never read it…might have to check it out this summer.

    Love Love Love Shauna Niequist.

    • thisvintagemoment June 16, 2014, 1:14 pm

      I especially loved SN after my miscarriage (I think you recommended her?), so, so good.

      I need a hat in the summer and I wanted it to be cute, thanks! =)

  • Jessica June 19, 2014, 12:21 am

    The Dee Hendersen books – are they a trilogy or meant to be read in a certain order? Thinking they would be a great option for a week at the family cabin this summer. 🙂

    • thisvintagemoment June 19, 2014, 12:37 pm

      They are a trilogy and I think Full Disclosure comes first, then Unspoken and Unseen. They would be great for a cabin trip! =)

  • Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy June 20, 2014, 11:59 am

    Imposter Bride sounds really interesting. And YES to reading-as-introvert-recharge time.

    Can’t wait to hear more details about your trip!

    • thisvintagemoment June 20, 2014, 1:37 pm

      Yes to sharing more details, looking forward to seeing you next month! I think you would enjoy Imposter Bride, it was a toss up between that one and about five others from the Summer Reading Guide. Thanks so much for putting that together. #summersanitysaver

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