Top 5 Wednesday 

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly post that is hosted by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes and there is also a Goodreads group where you can find more information.

This weeks topic is Books You Will Never Read. It can be a book series that you’ve outgrown or maybe just a popular book that you have no interest in.

I think this is a pretty unpopular choice, but I’m pretty confident in this pick. I see this everywhere, especially on social media. This series is so hyped up and I’m so sick of hearing about it and seeing it everywhere that I just refuse to read it. I’m sure it’s a great book, but the fact that I’m sick of it before I’ve even read one word means I should just stay away.

Yes, I bought into the hype surrounding this one and I’m ashamed to admit I read it! I do not have any desire to continue on reading more about Ana and Christian though. It’s so bad. For some people I guess it’s so bad that it’s good?

Anything by John Green. I’m just over him and his books. There is so much fantastic YA stuff out there that I would rather spend my precious reading time with a different author.

Anything by Janet Evanovich. I had high hopes for Curious Minds as Evanovich is an author who I’ve been hearing about for years. It was a huge disappointment for me so I’ll be steering clear of her from now on.

I’ve had this sitting on my bookshelf for years and I’ve tried to start it before and I just can’t. I think it’s time to face the facts that I most likely will never read it.

What books will you never read?

Review: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

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Release date: July 26, 2016

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Women’s Fiction 

Goodreads blurb: 

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm. 


I read The Husbands Secret back in 2013 and really liked it then proceeded to eagerly read everything else Moriarty had written previously. I’ve become a big fan and was highly anticipating Truly Madly Guilty. Maybe all of my excitement lead to my slight disappointment with this one, or maybe she just missed the mark this time, I honestly can’t put my finger on it.

This novel starts out with talk of an unspeakable event that happened at a barbecue. It flashes back from the day of the barbecue to present time. At first, I was desperate to learn what had happened at this ill fated barbecue. Frankly, I’m beyond sick of reading the word barbecue and irritated that I just typed it so many times! After so much painstakingly slow build up I felt utterly tortued by the suspense surrounding this mysterious event. And I don’t mean tortued in a good way, I truly appreciate being tortued by an author in order to build tension but this was ridiculous. When it finally came time for the big reveal I honestly was so annoyed by all the aching slowness (like 300 pages!!) that I didn’t even care anymore. 

Here’s what saved this book for me; genuine characters that are completely realistic and little twists in the end that didn’t leave me breathless, yet they provided a nice turn of events that added something satisfying to the story. This ensemble cast of characters reminded me a bit of the way Elin Hildebrand creates her stories, where they’re told from various perspectives. This style allows the reader to get a glimpse into the characters lives and I was able to experience their hopes, fears, problems and issues right alongside them. I especially liked Vid and Tiffany as they were harboring secrets that showed how flawed and genuine they both are.

If you decide to give this book a chance, please have your patience ready. There are so many parts of this book that are slow and at times a bit monotonous, yet the last quarter of the book and the ending were enough to keep me from throwing the book down in frustration. If you haven’t read a Moriarty novel before, I would recommend The Husbands Secret first.

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Book Tour/Guest Post:All Shook Up by Chelsey Krause

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All Shook Up
By Chelsey Krause

I am so excited to be hosting the blog tour for Chelsey Krause today! Read on for more information about her book and a hilarious guest post.

August 29th – September 2nd 2016


Natalie’s world is shaken to its core when she discovers an old photo of a woman who looks like her. Could this woman be related to her birth mother, who put Natalie up for adoption as a baby? When she tracks down the person who dumped the photo album at her thrift shop, she’s shaken again. Especially when the gorgeous fire-fighting guitarist offers to help her find the owner. They quickly become friends – which is all they’ll be, as far as Natalie’s concerned. Her rebellious youth turned her off cheating men, and the new Natalie is looking for true love and a family of her own – something Casey isn’t willing to provide. But how long can Natalie ignore her undeniable attraction to the man with the Irish accent and the broken-down ’57 Chevy?

In Chelsey Krause’s second novel, friends become lovers over a whirlwind summer of rockabilly rhythms, twirling skirts, and a mystery that takes them hilariously far out of their element.

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Real events from my life that made it into “All Shook Up”


As an author, I often wonder whether other writers use events from their real life as inspiration for their novels. Old jobs, bad dates, embarrassing moments, overheard conversations; these all make great scenes.


So, I’ll do this sometimes. I’ll take things that have actually happened either to me, or things I’ve heard about, and use them as a springboard for my book. I’ll change details, names, try to make it original. But, still, at the root of the scene, there is a kernel of real life to it.


