Erynn Mangum+Giveaway

erynnmangumToday we’re welcoming author Erynn Mangum. Erynn has graciously dropped by for a visit AND she’s giving away a signed copy of Miss Match, the book that started it all. Details on how to win the book at the end of the riveting interview.

::Putting on my Diane Sawyer glasses::
Erynn, you have a great “how I got started” story. Can you tell us about that?

Sure! I’ve been writing stories ever since I was a little kid. My first story was a riveting novel that I wrote at the ripe old age of six. It was about a puppy who ate, played and then slept and was titled “The Pupe” (or, Puppy, as we would spell in the Adult English language). I kept writing and I’d fill notebooks with stories, characters, plot ideas and then I graduated to filling laptops with the same things. My senior year in high school, I started taking classes through the Christian Writers Guild and going to conferences. I wrote Miss Match as a fun story that I wasn’t planning on doing anything with. I was proposing a suspense novel to an editor when she asked me if I had anything else and I gave her Miss Match. Long story short, that’s how I ended up getting started.



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Your August release, Sketchy Behavior, is a YA. What made you get right with the Lord and write for teenagers?



Ah, so my testimony? :) Until I had my son almost a year ago (it’s seriously been a year???), I had always worked with teens in some way. I interned at my church with the junior high and high school girls for a long time. LOVED it. Loved them! So it was kind of a natural-ish step to write for teens.

Tell us about this new book.

Kate Carter has two gifts – art and sarcasm. When her high school art teacher has her class do a series on “Art in the Workplace” and includes a segment on Criminal Sketching, Kate finds her talent in forensic artistry.  Her near-photo-quality sketch helps capture a murder and puts her on the front page of her small town’s newspapers and suddenly everyone wants to be her friend. Until the murderer escapes, appears to be targeting Kate and was Justin in art class smiling at her?

Sounds awesome. My Charmed Life series was a teenage sleuth who found her fashionable life at stake on a regular basis, so I’m a big fan of that suspense thread. Anything that harkens back to Veronica Mars (moment of silence….) has my vote.

Love how you mentioned Veronica Mars. Awesome show. And love teen sleuths!! I never really know how I get my ideas. Most of the time in the shower. Sometimes while I’m eating. With SB, I think I was hyped up on a little too much sugar and pregnancy hormones. I wrote a potential proposal for it, put it away for awhile and couldn’t stop thinking about it. So I pulled it back out, begged my agent to send it out and here we are.

What was your research process like for this book?

I’m pretty tight with Google. And WebMD. And all matter of sites that Google manages to pull up for me. If the FBI had been monitoring my internet searches while writing Sketchy Behavior, I probably would have been put on some kind of a federal watch list.

And then you also tested the e-novella waters recently.

Easter Carats released in Man306302y. And my next novella, Fish and Chips, should release either late June or early July. I wrote them because I needed something to add a little more stress to my to-do list during my son’s nap times.

Any fun summer plans?

Hanging out with my Nater Tot, planning his first birthday party (insert sad Mom tears here), writing, swimming and hopefully I’ll be getting some frozen yogurt in there one of these days. How about you?

Happy first birthday to your baby! This summer I’ll be traveling a bit, finding some sort of painting project that will make me insane, and continuing my obsessive longing for the beach. And eating ice cream.  So tell us what your favorite thing about writing is.

I love when the ideas and the words are just flowing. I think that has a lot to do with how much caffeine I’ve ingested before sitting down to write. I love developing characters and sticking them in awkward situations. Awkward scenes are the best.

Oh my gosh, awkward scenes are the best. And I’ve heard of this mythological word flow, but have never seen it myself.

Biggest writing challenge?

Ask any editor I’ve ever worked with and I think they’d tell you this: I struggle big time to keep to a timeline in a book. It’s my biggest downfall. Thankfully, it’s only a minor rewrite, but still. Also, I’m not the biggest fan of descriptions. I don’t like reading them and I don’t like writing them. I’d rather imagine what someone looks like than be told what they look like.

Oh, I’m LAUGHING. My editor Jamie would be laughing. I have worked on eight books with her and it wasn’t until this last book that I ACCIDENTALLY got the timeline right. (And then later screwed it up somehow, but still I got it! I finally got it!) It’s SO hard. You wouldn’t think so, but it is. It hurts my head to think about what day it is. What’s wrong with a nine-day week?

