Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

img_0685

3.5 disco balls

Published: October 15, 2019 by Random House
Category: Non-fiction, Memoir, Humor

I returned to work last week- after a 3 month maternity leave – and this was the perfect book to escape in during my morning commute on the NJ Path train…which I did not miss!

On day 1 back to the grind I was pushed through the Path doors by 3 people and elbowed twice…there is obviously no such thing as personal space: it’s a push or be pushed world so a little humor is needed to keep one sane. Plus I was holding back all the tears, one wrong move…cue the waterworks.Read More »

Audiobook Review: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

5_DiscoBalls

5 disco balls

Publish date: October 22, 2019 by Gallery Books
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes, narrated by Erin Mallon
Category: Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit

This was my first audiobook with Libro.fm and I am super thankful I was able to listen to it as part of their Influencer ALC program (Audiobook Listening Copies). I ate it up and finished in less than 3 days: which is no surprise as Christina Lauren romances are my jam.

This love story reminds me of when I was a tween playing with my Barbie & Ken dolls. After watching General Hospital with my mom (what is Sonny taking to look the same 20 yrs later) I would think up the most outlandish storylines of how Ken had to win over Barbie. Twice in a Blue Moon was reminiscent of those times: a bit over the top like the Pretty Woman love story but you still watch it, love it, and root for them every time.Read More »

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 »

On Maternity Leave

On Tuesday, July 16th – after 8 years of “patiently” waiting – my husband and I welcomed Saturday Nite Reader Junior to our family! I’ve been slacking on reading during the last month and it was worth it. 😉

I am going to enjoy the time I have at home before I go back to work and will check in with you all here and there. Hope you have a great summer filled of 5 star 💎s!!!

XO, Nikki

Shoutout to @hookedbytsl who made SNR Jr. her bookish inspired onesies. I can’t wait for the fashion photo ops 😘

Book Review: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

4_DiscoBalls

4 disco balls

Published: June 25, 2019 by Ballantine Books
Category: Women’s Fiction, Chick-lit

Need a summer read with a little bit more oomph? I’m talking secrets, some family drama, and learning to find oneself. Then this book is might be your perfect oceanside, poolside, lakeside, heck even cozy couch read. It’s not super dramatic on the oomph front (has just enough): its authentic and had just the right amount of humor.Read More »

Books I Couldn’t Finish so far this year

I am always talking about books I loved, but never the ones I picked up but just couldn’t bring myself to finish. In the past that list was non-existent as I finished most books I started even if I disliked them. This year I made a conscious effort to spend my reading time only with books I truly enjoy: so my DNF (did not finish) list has grown tremendously from years past.

It doesn’t mean these books were terrible, it just means I didn’t jive with them or was ready to put it down before finishing. Because no book is for everyone I will share why I DNF’d but also share a rave review, and you can make up your own mind:Read More »

Currently Reading: Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause

“The same way you’d get wrinkles on your face from making the same facial expression over and over, she thought, you could probably get wrinkles on your brain from thinking the same thoughts and feeling the same feelings over and over.” – Suzy Krause, Valencia and Valentine

Published: June 1, 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
Category: Contemporary

I just hit the 50% mark of Suzy Krause’s debut novel – Valentine and Valencia – and have a theory on how Valencia and Mrs. Valentine’s lives may intersect: I can’t wait to see if I am right!!!!

This is what I love about reading: that excitement to see how the book will actually wrap up in the end. Hopefully I can get to that within the next few days. I’ve been limited on reading time and trying to sneak in a chapter here and there when I can. Can anyone else relate?!Read More »

Audiobook Review: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

4_DiscoBalls

4 disco balls

Publish date: September 4, 2018 by Gallery Books
Length: 7 hours and 16 minutes, narrated by Jayme Mattler & Todd Haberkorn
Category: Rom-Com, Chick-lit

My current reading mood = light, feel good, summer vibes. I just want to read books you would enjoy poolside, lakeside, or oceanside even if I am just reading from the couch.

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is my 2nd Christina Lauren book and I’m totally here for it. It was super fun, quirky, and the quick read I needed.
Read More »