Book Covers #2 Summer Theme

Book Cover #2 Summer Theme

Welcome to my book cover blog post, if you read my previous post you'll know this is dedicated to book covers based on a theme. The first theme was Winter so it only seems fitting this theme should be Summer. 

  1. Beach Music by Pat Conroy (Kindle - £4.99 Paperback - £9.99) Jack McCall is an American who is living in Rome with his young child. They are trying to move on after Jack's wife suicide. When people from his past show up begging him to return home.
  2. Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer (Kindle - £4.99 Paperback - £0.01) This book tells the moving and compelling story of three women who form a bond one summers day at New England's Dragonfly Lake.
  3. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume (Kindle - £4.99 Paperback - £9.99) This book shows the story of two friends, growing up together and how life can change us and how it can get in the way.
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Kindle - £2.99 Paperback - £6.47) A horrific war in Biafran throws a group of people together, then pulls them apart in ways they could never of imagined.
  5. Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (Kindle - £5.99 Paperback - £8.46) Scotland street is about to witness the wedding of the century, when Angus Lordie is set to marry Domenica McDonald.
  6. Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax (Kindle - £1.59 Paperback - £1.45) A new tv show is being made called Do Over. Is this the chance for Nicole, Madeline and Avery to get there do overs in life?
  7. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax (Kindle - £5.93 Paperback - £6.03) Madeline, Avery and Nicole are back. All three off them wake up one day to find all their money gone along with there money manager.
  8. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (Kindle - £5.03 Paperback - £6.99) Two weeks of sun, sea and relaxation. At least that's what Franny had planned, but things didn't go to plan.
  9. Nothing Between Us by Roni Loren (Kindle - £3.74 Paperback - £11.85) Georgina Delaune lives vicariously through spying on her neighbours and Colby Wikes enjoys putting on a show for her but when does watching stop being enough.
  10. Viking Bay by M.A.Lawson (Kindle - £8.99 Hardback - £20.01) Kay Hamilton is recruited by the Callahan group a quasi-government group. Before Kay can finish her training she is sent off to Afghanistan which soon turns into a dangerous and violent situation. 
So there you have it, the ten summer theme selection books for this post. Have you read any of these books? Are they on your TBR pile? Let me know, drop me a comment in the comment section. Do you have any other Summer themed book cover recommendations? Again drop me a comment. 

June 17th Library Book Haul

June 17th Library Book Haul

I've decided to do a library book haul post each month. As I am disabled I am very fortunate to have access to the mobile library. The library van pulls up right outside my house once a month. 

I can take as many books out as I like (I have access to my wife's library card too he-he) The loan period from the mobile library is much longer than from the actual library, as they only come once a month. It is free to order books to be collected from the mobile library. This is a fantastic little service.

So, Anyway this month unfortunately the bus broke down the day before it was due to come to us. The lovely librarian rang my mobile to let me know he wouldn't be able to make it this month. He also told me he would hold on to all the books i'd ordered (All 20 of them) and he would also renew all the books I already had out so I didn't face any late charges. What a wonderful man. 

Well me being me, couldn't wait till next month for more books. So I pestered and pestered my wife to take me to the library (this was on the Friday the 15th) she promised to take me on Saturday as she finished early and the library didn't shut till 4pm.

So time comes for my wife to finish work and time goes. An hour passes and I hear nothing from her. So being the annoying little nerd that I am, I'm on the phone to find out where she is. She tells me the sewer pipe at work has burst and she is up to her neck in well i'm sure you can imagine. 

At this stage i'm in full panic mode, i'm thinking i'm never going to get to the library now. After speaking to my grandmother who informs me that Ollerton library is open till 5.30pm I head online to check this is correct and yep google agrees. So I change my plans and decide we shall go to Ollerton library instead. Finally my wife gets home and we set off.

We arrive at Ollerton library to find it SHUT! and it had been since 12.30pm. The sign outside the library read totally different times to what google said. So there was now no time to get to Mansfield library before it closed. By this point i'm at a loss, I don't know what to do. 

My only hope was that we could get up early Sunday and head to Mansfield library before dashing off for our fathers day meet-ups. 

Thankfully this is what we did, with limited time I managed to grab several books which should keep me going until the mobile library is back on July 13th.

So without further ado the books I selected from the library this month are as follows: 

  1. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  2. Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner 
  3. Written in Bones by Jame Oswald
  4. Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose
  5. Devils Bridge by Linda Fairstein 
  6. Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose
  7. A Song for the Dying by Stuart McBride
  8. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith 
  9. Every Dark Corner by Karen Ros
  10. Killer Look by Linda Fairstein
Have you read any of these? Are they on your TBR pile? Have you reviewed them on your blog? Let me know in the comments section. Leave me a link to your blog and i'll pop over and check it out.