August 2019 Mid-Month Check-In (With #BookReviews)

I’ve been on fire this month! Thankfully not literally, but I’m almost finished with the TBR I set for August and I’ve even finished a couple books that weren’t originally on my TBR. Here’s a few of the most notable so far. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Once I picked this up, I… Read More

#BookReview: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Genre: Historical FictionPublisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Group)Book Release Date: August 14, 2018My Review: ★★★★★ I couldn’t put this down. Amazing story, characters, setting. What a tragic and lonely life this child/girl/woman had. And my goodness, what a brilliant mind she had despite going to school one measly day of her life!… Read More

#BookReview: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Genre: Women’s FictionPublisher:  Riverhead BooksBook Release Date: June 4, 2019My Review: ★★★★ First, let me save that I wavered between a 3-star and 4-star rating on this. On one hand, this story was slightly reminiscent of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” in the way that it was written autobiographical… Read More

#BookReview: I Have Never by Camilla Isley

I Have Never by Camilla Isley Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher:  Pink Bloom PressBook Release Date: July 13, 2017My Review: ★★★★ I feel like I had some mixed feelings throughout this book as I was reading it.  I feel like it started out pretty strong. The very beginning was like a really good one-two-punch kind of thing, like it came… Read More

#BookReview: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Berkley Book Release Date: May 7, 2019My Review: ★★★★★ The Bride Test by Helen Hoang was just as awesome as The Kiss Quotient. It was fantastic.  What I loved about this book were the highly relatable and quirky characters. Khai is autistic, very routine and almost mechanical but very highly… Read More

#BookReview: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Gallery Books Book Release Date: May 14, 2019My Review: ★★★★★ Absolutely loved this book.  I loved the characters. I love-love-loved the enemies to lovers tension and slow burn. I loved the sister-love between Olive and Ami, and the brother-love between Ethan and what’s his name. (Lol) There was this character/story arc… Read More

#BookReview: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Contemporary FictionPublisher: Ballantine Books Book Release Date: March 5, 2019My Review: ★★★★★ Full cast audio made this a highly interesting and immersive audio read. Well done. There’s a lot to say for this book. It was a lot like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in the… Read More

#BookReview: Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Washington Square PressBook Release Date: July 7, 2015My Review: ★★★★ I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book.  The writing was good. The romance(s) were sweet. The Heroes were swoony. The heroine was quirky and full of personality. The emotions were raw and real. … Read More

Not a Review But Let’s Discuss This S*** Show: The Mister by E.L. James

Here’s the thing… I’m only at 3% of this book; I’ve tried picking it up 3 times now and keep putting it down; I already don’t like the Hero. I’m legit ready to DNF this thing at only 3%, and that’s with this odd feeling of obligation that I need to be able to say… Read More

#BookReview: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Genre: Epic High Fantasy (adult)Publisher: Bloomsbury Book Release Date: May 2, 2016My Review: ★★★★★ 4/13/19: Hot holy hell… I need some time to let this all sink in. Review to come soon. 4/16/19: Ok, so let’s talk about this book because I was so enthralled,… Read More