Wednesday, September 26, 2018

WWW Wednesday: September 26

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?  
What did you recently finish reading?  
What do you think you’ll read next?

I'd been in a reading slump for awhile, and couldn't get into anything! It was such a bummer. But I finished two amazing books this week so things are looking up!



Recently Finished

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I loved The Kiss Quotient!! Stella was such a great character. I flew through the book.  I also stayed up late last night to finish Where the Crawdads Sing, the Reese Witherspoon September pick. It was fantastic! One of my favorites of her 2018 picks.


Currently Reading

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  I started this one right before Where the Crawdads Sing came in for me at the library, so I set it aside. Excited to dive back in because I was hooked right away!

Up Next

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I've heard this one starts out a bit slow, but I've also heard it is amazing! Have you read it? What did you think?

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Top Ten Books by my Favorite Authors I Haven't Read




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This Week's Topic:

Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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Have you read any of these? Which should I make sure to read?

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TLC Book Tours: When The Lights Go Out (Review)

About When the Lights Go Out

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (September 4, 2018)
A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica 
Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.
Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?
“Kubica brilliantly unravels the lives of two women in this tense and haunting tale of identity and deceit. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT will keep you questioning everything-and everyone-until the riveting conclusion. A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read.” –Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes &Noble

 I'm a big fan of Kubicka's books, and though this one wasn't my favorite, there were a lot of things I enjoyed about this book! The writing was excellent and kept me engaged, the story was gripping and hard to put down, and I really appreciated the author's accurate portrayal of grief while describing Jessie's feelings regarding losing her mother. I didn't love the ending--but the author definitely wrote a page turner I couldn't put down!

About Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

Connect with Mary

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

 

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TLC Book Tours

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This Week's Topic:

Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

Here's my list! It does include a few ARC's I was lucky to get :)

 

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Have you read any of these? Are any of these on your Fall TBR? Happy Reading!

Friday, September 14, 2018

High Five for Friday: September 14

 

Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post!
 
1. New Books this Week

 
I just got approved for the new Cathy Lamb book on NetGalley (yay!!) and just downloaded the newly release Christina Lauren book because literally EVERYONE was saying how much they loved it! Excited to read it soon!

2. Books I've Been Loving this Week

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Just started this one Wednesday and am enjoying it so far!

3. When I Wasn't Reading 


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Surprise, surprise--going to talk about yoga here :)  On Monday, I went to a Yoga + Beer class at Eola Hills Winery--one of the last few outdoor classes of the summer. This one was extra special because we had live music--the incredibly talented Kevin Paris! It was an absolutely fabulous class! Check out his music on Spotify--it's so relaxing and perfect for yoga. A group of us went and it was one of the best classes of the summer!

4. So Random

  So I have a Kindle and read both on my Kindle and physical books. Sometimes I'm reading a book on my Kindle and a physical book at the same time. But lately, all I've wanted is physical books. I have not wanted to read on my kindle. I don't know what the deal is. I literally have The Summer List on my Kindle but picked up the physical book from the library on Wednesday. Please tell me I'm not alone? I'm sure the mood will pass!

5. Weekend Plans  

No real solid plans yet...we participate in fantasy football so we spend a lot of time watching the NFL games on Sundays! Will also walk the pups  and try to relax and read a little. Pretty low key weekend!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This Week's Topic:

Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?)

Here's my list! I love these books!


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My all time favorite. It's relatively well known but I never miss a chance to talk about it. I'm excited to read the second one that's coming out February 2019! 

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Another one of my all time favorites. Fantastic book!

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Any of T.A.'s books, really. They are a delight! 

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Laugh out loud funny!

 
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All of Kerry's books, not just this one!

 
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Well written and addictive!

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This who series is fantastic! The Ceruleans series.

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Same deal here--I'm a big Cathy Lamb fan! Plus she's from Oregon like me!


What are some "Hidden Gems" on your list? I'm excited to see others' lists on this one!

Happy Reading!
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WWW Wednesday September 5

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The Three Ws are:

 
What are you currently reading?  

What did you recently finish reading?  

What do you think you’ll read next?
 
 
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Was so disappointed by the August Reese Witherspoon book club pick. It started out with potential, but I just didn't care about or connect with any of the characters. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was delightful. I can't wait to watch the Netflix movie! Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was absolutely fantastic. Quirky, relatable, honest. So, so good. I highly recommend it.
 
Currently Reading
 
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JUST started this one. Have you read it?
 
 
Up Next
 
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What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!