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Throwback Thursday (September 21, 2017)

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It feels so good to finally have the school year a little less hectic so I can start being a part of the book community again! I have missed blogging so much!

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Rene over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we want to read that were published over a year ago. Lord knows we all have a big enough TBR pile, but this is such a great way to share recommendations!

My Pick This Week:

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Published: April 7, 2015

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels – a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an “innate talent for subordination” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake…


After reading The Snowman by Joe Nesbø, I cannot wait to read another of his books!

Happy Reading! xx

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Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

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“Top Ten Tuesday” is an original feature that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. For each week, the list is a new topic and the feature was created to share lists with other bookish people! These are a great way to get to know other bloggers and they provide a sense of fun to our blogs!

This weeks theme is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR. I am so excited to make up my list right now that hopefully will get followed through the fall season!

The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer

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Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds

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3. The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

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4. Local Missing Girl by Claire Douglas

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Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

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Baby Doll by Holli Overton

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The Trunk Key by Carolyn Nash

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Safe With Me by K.L. Slater

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The Stepmother by Claire Seeber

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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There you have it! My Top Ten Fall TBR! I am so excited to get this list started and so excited for this fall season to begin!

Happy Reading! xx

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Goodreads Monday: Labor Day 2017: The Ex by Alafair Burke

Hey Bloggers!

All I can say right now is wow. It has been two weeks since I’ve been on my blog and I’m so sorry for being absent. Starting the new teaching position has been more work after hours than I thought. Walking into this position, I follow someone who never liked changed and was a person who never got rid of anything. So I’ve been doing so much work just to be able to be ready for the first day of school. This weekend has been the first three days I have not felt rushed for time or have felt extremely stressed to finish something up.

With that being said, I’m hoping I can be more apart of the blog now and that things at work start to slow down a bit!

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, simply choose a random book from you TBR and show it off. Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to add your own links!

Today the book I’m going to show off is: The Ex by Alafair Burke.

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Publication Date: January 26, 2016

Publisher: Harper

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Twenty years ago so ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it. Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart. Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide – and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder – there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him – and why? For Olivia, representing jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?

My Thoughts: 

This is another book that has been on my book shelf for a while now and reading the synopsis again as I typed it make me want to put this up farther on my to read list! I love the idea of this book and its premise. A widowed husband possibly of to avenge and get justice for his dead wife only to be framed? WHAT! I hope this book is as good as I have just amped it up in my brain!


Have you read this novel? What were you thoughts on it!? Just remember… no spoilers! 🙂

Happy Reading! xx

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Goodreads Eclipse Monday: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Hey bloggers!

Did you see that eclipse today!? We were out and about today and actually got to borrow a pair of eclipse glasses to watch it. I’ve heard a lot of people voice their opinions on how stupid it was or how unimpressed they were but I thought it was really wild. I’m not a big science person but I do love to see how science works. And I’m not afraid to say that it was one of the coolest things I’ve been a part of to see!

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Be sure to check out Laruen’s blog and link back to add your own links!

Today the book I’m going to show off is: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton.

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Publication Date: July 12, 2016

Publisher: Redhook

Goodreads Synopsis:

Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked. This is what happens next … to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter … and to her captor.

My Thoughts: 

This book has been on my book shelf for a while now. Every time I look for a new book to read, I take this one off the shelf and as I  continue scanning, I always find something more interesting or more talked about. I am going to make this book a priority though. I remember hearing such great things about this novel that I feel like I’d be silly not to pick up this book soon!


What are your thoughts on the novel? Have you read it? What did you rate it?

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WWW Wednesday (August 9) What Are You Reading Today?

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. IT’s a blog that is open to anybody who wants to share what they’ve been reading. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog so she can read what you’re reading too!

The 3 W’s are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

A similar meme I’ve also seen posted on my blog feed is one called This Week in Books and is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

What I’m Currently Reading:

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How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst:

I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address, and a chance to rebuild my tattered life. This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead? If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?

What I Recently Finished Reading:

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The Breakdown by B.A. Paris:

This was a book I definitely enjoyed while being on vacation. It was the right amount of creepy, the right amount of twists and turns and it definitely had me on the edge of my seat through most of the read. Head here to check out my full review.

What I Plan on Reading Next:

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Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton:

I won a free ARC from Minotaur Books and the CJSREADS girls over on Instagram.

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all.

Set to be released September 5th, 2017


Well there you have it! My WWW Wednesday. I’d like to hear what you’re currently reading and what your thoughts are on your book! If you read more than one, please still share or share your favorite of the bunch! I love hearing what you all have to say!

Happy Reading! xx

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Throwback Thursday (August 3, 2017)

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Hello fellow bloggers!

I am so excited to be safe and sound in Maryland. Our flight last night had to stay up in the air an extra 10-15 minutes because of storm cells that covered the city right before we had to land. We hit some turbulence (nothing horrendous) and are now safely enjoying the hot sun and air conditioning!

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Rene over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we want to read that were published over a year ago. Lord knows we all have a big enough TBR pile, but this is such a great way to share recommendations!

My Pick This Week:

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Published: November 20, 2014 | Transworld Digital

I am missing. Held captive by a blue-eyed stranger. To mark the twelve days of Christmas, he gives me a gift every day, each more horrible than the last. The twelfth day is getting closer. After that, there’ll be no more Christmas cheer for me. No mince pies, no carols. No way out. But I have a secret. No-one has guessed it. Will you?

I read this novel thanks to Pegasus Books last year around Christmas time and what a book it was! Please head on over to my review if you’d like to know more on what I thought of the novel! Dying for Christmas review.


Have you read this book? I’d love to hear what you thought of it!

Happy Reading! xx

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Throwback Thursday (July 27, 2017)

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Good morning bloggers!

Once again, I am so sorry for being MIA lately. It was a busy weekend/week. We went down to a 3 day country music festival and since we’ve come home this past Monday I’ve been playing catch up on everything!

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Rene over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we want to read that were published over a year ago. Lord knows we all have a big enough TBR pile, but this is such a great way to share recommendations!

My Pick This Week:

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Published: November 19, 2015

On the surface, Kit Caldwell has it all. A senior in college with her future ahead of her, lots of friends, lots of parties … not to mention also having the eye of Tommy, the star quarterback of the football team. But underneath, kit’s life is a charade, built on a foundation of secrets and lies, including one so dark it threatens to tear her world apart: her twin sister, Cat, was kidnapped when they were both seven, never to be heard from again. That is, until one dark Halloween night. But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else, someone playing a sinister and deadly game? To save herself from imminent danger, Kit, with the help of Tommy and her friends, is forced to go back in time and confront her own personal demons, as she finally discovers what really happened to Cat, all those years ago.


When the time comes on this never ending TBR pile, I cannot wait to read this novel. Everything about it screams my name to read. I might just have to bump it up on the list!

Happy Reading! xx