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 Haul: Birthday!

A killer birthday book haul!

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my birthday book haul with you and I couldn’t be more excited about what I received. A lot of these have been on my list for quite some time and a few others, well they are ones that I really wanted and just found out about or came across through Instagram. I am thrilled to add all of these to my new TBR Shelves! Which ones have you read and highly recommend?! I have no idea where I want to start…

Shop these titles straight from Amazon:

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Arena by Karen Hancock

Beautiful & Damned by Robert M. Drake

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ms Marvel Vol 2

Sex Criminals Vol 1

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1

Saga Vol 1

Rat Queens Vol 2

Rat Queens Vol 3

Revival Vol 1

Giant Days Vol 1

Lumberjanes Vol 4

*And that amazing lipstick… it’s made by Bite Beauty. It’s the Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi. Go ahead and order yourself one. It’s amazing!

Comic Review: Sweet Tooth, Lumberjanes & More

A round up of 5 comics and their reviews!

One afternoon, my husband and I decided to drive up to Fort Collins and roam around. It was then we came across a cute little comic shop named Halley’s Comics. I kindly asked the man behind the counter for some guidance. We wanted something that we could read together and I told him that we really loved The Walking Dead. That was when he recommended Sweet Tooth. We bought the first volume just to give it a go and we have really enjoyed the series so far. It’s exactly what we were looking for. So thankful it was recommended and now we highly recommend it too!!

For a full review of Sweet Tooth and more, click play!

Buy your copy of these comics on Amazon:

Sweet Tooth Volume 1

Sweet Tooth Volume 2

Sweet Tooth Volume 3

Lumberjanes Volume 3

Klaw Volumes 1

Comic Review: Nimona, Lumberjanes & More

My first collection of Comic Books and Reviews!

These 5 were the FIRST comic books I’ve ever owned or read. I was always under the impression that they were nerdy and only offered something for those who liked superheros. Don’t get me wrong…I love my Marvel movies, but I just don’t see myself getting into the marvel comics. Who knows though, I didn’t think I’d like comics and here I am. I’ve since learned that comics offer so much more.

My comic love all started with Lady Killer. I spotted it on the shelf while I was patiently waiting for my husband. He was browsing for his first comic and while he walked out empty handed, a comic caught my attention by the spine. When I pulled it out and saw the cover, I was in love and immediately bought it. From there, I was addicted. I searched Instagram for more and ended up picking these other titles. I have since then been devouring them. I love how short and sweet they are and yet they can be entertaining or really pack a punch. It’s impressive how poetry and comics can do that. The artwork is fantastic too! I really appreciate all the talent that goes into each one of these.

Soppy has become a favorite and I can’t wait to gift these to friends and clients. And Lady Killer… hands down a favorite AND I just found out not too long ago that they are continuing the series! Woo hoo!! It was supposed to make it’s way out this Spring. I haven’t heard anything as of yet. If you hear something, let me know!

Buy your copy of these comics on Amazon:

Soppy

Nimona

Lady Killer

Lumberjanes Vol 1

Lumberjanes Vol 2

 

Favorites: Halfway through 2016

A collection of my favorite reads so far this year.

June has come and gone and so far I’ve read 39 books. They have all been great too which is why I wanted to share my favorite reads so far this year. I’m also really interested in looking back at the end of the year and seeing which of these makes the final cut for the end of the year favorites. I’m sure the list will change, but for now, I’m extremely happy with the lineup. I hope that you’ll find at least one you haven’t read yet and give it a go!!

Today, I’m dressed head to toe Americana and ready to celebrate! Sadly, Zach has to work so I’ll just be chilling at home. There will be sunshine, bbq foods, and of course a good book! Later, I’ll most likely stay home with our pup and watch the fireworks from upstairs. I love this time of year. I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday!

Happy Fourth of July!

My favorite books so far this year in no particular order:

  1. milk and honey | FULL REVIEW
  2. Before We Were Strangers | FULL REVIEW
  3. The House of Bradbury | FULL REVIEW
  4. Me Before You | FULL REVIEW
  5. Salt to the Sea | FULL REVIEW
  6. Fangirl | FULL REVIEW
  7. Hidden Bodies | FULL REVIEW
  8. He Will Be My Ruin | FULL REVIEW
  9. The 5th Wave | FULL REVIEW
  10. Confess | FULL REVIEW

My favorite comics/graphic novels. Again, in no particular order:

  1. Soppy
  2. Lady Killer
  3. Rat Queens
  4. Sweet Tooth Volumes 1-6
  5. Lumberjanes Volumes 1-3

Wrap Up: May 2016

My favorite May read would have to be…

Last month was complete and total madness. I was working long hours in office to stay caught up, had endless consults and meetings, shoots, and editing. I freaking loved every minute of it all though. The only downside to all of that was the fact that I didn’t read much at all. I’m not sure if I avoided it a little and was in a slump or if I really was just that busy and by the time I got to bed, CRASH. Now that I think about it, it’s both. What I did read over the past month was 6 books total (5 comics and 1 book).

The one book I read was a little difficult to get through. Find out why in the video, but what I’m loving about comics is how quick and easy they are to read. Not to mention, they’re SO much fun. The ones I’ve been lucky to pick up have had me laughing out loud or totally sucked into it. I think my favorite read this month would definitely have to be Sweet Tooth Volumes 1-3!

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Lumberjanes Volume 3

The Klaw

Sweet Tooth Volumes 1

Sweet Tooth Volumes 2

Sweet Tooth Volumes 3

Wrap Up: April 2016 & May TBR

My favorite April read was…

I see a reoccurring theme here… I’m overly ambitious with my TBR! I really thought I would do better, but sadly didn’t. I guess I was just too dang busy enjoying all the fun things to do in Hawaii! My favorite April read was hands down Salt to the Sea! I HIGHLY recommend it and if you haven’t read Between Shades of Gray, read that first! It is so freaking good you guys!! I hope you enjoy the video and as always, feel free to comment if you have questions about a book or if you’ve read any of these. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Wednesday friends!!

*A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro | FULL REVIEW

*Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | FULL REVIEW

*Perfect Imperfections by Puja Mohan | FULL REVIEW

*Lumberjanes Volume 2 | FULL REVIEW

*Ms Marvel Volume 1 | FULL REVIEW

*Full reviews coming soon!