It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap

Last Week:

Check out 5️⃣ new posts last week…

Book Reviews posted for 2️⃣ books.

Lovely Little Things | When We Left Cuba

I read 5️⃣ books last week and my favorite was definitely One Summer In Paris!


One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

I continue to be impressed with this author! I really enjoyed this funny and heartfelt story of Grace and Audrey, two women in very different places in their lives. They become wonderful friends and really support each other during a difficult time. The secondary characters were well developed and I loved Mimi, Etienne and the bookshop. The way Sarah Morgan describes Paris is how I’ve always imagined it to be. I’m ready to go!

Note: Sadly, Notre-Dame cathedral, the symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire on Monday evening that caused its delicate spire to collapse, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests.

On Saturday I had a fun event at the Corona Public Library for their sold out, 3rd Annual Historical Fiction Brunch.

Front row (l-r): Marie Benedict, Kate Quinn, Kristina McMorris and Susan Meissner (moderator).

I’ve heard Kate and Susan speak and was excited to hear about their latest books. Marie and Kristina are authors I haven’t read yet, though of course I’m familiar with them. I have to say that more than anything, their passion for strong and often overlooked women in history was readily apparent. They each talked about their inspirations and research process and what they learned about themselves.

I also got to meet up with three bookstagrammers! We had a great time sharing favorite books and chatting with the authors. Ladies, I hope we can make this happen again next year!

Currently Reading:

When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

What’s it about? T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a 12-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol, boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she’s not developing schizophrenia.

Genetics are not on Lily’s side. When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily’s odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there’s a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from age 18 to 30, when the condition most commonly manifests.

But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.


Kate over at Reading Through Infinity is hosting a fun Easter Readathon, click here !

The Week Ahead:

I have another author event tonight in San Diego! I’ll give you all the details in my next post.

So what are you reading/watching/making this week? Tell me in the comments below!

#IMWAYR is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to recap your weekend and plan your reading goals for the week ahead.

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  1. Hi Jaymi! After finishing a dreadful ARC and needing a guaranteed solid read, I started another Meissner book this weekend….. A Fall of Marigolds 👍 As Bright As Heaven is still my fav of hers!


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