Okay, tough question. ::Takes off Diane Sawyer glasses. Steely gaze:: Your favorite ice cream?

Almost anything Blue Bell. I might have to go with their Dutch Chocolate. SO GOOD.

You’re obviously a big fan of coffee. You’re standing in line at Starbucks. What do you order?

Depends on the weather. If it’s cold, I’ll get a caramel macchiato. If it’s warm, I’ve been really liking their new Mocha Coconut Frappucinos. For a little bit, I went through a Chai tea phase. That seems to have passed.

Mocha frapp all the way here. I’m not only enough to drink the other stuff. . . What’s the book you wish you’d written?

Diary of A Wimpy Kid. Hysterical. Or Henry Reed, Inc. I read that book as a nine year old and I can still remember most of it. If that’s not quality writing, I don’t know what is!!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is genius. All adults should try one of those. It’s a great book, period; but a great book to read in small vignettes, like at the dr’s office, in the car rider line, while waiting for your takeout. And one of the few books that makes me laugh out loud in public.

Thanks, Erynn, for stopping by. We’ll be anxiously awaiting August for Sketchy Behavior.

Thanks so much, Jenny! This was way fun!

Guys, do get in the running for a signed copy of Miss Match, answer the following question by next Friday, July 15th. Winner announced Monday July 18th.  What’s a good book you’ve read this summer?

AND don’t forget, if you comment on all six MYFASE blog posts (June 27-July 11),  you’ll ALSO be in the running for an ARC of There You’ll Find Me AND a $25 dollar Barnes and Noble card, in addition to any other books you win these two weeks of book/author fabulousness.  Come back Monday when we’ll be talking to the awesome Sandra Byrd, author of the beautifully-covered book To Die For.

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75 Comments so far

  1. Reading Julie Carobini’s Fade to Blue. Please include me in your giveaway.

  2. Jenny July 8th, 2011 7:54 am

    Kissing Adrien by Siri Mitchell. Great summer read with romance and a feeling that I had been back to Paris by the end of the book.

  3. Casey July 8th, 2011 8:47 am

    Hmm…a good book I’ve read this summer would probably be Meg Moseley’s debut novel of which the title has suddenly escaped me and I must run to get ready for work.

    Thanks for the entry. :)

    caseym.writer(@)gmail.com

  4. Bethany Ellis July 8th, 2011 9:01 am

    You’re always traveling! You should travel my way to research a book and go to the beach :P

    The best book I’ve read thus far this summer would have to be…. oh, this is tough. I haven’t read many yet… hmm… Love Starts with Elle. I think that’s it. :)

  5. Suzanne Schaffer July 8th, 2011 9:15 am

    An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser is one of my favorites from this summer. Set in Newport, Rhode Island, what’s not to love?

  6. Whitney July 8th, 2011 9:22 am

    Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. I read it while at the beach and was literally crying my eyes out. If you loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, read this book- but remember that it takes place ten years after the Forever Blue. The girls are growing up.

  7. Lauren July 8th, 2011 9:22 am

    Best book this summer? Probably the Hot Zone by Richard Preston… Narrative non-fiction… Good stuff, good stuff

  8. Helen Loss July 8th, 2011 9:35 am

    Best summer book so far is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Thank you for interviewing Erynn Mangum! I have read all her books and she is so great! I love how funny she is and I love all her characters.

  9. Reagan July 8th, 2011 9:49 am

    I am so excited for Sketchy Behavior!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gee, thats a really tough question, but I’m going with The Fellowship of the Ring, I’m just now getting around to reading LOTR

  10. Judy July 8th, 2011 9:50 am

    I’m reading Lisa Wingate’s Larkspur Cove right now. It is a great read so far!

    I loved your interview with Erynn! She started writing at such a young age!

  11. Lizzie July 8th, 2011 9:57 am

    I loved the newest Karen Kingsbury book: Learning! So good!!!

