Wrap Up: September 2016

A busy September and good reads.

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September was a little crazy. I flew to Nevada to go house hunting, put in an offer, got the offer accepted, packed up our home in Denver, made a big Uhaul move into storage in Nevada, flew back home to prep the Denver house to go on the market, and now I’m back in Nevada playing catch up!! Phew! What a month it has been. We’re thrilled to be so close to closing on our new home soon and it’s very bittersweet to see our home in Denver go on the market. We know it will be just as good to the new family as it was to us and can’t wait to begin our transition into life in Nevada.

Other than that crazy mess called life, I’ve been able to read a little bit here and there. I managed to read 2 comics/graphic novels, 1 poetry collection, and 3 books. I enjoyed everything I read and as you know loved some more than others. If I had to choose I’d say my favorite thing I read that month was Alex + Ada. It was just so surprising and beautiful. So happy to have volume 2 arriving soon and to continue on with it. You can watch my September wrap up below and don’t forget to subscribe because FULL reviews of each are headed your way soon 🙂

Buy your copies from Amazon here:
Rat Queens Vol 3
Alex + Ada Vol 1
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi | FULL REVIEW
The Writers Room by Justen Davila
The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

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

Comic Review: Rat Queens, Sweet Tooth, & More

Another Saturday morning comic round up of reviews!

Happy Saturday! I’ve decided Saturday mornings are perfect for sleeping in, being lazy, and staying in bed reading some comics. Wouldn’t you agree? You know kind of like you did as a kid except with cartoons! My husband and I have started making this a little morning tradition the last few weeks and we’re absolutely loving it! Hope you’ll decide to join us for comic mornings and let us know what comics you’re reading!!

In my last comic review, I spoke about Sweet Tooth Volumes 1-3. It was a great start to this series (and find out how I came across it) and I couldn’t wait to continue. Today, I get to share the last 3 volumes in the series. It’s come to an end now and I’m a little sad about it… I highly recommend it! Other than that series I started two others. One that I was happy with and one that received a lot of hype, but I just didn’t love it as much. I’m looking forward to continuing with both though just so I can see if things will pick up and change my mind.

For a full review of these comics, click play!

Buy your copy of these comics on Amazon:

Ms Marvel Volume 1

Rat Queens Volume 1

Sweet Tooth Volume 4

Sweet Tooth Volume 5

Sweet Tooth Volume 6

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!

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: June 2016

My favorite June read is…

I can not believe that June is just about over. This year is just flying right on by isn’t it?! I didn’t even think that I had that much time to read this month, but I’m happy to say that I read 5 books and 3 comics this month! WOO HOO!! June has definitely been one of the best reading months so far this year. My favorite book (ha how about books) this month are milk and honey and The House of Bradbury! If you haven’t read either of those you need to add them to your summer reading list. They’re amazing!! I still haven’t been able to put all of my thoughts together for milk and honey… it blew me away. I can’t wait to share the full review soon.

I’d love to know what your favorite June read was so please leave it down below in the comments! Happy Thursday friends!!

Order your copy of my June reads from Amazon:

*milk and honey by rupi kaur

The House of Bradbury by Nicole Meier | FULL REVIEW

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | FULL REVIEW

The Assistants by Camille Perri | FULL REVIEW

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin | FULL REVIEW

Sweet Tooth Volume 4

Sweet Tooth Volume 5

Rat Queens Volume 1

*Full review coming soon!