Wrap Up: July 2016

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

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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: 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.

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

TBR: July 2016

A great stack of books I hope to finish in July…

Hey friends! I’ve debated whether or not I wanted to actually do a TBR pile this month… I’ve been so terrible lately about sticking to it and end up choosing whatever calls to me, but I really wanted to get through this pile because the amazing BookSparks sent some really great reads my way in their July box. So, I’d love to get through them since a majority will be released this very month! WOO!! Stay tuned for full reviews as I work my way through. I’m currently reading You Will Know Me. What’s your first read of the month??

Purchase your copies from Amazon here:

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

So Close by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Sweet Tooth Volume 6

I Hate Fairyland

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