  12. Clare July 8th, 2011 10:10 am

    I loved this interview! Probably one of my favorites! :)

    The best book I’ve read this summer would probably “In the twilight; in the evening”, by Gilbert Morris and Lynn Morris. This book is part of a eight part series and it’s historical fiction that was written several years ago. Normally I wouldn’t go for books like it, but my older sister got me hooked. It’s funny, enlightening, and the characters are unique, which I always love. :)

  13. Tarrah July 8th, 2011 10:28 am

    ‘Save the Date’ by Jenny B. Jones. This is not a plug. I really, really enjoyed the book. It’s been on my shelf for a couple of months and I decided to give it a try last week. Suffice it to say, I finished it in 2 days & loved it.

  14. Erin McFarland July 8th, 2011 10:42 am

    That’s it. I’m changing the spelling of my name. Yours is way cooler :)
    And I just added all your books to my must read list.
    Just finished Kathy Tyers Firebird trilogy-loved.
    Just started Jill Williamson’s By Darkness Hid-loving so far!
    !

  15. K. Floodle July 8th, 2011 10:48 am

    YAYAAYYAAY!!!! Love Erynn Mangum :D

    anyways, a good book…hmm. This is tough. I’m really hooked on Karen Kingsbury books right now so I think I would go with any of hers!

  16. Mississippi Mama July 8th, 2011 10:48 am

    This summer I’ve really enjoyed Hourglass by Myra McEntire!

  17. bookwyrm14 July 8th, 2011 10:52 am

    I read Waterfall and Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren, and they were AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    I also LOVE the Once Upon a Time series by Cameron Dokey and Debbie Viguie, which are retellings of classic fairy tales with a historical backdrop while still keeping the fantasy element.

    I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want Miss Match! I was going to get it on my Kindle, but currently I’m broke. Period. For a while. Long story.

  18. Laura J July 8th, 2011 10:53 am

    Can I butter Erynn up by saying Easter Carats?:) It was cute. I didn’t know she had another e-novella coming out. I can’t wait to read it. Erynn has a unique voice and is good at sharing a spiritual theme/lesson/idea without being preachy.

    I’ve read a lot of good books this summer. I finished Lynette Eason’s book A Killer Among Us recently. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite suspense authors.

  19. Catrina July 8th, 2011 11:30 am

    I already have Miss Match (LOVED IT!!) so I dont need to be in the running for that but I do want a chance at There You’ll Find Me so…. Right now I’m working on reading every book written by Jane Austen and each one I’ve read so far have been AMAZING! I’m a big fan :)

  20. Nicole July 8th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Thanks for interviewing Erynn, I LOVED her books! Can’t wait for Sketchy Behavior!
    My favorite book of the summer would have to be Back On Murder by J. Mark Bertrand.

  21. Kate Meyer July 8th, 2011 12:38 pm

    The best book I’ve read for the first time this summer would have to be…oh…Cascade from the River of Time series! I haven’t read any new Jenny B. Jones books this summer. I read them all last spring :) I’ve been rereading them, though! :D

  22. Cheryl Olson July 8th, 2011 1:45 pm

    I liked A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley, which was funny and cute and I’m currently reading and LOVING Meg Moseley’s debut novel When Sparrows Fall. Thanks for the great interview with Erynn- I appreciate it!

  23. Tonya July 8th, 2011 1:48 pm

    Departures by Robin Jones Gunn

  24. Kelly July 8th, 2011 2:02 pm

    “My Foolish Heart” by Susan Mae Warren. I’ve never seen an author deal with paralyzing fear like that, I loved it. Great interviews by the way!

  25. Lauren July 8th, 2011 2:16 pm

    Definitely “The Last Christian” by David Gregory. In this book the main character is trying to revive the Christian faith in America while transhumanity is spreading. It is an amazing book and really makes you think. I didn’t put it down until I had read every word!!

  26. Beth July 8th, 2011 2:25 pm

    Since school was out in May I have read the entire Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn. My friends have been bugging me for years to finally get to it and I finally did. I should not have waited so long. Those books can, and will, really change you. Then again, I have been finishing up some books from the library anxiously waiting to read the Miss Match series (again…as in for the 4th time). I just can’t get enough Erynn Mangum.

  27. Ashlin July 8th, 2011 2:32 pm

    A great book I’ve read this summer was A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck! LOVED IT!

