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It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October! October is always one of my favorite months. From the changing leaves to the cozy clothing to the spooky books, there’s so much to love! The fall months also always remind me of change and new beginnings. This also had me thinking about my blog. I’ve been kind of quiet on here this summer but I thought I’d update you all on… Read More

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Page: 384 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018) Summary For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in… Read More

Hello! It is day two of me hosting Bookending Spring 2019!  Lately, the weather has been so beautiful and it has really been putting me in that springtime mood.  So, for today’s post, I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite books that remind me of spring! Some of these books remind of spring because of the content, others just because of their pretty covers.  Either way, just thinking about these… Read More

Hey everyone! Today I am so excited to share my review of Regal Hearts: Season Two by Livy Jarmusch. I read Season One a while back and really loved, so I was so excited jump back into this series! Be sure to read to the end of the post, because I’m also sharing how you can enter to win an autographed copy of Season One, and you will not want to miss it!… Read More

Hey everyone! So, I just realized I never posted my February wrap-up! So, here I am posting it halfway through March! 😂 Altogether I read 6 books in February!

Title: All in Pieces by Suzanne Young Pages: 259 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon Pulse (Nov. 8th, 2016) Summary “Anger-management issues.” That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center. The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far… Read More

Title: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Genres: Classic, Gothic, Mystery Published by: HarperCollins (August, 1938) Summary Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his… Read More

Hey everyone! I know I’m a few days late, but today I’m going to be sharing some of the books I’m hoping to read this month!  Last month, I didn’t finish as many books as I would have hoped, so I have some pretty high hopes for February.  I don’t always set monthly TBR’s, but I’ve decided to try it out for a while and see how it goes. 🙂

Hello and Happy New Year!  2018 was a wild year filled with so many amazing books!  Today, I’m going to share my top ten of the year.  It was so difficult to decide, because I read so many amazing books books in 2018!  Altogether, I read 55 books. According to the order they were read, here’s my top ten:

Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas. I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st! “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out… Read More