I used to feel bad about doing this. I worried that perhaps I wasn’t a “real” writer because I didn’t invent everything out of thin air. I borrowed from my life and others, I borrowed from the jobs I’ve had, the movies I’ve watched, and so on.


That is, until I learned that every other writer does this. Even if you invent pure fantasy, your ideas come from somewhere.


So, I thought it would be fun to talk about 4 scenes from “All Shook Up” that were taken from my own life. (And it’s pretty hilarious.) Read on.



1) Guy with Snake Around His Neck


Natalie, the heroine of “All Shook Up” manages a thrift store. And though I LOVE buying second hand, I didn’t know a thing about how thrift stores are managed. So, I arranged a meeting with a local store. The manager gave me the grand tour, showed me the basement store rooms (I wish I could arrange private shopping tours down there), explained the day to day operations, etc.


And at some point during our visit, I asked her if she’d ever had any customers of note. And she told me about this guy who came in with a snake around his neck. He was young, maybe 17. Homeless. And looking for a fish tank for his snake. He had been keeping it in a cardboard box, but someone stole the box. She said they found him tank for his snake. She said he lit up, and seemed incredibly happy to finally have a space for his pet.


It was a bittersweet story that captured my imagination. I HAD to include it in this story, and you’ll find it in chapter 1.



2) Guy Stripping off His Shirt in the Middle of the Store


This really, truly did happen. I wouldn’t joke about half-naked men. Ok. I was walking through the mall one day, pushing my enormous double stroller along. And just as I passed one store (American Apparel, if you’re interested), out of the corner of my eye, I saw a guy at the cash register whip his shirt off. It took me off guard (I mean, come on! You don’t normally see people stripping at the mall). It seemed that he wanted to try a shirt on before he bought it, and figured that the cashier would appreciate it more than the private change room.


This seemed pretty funny to me, and thus, Casey, the hero of “All Shook Up” tries a shirt on in the middle of a store (see chapter 21). I make a small cameo in this scene too. The mom who was briskly walking by with her stroller in the background and pauses to watch the ripped guy take his shirt off in the mall is TOTALLY me, lol



3) The Beet Massacre


OOH! This was a fun chapter to write. It’s from chapter 22, where Natalie is hosting a dinner party to celebrate her best friend’s 30th birthday. Natalie wants to impress her friend (who is a bit of a foodie), and decides to make all these complicated, Martha-Stewart type dishes. For the first course, she wants to make a beet-carrot soup. And it goes disastrously wrong.


I got the idea for this scene from my own baking disaster. I wanted to make red-velvet cupcakes, but didn’t want to use so much red food dye. And I knew that beets were a dark red/purple color. I figured that if I added beet puree to my cake mix, I’d have healthy cupcakes that were delicious and healthy and natural and everyone would love me and compliment me on my genius. Well, that was the theory, anyway.


I cooked an enormous quantity of beets. I pureed them. The color was intense, and beautiful, and I felt pretty good about this little creative project. And then, it all went to shite.


I (for reasons still unknown to me) walked the bowl of beet puree across the kitchen. And I dropped it.


Beet. Puree. Everywhere. It was on me. On my fridge. On my cupboards. On my floor. On my table and chairs. Up the wall. And spattered all across my kitchen ceiling. It looked like I had a vendetta against root vegetables, and had taken my revenge.


And beet puree (especially steaming hot beet puree) doesn’t clean up easily. No, it mostly smears around and elicits a lot of “f” bombs.

But after a while, things did start to look normal. Everything except my kitchen ceiling. It has a popcorn style finish, and when I tried to clean the beets off, it just smeared around, making everything a striking shade of pink. After much debate (and wondering how the hell I was going to explain this to my husband), I decided to let it dry a bit, and then touch it up with white paint.


I didn’t tell him about it until years later. He had NO idea! Of course, in this version of the story, Casey comes up with the idea to paint the ceiling, and they’re in cahoots with each other. Though I don’t really like getting into awkward situations like that, in some ways, I look forward to it. It makes great books.


And as a side note, the cupcakes were horrible. They had an earthy taste to them, exactly what I figure eating dirt would taste like.




4) Dirty Song Lyrics


In chapter 8, I briefly allude to Casey changing song lyrics to make them funnier (usually by adding dirty words). This is 100% my husband. I love driving with him, because I never know what he’s going to come up with.


So there you have it! I could list more examples of where my own life inspired the events in “All Shook Up” but these are the most fun ones.


I hope you enjoy reading my book! And if you have an award / embarrassing / hilarious story that you’d like to share, please message me!





