It is Thanksgiving week friends & I am so excited to have all of the holiday foods! We were in Baton Rouge for the football game last weekend & it was pretty amazing to see Joe Burrow play. We have a low-key Thanksgiving planned & it’s going to be nice to be at home for the long weekend. I’m hoping to enjoy some family time & do some reading. I haven’t done book reviews since June, but I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone with everything I’ve read since then, so I’ve rounded up some of the best that I’ve found!CONTINUE READING
Hello friends! I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We spent most of the weekend relaxing & I spent a good bit of it it curled up with a book, which you know if my happy place! I’m back today with a roundup of everything I read in June. As usual, it’s heavy on the thriller/mysteries, with a Jodi Piccoult thrown in for a little variety. I read two books by Alafair Burke this month, The Better Sister & The Wife, both were excellent! What are you reading right now?CONTINUE READING
Hello friends! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day & enjoyed your long weekend! I’m back today with another long round of book reviews since it’s been 2 months since I’ve done one of these. Today’s group is a mix of thrillers (because you know I can’t stay away from those) & some general fiction. I’m finding it harder & harder to be wowed by mysteries & thrillers lately, it seems like I can’t find one that truly surprises me. This group had some really great historical fiction though, like Lilac Girls & Daisy Jones. As always, I’m looking for recommendations so let me know what you’ve been reading!CONTINUE READING
I have reading up a storm lately, so this set of reviews is another long one. All in all, this was a much better set of books than my last one! I was also lucky enough to receive two pre-releases, so a big thank you to Lake Union Publishing! (I’ve noted those for reference, &, as always, any opinion is strictly my own.) Finally, if you want to keep up with what I’m currently reading at any time, I added a Goodreads widget to the sidebar! Now on to the books!
I’m back on this lovely Wednesday with another round of book reviews! The cold temps make me want to curl up in front of the fire with a good book! This time, I’ve added in a star system to give you an idea of how the books rank compared to each other. There were some really great reads in this group (Children of Blood & Bone) & a few really not-great reads (A Simple Favor, I’m looking at you). I’ve been reading a ton lately (some amazing thrillers!), so I’m already working on the next set of reviews. If you want to keep up with what I’m reading in between these reviews, you can follow me on Goodreads! As always, I’m on the lookout for suggestions, so please leave them in the comments!
TGIF Friends! I’m back today with another round of book reviews! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted one of these! As always, I’m giving you my honest opinion on some of my latest reads. This set is a mix of thrillers, YA, chick-lit, & beach reads, so there’s something for everyone!
Happy Monday guys! I’m back today with another round of my favorite books! I’m planning to make these reviews a more regular feature since I read so much, typically 5-6 books per month. This list is a mix of the thrillers, contemporary fiction, & YA novels that I’ve read in the last few months. Let me know if you have any recommendations for me!
I cannot believe that it is already November! Time flies! We have finally gotten some fall weather here & I could not be happier. There are few things that I love more in the fall than cozying up by the fire with a good book! Here are 7 fall book reviews of mysteries & thrillers that I’ve picked up recently:
It’s no secret that reading is my all-time favorite hobby & I always have at least one book loaded onto my iPad & another one on my nightstand. My mother has always been an avid reader & my grandmother was a librarian, so I guess that I come by it honestly! Now that summer is quickly approaching & vacation plans are in the works, I’ve been compiling my summer reading list. While my taste in books ranges from YA to historical fiction to chick lit, I’ve found myself gravitating toward mysteries & thrillers lately. Must be all of the Investigation Discovery Channel I’ve been watching! While I can’t get enough of the page-turners, I’ve also included a few beach reads to lighten up the list. I would love to know what you’re reading this summer!
It really doesn’t matter if I’m out by the pool or curled up by a fire, there are few things that I enjoy more than a glass of wine & a good book. Since Memorial Day, & the summer, are almost upon us, I wanted to share what’s on my reading list for this summer. I think that summer is the perfect time to pick up a few guilty-pleasure, beach reads. This year I’m hoping to combine those with a few that have been on my to-read list since last fall. What’s on your list this summer?
First on my list is The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel. The Plumb siblings are on the eve of receiving their inheritance, but a reckless older brother has put the family trust at risk. The group must confront each other & their own choices. A massive trust fund, a stint in rehab, & plenty of sibling drama is the making of a great story about family relationships. And let’s be honest, if Amy Poehler recommends it, it’s a must read!
Kate Morton’s The Lake House has been on my list for a while now & I was lucky enough to recently receive a copy in a Goodread’s Giveaway. Another family drama, The Lake House begins on a summer night in the English countryside when the Edevane’s infant son vanishes. Years later, a young detective stumbles upon the estate & the still-unsolved case. The story alternates between the present and the past as the detective and the Edevane’s now elderly daughter unravel the mystery of what really happened on that night in 1933.
Harvesting the Heart is one of the few Jodi Picoult books that I haven’t read yet, so adding it my summer list was a no-brainer. I have long admired her ability to create multi-faceted, & instantly relate able, characters. In Harvesting the Heart, Paige is forced to confront her feelings on her mother’s absence from her life when she has a child of her own. It promises to continue Picoult’s tradition of exploring emotional pain, love, growth, and vulnerability.
Finally, The Vegas Diaries is Holly Madison’s follow-up to her best-seller, Down the Rabbit Hole. It was release this week, so I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet, but plan to make a trip to Barnes & Noble this weekend. The Vegas Diaries picks up where Down the Rabbit Hold left off – Holly has left the Playboy Mansion to reinvent herself in Las Vegas. She is on a mission to leave the stereotypes behind & find her own place in the world, which is something we can all relate to.