I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it


My PICK this week is:



Published Sept. 2015 By Scout Press

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke—her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke’s mother, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light


I have to say I passed over this book MANY times because the cover looks so boring and average! When I finally picked this up last year I read it in one sitting, it just captured my attention so much. In fact, this made my top 10 reads of 2016 list! The writing drew me in and June’s character kept me turning the pages…would she survive the tragedy of losing everyone who mattered? If she does persevere, what will life be like for her? So many questions surrounded June’s story and here’s another one…why was June the only one NOT in that house?? I know I couldn’t stop reading until I found out these answers. This is a fantastic character driven story with mystery and drama….tissues may be needed.

Happy Reading!

Throwback Recommendations around the blogosphere

Claire at I’m a Coffeeholic Bookworm

Deanna at Deesradreadsandreviews

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Patty at Moohnshinescorner

Ashley at The Bookish Mommy

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills Review

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  1. I have been reading older books recently too.
    The Book Thief is the last book I finished
    My 2 current reads are:
    Fiction – The Luminaries which won man Booker Prize in 2013
    Non Fiction – How We Lie With Statistics which is from 1993

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  2. I have to say I would have passed this by because the cover is not at all appealing but it does sound really interesting and since it got such high praise from you, I might add it to the list 🙂

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  3. The cover is plain and I can understand why it took you a while to pick it. I wouldn’t have picked it either based on the cover but the story-line sounds incredible. At first, I thought its just an emotional read but it seems like there is some mystery especially when you mentioned June’s survival may not just be on luck. Definitely a book to look out for,

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