To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote July

Posted July 25, 2016 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 12 Comments

Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will update everyone at the end of the month in my reading update and will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review.

July is travel month for me though my version is usually the trek to family, camping, and road trips.  I thought some travel destination settings were in order.  I give you Italy, France, and Scotland for your voting pleasure.

Candidate #1

A Desperate Fortune

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
Romantic Suspense, Magical Realism

Candidate #2

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot
#1 The Late Bloomers
Contemporary Romance



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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • Oh both of these look very interesting. I voted for Wild Rose as I like how the cover fits the title so well and features a rose. I really like the cover for A Desperate Fortune as well.

    • Those are beautiful covers, for sure. Good choice! The rose on the cover and the title do go so well and with the heroine’s name.

  • Debbie Haupt

    OOh thanks for the chance to help pick your next read. I in fact may add the one I picked on my own pile.

    • LOL! Add away, Debbie. They do both look good so I’m glad to have everyone’s vote. It might be one of those times I try to read both. 🙂

  • went with the historical romance suspence, can’t wait to see your review!

    • Thanks, Sharonda! That one does sound fab.

  • oh yes I would go with Desperate Fortune!!! I have heard so many fantastic things about Kearsley.

    • I’ve read one and loved it so I’ll probably get excited for this one, too.

  • They both look lovely, Sophia!

  • I picked ‘A Desperate Fortune’ for a couple of reasons. First, it sounds so good. Second, I think the cover is beautiful! – Yes, I judge a book by it’s cover! 😉 Happy Reading!

    • Haha! You are soooo allowed to pick based on cover, Candy. I am guilty of it frequently.