October 2019 Wrap Up!

Oh fall – how I missed you! I know i’m not the only one that gets the push to read more in the fall and winter months. Spring and summer are always so busy! Kids are off school and there’s a million activities on a weekly basis. But when the weather gets cooler and the…

Top 5 Creepy Atmospheres!

Halloween is only a few days away! I realize that the horror, thriller and mystery genre’s aren’t for everyone, but a good creepy atmosphere is sometimes all we need to get into the Halloween spirit! Atmospheres are in the eye of the beholder. Something that I might find creepy wouldn’t scare someone else – or…

Top 5 Tuesday – November 2019 Topics!

This will be the last full month of Top 5 for 2019! I know I say this every year but – where did the time go???? I can’t believe that we’re in November already! I feel like there’s so much I had planned for 2019 and never got the chance to do it all. Lets…

A Duke By Default

A DUKE BY DEFAULT (Reluctant Royals #2) Written by Alyssa Cole Published by Avon Books, July 31, 2018 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a…

Weekly Wrap Up – October 21 – 27

After my epic reading week last week, I ended up taking things easy. I spent a lot of time playing mindless games and watching YouTube videos…. and it was bliss! LOL! Sometimes your mind just needs a break. I did realize something this week though – I’m only 23 books away from reading 100 this…

Bookshelf Tour Series – Part 8

Is it Friday already?! This week flew by and I wasn’t prepared for this post lol. So far in the bookshelf tour series I’ve done fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, romance, and thriller/mystery….. this week? Contemporary! Yay! A new genre! If you’re new to the series, here’s how it works: I show you a picture…

Ninth House

NINTH HOUSE Written by Leigh Bardugo Published by Flatiron Books, October 8th, 2019 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady…

The Fountains of Silence

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE Written by Ruta Sepetys Published by Philomel Books, October 1, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine….

Top 5 Audiobooks

Audiobooks. Some love them and some hate them. Some people don’t even consider them “reading a book” because you’re not reading it physically and it’s being read to you instead. I happen to be on the “love them” side of the argument and, over the years, i’ve come across a few that have blown me…