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I feel like I say this every single month, but can you even believe it is now September?! This year is flying by SO fast! Overall, August was a pretty great month for me.  Altogether, I read six books. BOOKS READ – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar (ebook) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Echo by Nadette Rae Rodgers \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Last Summer of… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today it’s time for another Movie Monday. Movie Monday is a feature on my blog where I compare and discuss books and their movie or television adaptation! Today I’m discussing the 2018 Little Women mini-series from Masterpiece Theater.

Can you guys even believe that it is August?!  Summer is flying by!  We still have a month left, though, so I’m going to appreciate it and soak up every second of summer that I can. Altogether, I read six books in July! BOOKS READ – Illusion by Nadette Rae Rodgers (ebook) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (reread) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Blood… Read More

Title: Safe House (1-800-Where-R-U #3) by Meg Cabot writing as Jenny Carroll Pages: 272 Genres: YA, Paranormal, Mystery, Contemporary Published by: Simon Pulse (March 1, 2002) Summary Ever since Jess was struck by lightning, she’s had the power to find missing people. And everyone wants a piece of her powers…. In Safe House, Jess and her psychic abilities are being blamed for the murder of Amber, a beloved cheerleader. But when more cheerleaders start disappearing, Jess may be… Read More

Title: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks Pages: 240 Genres: Romance, Fiction Published by: Grand Central Publishing (Oct., 1999) Summary Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d… Read More

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel–the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship…. Read More

Title: Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine Pages: 374 Genres: Fantasy, Dystopian, YA, Alternate History Published by: New American Library (July 7, 2015) Summary In an exhilarating new series, “New York Times” bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.  Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge… Read More

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō, translated by Cathy Hirano Pages: 224 Genres: Nonfiction, Self-Help Published by: Ten Speed Press (Oct. 14, 2014) Summary Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly… Read More

Title: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Pages: 389 Genres: YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (Oct. 24, 2017) Summary On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Every year, they… Read More

Hello, and welcome back to Movie Monday! Movie Monday is a feature on my blog where I compare and discuss books and their movie or television adaptation! Today I’m discussing the 2004 movie, Christmas with the Kranks based off the book, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.