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Chelsey Krause

Chelsey Krause has a thing for thrift stores and used bookshops. A nurse, wife, Starbucks addict, and mom to two children, she can often be found repurposing other people’s junk or considering whether the library would let her move in. The rest of the time, she’s reviewing for Chicklit Club or writing. All Shook Up is her second novel.

Find her here:

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Book Tour Schedule:

August 29th

The Belgian Reviewer – Excerpt/Promo Post
Lady with a Quill – Book Review/Guest Post

August 30th

Judging More Than Just The Cover – Author Q&A
Novelgossip – Promo Post/Guest Post
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Review

August 31st

He Said Books or Me – Excerpt/Guest Post
Book Lover in Florida – Excerpt/Promo Post
Yellow Brick Living – Book Review

September 1st

Read My Mind – Excerpt/Promo Post
Books and Warpaint – Book Review/Promo Post
Mystery Date With a Book – Book Review/Author Q&A
Between the Pages – Book Review/Promo Post

September 2nd

Serve Me Reviews – Book Review
Sylv all about books and films – Excerpt/Promo Post
HEA Romance With A Little Kick – Excerpt/Book Review

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Review: The Forgotten Woman by Angela Marsons 

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Release date: July 11, 2016

Publisher: Bookouture

Genre: Women’s Fiction 

Goodreads blurb: 

Two ordinary women. Two damaged lives. One friendship that would save them both

Kit Mason has lived a life of unimaginable pain. An ex-prostitute, she has fled the clutches of an abusive pimp and now finds herself living hand to mouth in a new city, without anyone to help her. 

Frances Thornton seems to be living the perfect life. A lawyer from a privileged background, her perfect façade hides the painful secrets that still haunt her. 

Brought together by their attempts to conquer their addictions in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, the two women strike up an unlikely friendship. 

But can they find strength in each other – or will the demons of their past catch up with them? 

A compelling, moving and ultimately uplifting novel about overcoming the very worst life can throw at you and starting over. The perfect read for fans of Jodi Picoult and Amanda Prowse. 


This is my first time reading anything by Angela Marsons and I’m wondering what took me so long?! I relished every minute I spent reading this book and discovering the stories of Kit and Fran.

Kit is not only a forgotten woman at the start of this book, she is a broken woman. She was a prostitute at a young age and she has experienced brutal things at the unforgiving hands of men that utterly broke my heart. When she was describing her life on the streets I just wanted to scoop her up and hug her, love her and be kind to her. I admired her fiery spirit and sarcasm in the face of adversity, Kit is the definition of a fighting spirit.

Fran grew up in completely different circumstances than Kit did. Her family was successful and affluent and she never had to worry about a thing in terms of finances. Her home was lacking in love, however, a love and approval that Fran desperately craved. Despite their obvious differences, the two both struggled with the same demons; an addiction to alcohol.

After an initial meeting, the two women do not hit it off. Despite their rough start, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. I was so emotionally attached to both women in different ways, but I was rooting for them equally. Watching them both grow and find themselves, both separately and together with their burgeoning relationship was truly beautiful.

One thing I particularly liked about this book was that the ending wasn’t tied together all perfectly with a pretty bow. It did tie up several loose ends, enough to where I won’t be annoyed and bothered by unanswered questions, but leaving things imperfect was appreciated by me as this book was all about the imperfect aspects of life.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to Bookouture for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week. It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate

I had an awesome reading week! Not much reading done this weekend as my husband and I were out of town for a wedding, but still pretty productive overall!

What I Read Last Week: 

I started off the week on a high note with New World Rising.

I was part of the blog tour for this one which is always fun!

The Dollhouse was next and was another winner!

I am such a huge Kristan Higgings fan and this one was so good! I’m still fangirling over Kristan tweeting me AND following me after I posted this review! 😀😳❤️

Too Close was a disappointment for me unfortunately.

I absolutely loved The Drowning Girls!
What I’m Currently Reading:

This one has my attention this far and I’ve nothing but great things about Angela Marsons.

Up Next:

What are you guys reading? How was your week last week?

Review: The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

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Release date: April 26, 2016

Publisher: MIRA

Genre: Psychological Thriller/Mystery 

Goodreads blurb:

Critically acclaimed author of The Mourning Hours and The Fragile World, Paula Treick DeBoard returns with a tale of dark secrets, shocking lies and a dangerous obsession that will change one neighborhood forever.

