Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday Five and a Giveaway (50)

It's Friday and I'm kicking off the weekend with a fun beach read giveaway and sharing my current favorite things that aren't necessarily book related. Welp, most of them are.  Let me know what you think!

1.  The Spanish Princess on Starz - Guys, I loved Philippa Gregory's The Constant Princess which focues on a young Catherine of Aragon and this show is based on that book.  I remember I read it on the beach years ago and devoured it. It brought a whole new light to Catherine instead of this matronly curmudgeon that I envisioned, thanks to Anne Boleyn, she was once a powerful young woman.  The show on Starz truly captures this and although the first few episodes were pretty rough, it definitely got better. I am excited to hear that there will be a season two. Did you guys watch the show? Have you read the book?

2.  Elin Hilderbrand + TV - Did you guys hear that a few of Elin Hilderbrand's beach reads are going to be adapted for TV? I am thrilled! They are adapting The Identicals, The Matchmaker, and The Blue Bistro, but I haven't read any of these! I have The Matchmaker on my shelf, so I may start there. Did you guys hear this news? Have you read these books? Let me know your thoughts.

3.  Favorite Book of the Summer (so far!) - I loved Hilderbrand's Summer of '69, Dessen's The Rest of the Story, Christina Lauren's The Unhoneymooners, and Tracey Garvis Graves' The Girl He Used to Know. I have read so many amazing novels so far and I look forward to reading more beach reads this summer. What's been your favorite book of the summer so far?

4.  Beatriz Williams + TV - I also heard that Beatriz Williams' The Summer Wives will be adapted for TV, which is THRILLING. If you know me, you know I am a huge Beatriz Williams fan. I really enjoyed this book, so it will be fun to watch it come to life. Have you read it? What do you think about this news?

5.  Beach Read Giveaway - I want to kick off the weekend with a giveaway for a beach read. One winner will pick one of the ARCs from my stash.  

This giveaway is open to US residents only and please refer to my giveaway rules. Good luck!

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Have a great weekend,


  1. I just added The Spanish Princess to our Netflix queue, and I'm very excited to hear about The Summer Wives coming to TV!

    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of The Spanish Princess! It takes awhile to get going and then it gets pretty good. Thanks for visiting, Angela. Have a great weekend!

  2. I was SO excited to see both Elin and Beatriz announce this week that their novels are being adapted for television! I'm pretty picky about what I watch, but I will definitely be seeking these out!

    1. Right?! I am pumped. I haven't read the novels being adapted by Hilderbrand - but hopefully I can read at least one before they hit the small screen. Thanks for visiting, Michele!


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