Unboxing: BookSparks October FRC2016

Another fantastic box from BookSparks!

With my life being scattered between three places, sometimes I forget what I’ve posted where. Sadly, this unboxing was shared on Instagram and apparently not here. So in case you missed this on IG, here’s my October FRC2016 unboxing! The lovely people at BookSparks keep my TBR pile very well stocked 😉 Thank you!!

Which one sounds the best to you? I can’t decide what I should read first…

Order your copies of this months reads here:

The Witch House of Persimmon Point by Suzanne Palmieri

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

An Address in Amsterdam by Mary Dingee Fillmore

The Next by Stephanie Gangi

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.

For my full review of Operation Tenley, click play!

I received a copy from BookSparks 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

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

For my full review of A House for Happy Mothers, click play!

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

TBR: September 2016

Hoping these reads keep me company on the long drive to Nevada!

This month I’m over my head in wrapping up currently clients in Colorado, packing, moving, and then there’s the loooong drive to Nevada as well as unpacking things into a storage unit! PHEW!! It’s going to be insane, but I’m happy to have these reads to accompany me… What’s on your September TBR?

Buy your copies of my TBR pile from Amazon:

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Southernmost by Sarah Sadler

Keep Her by Leora Krygier

The Writers Room by Justen Davila

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Alex + Ada Vol 1

Rat Queens Vol 3

Sex Criminals Vol 1

Wrap Up: August 2016

August was full of great reads!

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 Haul: August 2016

A book haul FULL of amazing reads just begging to be read!

Some of you may know, my husband and I are making a big life change… we’re boxing up our home in Denver and heading to Reno to be closer to our families. So over the past week I’ve had the task of boxing up some things. The first to go were my books. My husband brought a box up into my office and said hey start packing. I was like yeah okay it should be easy right well it set off an anxiety attack… I couldn’t stand the thought of an empty bookshelf for the month. Turns out though, the TBR stack sitting on the floor… it fills up my almost empty shelf ha! And I thought I’d only need a few boxes. I’m already at two and I have a good feeling I’m going to need a LOT more!

Anyways, over the month of August I’ve been able to add more great reads to the TBR shelf! I’m so excited for these reads. Have you read any of them?

Order your copies of the August reads from Amazon:

The Muse by Jessie Burton

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Good As Gone by Amy Gentry

Keep Her by Leora Krygier

After You by Jojo Moyes

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

The Writers Room by Justen Davila

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!