  28. Jenny July 8th, 2011 3:16 pm

    Really enjoyed Carolyn Williford’s Bridge to a Distant Star and Debbie Viguie’s Lie Down in Green Pastures.

    I’ve already read (and enjoyed) the whole Lauren Holbrook series, so please don’t include me in this draw. Thanks. =)

  29. Kristin July 8th, 2011 3:33 pm

    I’ve mostly been focusing on rereading the Harry Potter series lately, and I love them. But a few weeks ago I read “To Win Her Heart,” by Karen Witemeyer, and it was super good! I love her books.

    ~Kristin

  30. amancay July 8th, 2011 3:40 pm

    I finally read Quaker Summer and it rocked my world!

  31. Sarah July 8th, 2011 3:42 pm

    I bought this book, Sleepaway Girls by: Jen Calonita, at a garage sale in my neighborhood. I started it & finished it in the next two days I really liked it. It didn’t have mystery, but that’s okay b/c they pulled pranks, had food fights, and of course there had to be a little romance which made my day (:

  32. kiersten July 8th, 2011 4:00 pm

    One of my favorites was a suspenseful murder mystery, which is crazy because I avoid horror at all costs… For some reason at 18 sneaking into your parent’s bed in the middle of the night is frowned upon, go figure!

    It was called The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting.

    Basically the girl has the innate ability to sense those who’ve been murdered and those who kill people. Of course she ends up being hunted by a murderer, needing a date for the dance, and falling in love with her best friend… Talk about stress! Really good read, but I still don’t even want to to to Target alone!

  33. Felicia July 8th, 2011 4:04 pm

    I just finished Prom and Prejudice bu Elizabeth Eulberg. Such a good take on a classic Jane Austen Novel!

  34. Hannah July 8th, 2011 4:24 pm

    Departures by Robin Jones Gunn. Totally cute!

  35. Annie July 8th, 2011 4:33 pm

    I just finished the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson a couple weeks ago… fabulous series. I loved it.

  36. Carla July 8th, 2011 4:37 pm

    I haven’t had time to read as much as I would like this summer. My favorite last summer was “The Shape of Mercy” by Susan Meissner. This summer I read “Pirates” a YA by Celia Rees.
    Loving the book giveaways but my to read book list is overflowing! So many books…so little time….so worth every minute!

  37. Paris July 8th, 2011 4:57 pm

    I just read the ARC of Sketchy Behavior and it was awesome! Ttoally blew me away. My favorite summer book so far (:

  38. Allison July 8th, 2011 5:16 pm

    I just finished reading In Between and On the Loose. I am reading the third book in the series right now. I have been wanting to read them for a long time, and I finally found them. They are amazing!

  39. macy muray July 8th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Today I just got home from summer camp and a girl in my cabin has miss match and I wanted it sooo bad! I guess I got really lucky :) Anyway a great book I read (also my favorite so far) this summer is MIA: Missing in Atlanta! I read it in one night! It was so good I couldn’t put it down! I definitely recommend it :)

  40. karenk July 8th, 2011 5:59 pm

    an excellent interview/posting, ladies :)

    i just finished reading ‘resurrection in may’ by lisa samson…excellent!!

    thanks for the giveaway, jenny.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  41. Elizabeth July 8th, 2011 6:09 pm

    Totally The Charmed Life Series by Jenny B. Jones! (I am not just saying that!) Really, I could not stop reading them!

  42. Rachel July 8th, 2011 6:27 pm

    My friend got me hooked on the “Gone” series by Michael Grant after I mentioned my love of The Hunger Games books. The plot is crazy intense and the action pretty much never stops.

    (I also reread the Charmed Life series last month because I really did enjoy them that much. I got that same friend hooked on them and we’re both in love with Luke ;) )

  43. Megan Reither July 8th, 2011 6:49 pm

    My favorite book(s) would have to be the Hunger Games Trilogy. This is actually the third time I have read them! I just love the style of writing and the balance of suspense and a romance that’s doomed from the start. I would recommend these books to any age over ten. They can be pretty descriptive in the scary parts.

