The best part of these long hot summer days is coming home to a bright pink box full of books! I am loving the book mail from my FRESH FICTION NOT TO MISS BOX AUGUST 2018! If you are a book lover then you know what it is like to not have something to read, even on the go. The perfect box of books to pack with you to take on vacation. I love getting my Fresh Fiction box each month because it is full of physical books and ebooks making it easy for me to always have a great read at my fingertips. Fresh Fiction takes the guesswork out of finding what to read next. Seeing that bright pink box in the mail each month is like Christmas Day! I have discovered some amazing books and remarkable authors through this monthly book subscription box. Fresh Fiction Not To Miss Box is the perfect gift for the book lover or a nice little treat for yourself. Never run out of amazing reads with a box full of paperback books and ebooks! Continue reading
The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has an expected publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? Continue reading
The Sea Queen: The Half-Drowned King #2 by Linnea Hartsuyker publication date of August 14th, 2018 by Harper and is a historical fiction novel. Six years after The Half-Drowned King, Ragnvald Eysteinsson is now king of Sogn, but fighting battles for King Harald keeps him away from home, as he confronts treachery and navigates a political landscape that grows more dangerous the higher he rises.
Ragnvald’s sister Svanhild has found the freedom and adventure she craves at the side of the rebel explorer Solvi Hunthiofsson, though not without a cost. She longs for a home where her quiet son can grow strong, and a place where she can put down roots, even as Solvi’s ambition draws him back to Norway’s battles again and keeps her divided from her brother. Continue reading
Two Minus One: A Memoir by Kathryn Taylor has an expected publication date of November 6th, 2018 by She Writes Press. “You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty-year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband’s career. But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband’s dying brother, the other shoe does drop. Taylor’s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, “done with the marriage and doesn’t want to talk about it.” Continue reading
Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear has an expected publication date of August 2018 by Harper and is a mystery crime thriller. What happens when the trust has gone? Cat Kinsella was always a daddy’s girl. Until the summer of 1998 when she sees her father flirting with seventeen-year-old Maryanne Doyle. When Maryanne later disappears and Cat’s father denies ever knowing her, Cat’s relationship with him is changed forever. Eighteen years later, Cat is now a Detective Constable with the Met. Called to the scene of a murder in Islington, she discovers a woman’s body: Alice Lapaine has been found strangled, not far from the pub that Cat’s father runs. Continue reading
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert has an expected publication date of August 2018 by Little, Brown Books and is a young adult contemporary fiction novel. Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Continue reading
Reader, Come Home: The Fate of the Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf has an expected publication date of August 2018 by Harper Collins. From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.
A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium. Continue reading