{Monthly Recap} – June

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Goodbye, June, and best reading month I’ve had in awhile! I really surprised myself with all the reading I managed to get done last month, and most of them were great reads!

Books I Read:


Dangerous Girls – 5 Stars

The Chocolate Thief – 4 Stars

The Sky is Everywhere – 5 Stars

Precious Thing – 5 Stars

Accidents of Marriage – 4 Stars

Every Last Word – 5 Stars

The Wrong Man – 4 Stars

Somebody I Used to Know – 4 Stars


 Babes and Books Review: Confess

Favorite Book of the Month:

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Books Read in June: 8

Books Read in 2015: 40

Other Noteworthy Posts:

Top Ten Favorite Books of 2015 (so far…)

Top Ten – My Summer TBR List

The Courtship Book Tag

Top Ten Most Anticipated Upcoming Releases

Things I’m looking forward to in July:

I am on vacation right now, which is what I was definitely most excited for this month. Now, if the weather gets warmer the next few days, like they say it will, I’ll be even happier. All I want to do is lay out and get some sun! Besides hoping for pool weather, enjoying my time at home with my daughter, reading as much as possible, and upping my running game – I don’t have much else planned for this month.

Books I’m excited about in July

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 What are you looking forward to in July?

Link up your Month in Review hosted by The Book Date.

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{Monthly Recap} – May

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Not a bad reading month! Especially because I loved every book I read except one. It was hard to pick a favorite.

Books I Read:

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 None. Big time slacker.

Favorite Book of the Month:

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Books Read in May: 5

Books Read in 2015: 33

Other Noteworthy Posts:

Bout of Books

Top Ten Books I Want to Read Right NOW

Top Ten Books I to Read by the Pool

{Kindle Kandy} – new feature

Things I’m looking forward to in June:

SUMMER! I’m just happy for summer hours at work on Fridays. Here’s hoping we have warm temps this month for lots of pool time, and hopefully more reading time. I have been struggling with picking books that hold my attention the past few weeks. I’m a bit disappointed in my reading numbers lately, so I would love to get my groove back and have a great summer or reading.

I just found out that EL James is releasing a book in Christian’s POV this month. Obviously I will need to get my hands on that.

Books I’m excited about in June

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 What are you looking forward to in June?

Link up your Month in Review hosted by The Book Date.

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{Monthly Recap} – April

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April was a terrible month on the reading front as far as numbers go. I mean, I only read 3 books – THREE. Ridiculous. I loved all of the books I read, I just went through so many book slumps that I didn’t read as much as I like. It happens, and I’m hoping to be back into a reading groove again.

Books I Read:

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 Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren

Short and Tweet Reviews {5}

Favorite Book of the Month:

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren


Books Read in April: 3

Books Read in 2015: 28


Other Noteworthy Posts:

Dewey’s Readathon

Top Ten All Time Fav Authors

Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Check in With


Things I’m looking forward to in May:

Bout of Books is in a few weeks and I’m really looking forward to it. A whole week to focus on getting as much reading time in as I can. Hopefully I’ll make up for the craptastic reading month I had in April. On a personal level, I’m turning 34 this month, and I’m hoping for another year as great as the last one. I’m also coming up on the one year anniversary to starting my weight loss journey at the end of the month. Instead of being upset that I’m getting another year older, as I normally would be, I’m looking at it with new eyes and focusing on how happy I am and how great I feel!

Books I’m excited about in May

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 What are you looking forward to in May?


{Monthly Recap} – March

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March wasn’t a terrible reading month, but it wasn’t my best, either. I feel like it was lacking in spectacular reads. Hopefully next month I find myself reading a lot of awesome, hard-to-put-down books, because I’m in need of some of those. Book funks are the worst, and they happen to me too often these days.

Books I Read:

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Short and Tweet Reviews {4}


Favorite Book of the Month:

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Books Read in March: 9

Books Read in 2015: 25


Other Noteworthy Posts:

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books

Blogger Award


Things I’m looking forward to in April:

When it comes to bookish things, I am really excited about the release of Beautiful Secret. I recently caught up on this series and can’t wait for Niall Stella’s book! Also, my work book club chose The Nightingale for our April read, and I can’t wait for that meeting and discussion. If you haven’t read the newest Kristin Hannah book, I can’t recommend it enough. You can find my review here.

I’m looking forward to a long Easter holiday, getting my house spring cleaned, spending extra time with family, seeing my daughter’s excitement when she gets her basket on Sunday morning. And here’s hoping the weather starts to get warmer, because I want to work in more runs outside, and put away all of our winter clothes!

Books I’m excited about in April

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 What are you looking forward to in April?


Because I can’t resist…


My friend, Lori, over @ Palmers Page Turners nominated me for several blog awards. Thanks, Lori! I’ve decided to just answer the questions she asked, and since I can’t resist these things, and needed something to distract me over lunch – here you go!

1. What is your favorite book you’ve read so far in 2015?

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Yes, I cheated and listed two books. They both deserve equal amounts of love.

2. Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?


3.  Describe your ideal reading spot.

The left side of my couch – it reclines, is in front of my faux fireplace, and has an end table for my wine. 😉

4. Adults reading YA: OK or Not OK?

Of course it’s okay! I found this entire argument so ridiculous. I love reading YA.

5. Book you’re most excited to read in 2015? (It doesn’t have to be a new release)

Again, I can’t just pick one. Come on, now! I would answer Confess, by Colleen Hoover, but since I already had the opportunity to read it, here’s the rest of my highly anticipated books of the year…

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6. What is your biggest bookish pet peeve?

If we’re talking about content in a book – my biggest peeve is unnecessary detail. Overly detailed books make me lose interest quickly.

7. Do you let others borrow your books? Why or why not?

I have, and it depends on the person. If it’s someone I trust, I don’t mind lending them my books.

8. What time of day do you prefer to read?

In the evening, after my daughter goes to bed (after 8 pm). If can manage to stay awake and read for a few hours.

9. What book would you recommend to a non-reader to get them excited about reading?

Anything Colleen Hoover (come on, you figured that was coming)


10. What else do you enjoy doing in addition to reading?

I’d be totally lame and pathetic if my answer was ‘nothing’, right? Okay. I love watching football, drinking wine, and lately playing Trivia Crack.

11. What is your favorite thing about being a book blogger?

The people. I’ve made a lot of friends over the past year, and I’m so thankful for every one of them!

These were really fun questions. Thanks, Lori! Go check out Lori’s blog if you haven’t already!