Title: The Nice Guy by Abi Sabina Pages: 327 Genre: romance, contemporary Publisher: self-published (Apr. 20th, 2023) Summary Here’s my advice: Never fall for your boss when he is a walking red flag. After finding out that my boyfriend cheated on me, I packed my bags and moved to Sunshine Falls. My uncle’s ready to retire, and he has always dreamed of me taking over his partnership at the animal clinic in… Read More
Title: Meet Hate by Abi Sabina Pages: 269 Genres: romance, contemporary Publisher: self-published (Jan. 19th, 2023) Summary If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that I’ll do anything to prevent some suit from walking onto my family farm and buying it from us. Hayes may think he can show up at our home, fling a contract in my face, and I’ll drop to my knees and thank him for saving the… Read More
I don’t know about you, but I love Valentine’s Day! Any excuse to celebrate love is a day I want to be a part of. In honor of the holiday, here are 5 books that I would recommend you read this Valentine’s Day! The Bodyguard by Katherine Center I just recently finished this one and it is so, so cute and fun! It is such a sweet story about finding love and… Read More
Title: Bright Burning Stars by A. K. Small Pages: 304 Genres: YA, realistic fiction, contemporary, Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (May 21st, 2019) Summary Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they’ve formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start… Read More
Now that we’re one month into 2023, it’s had me thinking about the reading goals I made for this year, and my progress so far. Here are my goals: One goal that I’ve been doing very well is finding time to read everyday. While some days it is only a few pages, I have managed, so far, to read everyday in 2023. I’m so happy about that! Reading is more than just… Read More
Title: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller Pages: 400 Genres: contemporary, literary fiction Publisher: Riverhead Books (July 6th, 2021) Summary “This house, this place, knows all my secrets.” It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”–the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different: last night Elle and her oldest… Read More
Well, it’s been about nine months since I last wrote on this blog. It’s not that I ever intentionally stopped writing, it’s just life got in the way – as life usually does – and I got distracted. That being said, I’ve missed it on here. It’s almost my 7 year blogaversary! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I started The Calico Books. So much has changed in my life… Read More
Title: At the Table with Jesus by Louie Giglio Pages: 224 Genres: nonfiction, Christian, Devotional Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Mar. 29th, 2022) Summary At the Table with Jesus invites readers to sixty-six days of rich engagements with the Good Shepherd, providing deeper truths, power, and connection to walk through life’s troubles. Through practical daily devotions, At the Table with Jesus invites readers to sit at the table with the Good Shepherd, building a… Read More
*I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own!* Filled with wisdom and wit, Undistracted by Bob Goff, takes an honest and thoughtful look at how to combat the busyness and distracted lifestyle that so many of us are living.
*I received a free copy of this book and journal. All thoughts and opinions are my own!* I always enjoy Sadie Robertson Huff’s books, so when I was asked to read and review her latest, I was thrilled. This might be my favorite book of hers yet!