June Wrap Up

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! – [HAPPY JULY!] How are we more than halfway through 2019?!? Time sure does fly. I’m wrapping up June with some great AND not-so-great reads, but that’s expected, right? I’ve felt a little lost the last few months with my reading life; I couldn’t quite find books that…

The Night Olivia Fell – Christina McDonald

– follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  The Night Olivia Fell is a captivating thriller that read at a quick pace. The last thriller I read fell incredibly flat, so I was hesitant to pick up another. I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of mysteries because they all tend to fall within a very…

What We Lose – Zinzi Clemmons

–  follow me on Instagram + Goodreads! –  If you’ve been with me for any amount of time, you know that I usually don’t review books that I rate 3 stars or under, unless I have something I really want to say about the book. Well, voila! I have something to say about What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons….

The Girls at 17 Swann Street – Yara Zgheib

  The Girls at 17 Swann Street was the first book club pick for a few girlfriends and I, so I’ve been waiting to review it until after we had our meeting. We all had a pretty similar consensus – the book was interesting but it didn’t “wow” us. Anna is a professional dancer from France…

Suicide Notes – Michael Thomas Ford

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’d know that I typically only review/recommend books that are 4/5 stars and are stories that have truly impacted me in some way. However, I am breaking my own rule and am reviewing a 3 star book – Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford. I know what you’re…

One Day In December – Josie Silver

Judging from the cover and title, One Day In December by Josie Silver seems like the perfect book to cozy up to under a nice warm blanket on a frigid December night! This is part of the reason I chose it for my Book of the Month box, plus it was Reese Witherspoon’s December book club pick…

How To Walk Away – Katherine Center

Like I’ve said many times before, 3 star books are very hard to review. I’m my opinion, 3 star books aren’t life-altering, but they aren’t terrible either. I’m rating How To Walk Away 3.5 stars because I enjoyed many aspects of this book, but disliked many as well. Margaret has what looks like the perfect life: she…

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

To be completely honest, I was not as impressed with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine as I thought I would be. Based on the 4.3 Goodreads rating, fantastic reviews and Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick I expected to be fully blown out of the water. I’m not sure why but this book just didn’t do much for…

Alternative Remedies For Loss – Joanna Cantor

Writing 3-star reviews are pretty difficult because I find that I don’t have a TON to say about them. This book neither moved me or made me feel any sort of way, which was disappointing because from the description I assumed I would be able to relate to this book really well. Olivia is a…