august/september book bridge submissions

August/September BOOK BRIDGE Submissions are Open!

What book were you most excited about reading last month? Share it in this month’s edition of The Book Bridge, where we’re connecting each other to great reads worth talking about.

Remember, you do NOT have to be a book blogger to participate! If you’re an avid reader who talks about books on Goodreads, Litsy, or social media (some people do Twitter book reviews, right?) I invite you to help build this month’s Book Bridge!

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Maybe the book that excited you most was one that provoked, unsettled, or even infuriated you. Or maybe it was a glorious joy from Page 1 to “The End.” Either way, do you think it’s a book that others should be reading and talking about? Then tell us about it so we can get into the conversation!

Please use the form embedded in this post to submit the book that most excited you during August.

I will keep this invitation as a sticky post for two weeks (until September 21). After it closes, I’ll put together a post that includes all the submissions.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the books you have to share this month!

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THE FORTRESS by Danielle Trussoni [Book Thoughts]

THE FORTRESS by Danielle Trussoni [Book Thoughts]

The Fortress Written by Danielle Trussoni Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016 ISBN: 9780062458995 Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Falling Through the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of love […]

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett [Book Thoughts]

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett [Book Thoughts]

Commonwealth Written by Ann Patchett Published by HarperCollins on September 13th 2016 ISBN: 9780062491817 Genres: Fiction, Family Life, Literary Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: publisher This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. […]

Sunday Check-in: A Lazy Last Weekend of Summer

Sunday Check-in: A Lazy Last Weekend of Summer

Labor Day notwithstanding, this is the real last weekend of summer. Today’s forecast high is 98 degrees. It would be really nice if it was the last time we had to see that till next summer. I took care of all the errands yesterday and have no real agenda today, other than this: Oh, and we may go get some ice cream later on. Since I’m feeling more like reading than writing lately, it’ll probably […]

EVERYTHING I  NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng [Bullet Review]

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng [Bullet Review]

Everything I Never Told You Written by Celeste Ng Published by Penguin on May 12th 2015 ISBN: 9780143127550 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Family Life Pages: 297 Format: trade paper Source: purchased This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese […]

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

The Story of the Lost Child Series: The Neapolitan Novels, #4 Written by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein Audiobook read by Hillary Huber Published by Europa Editions on September 1st 2015 ISBN: 9781609452865 Genres: Fiction, Literary Pages: 473 Format: audiobook Source: public library via Overdrive This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> Here is the dazzling saga of two […]

A September 11 story: On a day like any other, all things become imaginable

A September 11 story: On a day like any other, all things become imaginable

There are moments that the words don’t reach There is suffering too terrible to name You hold your child as tight as you can And push away the unimaginable —“IIt’s Quiet Uptown,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton; An American Musical On September 11, 2001, some things became less unimaginable. And even when we can push them away, we can’t keep them away for long. A day like any other…a day like no other September 11, 2001 started out […]

The Go-Go’s Say Goodbye at the Greek Theatre

The Go-Go’s Say Goodbye at the Greek Theatre

The Go-Go’s Say Goodbye to the Road in the Place Where It Began 38 years after and not far from where they first played together in Hollywood’s punk-rock clubs, The Go-Go’s ended their final concert tour. They’ve broken up and reunited numerous times over nearly four decades, and so they’re not saying they’ll never work with each other again. But they’re all hovering around the age of 60 now, so it seemed like as good a time as […]

CURRENTLY: I’ll Make This Quick [September 4, 2016]

CURRENTLY: I’ll Make This Quick [September 4, 2016]

CURRENTLY: I’ll Make This Quick It’s a quiet three-day weekend around here, and there’s not much to tell. It’s also delightfully and unusually cool for early September in Southern California, I’m hoping to spend some time reading out on the patio today and tomorrow. I’ll get back to my audiobook on Tuesday, Reading: Writing/Blogging: If I have the energy and ambition during what remains of this weekend, I’ll write up my thoughts on concluding the […]

HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT by Kaui Hart Hemmings [Book Thoughts]

HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT by Kaui Hart Hemmings [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.How to Party With an Infant Written by Kaui Hart Hemmings Published by Simon and Schuster on August 9th 2016 ISBN: 9781501100796 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Contemporary, Family Life Pages: 240 Format: ARC Source: publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will […]

The Book Bridge August 2016 Edition: Books Other Readers Think You Should Read!

The Book Bridge August 2016 Edition: Books Other Readers Think You Should Read!

The Book Bridge August 2016 Hello, and welcome to August 2016’s edition of The Book Bridge! We’re here to connect each other with the books that we were most excited about reading last month. I’m happy to welcome a few new contributors this month, and I’m very glad to see that some of the readers who joined us for our very first Book Bridge in July are back again! Here’s the main thing, though: I’m always […]

CURRENTLY: Happening Now [Sunday, 8/21/2016]

CURRENTLY: Happening Now [Sunday, 8/21/2016]

Currently: Happening Now Without planning it, I seem to be blogging in a week on/week off pattern this summer. And I think I like it. I know I like stressing less over whether and when I’ll have a post up. Since the upcoming week will be an “on,” I thought I’d give y’all a quick update from Sunday afternoon, here at my kitchen desk. Right now, in the house:  Laundry is in the dryer. Meatballs […]

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante [Audiobook Thoughts]

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Written by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein Audiobook read by Hillary Huber Published by Europa Editions on September 2nd 2014 ISBN: 9781609452230 Genres: Fiction, Literary Pages: 400 Format: audiobook Source: public library via Overdrive This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed […]

HARMONY by Carolyn Parkhurst [Book Thoughts]

HARMONY by Carolyn Parkhurst [Book Thoughts]

Harmony Written by Carolyn Parkhurst Published by Penguin Random House on August 2nd 2016 ISBN: 9780399562600 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Family Life Pages: 288 Format: hardcover Source: publisher This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.> Gorgeously written and patently original. Jodi Picoult, “New York Times”bestselling author of”Leaving Time” In this gripping, timely novel, Carolyn Parkhurst follows the Hammond […]

Six Things on Sunday [Show and Tell]

Six Things on Sunday [Show and Tell]

Six things on Sunday… …because I couldn’t pull together 10 things at random this week I’ve reluctantly accepted that only way to grok some apps is to just start using them. I’ve been  wading into Litsy during the last few weeks and am finally getting the appeal of “Goodreads and Instagram’s perfect baby.” These are a few of the things I’m doing with it: Cross-posting #bookstagram photos Posting snippets of reviews from the blog (Litsy limits posts to […]