Book Review: The Writers Room by Justen Davila

A great poetry collection revolving around change.

Great Collection | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of The Writers Room

Overview: 
A collection of poems and shorts that centers mostly around change. The Writers Room is thought provoking and challenges you to not only think, but grow.

What I loved: I was left inspired! What a lovely surprise this was.

What I didn’t: It didn’t move me as I was hoping.

If you liked milk and honey or contemporary poetry collections: check out The Writers Room! It’s a great debut collection.

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I received a copy from the Author, Justen, in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

A unique fantasy middle-grade read!

Read | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of Operation Tenley

Overview: 
Tenley, an elemental teen, is at risk. Mother Nature wants her power and Penny, Tenley’s Fair One (“fairy godmother-ish figure”) has 48 hours to convince Tenley to give up her power or be erased.

What I loved: Unique, entertaining, and had great characters.

What I didn’t: Tenley was annoying for a majority of the book and it was pretty short.

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I received a copy from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

“I knew we’d be great together, but I didn’t have enough imagination to know how great.”

A Charming Read | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of The Life She Wants

Overview: 
After Emma’s husband commits suicide she is left to deal with his crimes and the backlash. Alone and lost in New York, she heads back to her hometown in California with nothing more than she left with nine years earlier. With the help of an old high school friend and some hard work she gets back on her feet.

What I loved: Well paced, addictive, and Emma was a great character who showed strength, forgiveness, and perseverance.

The Life She Wants was well paced and addictive! I love how the story all came together however the epilogue, I could have either gone without or extended it just a bit. I felt it was really short for how much was thrown at us. Giving just a few more paragraphs or even a page would have been a terrific way to wrap up the book and leave me with all those feel goods!

What I didn’t: The ending. There was so much thrown all at once… I wish it would have let it soak in a bit and extended it out just a little, and there weren’t any big wow moments.

If you liked The One That Got Away (putting your life back together), The Choices We Make (friendship), So Close (difficult pasts), or anything Nicholas Sparks (romance): don’t miss this darling read!

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I received a copy from Little Bird Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

TBR: October 2016

A spooky reads line up for October!

Another busy month of moving ahead… we finally got the keys to our new house and now the fun begins! In between getting into the house and working on launching our business here in Reno, I’ll be doing my best to stay on track with this spooky line up for October! What’s on your list to read this month?

Purchase your copies here:

The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Sex Criminals Volume 1

Alex + Ada Volume 2

Chew Volume 1

Revival Volume 1

Book Haul: September 2016

Septembers book haul… it’s a good one!

Holy cow. This past month I’ve accumulated quite a stack of books. 16 total! This definitely isn’t helping my situation (you know, the TBR grows so much faster than you can actually read them. Yeah, that one), but I couldn’t be more thrilled about the reads that I did receive. They all sound amazing. A HUGE thank you to the authors, bookstagrammers, and publishers for sending such incredible reads my way this past month! I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to choose…

Purchase or add these reads to your list on Amazon:

Southernmost by Sarah Sadler
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne
Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
The Red Sun by Alane Adams
Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams
The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner
The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
Pretty Little World by Elizabeth Laban & Melissa Depino
On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins
Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly
Alex + Ada Volume 2

BookSparks & Little Bird, you know just how to spoil a girl ❤

Unboxing: BookSparks September #FRC2016

The best way to kick of Fall is with BookSparks!

BOOK MAIL! I just got home from our last wedding of the season and just look at what was waiting for me. EEK!!! I couldn’t be more thrilled. Just seeing this white box makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs. I’m always in a rush to see what’s inside too so I grabbed my computer and here we are! Thank you so much BookSparks for yet another incredible reading challenge. Friends, if you’d like to join in on the fun, you can enroll in your Fall “classes” here.

Order your copy of the September reads from Amazon:

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

Book Review: A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

An interesting read that left me a little disappointed.

Good | 3/5 stars | Buy your copy of A House for Happy Mothers

Overview: 
Priya and Madhu can’t have a baby the traditional way and begin looking into surrogacy. Happy Mothers a surrogate house in India seems to be the perfect fit. Asha comes into their lives to carry their baby and we’re taken on a nine month journey of  sadness, love, and hope.

What I loved: 
Characters were great and the story was interesting.

What I didn’t: 
Was left cheated and disappointed.

If you like books that deal with surrogacy: definitely check this one out as well as The Choices We Make

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I received a copy from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.