Audiobooks for the Win!

When I can’t focus and my reading mojo is suffering: I give audiobooks a whirl! I will admit I never gave audiobooks a second thought until last year, and now have no idea why.

Audiobooks have been great for road trips, while running errands, and they have been my savior when I am forced to do laundry (I hate this chore with a passion). SNR Jr. and I have daily early morning audiobook sessions; her first morning bottle we cuddle in our rocking chair and listen to a chapter of whatever I am listening to at the moment.

If you’ve read my reviews before you will know how I feel about narrators: they can make or break a book! And, if you are needing some recommendations check out my Libro.fm Top Picks Playlist. Happy Listening! XO

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Book Review: Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

“People think it’s all snakes and scorpions out there in the oil patch but hell, those are the most harmless things in the country. At least the rattlesnakes let you know they’re coming.” – Karla, Valentine

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4 disco balls

Pub Date: March 31, 2020 by Harper
Category: Historical Fiction

A powerful, emotion fueled debut novel that is deserving of a read.

I’m speechless and will be suffering from a book hangover for some time. From the first chapter this book had my nerves twisted and heart racing.Read More »

Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

“You don’t always have to be okay.”
I know. But I am okay, with you.

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5 disco balls

Published: November 5, 2019 by Avon
Length: 10 hours and 17 minutes narrated by Adjoa Andoh
Category: Contemporary Romance

A delicious story that I devoured in just a few sittings.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown is full of spunky personality: witty sarcastic banter freely flowing.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Chloe and Red. Did I say LOVE?! 😉

Author Talia Hibbert is a brilliant writer; her characters were relatable and adoringly lovable. She tackled sensitive issues with finesse and I learned so much through both Chloe and Red.Read More »

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 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 »