What I Read: July 2017

Posted: August 1, 2017

  It’s been hot as heck here in Las Vegas this month. I mean, uncomfortably so. I don’t spend much time outside when the weather is like this, unless I’m in the pool. And if I’m in the pool, I want to be laying in our new margarita pool float with a book in my hand. Most of what I read this month, though, I read inside where there is air conditioning and iced coffee never too far out of reach. My kid has even taken to picking up a book off my shelf, slid back onto the couch and open…

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

June Reading List

Posted: July 1, 2017

  After reading as much as I did in May I had a feeling that June wouldn’t be as plentiful. And I was right. Instead of reading this month I spent time traveling for work and trying (and failing) to make progress on my Finding Lily novel re-write. Not feeling sorry for myself though, no–that would be silly. (Hello sarcasm!) What I read in June: THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid (BOTM) – I quite literally don’t have the words to describe how much I adored this novel. Go pick up a copy for yourself if you…

Some Thoughts on “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Posted: June 12, 2017

  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo since I finished it five days ago. This is not abnormal. Not when it comes to novels by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who quickly became one of my favorite authors after reading One True Loves last year. Reid has this extraordinary way of creating at once the most complex, infuriating, satisfying and likable characters I’ve ever had the honor of getting to know. The Seven Husbands is no exception to the rule. In fact, Reid took her skills to a whole other level. “[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is an…

May Reading List

Posted: June 1, 2017

Wow, somehow I managed to read six books in May, which kind of blows my mind considering all I had going on. Wait—that’s not entirely true. When life gets crazy and my stress levels go up, I find I read more in order to try and balance things out. What I read in May: BROKEN BAY BY ANDREA DUNLOP – This one was short and sweet and boy oh boy did I want more. Andrea Dunlop is a fantastic writer. WOMAN NO.17 BY EDAN LEPUCKI (BOTM) – This one started off with so much potential, but left me wanting. WRITE NAKED…

APRIL READING LIST.

Posted: May 2, 2017

So, I’ve been bad about posting my book lists each month. When the writing is flowing, everything else seems to fall to the wayside. But I’m not complaining one….tiny… bit. I’m actually surprised that I got through four books (and started reading a fifth) this month. As always, comment and let me know what you’re reading, or what I should be reading. Or even what I should steer clear of. STARTUP BY DOREE SHAFRIR Startup is a novel based around the hyper-competitive tech startup market. A tech blogger uncovers a juicy secret and, well, most everything unravels from there. This…

I’m on a Roll

Posted: March 2, 2017

I don’t want to jinx anything, but, when it comes to books, I’m on a roll. It started early this year with Lucky You by Erika Carter—which was so beautifully written. There’s something about young women trying to find themselves and make sense of their messy lives that always gets me. And then I jumped right into History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. The writing was exquisite and the characters so well-formed that I didn’t even mind being left with unanswered questions in the end. Shortly after that, I read All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, which was so…

I Want to Start Reading Like Ksenia Anske

Posted: January 24, 2017

I’m a bookworm. I always have been and I always will be. It’s rare that I don’t have a book with me. It’s rare to see me, in my spare time, not with a book in my hand or close by. I love to read … but lately I feel a little like I’m not enjoying it as much as I could be. It made me think of the incredible, Ksenia Anske. I follow Ksenia on social media religiously, so I knew she was—for lack of a better term—really paying attention to the books she read, even before she wrote this…

THE BEST BOOKS I READ ALL YEAR (THE 2016 EDITION)

Posted: January 4, 2017

Here are (in my humble opinion) the best books I read in 2016, in no particular order: IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover There are only two books I’ve ever read that have made me cry, and It Ends With Us is one of them. It was brave and heartbreaking and glorious and absolutely unforgettable. A LOVE LETTER TO WHISKEY by Kandi Steiner If you’ve read A Love Letter To Whiskey, you know I don’t even really need to explain why this was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh…

THE BOOK LIST | #6

Posted: December 19, 2016

Here’s what I read in December:   AFTER I DO BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID   “Ryan and I are two people who used to be in love. What a beautiful thing to have been. What a sad thing to be.” Let me gush about the perfection of AFTER I DO for a moment. This book. This. Book. I felt as though I crawled into Ryan and Lauren’s life. I felt their pain. I felt their frustrations and indifference and joy. I laughed. I cried. Oh how I cried! This is my favorite TJR read yet, and she has cemented herself…

THE BOOK LIST | #5

Posted: August 2, 2016

Here’s what I read in July: WASTED WORDS BY STACI HART This was my first Staci Hart read and it certainly won’t be the last. This kind of genre fiction is my favorite: something I can get lost in. Something that makes me smile. Makes me feel. I really liked this book and can’t wait to read more of her work. BECOMING BY LAURA JANE WILLIAMS Loved this one so much that I wrote a full review about it, here. WE COULD BE BEAUTIFUL BY SWAN HUNTLEY This book was, much like its cover, incredible. I was pulled into the…