Published: March 6, 2018 by Macmillan Audio
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 17 hours and 44 minutes
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers’ Literature (2018), Goodreads Choice Award for Debut Author and Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2018)
I bought this book in March of 2018 and it had been sitting on my shelf a bit too long. I typically do not read fantasy, but was intrigued by the synopsis and gravitated toward the stunning book cover. Fast forward to January 2019 and it was my book club book! Its a beast of a book clocking in at 527 pages so I thought I would enlist the help of the audiobook from the library to keep me on pace.
I am SO glad I picked up the audiobook!The book is action packed and narrator, Bahni Turpin, brought all the characters to life.She captured the emotions effortlessly that I would often listen to the audio while reading along (as I do like to hold a book in my hands).Read More »
Published: January 8, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Suspense, Thriller, Fiction It was also a December Book of the Month choice
Another addicting read from the authors of The Wife Between Us, dynamic duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
Quick chapters that alternate POVs, which I absolutely love; it will be easy to whip through this one saying “just one more chapter.” This psychological thriller will have you looking over your shoulder to see if anyone is following you.Read More »
Over a few weeks I laughed with Michelle, cried with her, and enjoyed simply listening to her. She is graceful, relatable…human. It wasn’t a political narrative, but the story of a young girl becoming a woman and learning more about herself as she grew.Read More »
Published: May 21, 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group
Category: Nonfiction Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
If you were looking for a book to close out 2018 this here’s the one. No joke:It was an addicting, consuming read.
Wall Street Journal Investigative Reporter John Carreyrou was instrumental in blowing up Theranos’ spot. In Bad Blood,Carreyrou meticulously described the entire Theranos evolution leading to his expose and it was simply crazy…every last drop of it (and not small drops, hehe see what I did there?! too much?)Read More »
Doesn’t that throw look super comfy?! It is! I got it at Indigo for $35 (since I purchased a bit of books I was able to get a promo price). Okay, now back to the book…
3 jingle bells
Published: September 25, 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Category: Contemporary, Holiday It’s Book 3 in a series, but it can be read as a standalone
I came across this book at Target and the cover screamed “cute holiday love story in a small, cozy town.” I was thinking Hallmark movie and what I got was more in line with an ABC after school special: looks can be deceiving.Read More »
Like classic Jodi, she has this rational way of presenting both sides of an issue where you feel empathy for all characters whether you agree with them or not (she’s brilliant at this!) You may not agree, but you understand.
Getting ready for the holidays and need gift inspiration for your favorite book lovers? You’ve come to the right place: books and shopping for gifts are two of my favorite things! Here are a few ideas to get you started (also, to my friends and family…hint, hint)
Before we start here is a helpful hint: with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a bunch of holiday sales never purchase anything without looking for a coupon code! If there isn’t one advertised on the website, check out Retailmenot.com (you’re welcome 😘)Read More »
When my husband suggested that I start my book blog last year I did not know where it would head (and maybe still don’t – hehe – but that’s okay); to say its been a fun, wild ride is an understatement. It has opened up my world to new friends, authors and books. I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!
5 disco ball Reviews:
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My Top 5 (of the 27)
the rest in no specific order: (they are all 5 disco ball gems!)
The 122 Books I Read:
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