Happy Tuesday! I am excited to be here sharing some a new book with you. I am also sharing the books I’ve been reading lately. So if you are here to see what I’m reading from Show Us Your Books, scroll down a little. You may find a new book on your way there.
Am I the only one that loves school restaurant fundraiser nights? I feel like they make my nights so much easier. We don’t really eat out much during the week because our schedule makes it tricky. But last night, the stars aligned and we got carryout to support our elementary school. Woohoo! Jack and Luke had back to back basketball practices. I took Luke and ran for a while. I really want to get back to running longer distances at the same pace that I used to run. I’ll get there but it’s slow going for sure.
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work.
A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love.
The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.
**As always, the summaries come from the author or publisher because they know it best.**
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I’ve never read The Practical Magic series but I think it would be a good October book. I need to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid because I only have it for two weeks on Overdrive. But after that, I may give Practical Magic a try. Let me know if you’ve read it and recommend it. Also, please let me now if it’s scary, because I CANNOT do scary. It’s time to get to the books I’ve been reading.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
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I finally read this book. I knew how it would end up but I enjoyed how the authors got the characters there. This was on my Summer Beach Books list and it is a great fit.
Yoga Pant Nation by Laurie Gelman ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
This third book in the Class Mom series did not disappoint! I love the humor and the real life situations as a mom and a teacher. This made me laugh out loud a few times.
Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
This book was recommended by the three booksellers at the publisher’s book talk that my local bookstore hosts. I am so glad I read it. The new teacher in town hooks up with a man who slept with most of the women in town. It’s interesting to see how their lives keep coming back together and how each woman influences their relationship.
Currently Reading: Rules by Jenny Colgan
This is the second book in a series about the little school by the sea. Rumor has it that there may be six books in the series, but there are only three right now. I am loving this book but I just don’t have as much time to read it.
This is a big book post. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading in the Show Us Your Books linkup. What is the best book you’ve read recently? Have great day full of sunshine and NEW books!
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I have read a few of the books you have and I feel the same way on all! I did read Practical Magic years ago! I also saw the movie- it is not scary- it will keep you- I just found it sad in several parts but that is me- let me know if you read it!
Excellent! I will give it a try. Love that you are thinking the same things about these books.
The Owens family series is not scary to me, and I dislike scary movies etc. There is witchcraft obviously. If you read it, try to read the books in chronological order and not the order they were written in. Practical Magic and this newest release were my least favorite out of the four of them.
And as with all Alice Hoffman novels, you have to be good with magical realism or you will not like them!
Great! I’ll give it a go. Thanks!
I loved Class Mom and I have the second one that I must read soon. Glad you loved the third!
It’s Practical Magic month! I really liked it, it wasn’t scary at all and was more about love and family than evil witchery.
Great. I’ll be sure to give it a shot.
Just requested The Soulmate Equation from my local library. I’ve read a couple of Christina Lauren books before and enjoyed them!
These definitely seem like the lighter-type books I like to read in between all the heavy stuff I generally read.