  44. Paige McQueen July 8th, 2011 6:50 pm

    Can’t wait for SB to come out! Mmmm thats a toughy. I LOVED Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren, and Mistaken Identity was amamzing, along with Caleb+Kate, and Undercurrent by Michelle Griep! Lol I absolutly loved the Charmed Life series and Katie Parker also:D

  45. Liv July 8th, 2011 7:15 pm

    Just finished my favorite yesterday actually, and it’s my ALL TIME FAVE (which is saying something; I read A LOT!). Gregor the Overlander, best book, best cover. Can’t wait to get the 2nd book in the series!!!

    P.S. The book is by Suzanne Collins

  46. Joy July 8th, 2011 9:38 pm

    Ummm, wow, kinda tough. Uh, The Lightkeeper’s Ball was REALLY good by Colleen Coble. And two other good reads were by I-feel-like-I’m-coming-home-to-old-friends-every-time-I-read-one-of-your-books author Robin Jones Gunn. They were Praying for Your Future Husband and the newest release of Christy Miller’s Diary. But I would be a big fat liar if I didn’t say Erynn’s Maya Davis series, too (Considering that’s like the third time I’ve read em).

  47. Joy July 8th, 2011 9:43 pm

    PS-great interview! I love Erynn Mangum’s books.

  48. Amy July 8th, 2011 10:10 pm

    Oh, Jenny, lovely interview! I just finished GROWING UP AMISH, which I thought was a terribly interesting memoir. It can be slow-moving in parts, but it is written by a guy who grew up Amish!

  49. Madi A. July 9th, 2011 12:16 am

    Hmmm, books…”The Sweetest Thing” and “The Lady of Bolton Hill”. Can’t remember who wrote either book at the moment! But they were both great, and I couldn’t predict the endings, which is nice:)

  50. HopefulLeigh July 9th, 2011 8:41 am

    I’ve been delving into YA lit lately and just finished Matched (Allie Condie) last week. It was fascinating and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!

  51. Jess July 9th, 2011 9:27 am

    Just finished The Island by Elin Hilderbrand and really enjoyed it! Just discovered her so I’ll have to catch up on all her other books. LOVED Miss Matched and Eryn’s other books as well!!

  52. Katie P. July 9th, 2011 10:00 am

    I reread a book by Ann Rinaldi, called Time Enough for Drums. It was about July 4th, and how a teenage girl struggles to come to terms with becoming an adult during the Revolution. Sigh worthy, clean, romance too….. :)

  53. D Martin July 9th, 2011 10:58 am

    My favorite read so far this summer was Searching for Spice by Megan DiMaria.

  54. capillya July 9th, 2011 12:30 pm

    I honestly don’t know how anyone would NOT want to read Sketchy Behavior after reading her description! I was even sold right after she wrote, “Kate Carter has two gifts – art and sarcasm.” She’s speaking my language already!

    I read an ARC of Marie Lu’s LEGEND last month and loved it — it’s a dystopian read about a young military prodigy who’s trained to hunt down another young most-wanted criminal. And there’s also little description in the book (which I’m also a fan of!), pretty pragmatic writing, and it moves quickly — I read it in a short amount of time, two days! (this is very short for me!)

  55. Madisyn July 9th, 2011 4:32 pm

    Love Erynn Mangum and her books! :) I recently enjoyed Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall, and your Katie Parker series!! :D

  56. Molly July 9th, 2011 4:49 pm

    read some good jane Austin…. Amazing books, just take a while to read :) I love me some pride and prejudice :)

  57. Molls July 9th, 2011 4:53 pm

    Erynn mangums Luaren Holbrook series… BEST. BOOKS.EVER! Of course yours jenny are right up there at the top too ;)

  58. Alli July 9th, 2011 4:53 pm

    Sketchy Behavior looks sooooooo good! My favorite book I’ve read this summer is Just Between You and Me. I finally earned enough money to buy it and I do not regret it. Great novel Jenny!

  59. Em Sto July 9th, 2011 5:13 pm

    My favorite would have to be “Redeeming Love”; it is serious and intense but amazing!! My favorite re-reading book is defintely “A Billion Reasons Why” All the way!! :D

  60. Joy Andrea July 9th, 2011 6:02 pm

    I LOVE Jane Austen’s books, and I’ve been working on the “sequels”. Some are quite good, but others are….meh…. :) But I think some of my favorite companion books are by Amanda Grange–they’re diaries from the male protagonist’s point of view for each of the Jane Austen books. Amazing!!!

