Weekly Reads + Your Favorite Genre {5/20/13}

Weekly Reads

Success! I actually read a book (or most  of a book, LOL!) this week. I have a lot of work projects to do before the baby arrives, and while 5 months seems like a long time, I know it will go faster than we think, so I’m trying to make time for reading without sacrificing all of my project time. It’s a hard balance, especially because I’m have an all-or-nothing personality, but Good Reads informs me that I’m still ahead of schedule with 40 books read so far this year, so maybe there’s still hope of meeting my goal!

Head here to see Katie’s post for this week. We also want to know what you’re reading! Add your blog post to the linky below or leave a comment with your favorite reads from this week.

This Week’s Reads

When Love Calls

When Love Calls (The Gregory Sisters Book #1) by Lorna Seilstad

Revell sent me a copy of When Love Calls to review, and although I carried it to Florida and back without so much as cracking it open, I’ve really enjoyed the sweetness of this love story this week.

When Hannah Gregory and her sisters are orphaned in the early 1900s, Hannah — an unconventional and sometimes irreverent young woman — is forced to quit law school to support her two younger sisters. She takes a job as a Hello Girl for the local telephone company in the midst of a union battle and is forced to follow strict rules of conduct in order to maintain her position — a task that she finds harder than the work itself. As she’s thrown together time and time again with a young and upcoming lawyer, Lincoln Cole, she finds herself resisting the budding romance despite Lincoln’s attempts at a more serious relationship.

What I really love about this book is the level of historical detail. From their speech and mannerisms to their clothing and automobiles, everything is described in exquisite detail that makes me feel as if I’m actually in the early twentieth century with the characters!

When Love Calls is available now from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

A Question for You

I have always loved historical fiction, but lately dystopian has been a close second as my favorite genre. Unfortunately, I think there is a lot more quality historical fiction on the market (and definitely a lot more historical fiction in general!) than there is dystopian, which means historical remains at the top purely because there’s more of it to read and enjoy. And because they offer different benefits  — learning about different eras and events through the lens of a historical fiction book versus forcing me to really stop and think through a dystopian book — they really each have their own appeal.

What about you? What’s your favorite genre of book? Has it changed over time? What do you love about it?

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When Love Calls

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