American Books I Liked So Far in 2021

July 4th was yesterday, so it seems like a good time to think about the books from the US I’ve loved so far in 2021. I will admit, not a lot of the authors I’ve read this year were American. But, I still have a great selection for you to check out.

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American Books I’ve Loved so Far in 2020

As today is the 4th of July, it seems only fitting to praise the books from the US or by American authors that have struck me.

I read quite a lot of books set in the US. It’s probably my most common book setting. So, you would imagine there’s a pretty solid selection to choose from.

I’m only going to pick books I’ve read this year. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were published in 2020.

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Tag Thursday: The Thanksgiving Book Tag

Thanksgiving isn’t a big deal in Ireland. We keep the massive turkey until Christmas Day. But, we have got some of the traditions of the holiday on this side of the Atlantic – mainly Black Friday.

So, if we Irish can save a few bob on Kindles every November, surely I can take the Thanksgiving Book Tag? I found it over on Heather’s blog, and it’s a lovely way to celebrate Thanksgiving with none of the turkey coma.

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Review: That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

 Blurb:

It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story–that she died proclaiming her faith.

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Review: A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: I was sent this book as part of a tour run by Neverland Blog Tours. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’

Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.

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