52 Week Reading Challenge Week 2: Then, Now, Always by Mona Shroff

52 Week Reading Challenge Week 2: Then, Now, Always by Mona Shroff

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After all, the ultimate goal is to expand your literary library and hopefully find new authors and interests along the way.

For my debut author selection I chose Then, Now, Always by Mona Shroff. This debut book from Harlequin is a second chance romance, a celebration of family, passion for life and career, and dealing with difficult challenges.

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Maya Rao vowed to live her life differently and not depend on anyone else. If only her heart could be convinced. Family influences, expectations and family traditions will influence her hopes of finding love. Baking her heart into every bite she lives with purpose, but can she truly move forward from the one man who still has her heart?

From the moment I had the pleasure of witnessing Mona Shroff see and hold her book in person, I knew this book would be special. The details the publisher took to accurately reflect the book via the cover won me over. Folks, it’s beautiful and captures so, so much.

After reading this story I have a desire to learn so much about the world Maya and Sam shared, the one Mona created, the one I want to dive into. The details were infused, rich, and full of all the things. I enjoyed the pace and development of the characters and the way Mona used dual timelines kept the story moving between the past and present with precision and ease.

If you’re looking for a love story that is every bit satisfying and will be talked about for a long time, one-click and pre-order today. I can’t wait to see what Mona brings us next. I received an ARC from Harlequin for a fair and honest review. I can’t wait to share with family and friends, I hope you will too.

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What book did you read this week? I hope you were able to read and enjoy the adventure. Did you listen to an audio book? I can’t wait to hear what you read.

Get your copy here:
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If you’re taking this journey with us, welcome. I’m looking forward to selecting books that educate, enlighten and hopefully bring change in a positive way. While romance is still near and dear to my heart a lot of things have happened in the community over the past week that show we all need to continue to research, educate and inspire change.

To share in our fun please use the hashtag #TheBookBaristasRC2020

 

A quick re-cap for newbies to make this a successful year and a fun challenge. Check out the 52 Week Reading Challenge Page on the blog for more information.

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52 Week Reading Challenge – Week 1: Not Your Usual Boob by MK Meredith

52 Week Reading Challenge – Week 1: Not Your Usual Boob by MK Meredith

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Welcome to the first week in the 52 Week Reading Challenge. For my selection in the Self Help book genre I chose Not Your Usual Boob by MK Meredith.

Wait, before you send me messages, no I do not have not have breast cancer. No one in my family is currently receiving treatment. In fact, that’s exactly why I am reading it.

Years ago, my mother-in-law went through breast cancer and has since passed away. While she’s been gone over five years, I remember being with her after her treatments. I remember trying hard to find the right words to explain to my young children why she was sick, and working through my own emotions as my husband watched his mother battle cancer.

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MK has family history that impacts her decisions and determination to fight strong. This book is written with honesty, bravery, and courage. I love that she posed for the cover, it’s real and so is this book.

When faced with difficult decisions I will take some of what MK stated to heart, and appreciate her candid honesty of what she went through as I see my doctors for any ailments I have. I could relate to a few things in the book and appreciate the way she presents the information in her own style. We can all benefit from the questions to ask, the support network to create, and the transparency that many don’t feel is necessary with friends and loved ones. If you’re one to keep everything health related close to the vest, I respect your decision. We all need to respect the choices people make and the plans they set. Be strong, be loud, and stick with your plan.

The book is easy to read and she is very truthful of how this impacted all aspects of her life from the physical impact to the emotional change with her husband and family.

I hope that if you are currently receiving treatment or know someone who is you’ll consider getting them this book. There is a disclaimer that pictures are posted at the back, I’m sure to someone going through this, they will be helpful.

Be your own advocate and demand answers when you think there should be something more. Don’t settle and most of all love yourself no matter what. You are worth it.

For added measure I must share that MK’s romance books are also worth the read. Check out her fiction backlist here:

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What book did you read this week? I hope you were able to read and enjoy the adventure. Did you listen to an audio book? I can’t wait to hear what you read.

Get your copy here:
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If you’re taking this journey with us, welcome. I’m looking forward to selecting books that educate, enlighten and hopefully bring change in a positive way. While romance is still near and dear to my heart a lot of things have happened in the community over the past week that show we all need to continue to research, educate and inspire change.

I also found a few other books that might be of interest for this weeks selection here:

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To share in our fun please use the hashtag #TheBookBaristasRC2020

 

A quick re-cap for newbies to make this a successful year and a fun challenge. Check out the 52 Week Reading Challenge Page on the blog for more information.

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52 Week Reading Challenge – Week One check-in…

52 Week Reading Challenge – Week One check-in…

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Happy New Year.

I hope that 2020 is a year of hope, friendship, adventure, and success for you in achieving your goals. Taking the first step towards a goal can be difficult and challenging for many. If you find yourself unable to make a list, don’t panic. There is plenty of time to organize your list and take that first step.

