Show Us Your Books {August 2017}

I always think I’m going to have way more time to read in the summer but it didn’t really happen so I only have a few books to share from the last couple of months. All I would recommend and all very different! Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – 4 stars I went into reading this a little unsure because I heard such mixed reviews. Girl on the Train was such a hit that this book had a lot to live up to but it was completely different and definitely deserves to be evaluated as such. I really enjoyed it. Yes, there were way too many characters and points of view to read from, I could have done without a few and just read […]

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Show Us Your Books {May 2017}

Linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books. This was a good month for books. I would recommend all of these! The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond – 4 stars Received from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. A newlywed couple gets themselves sucked into a secret, dark society. It’s equal parts creepy, intriguing and unbelievable. Wasn’t sure how I felt about the ending, it seemed like a let down but I didn’t exactly hate it. Overall, a great story because it really sucks you in. I stayed up a few nights much later than I should have because I didn’t want to put it down! Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia – 4 stars Received from Netgalley […]

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Favorites: April 2017

Time for some Friday Favorites! One. Wine! Lent is over and I have my wine back 🙂 Two. These Pretty Little Liars Buzzfeed articles: The refresher I’m so glad my friend sent me before the premiere because I forgot everything and the recap (especially #13). The PLL final 10 episodes (Endgame) premiered this week and these articles seriously hit on every thought I had. I don’t even know what is actually happening in this show, it’s beyond ridiculous. I’m just sticking it out at this point because I’ve gotten this far and can’t give up now! Three. Blogger Love. I’m loving all the Spring blog posts. Especially these Spring crafts from WonderForest. I really want to try the dip dye placements! And I’m super inspired by pastel nails for […]

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Show Us Your Books {April 2017}

It’s that time of month where my To-Read list grows and grows! Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: Watching Edie by Camila Way – 3 stars Received from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This book was disturbing in many ways, and I thought that I had it figured out but I didn’t. It’s about Heather and Edie, high school friends who had a strangely intense relationship for not knowing each other very long and whose friendship ended traumatically. Now in their thirties they are back in each others lives as Edie becomes a single mom. I really could not relate to either of the two and I went back and forth on which I disliked more or thought was crazier. It was a […]

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Show Us Your Books {October}

Let’s talk about books! Here’s what I’ve read over the past few months: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin 4 stars I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed this one. It was a light, easy read but a page turner at the same time. The story is told from the two very different perspectives of sisters who experienced a family tragedy. At first, I had a hard time relating to either them but they both grew on me. In the end, I liked the way it all worked out and the central themes of this book. I think Emily Giffin is always a safe bet.   All the Missing Girls by Miranda Megan 4 […]

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What I’ve Been Reading (June)

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid 5 stars  When I saw Kristen’s review of this book I knew it was right up my alley and I loved it! It’s the classic tale of how one decision can completely change the course of your life. The book opens the night that Hannah Martin moves home to L.A. after years of moving all over the country for various reasons. That night, the decision to go home with her high school sweetheart or to go home with her best friend after a night out leads her on two very different paths. From the opening, each chapter switches back and forth from one life to the next and I liked how this allowed the two stories to […]

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#SCSBC16

It’s almost time for the Semi-Charmed Summer 2016 Book Challenge! I’m excited for this because the Winter 2015 challenge was my first one and I jumped in a few days after it started when I saw a bunch of posts about it. I didn’t do so hot, but I feel much more prepared for this one and I can’t wait to hopefully read some great books this summer! Here’s the challenge categories and my preliminary reading plans: 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George 10 points: Read a collection of short stories or essays. They may all be written by the same author, or the book may be an anthology from different […]

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What I’ve Been Reading (May)

It’s time for Show Us Your Books! Here’s the books I’ve read since the last link-up, in order of my favorite to least favorite: No One Knows by J.T. Ellison  4 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.   This is one of the first books I’ve read that almost lives up to it’s reputation of “a mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train”, almost but not quite. I really enjoyed the book, I didn’t want to put it down and really wanted know what happened next. The twists in it also took my complete surprise. I really liked the main character Aubrey, until the end. I wasn’t a huge fan of […]

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Literary Ladies Book Club: The Love That Split the World

I’m linking up with Kristen, Kari & Kay for the Literary Ladies Book Club and this month we read The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. I hadn’t heard of the book prior to this, but a pretty cover always gets me and my love for YA was revived recently so I was excited to give it a try. This book follows the story of Natalie Cleary through her last few weeks of high school and the summer before she goes off to college. She lives in a town called Union, Kentucky which definitely has the small town vibe.  As Natalie plans to enjoy her last summer at home, strange things begin happening…she begins to see glimpses of a different world around her […]

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Friday Favorites – April Edition

Happy Friday! April is just flying by and I’m looking forward to another fun and eventful weekend! Here’s a few of my favorite things from this week: Gilmore Girls! So excited about these photos from the Gilmore Girls production and the news that the Netflix release may be in December! Also, I had no idea the Gilmore Guys podcast was a thing…how did I not know about this!? The Girl on The Train Trailer is Here! You’re welcome. I feel like I’m usually disappointed with the lead chosen for movies based on books that I loved but Emily Blunt is the perfect fit for this one! Gorgeous Weather. We have had awesome weather lately. Sunny with a cool breeze, it’s perfect, I want to spend all […]

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