Unboxing: BookSparks July #SRC2016 Box

BookSparks sends the best book mail!

If you follow me on Instagram then you may know that I won a box full of amazing books from BookSparks a few weeks ago. It was their May Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) box and I was so so happy. Thus far, I have LOVED the books that were included! You can watch my unboxing of that here or see below for full reviews on the ones I’ve gotten to read so far. Like I said the books have been great and when I received an email saying I had been selected for the July box… I screamed! I felt bad for my husband (who probably thought something was seriously wrong) and the animals (who fled with fur sticking up in every direction), but I was just too dang excited.

For the last week I have been (not so) patiently waiting and waiting. Just when I let it go and thought, it’ll be here soon. Relax. I walk out the door and trip over it (thanks FedEx man for not ringing the bell and letting me know my goodies arrived!) Poor Butters, I turned back right away with the box so I could open it… only then we could go for a walk!

Now for the really fun part… watch as I unbox the July SRC box then follow me on Instagram for more photos and reviews of each book! I can’t wait to share these with you. From the synopsis, which book are you most looking forward to??

Thank you again BookSparks!!

Be sure to follow BookSparks and join in on the #SRC2016 because it will be the #BestSummerEver!!

Purchase the May books from Amazon:

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin | FULL REVIEW

The House of Bradbury by Nicole Meier | FULL REVIEW

*The Assistants by Camille Perri | FULL REVIEW

*Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica – TBR

*Appetite by Sheila Grinell – TBR

* Full reviews coming soon

Book Haul: February 2016

There wasn’t just one book that had me super excited… there were several!

I managed to haul 23 books (whoa) during February. You can check out the 15 books I picked up at 2nd and Charles, watch the shopping trip at 2nd and Charles, or watch below for the remaining books I picked up. There wasn’t just one book that had me super excited… there were several! Hidden Bodies, He Will Be My Ruin, Me Before You, it goes on and on!

Order your copies here:
He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker | FULL REVIEW

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes | FULL REVIEW

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple – still on my list!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | FULL REVIEW

The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin – haven’t read it yet

*The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Walking Dead – Compendium One by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn – it’s HUGE! Still working my way through…

*Full reviews coming soon!!

Book Haul: 2nd & Charles

A huge book haul from a buy two get one free sale!

This morning, I shared my book shopping vlog from 2nd & Charles and now I’m happy to share the huge book haul! It was a great day to go too because they had a buy 2 get 1 free sale! I was able to find 15 books that I had either on my list or heard great things about. Which ones have you read and which books should be at the top of the TBR pile? Are you ready to see everything I got? Here we go…

Order your copies here:

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Take Me There by Carolee Dean

*Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

*Full Reviews coming!

Book Haul: January 2016 + February 2016 TBR

The book I’m most excited for is…

The books that I accumulated over the month of January. I was really happy with my purchases, but the TBR pile is definitely getting a little out of control! The book that I’m most excited for and haven’t gotten to reading yet… Night Film! Have you read any of these? Which ones should be at the top of the pile??

Order your copies here:

The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith – Still on my TBR

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – Still haven’t gotten my hands on this yet…

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith – TBR

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – TBR

Night Film by Marisha Pessl – TBR

*Lady Killer by Joelle Jones & Jamie S. Rich – LOVED!

*Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – Pretty good!

*Lumberjanes Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson – Fun read

*Lumberjanes Volume 2 by Noelle Stevenson – Same as Volume 1 🙂

*Full reviews coming soon!!

Book Haul: December 2015

I can happily say I looooove it!

It’s always helpful to look back at the goals you’ve set out to accomplish. Do a little check in of sorts and just see how things are going because life is constantly changing. Things come up. So to help me cope with all the madness of day to day life, I make lists. Like I mentioned, touching base with those lists is extremely helpful in keeping order in all the chaos. To do this, I’m throwing it back for the next week or two of posts. I want to take a step back to reevaluate what I’ve set out to do and alter anything that doesn’t seem to fit where I want to go in the future. To start us off, I’m going back to December when I first set out to achieve my bookish goals. I started a YouTube Channel and a Bookstagram and was determined to relieve stress, get creative, have fun, and make new friends.

Today’s video walks you through the 12 books I collected during December and the first week of January. I was so excited for this lovely little stack on my shelf. I had just started reading Before We Were Strangers and now months later I can happily say I looooove it! I’ll leave the complete list below of books that I picked up along with whether or not I’ve gotten around to reading it yet. I’d love to know which ones you’ve read and recommend or which ones are on your TBR still too 😉

Order your copies here:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Still on my TBR

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner | FULL REVIEW

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – TBR

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | FULL REVIEW

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | FULL REVIEW

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey | FULL REVIEW

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | FULL REVIEW

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Still on the TBR

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – TBR

You by Caroline Kepnes | FULL REVIEW

Confess by Colleen Hoover | FULL REVIEW

Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino | FULL REVIEW

*Full reviews coming soon!!


Hello + Welcome to jessislibrary!

Just another way to connect with more book loving friends!

I’m so excited to finally start a blog dedicated to all things bookish! At the beginning of this year, I started a Bookstagram account and absolutely adore the community. Never in a million years would I have thought that it would be so welcoming and supportive. I’ve made so many amazing friends there so of course I couldn’t wait to start a blog. I know that blogging takes time and commitment, but I blog weekly for my business so I think I can handle this too 😉 It’s such a great outlet and another way to connect with more book loving friends! Leave your Bookstagram handle below so I can follow!!

I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions with you, so I ask that you please join me in leaving comments, requests for posts you’d like to see here, and book recommendations!

Again, thank you for stopping by!

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