ALL ABOUT THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE BOOKS. JOINING ANOTHER TOP TEN TUESDAY WITH A FESTIVE SPIN! ALL TEXT IS © RISSIWRITES.COM

ALL ABOUT THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE BOOKS

July 5, 2022 24 Comments

Ok, honestly, I have to say something. I wrote a little “books I’m excited about” not long ago so writing another seems repetitive. Today’s topic asks us all about those upcoming anticipated reads. However since I’m practicing more and more intention about the books I buy (this generally means less books) and as I say, I already posted something about the books I’m genuinely curious about, it feels right to abstain from that topic. However I will try to see if I can dig up a few anticipated reads coming in the next months that also fit with the red, white and blue aesthetic. Because though technically July 5, it’s never too late or wrong to celebrate the red, white and blue.

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All that to say, while there ARE books I’m genuinely excited for (I think three get a shout-out below), I’m all about the intention right now. This is why the most fitting for today is all about the red, white and blue book cover box today.

So today with that in mind, let’s go.


RED, WHITE AND BOOKS!

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1: THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY, JENNIFER LYNN BARNES

Added this one (recent-ish) to my shelf so it seems a good book to include albeit one I have as yet to read. Amazon | Goodreads

2: A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS, KIERA CASS (DECEMBER)

Like anything (so far) Cass writes, I adore her stories. They all deal in the same kind of concept (court intrigue) and I don’t think I’ve liked anything quite as well as I did The Selection but they’re also easy comfort reads and that will always win out. Sadly there’s no cover art yet. But I doubt it’ll be red, white or blue! Amazon | Goodreads  

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3: WORDS IN DEEP BLUE, CATH CROWLEY

This one has sat on my shelf through multiple unhauls and yet something begs me to hang on to it. Not sure if it’s the cover art (I own the hardcover) or what, but something has made me keep it. Is it worth a read? Amazon | Goodreads

4: WITHOUT WARNING, LYNETTE EASON

Read this one several years ago as the sequel of a four book series. The series follows a group of women in the business of personal bodyguard protection. I don’t remember all the details, but do remember I loved it. Amazon | Goodreads

5: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER, JENNY HAN

I read books one and two, though honestly, I didn’t remember this until I went back in my wrap up archives to find this. So, needless to say, I should finish the series and read book three ending the chronicles of Belly and the love triangle with brothers Conrad and Jeremiah. Hopefully. Amazon Goodreads

6: AMERICAN ROYALS, KATHARINE MCGEE

Tell me, is my assumption that this series is all soap opera drama accurate? That’s my impression, but am I wrong? Let me know because I do still have this one on my shelf and now I just have to decide – to read or not to read? Amazon | Goodreads

7: THE DEADLY SHALLOWS, DANI PETTREY (JULY 5)

This one is HIGH on my must read list of anticipated titles for 2022. Don’t know how I’ve gone this long without a new book from Dani. Along with Becky Wade (yes, I talk about her books too much… or is it not enough?), Dani’s novels always have a way of making me happy when I’m reading them. This series is about a team of Coast Guard agents. Amazon | Goodreads

8: AFTER SHE FALLS, CARMEN SCHOBER

Started this one months ago, and was SUPER enjoying. Now I just need to get back into it. Because it’s a fabulous read indeed. Follows a gutsy woman who leaves behind a destructive and abusive life to try and start anew with her young daughter… and of course the sexy dude from her past who once tried to help her. Amazon | Goodreads

9: PRETTY LITTLE PIECES, CARMEN SCHOBER (DECEMBER)

One of the books that’s on my most anticipated reads list for this year, and in fact, is really only one of the three of the books I’m GENUINELY eager to read. This doesn’t mean there won’t be more great books, but I’m just intentional about what those are. This is one of them and I’m SUPER excited. Amazon | Goodreads

10: A SECRET PRINCESS, MARGARET STOHL AND MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Having read and loved Jo & Laurie, I was super excited to see this author duo re-tool another classic with A Little Princess (and blending it with The Secret Garden). This one was on that earlier anticipated reads list so it seems appropriate to add. But also… being honest, I don’t think I’ll like this one as well. Time will tell. Amazon | Goodreads

11: THROUGH THE WATERS DEEP, SARAH SUNDIN

Pretty sure I use this on any and every red, white and blue book list. But honestly, how can I not? I mean this cover screams the American life and spirit. It’s stunning and romantic which it should be, but is also somehow beautifully patriotic in how it captures its leading characters Mary and Jim. Or perhaps I’m a little weak in the knees at Jim in his crisp white uniform too. Whatever it is, everything is tied together so well and is just a lovely portrait of America. Amazon | Goodreads

12: TURN TO ME, BECKY WADE

Honestly, I am SO embarrassed that I haven’t read this novel yet. (And I PROMISE I am going to). I cannot wait to read another of this author’s novels. Her books always create so much joy while also getting into some of the aspects of life that are messier. Amazon | Goodreads

Over to you all – what are you eyeing for anticipated releases!? Do you have any of them on preorder or are you better (than I!) about that? Would you read any of these or have you read any? Comment all the comments – you know I love to chat.

