Sunday Summary – June 6


Books read/reviewed last week:
Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber
Hannah's List
There’s a giveaway for Hannah’s List here.
Ends Wednesday, June 8
My pick for Waiting on Wednesday was
Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
Based upon Availability: A Novel (Paperback)

I decided to create my own Summer 2010 Challenge to  clear
some books off my tbr shelves
Books I’m in the middle of:
First Comes Marriage Supreme Courtship
First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh(review book for Goodreads First Reads)
Supreme Courtshipby Christopher Buckley (Summer 2010 Challenge)

That’s about it for last week.  I didn’t have time to read much because of family events (all good).  I hope you had a good week.  It feels like summer in my area!

Giveaway – Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber

Hannah's List by Debbie MacomberOn the anniversary of his beloved wife’s death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him. In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request. I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn’t spend the years he has left grieving her. And to that end she’s chosen three women she asks him to consider. During the months that follow, he spends time with Winter, Leanne, and Macy, learning more about each of them…and about himself. Learning what Hannah already knew. He’s a man who needs the completeness only love can offer. And Hannah’s list leads him to the woman who can help him find it.(not my review.  Synopsis from Amazon via Library Thing )

I was lucky enough to win two copies of this book and would like to share them with my US readers (I read one of the copies and want to pass it on).

* Open to US residents
* Just leave a comment with your name  (no need to leave your email)
* Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm edt

I’ll announce winners on June 9 so check back! 

Waiting On Wednesday – June 2

Based upon Availability: A NovelFrom the very first page of this stunning novel, readers are drawn into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary women who pass through Manhattan’s swanky Four Seasons Hotel. While offering sanctuary to some, solace to others, the hotel captures their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death.
Trish obsesses over her best friend’s wedding and dramatic weight loss. Robin wants revenge after a lifetime of abuse at the hands of her older sister. Anne is single, lonely, and suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Drug-addicted rock star Louise needs to dry out. Southerner turned wannabe Manhattanite Franny is envious of her neighbors’ lives. Sheila wants to punish her boyfriend for returning to his wife. Ellen so desperately wants children that she insists she’s pregnant to her disbelieving husband. And Morgan, the hotel manager—haunted by the memory of her dead sister—is the thread that weaves these women’s lives together. (not my review.  Synopsis from Goodreads)
Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
Pub. date: June 8, 2010

My Summer 2010 Challenge

Happy June!  I’ve decided to challenge myself to read some or all of the books pictured above between now and Labor Day (Sept. 6).  They are personal buys or giveaway wins and have been on my TBR shelf for several months.
Have you read any of them?  What did you think?  Which should I read first?
Books Read:
1. Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
2. Where The River Runs by Patti Callahan Henry
3.  Italian For Beginners by Kristin Harmel
4.  Real Life and Liars by Kristina Riggle
5.  Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley
My Summer 2010 Challenge