2 Year Blogiversary!

Wow, another year flew by. This year my reading pace slowed a bit, but for good reason: my husband and I welcomed Saturday Nite Reader, Jr. in July!

In order to keep up with all the new releases I did up my audiobook game. Now that I am back to work I am using my commute time to pick up a book; they certainly make commuting more enjoyable. head in a book = leave me alone ;)

Since November 21st, 2018:

  • Wrote 51 blog posts
  • Read 64 books (13 posted reviews were rated 5 disco balls, there were a few more 5 star gems from my reading past but I’m a tad behind on review posts…oops.)
  • Gained 193 new WordPress followers with 2,779 followers overall (I love each and every one of you!)
  • 4,609 people have visited Saturday Nite Reader at some point through-out 2019 (WOW!)
  • My most viewed post: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan


5 disco ball Posted Reviews:

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My Top 5 (of the 13)

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the rest in no specific order: 

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The 64 Books I Read:

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2019 Goodreads

 

Although life has changed a bit, I still enjoy putting together – what I aim to be – quick, witty and funny reviews. Thank you for stopping by and hopefully you have enjoyed what you’ve seen thus far. XO, Nikki

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🎉 It’s my 2 Year Bookstaversary! 🎉 . A few things have changed since I’ve started the gram. My library has grown exponentially (its organized chaos, or at least that is what I call it), I found out I love nonfiction (hello Bad Blood anyone?!), I’ve made wonderful friends from near and far who love books as much – if not more – than I, and last but certainly not least I’ve gotten myself a new sidekick aka SNR Jr. ☺️ . What hasn’t changed: I don’t take myself too seriously 🤪, I’m not a professional photographer no matter how hard I try 😂, I insert a bit of humor in all my reviews whenever I can, and I simply love being a part of the booksta community. . Here’s to all the books – good and bad – that made me laugh, cry, gave me goosebumps, made me mad, made me FEEL. And, thanks for making my commute more bearable, I am very thankful for that. . If you read a book because of me and loved it, heck even hated it, let me know! I want to THANK YOU for even giving my reviews a glance. XO, Nikki . . #saturdaynitereader #bookstaversary #twoyearsold #twoyears #readersofinstagram #readersofinsta #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bibliophile #bookworm #bookcase #bookshelf #bookstack #bookstacks #booklover #bookish #homelibrary #genxbookstagrammers

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I’m Back!

I can’t believe its been just over 3 months since I last posted a review. Saturday Nite Reader Junior and I have had a lot of couch time that included more TV than reading – oops – BUT, I did manage to finish 1 physical book and 12 audiobooks. Audiobooks were my jam…and yes, I count them as books “read.”

Here is a peak as to what reviews I will be posting soon:Read More »

Saturday Spotlight: Guest Article by author Lauren Speeth, “Spinning a Story with a Soundtrack”

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If you couldn’t already tell, I love music just as much as I love books. It’s even better when both are paired together! Finding a soundtrack to a book is super exciting, and creating one is even better. So when I learned about author, Lauren Speeth, and the role music played in writing her novel Thread for Pearls, I knew I had to highlight her work on Saturday Nite Reader.

Speeth will also make a guest appearance on Saturday Nite Reader‘s Instagram stories with her own Top 5 Saturday Nite Jams edition.

Check out Speeth’s article: Spinning a Story with a Soundtrack to learn about her music inspired writing journey. [click Read More below]Read More »

To Be Read: Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen

“When my mother wanted to teach me a lesson about life,’ said Luca Dotti, ‘she never used stories about her career. She always told stories about the war. The war was very, very important to her. It made her who she was.”
Robert Matzen, Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II

Published: April 15, 2019 by GoodKnight Books
Category: Nonfiction, WWII, History

I love all things Audrey Hepburn so when Smith Publicity offered to send me an advanced reader’s copy of Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II I couldn’t respond YES fast enough! Read More »

Book Review: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

“A real choice doesn’t have conditions. A real choice is free.” 
― Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man

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5 disco balls

Published: March 5, 2019 by Harper
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Strongest prologue I’ve ever read and brilliantly done ending. (If that’s all you read of this review, I’m good with it. Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this book!) I was left holding my breathe after turning that last page; when I finally caught my breathe I noticed the goosebumps on my arm.

