“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
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 »
Starting today until Monday, March 4th, B&N is holding their #bookhaul BLOWOUT with over 400 titles marked at 50% – yes, you heard that right – 50% off!
Being a B&N member I was able to access the sale last night and picked up these 5 books – 4 hardcovers and 1 paperback – for $57.50 🤗
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Other books included in the sale that I recommend checking out (that I’ve read or are on my TBR too):
Some of these are going to move quickly! To make sure I got the books I wanted, I ordered them online to pick up at my local bookstore (I didn’t want to wait for shipping, I needed them now: I needed instant gratification!)
this is my successful shopping dance…happy reading!
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Published: February 12, 2019 by Dial Books
Length: 6 hours and 13 minutes, cast of narrators
Category: Middle Grade, Fiction, LGBT
Total Parent Trap vibes, but obviously not the exact storyline. If you are a fan of the original movie you will start singing “Let’s Get Togetheryeah, yeah, yeah” 🎶 to yourself quite often, or at least I did. 😉Read More »
Publish date: February 5, 2019 by Harper
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Has a book ever made you laugh and cry at the same time? Well this book will make you “craugh” and craugh hard.
The story unfolded over a series of emails, texts and blog posts.I had never read a book entirely in that format and it totally worked here. It was expertly done! I read a majority of this book in one sitting because I needed to keep turning the page. Read More »
Published: November 20, 2018 by Doubleday Books
Hardcover: 226 pages
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Thriller
I thought it was a clever, well crafted read. It is easily devoured and can be read in one to a few sittings.Try putting this one down once you start…it will be super hard to not keep turning the page!Read More »
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 (Paperback): March 4, 2014 by Anchor
Category: Fiction, Contemporary, Cultural Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction (2013); National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2013); Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee (2014); Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Fiction (Shortlist) (2014); Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2013); International DUBLIN Literary Award Nominee for Shortlist (2015); Go On Girl! Book Club Award for Author of the Year (2016)
The paperback clocked in at 588 pages. I will admit that it was a very slow start for me and if it weren’t for book club I probably would have set it aside after reading over 200 pages. BUT, I am glad I kept with it! For me this was one of the rare instances where the book got better and better with each turn of the page.
There is no doubt that author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes beautifully. In each scene I felt I was there: it’s usually hard for me to wrap my head around a lot of description but she did it with ease.Read More »
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 »