Liz McGinnis never imagined herself living in a luxurious gated community like The Palms. Ever since she and her family moved in, she’s felt like an outsider amongst the Stepford-like wives and their obnoxiously spoiled children. Still, she’s determined to make it work—if not for herself, then for her husband, Phil, who landed them this lavish home in the first place, and for her daughter, Danielle, who’s about to enter high school. 

Yet underneath the glossy veneer of The Palms, life is far from idyllic. In a place where reputation is everything, Liz soon discovers that even the friendliest residents can’t be trusted—and almost everyone has secrets they’d do anything to protect. So when the gorgeous girl next door befriends Danielle, Liz can’t help but find sophisticated Kelsey’s interest in her shy and slightly nerdy daughter a bit suspicious. 

But while Kelsey quickly becomes a fixture in the McGinnis home, Liz’s relationships with both Danielle and Phil grow strained. Now even her own family seems to be hiding things, and it’s not long before their dream of living the high life quickly spirals out of control… 


Have you ever just been instantly drawn to a book and known that you were going to love it? The moment I laid eyes on this stunning cover and read the blurb I just knew that this book would be something that I would like. 

The Drowning Girls opens with Liz waking up to the sounds of screaming. Something terrible has happened to their teenage neighbor, Kelsey. But what events led to this point? Quickly the story flashes back to a year prior, always something I enjoy. It’s told primarily from Liz’s point of view, but there are brief yet important chapters from her husband, Phil. It always intrigues me when an author shows two very different perspectives about the same series of events. 

I don’t want to say too much about this one as it’s a captivating tale of obsession and domestic suspense. Treick DeBoard is an absolutely beautiful writer, she draws the reader in little by little with every turn of the page, dragging and pulling you in deeper and deeper, much like the characters are being pulled into a dark and dangerous web of deceit and betrayal.

 I was found myself so frustrated, yet fascinated with Liz, Phil and Danielle’s lack of communication with each other. Though so many terrible things could have been avoided  had the family actually talked to each other, it was very easy to understand what led each of them to keep their secrets, they definitely had their reasons. 

This book is mesmerizing, thrilling, and utterly gripping. Characters are completely understandable and easy to identify with, but again I fear discussing their growth would divulge too much. This is my first time reading anything by Treick DeBoard but it most definitely will not be my last. 

Overall rating: 5/5

A huge thank you to the author and MIRA for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Too Close by Gayle Curtis

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Release date: June 30, 2016

Publisher: Twenty7 Books

Genre: Psychological Thriller 

Goodreads blurb:

A devastating and unsettling story of a powerful and unshakeable twin bond, Cecelia and Sebastian is a twisty and gripping tale where secrets, lies and illusions permeate the very essence of our beings. For fans of The Twins by Saskia Sarginson and I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. 

Cecelia and Sebastian have a connection like no other – more than just brother and sister, they’ll go to any lengths to protect each other. Growing up in a bleak old farmhouse, their mother gone and their father violent and abusive, the twins have only each other to keep them alive.

But when the secrets of their mother’s disappearance start to emerge, and truth and lies are thrown into question, events take a terrifying turn . . .

As Cecelia tries to break away from the ties that bind her to her brother, Sebastian is determined that the twins should be together – whatever the costs. 


I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so conflicted after finishing a book before! I’m not even sure how to review this one, I am just so torn. While reading this, I kept going back and forth between liking it and loathing it. I will say it was a quick read for me and I did want to see how things turned out, however I have to say that my overall feeling after reading this one is that I’m highly disturbed and not in a good way. I do tend to read lots of disturbing books, but this one just left me feeling dirty and unsettled.

The book opens with an adult Cecelia waking up from a dream. But is she dreaming or sleepwalking? It’s all very confusing and vague. Then we flashback to when Cecelia and Sebastian are fourteen. Their mother has vanished and they are left with only their terrifying and abusive father. He is a real scumbag and the abuse the twins encounter at his hands is awful and unfathomable. After a series of tragic events, we jump ahead eighteen years.

During this time, we learn that Cecelia and Sebastian have barely spoken. Their once unbreakable bond seems to have been shattered and both are worse for the wear. Here’s where things really fell apart for me. Secrets begin to be revealed, which I normally love. This time, there was something just off about things. You know how in most thrillers there is some sort of buildup and excitement that ramps up the tension? That didn’t happen here. A bomb would be dropped almost out of the blue. It sounds so weird to even write this, usually that’s a good thing. I don’t know if it was Curtis’ writing style or what, but every time there was a twist or revelation I was just left feeling disjointed and conflicted. Things just didn’t quite make sense to me. The ending seemed very sudden too, very rushed and frantic. 

