Category: Carla Laureano

Oct 11
Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Carrie Turansky, Gabrielle Meyer, Kara Isaac, Kate Breslin, Meghan M. Gorecki, Melony Teague, Sarah Monzon, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 67

Hello friends! This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is yet another one that caused me some consternation for a while.  We’re supposed to be talking about books we’ve read because someone recommended them to us. But… see… these days I pretty much only read books that people have asked… Read more »

Jul 26
Top Ten Tuesday: The Book Made Me Do It

Top Ten Tuesday: The Book Made Me Do It

Carla Laureano, Dani Pettrey, Deeanne Gist, Hope Toler Dougherty, Irene Hannon, Karen Witemeyer, Katarina Bivald, Lynn Cahoon, Michelle Connell, Pepper Basham, Shelley Shepard Gray, Top Ten Tuesday 43

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is going to be fun to follow around amongst all the different blogs and see what everyone else posted. We’re talking about things that books have made us want to do – and by association the books that have inspired us to do… Read more »

Jul 19
Top Ten Tuesday: “Zuzu, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in the USA Anymore”

Top Ten Tuesday: “Zuzu, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in the USA Anymore”

Aimie K. Runyon, Camille Eide, Carla Laureano, Cathy Gohlke, Elizabeth Musser, Irma Joubert, Janette Oke, Kathleen Morgan, Kristy Cambron, Melanie Dickerson, Rachel McMillan, Randy Alcorn, Top Ten Tuesday, Tracy Groot 78

  I’m really excited about this week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday – Books Set Outside the United States.  And yes I shamelessly borrowed my title from The Wizard of Oz, with Zuzu subbing for Toto in a pinch. In all honesty, that wouldn’t really work. She’d be more suited… Read more »

May 31
Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads 2016

Carla Laureano, Cynthia Ruchti, Dana Mentink, Dawn Crandall, Jennifer Rodewald, Julie Lessman, Laura McNeill, Lori Benton, Normandie Fischer, Pepper Basham, Rachel McMillan, Sandra Orchard, Sarah Monzon, Shelley Shepard Gray, Terri Blackstock, Top Ten Tuesday 57

  Hi everyone! We are kicking off summer today on Top Ten Tuesday with our lists of beach reads! After last week’s atrociously difficult prompt for which I was only to come up with an embarrassing FOUR books (it still hurts a little), I have gone above and beyond this… Read more »

Apr 02
Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Christian, Dawn Crandall, Denise Hunter, Jody Hedlund, Laura Frantz, Pepper Basham 58

Heroes.

Just the word brings about images of tall, strong, and swoony men emerging into a story with enough testosterone to encourage a primal growl from the purist of prudes. Okay, so some heroes might encourage more of a quiet sigh as their tenderness, touch of tease, and/or quiet strength wrap around your heart like a constant hug…from nice strong arms.

Dec 28
Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Contemporary

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Contemporary

Amanda Cabot, Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, coming soon, contemporary, Denise Hunter, Irene Hannon, Kara Isaac, Pepper Basham, Robyn Carr, Ruth Logan Herne, Varina Denman, Victoria Bylin 18

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you a new list each day of the best books I read in 2015. This week will be similar except I will be talking about the books I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016.

Let’s kick off the week with the contemporary genre!

Dec 14
Best Books of 2015: Contemporary

Best Books of 2015: Contemporary

Becky Wade, Best Books 2015, Carla Laureano, contemporary, Cynthia Ruchti, Denise Hunter, Irene Hannon, Julie Lessman, Kate James, Katie Ganshert, Ruth Logan Herne, Sarah Monzon, Varina Denman 40

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.

Today’s focus is contemporary fiction.

Dec 08
Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Becky Wade, Camille Eide, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Jamie Lapeyrolerie, Jennifer Beckstrand, Melissa Jagears, Pam Hillman, The Shoppe, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 140

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “New-to-me Favorite Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015”. The great thing about starting a book blog this year is that I have been introduced to books by so many wonderful authors I hadn’t read before now! Narrowing down to 10 this week is difficult, so for brevity’s sake I didn’t include debut authors from 2015 in this list.

Nov 24
Top Ten Tuesday (Plus a Giveaway!): Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Ten Tuesday (Plus a Giveaway!): Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Cynthia Ruchti, Dani Pettrey, Dee Henderson, Denise Hunter, Irene Hannon, J.K. Rowling, Kristan Higgins, Sarah Addison Allen, Top Ten Tuesday 45

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I am dedicating this week’s Top Ten Tuesday to the fictional families I would most like to join for Thanksgiving. So, grab a plate, pile it high with all your favorite foods, and settle in for my dream invite list.

Nov 03
Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Amy Leigh Simpson, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Kate Breslin, Kristy Cambron, Pepper Basham, Sarah Monzon, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 44

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* I’m excited about today’s theme – those authors whose debut novels have us itching to get our hands on their sophomore release.  One of my favorite things about blogging is introducing people to talented new… Read more »

Oct 13
Top Ten Tuesday: It Takes Two To Tango

Top Ten Tuesday: It Takes Two To Tango

C.S. Lewis, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Deeanne Gist, Irene Hannon, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kristan Higgins, Lynette Eason, Pepper Basham, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 81

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and The Bookish* It’s Tuesday, folks, and you know what that means – another installment of the popular blog linkup “Top Ten Tuesday”. This week’s theme is author duos you’d love to see write a book together.  I’m… Read more »

Sep 15
Top Ten Tuesday:  Best Book Boyfriends

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Boyfriends

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Janette Oke, Karen Witemeyer, L.M. Montgomery, Melanie Dickerson, romance, Sarah Monzon, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 212

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish I have a confession to make.  In case you didn’t already know, I tend to develop book crushes.  (Shocking, I’m sure.) The good news for my husband is that they disappear fairly quickly when I… Read more »

Aug 25
Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Deeanne Gist, Denise Hunter, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Pepper Basham, romance, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 130

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” ~Gone With the Wind “Is this a kissing book?” ~ The Princess Bride Class is in session today for Top Ten Tuesday! And, since I’m a teacher in my other life, I couldn’t be happier. Grab your notebooks… Read more »