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.

TBR: August 2016

The books I hope to read in August! What’s on your list?

Some of you may know by now, but I’m at the Rio Olympics! A few days ago we began our journey from Colorado to Florida and stayed the night. I didn’t get much reading done on that flight because it was an extremely early flight and I pretty much slept the entire way, but I wanted to read so badly haha I finally got some reading done while we were waiting to meet up with my parents in the airport and OH MY GOD! It Ends With Us is incredible so far.

Now that we’re in Rio we’ve been busy busy! The first day here we hit the ground running with getting to the hotel, team meetings, and getting settled into our hotel. Then yesterday was the first day of competition so still haven’t gotten to read much but today’s a chill day! I’ve packed along more books to read on the long 9 hour flight as well as for the two weeks we’ll be in Rio. It’s so crazy to think about and I sure hope I didn’t pack them for nothing haha I’ve filmed a TBR if you’d like to see which other books I’ve packed and then be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for Rio vlogs! I’ll be doing my best to get some footage up there for you… Anyways, these are the books I plan to read during the month of August. Let me know if we have one in common!

Hope you all have a lovely two weeks! So excited to cheer on Team USA!!

Order your copies from Amazon here:

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Beautiful & Damned by Robert M. Drake

When In Rome by Shay Peretz

 

Book Haul: July 2016

The book I am most thrilled about receiving this month is…

I’m about to be buried in books here! This is the second book haul I’ve shared this month. In cased you missed the first one and are interested in seeing what I picked up for my birthday, you can click here! It was like Christmas in July 😉 So many amazing books came my way, but which one am I most excited for?! It would probably have to be Swear on This Life! I can’t get enough of Renee’s writing! Have you read any of her books?

Order your copies of the August reads from Amazon:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

The Regulars by Georgia Clark

Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson

When In Rome by Shay Peretz

 

 

Unboxing: BookSparks August #SRC2016

Another wonderful surprise on the doorstep from BookSparks!

My hubby and I just returned from doing some last minute shopping before our trip and guess what was on my doorstep? BOOK MAIL! Heck yeah… my favorite kind of mail haha To top it off it was the monthly summer reading challenge and its fulled with some amazing books! I couldn’t be more excited about it and especially before a trip, it’ll sure make the time fly! Thank you BookSparks!!

If you aren’t familiar with BookSparks or their SRC, you should check them out and join in on the #SRC2016! I believe August is the last month so we’d love to have you join in. I’ve had 3 of these boxes and and seriously, I’m blown away. If you missed out on the May and July unboxings, catch up and let me know if you’ve read any of them or plan to!

Order your copies of the August reads from Amazon:

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Clear to Lift by Anna A. Wilson