To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote July 2018

Posted July 25, 2018 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 16 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 of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.

Since this is my travel month, I decided to go with Time TRAVEL for my theme.  Not everyone’s cuppa tea, but I enjoy them now and then so here are a couple new to me authors and books I’ve been sitting on forever to pick from.

Candidate #1

Across Eternity by Aris Whittier


Logan Richards is doubly blessed. Not only is he a genius but he has a rare gift, he remembers things and not just from this life but all his lifetimes. He lives a life of wealth and luxury and has never lacked any material possession. There has never been an obstacle his intellect couldn’t overcome. But Logan has a problem: every night he dreams of the same woman, a woman he has dreamt of all his life. He knows she is real and he is determined to find her and convince her she belongs with him, forever.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in Dana Point, California, is overworked and stressed. Her sister’s death has left her weary and wondering if there’s something more to life than mere existence. Then, one evening while working she meets Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who feels deeply familiar.

Fate has brought them together, but will their growing love prove strong enough to resist the forces that could pull them apart?


Candidate #2

Leap of Faith by Shannon Winslow

#1 Crossroads Collection


At the Crossroads Center, they’re in the business of granting second chances. And their newest client is Ben Lewis, a former star athlete who never recovered from the death of his dream to make it big in the big leagues. Now he’s being offered the opportunity to return to 1991 and try again, this time without the illness that originally ended his baseball hopes. What’s the catch? He will pay for his second chance by forfeiting his memories of the first… and possibly along with them, the love of his life. Can he find his way home to the woman he’s long forgotten but never stopped missing? Or will reaching for the brass ring with both hands cause the treasure he once possessed to slip forever from his grasp?

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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.


  • Can’t resist that name, Wee William.

    • Ah, yes, so fun and whimsical for a seven foot guy. 🙂

  • shootingstarsmag

    I voted for Leap of Faith but both do sound intriguing!! 🙂


    • Yay! Thanks, Lauren. I couldn’t decide for that reason so I tossed the problem to others. 😉

  • I think Leap Of Faith as well

  • Leap of Faith by Shannon Winslow is my pick because it sounds so interesting. Getting a second chance but losing the memories of the first go round is an interesting aspect of a story.

    • I thought that was a unique twist, too. Thanks, Mary!

  • My vote is for Across Eternity. I want to know why Logan keeps dreaming about the same woman and why he feels familiar to Amber.

    That said, Leap of Faith also sounds interesting. I hope to hear your thoughts on that one as well!

    • Yes, these were a tough pair to pick from, Crystal. Thanks for voting!

  • Leap of Faith for me.

  • Oh no. I tied it up. lol I’d not heard of either of them!

    • LOL! We’ll get someone along to untie it.

      Yeah, both have a few books and still obscure. Good review averages, though, so I’m looking forward to either. 🙂

  • I voted for Across Eternity as it sounds like an interesting and unique read based on the blurb.

    • Yes, that is a very different sounding story. I’m pretty curious. Thanks, Lola!