bookworm. i read. you read.

I think I have told you this before… I am a total bookworm. I love books. I love reading. It’s dorky, but nothing is better than curled up in my bed reading before bed without anyone talking to me. My own little escape.

I’m also part of a book club with a little twist. We meet for happy hour. Say what? What could be better? We read and then meet up for a drink to talk about it {for about five seconds} and then catch up. Fun. Fun. Fun.

With that said, my two favorite books of the season. I read both of them over the holidays and couldn’t put them down. Does it bring out the inner bookworm in you?


My first fave, At the Water’s Edge.

at waters edge {the gist of it}
After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the Colonel’s favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed—by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind.

The trio find themselves in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her own at the isolated inn, where food is rationed, fuel is scarce, and a knock from the postman can bring tragic news. Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears: the values she holds dear prove unsustainable, and monsters lurk where they are least expected.


And, the other one that kept me turning pages, Secrets of a Charmed Life.

secrets of a... {the gist of it}
Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades…beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden–one that will test her convictions and her heart.

1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed.


 Maybe one or two of these books will be the perfect addition to some cold weather in need of a cozy couch day. Be a bookworm like me.. follow along.

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J XO

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