Wrap Up: August 2016

August was full of great reads!

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August was insane! We traveled to Rio to watch my brother compete in the Olympics, we came home and bought a house. Now we’re in the process of boxing up our house in Denver and getting ready for the big move to Nevada. I really thought I would have read more this past month, but I can see why I didn’t… I did manage to read 3 books and 2 comics. What I did read was fantastic! I highly recommend them all and here you’ll get a glimpse into each read, but for full reviews you can click below! This past weekend we boxed up my entire office and it makes me sad to see the empty bookshelf, but I did pull a few out. Stay tuned for my September TBR!

Buy your copies of my August reads on Amazon:

Perfectly Good Crime | FULL REVIEW

It Ends With Us | FULL REVIEW

Southern Solstice | FULL REVIEW

Rat Queens Vol 2

Lumberjanes Vol 4

Book Review: Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

A modern Robin Hood story with an Ocean’s Eleven flare…

Keeps the pages turning! | 5/5 stars | Buy your copy of Perfectly Good Crime


Overview: 
Kate Bradley, a Los Angeles news reporter, is covering the $20 million string of estate robberies. As it turns out there’s a Robin Hood behind the heists and he’s giving back to those in need. Piece by piece Kate begins to piece together the mystery of the sophisticated robberies to uncover who Robin Hood really is.

What I loved: 
thought provoking, unexpected, enjoyable, steady pace,

What I didn’t: 
Eric’s lapse in judgement.

If you liked The House of Bradbury or A Study in Charlotte: then you’ll enjoy this!

For my full review of Perfectly Good Crime, click play!

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

Book Review: It End With Us by Colleen Hoover

“It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”

Powerful Read | 5/5 stars | Buy your copy of It Ends With Us

Overview: Lily had a troubling childhood. Years later she finds herself in Boston following her dreams of opening her own business. On a quite rooftop she meets a guy named Ryle. There’s an instant connection. Lily knows that she could be swept up in a romance with this man, but can’t help to think back on her first true love, Atlas. When he reappears it threatens everything that Lily and Ryle have built.

What I loved: Major plot twists, incredible characters, all the feels and emotions, and a powerful story line.

What I didn’t: A few moments where it felt too predictable.

If you liked Confess, The Lovely Bones, If I Stay, or The Fault in our Stars: Pick this up ASAP!

For my full review of It Ends With Us, click play!

Book Review: Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

“God, you’re amazing, Larken. And now you’re my amazing.”

Definitely read! | 5/5 stars | Buy your copy of Southern Solstice

Overview: Larken is heartbroken when her fiancé, David, calls off the wedding and walks out of her life leaving her shaken and confused. She moves back to her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina and finds herself accepting a position at a doctors office where she not only finds the job rewarding and enjoyable, but it opens her eyes to a world she never knew existed.

What I loved: Immediately hooked me, the writing and descriptions, the CHARACTERS!!, an extremely well done love triangle, and that ending!

What I didn’t: A little slow in parts, wished for more of Larken’s sister and the dynamics of her in the family.

If you like Nicolas Sparks then: what are you waiting for?! Order your copy and be charmed away by this gem! Jewels on your crown 😉

For my full review of Southern Solstice, click play!

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

Wrap Up: July 2016

My reads during the month of July… boy did it fly!

I swear I blinked and July was over! I can’t believe it’s officially August… anyone else feeling like this?! July was busy, but I still managed to read 5 books and 4 comics. The books I read were fantastic as always (huge thank you to BookSparks and Atria Books), but my favorite read would have to be Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino. Oh goodness it was AMAZING and I devoured it in two days. The reads this last month were all a little heavier and emotional so just a little heads up for those who want to read these! I highly recommend them all though and would love to hear what you think so if you do pick one up. Let me know!

Buy your copy of my July reads on Amazon:

You Will Know Me | FULL REVIEW

The Choices We Make | FULL REVIEW

Swear on This Life | FULL REVIEW

So Close | FULL REVIEW

The Regulars | FULL REVIEW

Ms. Marvel Vol 2

Paper Girls Vol 1

Sweet Tooth Vol 6

I Hate Fairyland Vol 1

Book Review: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

A beautiful story about second chances, forgiveness, and love.

Must Read | 5/5 stars | Pre-order your copy of Swear on This Life | Releases 8.9.16

Overview: Emiline’s handed a copy of a new bestselling book by J. Colby and realizes its about her and the past she’s tried so hard to forget. Feelings she pushed deep down begin to resurface leaving her angry and hurt. Seeking answers, a flame is rekindled and a love story unravels between two kids who found refuge in each others company.

What I loved: Beautiful and unique story, flashbacks, Jase, the raw emotions and connections.

What I didn’t: Trevor (up until the end).

If you liked Before We Were Strangers: Pick this up right now! Like right this instant. Go ahead and pre-order it or run to the store on August 9th!!

For my full review of Swear on This Life, click play!

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

Book Review: The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

A touching story of friendship and parenthood.

Read | 5/5 stars | Buy your copy of The Choices We Make

Overview: 
Hannah and Kate have been best friends since the 5th grade. Kate seems to have the perfect life while Hannah’s is missing something.  A child. Hannah and Ben haven’t been able to conceive and just when they are about to give up, Kate offers to be their surrogate.

What I loved: 
Balanced emotions, the connection between Kate and Hannah, beautiful writing and story! That it was inspired by events in the authors life.

What I didn’t: 
Had me on the verge of tears more than once… beware!

If you liked The Lovely Bones or Orphan Train: give this one a go!

For my full review of The Choices We Make, click play!

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

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