  61. Madi A. July 9th, 2011 8:29 pm

    So Erynn, I just had to say that I’ve read each of the books in your “Miss Match” serious 3-5 times each! I LOVE them. Keep writing!:)

  62. Dakota July 9th, 2011 8:36 pm

    Ahh…books. Food for the imagination. Lately, I’ve been bouncing between the Harry Potter series (on the seventh book finally!) and all my old favorites: Hope was Here by Joan Baur, Cheaper by the Dozen, Little Women, Mara Daughter of the Nile by Eloise McGraw, Phantom Tollbooth, The Sherwood Ring…and I just picked up a couple Agatha Christie mysteries from the library, where I basically live in the summer. Ok, all year round.

  63. Erin July 10th, 2011 12:55 am

    Read The Pioneer Woman’s “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” a couple weeks ago- one of those where in the space of 10 minutes, I was skimming her blog, found a reference to this book she’d written about her and Marlboro Man’s love story/first year of marriage, found out you could get it in a Nook version, bought it and started reading it, and basically didn’t get off the couch for the next three hours, it was SO adorable and funny and romantic and genuine, and it was ten times better knowing it was a true story!

  64. Laura July 10th, 2011 1:18 pm

    My favorite book this summer has been Latte Daze or Save the Date (mainly because I’ve only read 2 books this summer xD). But I thought they were both AMAZING! I’ve been trying to find some good Christian books, and those are by my 2 favorite authors :P

  65. Rachelle Rea July 10th, 2011 6:04 pm

    Reading The Eleventh Hour in Michael Phillip’s The Secret of the Rose series. Like nothing else I have ever read. A classic and yet containing so many amazing twists and turns, it kept me flipping! Thank you for the giveaway!

  66. Lindsay July 10th, 2011 10:34 pm

    The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers was sooo good!!! Also, House Rules by Jodi Picoult was very good…This is a tough question.

  67. Jess July 11th, 2011 12:35 am

    I love all of the comments above…a great way to get an “I want to read ASAP” book list going!

    Just recently finished “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts” by Ian Cron. He’s a talented storyteller!

  68. Rachel Billings July 11th, 2011 1:45 am

    I loved Erin’s book Double Shot!

  69. Cara Putman July 12th, 2011 4:56 pm

    I have that book on my TBR pile. I’ve read so many really great books this summer. Two of my current favs are Lion of Babylon by Davis Bunn and Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand

  70. Sheri July 12th, 2011 5:09 pm

    Love Erin’s books!! I read and loved the Scottish historical series by Liz Curtis Higgs with Here Burns My Candle and Mine is the Night! They were great!

  71. Katherine July 12th, 2011 9:27 pm

    I don’t have much time to read- what with work and all :) but I just finished The Lincoln Lawyer and loved it. and i am in the middle of The Bourne Supremacy– so good!!

  72. Katy July 12th, 2011 11:08 pm

    Hi Erynn! I’ve never heard of you or your book before tonight…but now I do! I love discovering authors! Your book looks like a neat read!

    My favorite read this summer? Ohh, that’s a hard one to answer! Umm…hmm…well, I just finished Ronie Kendig’s new release, Wolfsbane, and that was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! I’m totally in love with it! So…ya, I’m going to name that one my favorite this summer. :-D

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~ Katy

  73. Katie July 16th, 2011 11:22 am

    I’ve re-read the Book Thief- I think it gets better with each reading :)

  74. D Elizabeth July 16th, 2011 2:59 pm

    I’ve Read a lot of good books this summer!
    -The Help, by Katheryn Stockett
    -The Patron Saint of Liars by Anne Patchett
    -Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
    -Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones
    -Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker
    -Black by Ted Dekker
    -Crazy Love by Francis Chan

    My favorite is a a three way tie. I love Save the Date and Miss Invisible and Throne of Fire. They were all amazing for different reasons.

  75. jenncallinghome July 17th, 2011 9:36 am

    I’m enjoying John Grisham’s The Testament.

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