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24 Comments

  • Melanie July 5, 2022 at 1:27 AM

    Turn to Me is SO good! I hope you love it. :)

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:22 PM

      Thanks, Melanie!! I hope to enjoy it. I did start a chapter or two, but then haven’t opened the book again. I need to because I’m sure it’s a fabulous read. ::)

  • Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog July 5, 2022 at 4:42 AM

    A good looking list. I have American Royals still to read. I just have too many Blog Tour books on at the moment.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/07/05/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-releasing-in-the-second-half-of-2022/

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:26 PM

      Ah, yes! Those were the days – I used to have WAY too many tour books as well. Luckily, I recognized that wasn’t what I needed, but I’m SO grateful for those days and all the publishers who sent me books. It was also a fun time, too. :) Hope you enjoy all of your tour books, Emily.

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:26 PM

      Thanks a bunch for visiting, Pam. :)

  • Ellie July 5, 2022 at 8:06 AM

    I skipped the summer TBR post as I felt I have been talking about to books I intend to read more than the books I have actually read, and I preferred this week’s topic.

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:27 PM

      That works! It’s always fun to find a few off topic posts in any given week. :) Thanks for taking the time to visit here.

  • Lydia July 5, 2022 at 8:53 AM

    What a lovely theme. I hope you enjoy all of these books.

  • Angela July 5, 2022 at 9:55 AM

    I agree that The Selection series has been my favorite of Cass’, but I’m interested that she has a new book coming out!

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:33 PM

      Definitely still curious. Have to love an easy to enjoy story about castles and such! :)

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads July 5, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Lovely twist on the topic! The Hawthorne Legacy seems like an intriguing read

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:34 PM

      I think so too! But then, here I am, and still I haven’t read anything by Jennifer. Thanks for visiting, Lindsey! :)

  • Jo July 5, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    I’ve not read any of these, but I’ve heard really good things about the Hawthorne books.

    Jo recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #375
    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:36 PM

      That’s awesome! Love to hear that, Jo. :)

  • Cindy Davis July 5, 2022 at 5:54 PM

    Great list, I am looking forward to several of these as well. (Dani’s book should be here by next week!) I still have not read a Becky Wade book…if I ever catch up, sigh…I know I will enjoy her books. Have a great week!

    • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 2:37 PM

      Let me know what you think of Becky’s books once you finally have the chance to read them, Cindy. Hers and Dani’s are always musts for me, because Becky’s debut reminded me why I love contemporary fiction so much, and both reminded me of my love of reading in their release year. :)

      • Cindy Davis July 7, 2022 at 2:50 PM

        Aw, that is awesome! That’s what we want to say about authors, isn’t it?! I will let you know, I plan to read her THIS year…I put True to You down for a reading challenge to be sure I got to it…I usually achieve my goals…although I feel like I am on the struggle bus this year, LOL.

        Cindy Davis recently posted: Before I Called You Mine
        • Rissi JC July 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

          I’ve been on the struggle bus for MONTHS now. I still love reading and what it means, how it can inspire or make us laugh, I just haven’t had the desire to read and when I do it feels more “duty” than enjoyment. I want to rediscover the latter so just not forcing things. :) Sure hope you enjoy Becky’s novels!

          • Cindy Davis July 8, 2022 at 12:54 PM

            I’m sorry, Rissi, I know that is hard. It’s best not to force things and do what you can do. I am sure I will enjoy her books, I need to stop taking on reviews so I can just read the ones I have and catch up on some authors, LOL! I have cut way back which helps.

          • Rissi JC July 17, 2022 at 3:14 PM

            Goodness I remember those days! I used to take on SO many review copies just because I was so excited to read something new or wanting to share about a new book. In some ways it’s sad I’m no longer in that place, but in others, it’s really good for me. :)

  • Cindy Davis July 17, 2022 at 4:53 PM

    I understand completely, Rissi. It is a learning curve and we all need to learn what works for us :)

    • Rissi JC July 25, 2022 at 3:37 PM

      So. True. Just have to find what that “works best” is. :)

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