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: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Women’s Fiction (Contemporary)Publisher: Washington Square Press/Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.Book Release Date: June 13, 2017 My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this book! This was a well-written and highly entertaining story. A sort of fictional celebrity tell-all full of scandal, secret trysts, and taboo love… Read More

#BookReview: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Genre:  Women’s FictionPublisher: HarperCollinsBook Release Date: June 6, 2017My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a fantastic read. I was sucked in from the beginning and kept having to go back hungry for more. It never failed, some crazy and enthralling moment would crop up just as I had to go in for… Read More

#BookReview: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Genre:  Women’s FictionPublisher: MacmillanBook Release Date: January 24, 2017My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I cannot believe how much I enjoyed this book. It was beautiful and eye-opening and heartbreaking. A big, heartwarming dose of reality. How do you explain gender roles to your obviously transgender 5-year-old son when you… Read More