This book is very sick and twisted in ways that made me uncomfortable. I’m not the type of person to shy away from dark and creepy material but this was all wrong. Things are so morbid and coupled with the lack of character development and altogether unlikable characters, I couldn’t connect with any aspect of this book. 

Overall rating: 2/5

Thanks to Twenty7 Books for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello

I’m delighted to share some information about The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello today. I will be reading and reviewing this book very soon, but in the meantime, here are some details. The description sounds amazing, I’m so excited to read it!


What would you do if you Googled yourself and uncovered something shocking?

In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know.

The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd.With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello’s page-turning suspense cautions: Be careful what you search for.

About the Author: 

Eva is a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived her first novel, THE MEMORY BOX, a psychological thriller and Amazon #1 Bestseller, about a woman who Googles herself and discovers the shocking details of a past she doesn’t remember—set in a fictional upscale suburb where things appear to be quite ordinary. You can find her essays on the Huffington Post and several other places, she also has a blog with more of her work. You can also find Eva on TwitterFacebook and Goodreads.

Through the 27th of August you can purchase the Kindle version on Amazon for 99 cents! 

You can also find the book at these retailers: 

Barnes & Noble/iTunes/Kobo/Smashwords/Goodreads

Review: Anything For You by Kristan Higgins

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Release date: December 29, 2015

Publisher: HQN

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Goodreads blurb: 

Before you get down on bended knee… 

…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O’Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she’s got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it’s the perfect time to get married. 

When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who’s now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she’s positive married life isn’t for her. 

But this time, Connor says it’s all or nothing. If she doesn’t want to marry him, he’ll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he’s never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn’t quite as sure as she thinks… 


This book is the fifth installment in Higgins Blue Heron series. While you could easily read this as a standalone, I would not recommend doing so. I say this because this series is so fantastic and fun that you would be missing out! I love that as you continue reading the series the characters from previous novels pop up. It’s like when you run into an old and dearly missed friend unexpectedly. All of the books in this series are based in the same small town, and some of the characters are related by both blood and marriage. 

This book starts off with an ill fated proposal. Conner O’Rourke is asking his longtime yet on and off again girlfriend, Jessica Dunn to marry him. She basically laughs him off, which leads to a whole lot of awkwardness and a whole lot of funny. Higgins has such a way of taking situations that any of us could find ourselves in and making them hysterical. I swear I find myself laughing out loud frequently every time I read one of her books. She has some great one liners and I just know she must be absolutely hilarious in person. There’s just no way that she can write so many humorous scenes without being pretty funny herself.

Conner and Jessica are so normal and flawed that it’s impossible for the reader not to relate to them. Higgins has a gift of showcasing real, yet imperfect relationships and Anything For You is no exception. Conner is completely clueless, yet adorable and charming. He has no idea how to handle Jess or what she really wants. Jess is vulnerable, real and though deep down she desperately wants to find real love she is so guarded that breaking down her impenetrable walls is damn near impossible. Both of them have to deal with their issues before they can figure things out together; Conner with his strained relationship with his father and Jess has to come to terms with her promiscuous past and her terrible relationship with her father. 

Funny, heartwarming and honest, this may be my favorite book in the Blue Heron series thus far! I’m seriously hoping that Higgins continues with this series as it’s definitely one of my favorite contemporary romance series out there.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Top 5 Wednesday 

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly post that is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and there is also a Goodreads group where you can find more information.
This weeks topic is Books You Want To Read Before The End Of The Year. I’m going to focus on books that are my TBR pile but that aren’t on my schedule yet. Yes, I have a schedule and order in which I read my books. Is that weird? It’s the only way I can stay on top of my review requests and due dates and stuff. I’m getting sidetracked here, maybe this should be a discussion post for later…

This one is a no brainer for me. I’m dying to read it, yet part of me is afraid that maybe I’ll be underwhelmed or disappointed? I know I will get to it, I want to read it, I’m just not in a huge rush.

I keep hearing fantastic things about this book and about Kasie West in general, so I plan on getting to this one within the next few months.

Another one that I see everywhere and hear nothing but great things about. No reason I haven’t started it, it’s sitting on my bookshelf. I will make room for it soon!

Every time I walk by my bookshelf this one catches my eye. The cover is just gorgeous and it also sounds amazing! What the hell am I waiting for?!

Finally, this one is another just sitting on my shelf looking all pretty. I see it everywhere, I really need to read this one!
Looks like I chose some pretty lighthearted books for my list! What books do you guys plan on reading before the end of the year? Do we have any in common? 

P. S. This was an easy week for me, I could have added like 50 more books 😂