This book was intricately plotted and smartly written. I wanted to make sure I was using ‘intricately’ correctly and googled it – how many of you do that?! – and saw the previous sentence as an example. It perfectly stated how I felt about this book so thanks Cambridge English Dictionary!Read More »

Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of f*cking story.”
– Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

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Published: March 5, 2019 by Ballantine Books
Category: Fiction, Music
It was also a February Book of the Month choice

On March 5th, the highly anticipated Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – will hit bookshelves: RUN don’t walk to your local bookstore.

You will not want to miss out on this: think Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga chemistry meets an episode of VH1 Storytellers on Fleetwood Mac’s behind the scenes drama.

 

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Today is my Birthday!

Being born on the 11th clearly made the #11 my favorite number. To top it off, today is my 38th birthday and 3 + 8 = 11…so this must mean its going to be a lucky one 😉

To honor the #11, here are my Top 11 reads from this year. This year has been my best reading year yet and it was very hard to narrow them down!

book-totes-08-2018-ss04It is a story of perseverance, acceptance and love for so many of the characters.  

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220px-a_little_lifeIt is a story about friendship; but, not ordinary friendship. A supreme friendship so connected that without it one is not whole, but lost. Friendship that gives one breathe: a reason.

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81tar7kzn7lCue in the soundtrack to Pretty Woman and you got yourself the cutest love story – with a side of spice – I have read in a while.

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51vfrzslyil-_sx329_bo1204203200_It was an addicting, brilliantly written story. This can definitely be a one sitting book read.

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91nhc-xa5klThe book tells a beautiful tale of a loving and caring person who just needed someone to believe in her.

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by-the-book-9781501175183_hrIt’s one of those stories that brightens your mood: perfect to read on a sunny day (or those rainy/snowy days where you are looking for something to lighten your mood). 

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91bndqhf1jlThis book had me on edge the whole entire time. THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME.

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91lmjogaixlLike 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.

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51ikqi2oqll-_sx330_bo1204203200_Francie Nolan became one of my favorite literary characters.

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81v3qyp3iblBackman’s writing consists of simple sentences packed with punch: so much meaning with the right amount of build up. His writing style is brilliant!

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the-hating-gameThe tension between Lucy and Josh from the minute the book starts is ridiculously tantalizing.

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Do you have a favorite amongst my birthday book stack? Do tell!

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1 Year Blogiversary!

Wow, a year flew by! I am happy to report that I have read each of the books showcased in my 1st blog post. 😉

Since November 21st, 2017:

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)

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the rest in no specific order: (they are all 5 disco ball gems!)

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The 122 Books I Read:

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Time's ConvertAmericanahSonoraA Ladder to the SkyMatchmaking for BeginnersThe Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining WomenPeas, Carrots and an Aston MartinThe Dream DaughterGirl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to BeManhattan BeachErotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

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🎂 Today Saturday Nite Reader turns 1! I can’t believe a year has flown by. 🎂 . Since last November 21st, I’ve read 122 books (that is a little more than double than my previous year). I have all of your recommendations to thank! It’s sometimes hard to keep up – I want to read all the books like now! – but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Thank you for taking this fun, wild ride with me. Love to you all! ❤️ . Happy Reading, XO Nikki . . #saturdaynitereader #happybirthday #anniversary #oneyearanniversary #oneyearold #yearone #igreads #readersofig #reader #ilovereading #ilovebooks #bookstagram #booksofig #booksofinstagram #bookcart #bibliophile #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #bookworm #toberead #TBR

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Saturday Nite Jams Book Edition: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

I read Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering in June and its the perfect book to pair with a Saturday Nite Jams playlist. Check out my 4 disco ball review here!

Broke up with your own Stephen DeMarco? Or worse, dating a Stephen DeMarco?! (Asking yourself who Stephen DeMarco is? Go read my quick, spoiler free review.) My advice: can him and sing these songs on the top of your lungs and all will be right in the world.Read More »