Good Books & Good Wine Update

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. It’s Monday What Are You Reading is hosted by One Person’s Journey Through A World of Books.

Received: Kind of for review, but I think more of as an award for making a silly goose of myself in this video.

Sea by Heidi R. Kling. I finished it and LOVED it.

Business Cards from – Shanyn of Chick Loves Lit designed the card.
Two bookcases from the mart of wal.

I have been devouring books as of late. My review pile is down to two books. Here is what I have read from Sunday to today:

 Bird by Zetta Elliott,
Only One Year by Andrea Cheng
The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok,
Alicia Afterimage by Lulu Delacre
Sea by Heidi R. Kling 

I am currently reading: Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway (love the style so far!)

I plan to read:
and then I threw out a general help me pick a book to read request on twitter and got tons of recommendations from books I already own. I am pretty sure I trust twitter recs, after reading The Knife of Never Letting Go — which was the first one recommended, I am going to travel on down the list. So this is a plan on reading on-going project:
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat by Vicki Myron, The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Paper Towns by John Green, Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen, Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Franny And Zooey by JD Salinger, Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Dreaming Anastacia by Joy Preble, Just One Wish by Jeanette Rallison, A Curse As Dark As Gold by something Bunce, Nobody’s Princess by Ester Friesner, Avalon High by Meg Cabot.

ALSO! GUYS! I am doing participating in a read-a-long of Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. Allie at Literary Odyssey is hosting this.  I loved North and South, hopefully this is just as good, if not better. 

Finally, I have this contest going on, and it’s international and there are no extra entries, so if the books interest you, why not enter?

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I enjoy knowing that I recommended about half of that list to you.

    I'M SO JEALOUS YOU HAVE SEA LIKE OMG. *deep breaths*

  2. Christina T says

    I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Sea. I am really looking forward to reading it.

    Spirit Bound is on my list for what I plan to read this week. I haven't done my Monday post yet but I know I won't be able to stop myself from ripping open that Amazon package and devouring the book.

    I look forward to your reviews of Girl in Translation, Sea, and The Heart is Not a Size.

    You have a great list of upcoming reads to pick from! I hope you have a great week.

  3. Spellboundbybooks Melissa says

    The Knife of Never Letting Go is a really good book. But if you begin reading it and you like it, I recommend getting the second book before you finish the first.

    Happy Reading!

  4. Juju at Tales of says

    Oooo the Sea. I'm so jealous.

  5. Little Miss Becky :) says

    Sea!! Glad to hear your liked it so much. I can't wait to read this one. Enjoy all your books this week!

  6. Kate at Read This Book! says

    SEA! It's one of my most anticipated debuts this year!I'm glad to hear that you loved it! Audrey wait was wicked fun! I laughed-out-loud manyn times. Happy reading!

  7. OMG. The song in your background… it gets stuck in my head ALL the time. Actually every time I put on boots I think of that song LOL. Literally.

    I'm looking for a small bookcase and I just checked my Wal Mart yesterday and I don't think they had those? I don't remember… my books are currently being piled in my closet… I feel that they feel unloved 🙁

    My mailbox is here!

  8. says

    I have had my eye on Sea and Girl in Translation. Enjoy!

  9. I've heard of The Knife of Never Letting Go, but haven't read any review of it. I'll have to check back for yours. Happy reading!

  10. I love your business cards! You'll have to give me one at BEA. Nice group of books.

  11. So glad you are participating!

  12. WilowRaven says

    Ok – I've got to read Sea

  13. lolz lolz lolz

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