I can't believe it's time for the second update on the Summer TBR Wipeout, hosted by The Candid Cover! Since my last update, I've read 3 books:
I've been wanting to read The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman since last summer, but for some reason kept putting it off. I'm so glad I added it to my TBR for this challenge, because I really loved it! The Garden of Small Beginnings tells the story of widow Lilian as she and her young daughters take a gardening class. I loved the cast of characters around her, especially her sister, and watching Lilian try to open herself up to love again made me cry some happy tears.
Next I moved onto The Address by Fiona Davis, which is set at the historic Dakota apartment building in New York City. The story is told in a dual timeline: the first is in the 1880s, when the building first opens, and the second is in the mid-1980s and focuses on cousins living in the Dakota who are related to the fictional architect of the building, Theodore Camden. I loved learning about the historic building; however, even though I enjoy dual timeline stories, it seems like one story is usually more interesting than the other. In this case, I preferred the 1880s story about the female manager of the building.
The third book I read was Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller. I really enjoyed Daughter of the Pirate King and was looking forward to the sequel - it didn't disappoint! I love these strong female pirates, and this book was so action-packed! There were a lot of tense moments, and not everyone makes it out. Definitely a great conclusion to the duology!
So, I have three books left on my TBR for this challenge, and I'm looking forward to getting started on them!