No journey is the same. There are multiple paths to completing your journey and I hope that whatever road you take leads you to your final destination.

If one of those goals is to read more books, I hope you’ll join the 52 Week Reading Challenge with The Book Baristas. If you’re reading this for the first time I’m including the tools you’ll need to participate. While I’m following the list in order, feel free to tick the boxes as you wish.

I hope you’ve selected a book and are enjoying it, if not I hope you’ll share as we gather to chat in the group later this weekend.

The beauty of discussing books is that it’s subjective and everyone is going to have a unique spin on the message and meaning. For this weeks selection I decided to read Not Your Usual Boob by MK Meredith. The reason I chose this book is because many people I know are either survivors, or currently going through treatment now. I wanted to read this book and share the information to those who might find it helpful.  I will be reading other self-help books if time permits.

Get your copy here:
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If you’re taking this journey with us, welcome. I’m looking forward to selecting books that educate, enlighten and hopefully bring change in a positive way. While romance is still near and dear to my heart a lot of things have happened in the community over the past week that show we all need to continue to research, educate and inspire change.

I also found a few other books that might be of interest for this weeks selection here:

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To share in our fun please use the hashtag #TheBookBaristasRC2020

 

A quick re-cap for newbies to make this a successful year and a fun challenge.

1. Download the awesome reading list and graphic.

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3. Start researching so you can either get those books from the library, borrow from a family member or friend, or be able to purchase when a sale hits on your favorite e-retailer.

4. Join The Book Baristas on Facebook to find the post where we’ll be sharing and chatting about the weekly selections.

5. If you’re an author and you and/or your book fit the weekly selection please feel free to contact me for my weekly post.52 week Reading Challenge 2020 V9 232x300 52 Week Reading Challenge   Week One check in...

I hope you’ll stop by and see what we’re up to.

All are welcome and I hope you’ll pass this along. I plan to chat about the weekly choice in my Facebook Group The Book Baristas. Not a member? Join and get ready to take a step in completing hopefully one of your goals for 2020 and make a few friends along the way.

I can’t wait to see what you’re reading. Please download the graphic #amreading and add your title. We can’t wait to see what you selected.

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The 2020 Week Reading Challenge -52 weeks of new adventures.

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For many of you, setting goals is easy. For others, you’re still not ready to put pen to paper and commit. I am a little of both sometimes so hopefully however you plot and plan next year will be amazing.

If reading all the books was one of your goals, I hope you finished all the books that were on your bookshelf or in your e-reader that you downloaded. Always wanted to read more but not sure where to start?

Today I’m working on my goals for 2020 and reading more books is on my list. While I read and review for my blog, I want to read with purpose. Ask questions, engage with readers and authors, and hopefully help others discover new genres and authors.

It’s with that in mind that I am excited to announce the first annual 52 Week Reading Challenge. It’s time to step outside the genre you usually read and dive into books that will educate, enlighten and hopefully bring change in a positive way. While romance is still near and dear to my heart a lot of things have happened in the community over the past week that show we all need to continue to research, educate and inspire change.

If you’re still reading I’m hoping you’ve made a choice to commit and participate. Now, it’s time to tackle the following steps to make this a successful year and a fun challenge.

1. Download the awesome reading list.

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3. Start researching so you can either get those books from the library, borrow from a family member or friend, or be able to purchase when a sale hits on your favorite e-retailer.

4. Join The Book Baristas on Facebook to find the post where we’ll be sharing and chatting about the weekly selections.

5. If you’re an author and you and/or your book fit the weekly selection please feel free to contact me for my weekly post.52 week Reading Challenge 2020 V9 232x300 The 2020 Week Reading Challenge  52 weeks of new adventures.

While there is no rule to reading in order, I will be sharing my weekly selections in the order on the list. If you’re a rebel reader and have a different way, awesome. Hopefully our paths will cross at some point. You are still welcome in the group and I hope that you’ll share your selections with us.

The purpose is to encourage you to read and discover the joy in new book adventures. There are 48 weekly ideas leaving 6 weeks for you at the end to make your own choices as the year comes to a close. I hope this will help reduce the stress and pressure of participating. For many, the holiday season from Thanksgiving to the New Year is challenging and I want you all to complete the challenges.

I hope you’ll stop by and see what we’re up to.

All are welcome and I hope you’ll pass this along. I plan to chat about the weekly choice in my Facebook Group The Book Baristas. Not a member? Join and get ready to take a step in completing hopefully one of your goals for 2020 and make a few friends along the way.

I can’t wait to see what you’re reading. Each week posts will go live on Sundays with my reading selection of the week and a list of other books you may find of interest. If you have suggestions that are not on my list, please comment and I’ll add them to the post.

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To share in our fun please use the hashtag #TheBookBaristasRC2020