One month ago—June 3—I’d just come back from my first trip overseas…and I was hobbling around the apartment. Who would’ve thought that dragging a suitcase full of clothes and books and a carry-on also filled with books could give a person neck strain?
In my defense, London and Paris have so many amazing book stores, I couldn’t help myself! Even the art galleries conspired to build my To-Be-Read pile. The Tate Modern was holding Offprint London, a publishing fair that features books of photography.
I also went to Le Monte en l'Air, a bookstore that features zines, comics, literature, photography and lots more. That’s where I found The 1000 Journals Project. In Un Regard Moderne, another bookstore in Paris, books are stacked floor to ceiling. You have to be careful while browsing and making your way down the narrow aisles! (I’m happy to say I only caused one near avalanche.)
|Le Monte en l'Air (left) and Un Regard Moderne (right)|
At Comptoir de l'Image I found an issue of Vogue from 1953 (see, dachshunds have always been in fashion!) and I even bought a book at a videogame store, Retrogame Shop. (If anyone needs help navigating Super Mario 3, let me know!)
Fortunately, I can read this month’s new Heartwarming books without having to lift a finger (well, except to click download). Starting this month, all four Heartwarming titles will be available as a digital box set!
I can’t wait for readers to check out July’s new books. Once Upon a Friendship by Tara Taylor Quinn is the first book in a new miniseries set in Colorado, called The Historic Arapahoe. Man of the Family by Leigh Riker tells the story of a single dad who falls for an over-worked lawyer. Leigh’s book just happens to be the 100th Heartwarming title—a milestone we’re all excited about! Sailing in Style by Dana Mentink is the second book in the Love by Design miniseries. Dana tells the story of Cy Franco, who has to renovate a historic paddle boat while dealing with the woman who broke his heart. The Hardest Fight by Amy Vastine is another reunion romance, and it’s the final book in the Chicago Sisters trilogy.
Summer is a wonderful season for reading, and thanks to my trip and the amazing, talented, endlessly creative Heartwarming authors, I’ve got lots of great books to look forward to.
I’d love to hear about your summer reading list. Is there a particular book you’ve been saving for the warm weather?