Top Ten Tuesday: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is (First Ten) Books I Reviewed. So the prompt says it does not have to be formal reviews. It can be a couple sentences. It also can be from a retailer site or goodreads. So goodreads does show you the books you’ve reviewed but it doesn’t show you in the order you’ve reviewed. it. So I thought it would be fun to see what were the first 10 book reviews I posted on my blog. I think that would be a fun trip down memory lane. So let’s dive in.

Also I am sorry about this post going up so late in the day. I just purchased My Time At Portia and it’s taken over my life. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is, Best Books I’ve Read In 2018. I have read 53 books so far this year. I have to say I have been a bit picky with what I’ve really enjoyed. So far I think these 10 books were really enjoyable. So let’s dive in and see what those books are! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018”

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Wow I honestly can’t believe we have little over a week left of June. I find that so crazy. It feels like just yesterday that I was anxiously waiting for Bookcon to get here. Bookcon came and went and so did the rest of June. I have to say I am pretty excited because I have a vacation coming up in July but I do wish things would just slow down a little bit.

So I have been seeing a lot of people doing this mid-year freak out tag. It was created on youtube Chami & Ely. I thought it would be really fun to do. Yes I am freaking out a little bit but I’d like to share with you guys my reading experience so far for half of 2018. I am interested to see how I feel at the end of the year. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”

Book Review: Still Me

Still MeStill Me By  Jojo Moyes

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 390 pages
Published: January 30th 2018
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.

As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she navigates how to stay true to herself, while pushing to live boldly in her brave new world. Continue reading “Book Review: Still Me”

WWW Wednesday 5/9/18

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?


Hey guys! So I thought I would do something new on my blog. I’ve been seeing this around for a while now. I always like seeing what people have been reading lately and what they plan to read. I thought I’d join in on the fun as well. I am always trying to find new things to do on my blog. So let’s dive in!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Mother’s Day Freebie

Hey guys! So it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely The Broke and the bookish. I am excited for this one because this one is one I can choose but has to do with mother’s. I decided it would be fun to go through some of the books I’ve read and try to pick out which ones I would buy for my Mom. My mom does like to read. I feel she’s more into romance books than I am. I am happy to say I did get her into Outlander even though I haven’t read the books. I know she’s been enjoying though so I’m excited to make this list. Her birthday is in July so maybe I can buy her a few of these books and update you guys on how it ended up going. Alright let’s dive in!


Ten Books I Would Buy For My Mom

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None By Agatha Christie

Reason: Okay so if you guys haven’t already noticed this is one of my favorite books. It’s such a classic and I feel everyone should check it out. I think I also really enjoy it so much is because it’s a classic that I actually really enjoy. I’ve tried reading a couple of classics and just felt they weren’t for me. I feel since it’s such a famous novel that this is something my Mom should read.


Dark PlacesDark Places By Gillian Flynn

Reason: Okay so everyone knows Gone Girl but that was the one Gillian Flynn book it took me a couple times to read to get into it. Dark Places was the first book I read by Gillian and I really really enjoyed. I was hooked right away and completely surprised by the ending. I would love to get my mom into Gillian Flynn books.


Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher

Reason: So my Mom just told me she just finished watching Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix. Now I’m pretty sure she hasn’t read the book yet. I don’t think she really reads Young Adult books. I can see her being into them. She said she really enjoyed the show so I feel she should read the book now.


the-night-circusThe Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

Reason: So The Night Circus was a book I ended up reading this year and really enjoyed. It was such a fun and magical experience that I feel my Mom needs to give this book a try. The writing is so visually stunning that I felt like I was actually there. I was so upset that this wasn’t actually a real thing. I feel this is something she would really enjoy as well.


17838528The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson

Reason: Right now this is my favorite Morgan Matson book. I do plan on reading the 2 I haven’t yet this month so that may change. I think this is such a fun contemporary book that I can see my Mom really enjoying. It’s a cute read and I feel it’s such a enjoyable summer read. Plus her birthday is in the summer so this could be a possible gift.


13 Me Before You

Me Before You By JoJo Moyes

Reason: So this was a super hyped up book that got turned into a movie last year. I can see this being something my Mom would like. She does like her romance books. I’m not sure if she saw the movie but I feel this would be the perfect gift because I could buy her the book and the movie. I’m a big fan of books to movies so this is something I would try to get my Mom into as well. Plus if she likes it I could always buy her the second book later on. I did think the second one was a bit better.


Big Little LiesBig Little Lies By Liane Moriarty

Reason: I’m surprised this book didn’t come to me sooner. This book’s television show just ended a couple weeks ago. I would totally buy her the book and the dvds since my Mom doesn’t have HBO. I really enjoyed both the book and television show a lot. I loved the writing and overall really enjoyed the story.


Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed By Emily Giffin

Reason: This is a book that I really enjoyed even though I feel the story is so messed up. This is bad like hooking up with your friend’s fiance bad. I somehow really enjoyed it. I did find this book to be a roller coaster of emotions. I think my Mom would like this for the romance. This is also another book that got turned into a movie. It’s a shame that this book has a cute story but is also soooo messed up. I really want to watch the movie again now.


10. 13 Blue Envelopes13 Little Blue Envelopes By Maureen Johnson

Reason: This is such a cute story. It’s about a girl whose aunt has died and has left behind 13 little blue envelopes. The envelopes send her traveling on this amazing trip around the world. This is another Young Adult book but I know my Mom loves to travel so I can see her enjoying this just alone from the places gone in this book.


6319The BFG By Roald Dahl

Reason: Okay so I had to put this book on the list because this is probably my favorite Roald Dahl book. I loved it even more seeing it come to life on the big screen. This was such a fun book that I really enjoyed a lot. I don’t think my Mom has ever read it and I think it’s too cute that you can’t help but love it.


I highly recommend these books for your Moms as well. These are all books I enjoyed and would love to reread even at some point. Do you see any books you would buy for your Mom? If not, what are some of the books you would buy for your Mom? I would love to hear what you guys have to say.

Book Review: After You

After YouAfter You By Jojo Moyes

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future…

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await. Continue reading “Book Review: After You”

Book Review: Me Before You

13 Me Before YouMe Before You By Jojo Moyes

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?  Continue reading “Book Review: Me Before You”