Literary Friday ya’ll….


I’m trying to get back in the groove of blogging, although I have been taking a break (mostly) from IG lately. I some days just feel tired down to my bones- I’m sleeping pretty good and my blood sugar numbers have been acceptable- but sometimes I feel like my plate will never get cleaned enough and I decided to give up something for a few days. Oh I’ll be back to posting regularly (or semi-regularly) on IG soon enough! Oh and for those keeping track-I’m now 21 books behind in reviews. 😦

As July ends today, I would love to hear how many books you read in July and what your fave was! I read 7 books (2 were audio that I listened to while I walked!) The following books are what I read in July!

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (audio)

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

The Collector  by Nora Roberts(audio)

The Vacation by T.M. Logan

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer


July was not too shabby for reading 🙂


1. ICYMI at Traveling With T: 8 Canadian Authors You Should Check Out- Guest post from Laurie at The Baking Bookworm, Excerpt of The Friendship List, Cover Reveal: Band of Sisters, and The Wife Who Knew Too Much.


2. Did you see the cover for Lauren Willig’s new book- Band of Sisters?

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I’m excited about taking part in the cover reveal of BAND OF SISTERS by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willing (William Morrow hardcover; on-sale March 2, 2021)! {partner} . A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions—all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned. Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid—and hope—to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit. With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters? . #BandofSisters #LaurenWillig #LaurenWilligCoverReveal #CoverReveal #historicalfiction #travelingwithtreads #genxbookstagrammers

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3. #FridayReads: I’m reading Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter that I got at at Book Expo a hundred years ago. I really want to read the new KS book, but I’ve not read any of the Will Trent series and don’t know if I should just pick up in the middle. KS fans- please advise 🙂


4. Did you check out these Canadian authors?


5. I got The Witness by Nora Roberts (narrated by Julia Whelan) and right now I am cautiously optimistic about the book- but have not warmed up to the characters like I did in The Collector. So we will see.


*What are you reading this weekend?*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T




2 thoughts on “Literary Friday ya’ll….

  1. Marti Wilson says:

    My favorite for July was Midnight At The Blackbird Cafe. My saddest book thought for July was the death of Bren McClain’s beloved Mama Red featured in her book One Good Mama Bone ❤️

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