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Hello and welcome to part one for my stop of the Harlequin Holiday Blog Tour!  I’m so excited to be partnering with Harlequin to share some fun and festive holiday books with you all.  To get things started, I’ll be sharing my review of Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne! Title: Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne Pages: 384 Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Christmas Publisher: HQN Books (Sept. 24th, 2019) Summary Hearts are lighter and wishes burn… 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

Title: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Sourcebooks Fire (June 5th, 2018) Summary One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far)! Okay, so it’s not actually Tuesday anymore, but I’ve been busy the past couple of days and haven’t had time to blog.  Despite that, I still really wanted to do this week’s topic.  So, even though it’s Wednesday, we’re going to pretend it’s still Tuesday…. Read More

Hey everyone! It’s July now, and summer is in full swing!  It’s been super hot lately, which I’ve been loving.  I’ve also had quite a bit of reading time, which has been SO appreciated! Altogether, I read eight books in June, which is quite good for me!  My arm had quite the work out holding all the books up for the picture, lol! BOOKS READ – Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ –… Read More

Title: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Square Fish (Feb. 28th, 2017) Summary Perfect is only on the surface in this gripping novel about a teen girl who looks normal but struggles with a little known eating disorder.  Sixteen-year-old Pea has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her,… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Books I DNF’d Too Quickly I am not someone to DNF (did not finish) books too often.  So, even though I really enjoyed thinking about this week’s topic, it was a really hard one for me.  Because of that, I could only think of 8 books that I’ve DNF’d that I may have given… Read More

Hey everyone!  Summertime is officially upon us!  It has been super hot all week, and I’ve been loving being able to go swimming and taking care of my garden.  I just love summer!  Today, I’ve decided to share with you all my summer reading goals for 2018.  Some of them will be the same from last year, and others will be new.  Like always, I count my summer reading from approximately Memorial… Read More

 Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Pages: 602 Genres: YA, Sci-Fi Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Oct. 20th, 2015) Summary This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe…. Read More

Hey everyone! Recently, I was tagged by Kris over at Boston Book Reader to do the This or That book tag! Thank you so much for tagging me, Kris!! Alright, here we go:   Audiobook OR Text book?  While I do enjoy some audiobooks, I don’t listen to very many, so I definitely have to go with text books! Paperback OR Hardback?  I honestly love both! I’ll go with hardback though, because they… Read More