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: 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: 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

#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

#BookReview: Second Nature by Nora Roberts

Second Nature by Nora Roberts Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Silhouette Special ReleasesBook Release Date: Reissue Edition January 14, 2019My Review: ★★★★ This was a cute, enjoyable story – short and sweet. Even though it was originally published in 1985, it didn’t feel dated, other than the guy smoking indoors. 🙂 I felt everything was still relevant… Read More

#BookReview: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The Huntress by Kate Quinn Genre: Historical FictionPublisher: William Morrow (An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)Book Release Date: February 26, 2019My Review:  ★★★★★ When I picked this up, I had high hopes that it would be just as good as The Alice Network. It did not disappoint! I absolutely loved this story. It had that same… Read More

#BookReview: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Note Dating by Christina Lauren Genre: Contemporary RomancePublisher: Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster)Book Release Date: September 4, 2018My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Every Christina Lauren book I read, I think I like better than the last. I’ve only just come into reading this author, or rather these authors writing under one pen name,… Read More

#BookReview: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Genre: General FictionPublisher: Hachette Book Group Book Release Date: April 8, 2014My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This might be one of the most entertaining, enthralling, intellectually stimulating fiction books I’ve ever read. This story follows Dr. Harry August, born January 1, 1919, as he recounts his life he… Read More