November Wrap Up

Hey guys, can’t believe I’m already wrapping up November! Time for the final push before a new year and I’m starting to work on my Best Of lists for 2018. I’ll be sharing those over the holidays as I’m not planning to read much around that time, instead I’m gonna be spending time with my kids over their break!

I did manage 19 books in November, not my best but I don’t think it was my worst either. How was your month?

Dancing With the Sun: Inspired, Poignant and Emotional

Just After Midnight: Tender, Uplifting and Moving.

Who I Am: Menacing, Dark and Intricate

Good Samaritans: Edgy, Provocative and Twisted.

Christmas Spirit: Festive, Hopeful and Heartwarming.

The Night Visitor: Creepy, Immersive and Unnerving.

The Favorite Daughter: Addictive, Dramatic and Sinister.

The Lingering: Atmospheric, Gripping and Creepy.

Coco Pinchard: Funny, Cute and Happy.

Her Last Move: Shocking, Intricate and Intense.

My Favorite Half Night Stand: Saucy, Funny and Cute.

The Girl He Used to Know: Unique, Emotional and Compassionate.

For Once In My Life: Delightful, Inspiring and Positive.

Tony’s Wife: Engaging, Nostalgic and Endearing.

A Thousand Doors: Innovative, Unique and Clever.

The Night Olivia Fell: Emotionally-charged, Gripping and Authentic

Sins as Scarlet: Intoxicating, Smooth and Sophisticated.

Where the Forest Meets the Stars: Insightful, Extraordinary and Enchanting.

Dear Santa: Whimsical, Cheery and Bright.

October Wrap Up

Another wrap up and it feels like I just posted my September one?! I love this time of year, the lead up to the holidays is a bit magical but I know that means life will be insanely busy for the next few months too.

So I managed 22 books this month, I’m happy with that and feel like this will be the new norm for me going forward. How was your month?

The Dream Daughter: Breathtaking, Exquisite and Poignant.

The Lies We Told: Devious, Stunning and Captivating.

You Were Always Mine: Compelling, Vulnerable and Multifaceted.

The Night In Question: Taut, Pacey and Engrossing.

The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove: Enchanting, Festive and Adorable

Under My Skin: Wild, Unnerving and Unreliable

Our Little Lies: Dark, Devious and Impressive

The Stranger Game: Unusual, Smart and Deep.

The Amendement: Unusual, Amusing and Effortless.

In Harms Way: Smooth, Intriguing and Unexpected.

For Better and Worse: Binge-worthy, Addictive and Quick.

The Perfect Liar: Sophisticated, Deceptive and Unpredictable.

Fatal Promise: Meticulous, Nuanced and Gripping.

Lies Between Us: Deft, Complex and Tricky.

Evergreen Tidings From The Baumgartners: Humorous, Quirky and Sincere.

Trap: Exhilarating, Intense and Compelling.

The Girl They Left Behind: Emotional, Engrossing and Heartbreaking.

The Man She Married: Funny, Sweet and Quirky

Daughters of the Lake: Eerie, Atmospheric and Mesmerizing.

November Road was hard to sum up but I liked it!

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane: Adorable, Charming and Effortless.

River Bodies: Subtle, Layered and Engrossing.

September Wrap Up

Hello fall! I couldn’t be happier that a new season has started, how do you feel about fall? I read 17 books which is super low for me, but honestly I don’t even care anymore lol. I still love blogging and reading but slowing down has been so nice and I’m probably going to continue to do so. I actually read about five more books but I either just reviewed on Goodreads or haven’t put reviews up yet. Again, I can’t muster the energy to care. I feel like the quality of the books I’ve been reading has been phenomenal and I think it’s because I’ve been SO much pickier lately. I’ve DNF more books than ever and I quit feeling guilty about it. Anyway, there’s my monthly update, how was your September?!

Josh and Hazel: Spicy, Adorable and Endearing.

Cross Her Heart: Fluid, Devious and Disturbing.

Daisy Jones and the Six: Epic, Innovative and Moving.

Tear Me Apart: Engrossing, Sharp and Compelling.

The Last: Haunting, Unnerving and Creepy.

The Christmas Sisters: Enchanting, Cozy and Sweet.

The After Wife: Evocative, Moving and Beautiful.

Rapid Falls: I forgot a three word sum up for this one but I loved it!!

A Spark of Light: Profound, Emotional and Incredible.

The Night Before: Compulsive, Fast and Clever.

The Girl In His Eyes: Harrowing, Dark and Disturbing.

When the Lights Go Out: This was such a different read and my feelings are all over the place so no three word sum up.

After He Died: Apparently I forgot a three word wrap up?! I’m slacking but I really liked this one!

Season of Wonder: Magical, Sweet and Heartfelt.

The Birthday: Meticulous, Solid and Engaging.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die: Exhilarating, Dark and Smart.

What Have You Done: Twisty, Gripping and Suspenseful.

August Wrap Up

Another month in the books (haha pun totally intended) and I’m super pleased with my reading month. I’ve slowed down a bit with my reading, I’m no longer really posting on the weekends for the most part and this has helped me have more balance in my personal life tremendously. I may not be reading quite as many books as I have in the past (I’m at 20 instead of 30 this month) but I am taking more time to leisurely read instead of always feeling like I’m reading to a deadline. I did read a couple of additional titles this month but pub day is super far off so I’m trying to wait on sharing my thoughts until a little later. Overall I really enjoyed almost all of the books I did read in August and am super excited about my September TBR as well!

How was your month? Any must reads?

You Were Made For This: I was really confused by my feelings on this one.

An Anonymous Girl: Obsessive, Cunning and Riveting.

Good Luck With That: Vulnerable, Emotional and Relevant.

Leave No Trace: Atmospheric, Intense and Multifaceted.

Rush: Charming, Topical and Fun.

Big Woods: Quick, Engrossing and Deft

The Bucket List: Provocative, Empowering and Honest.

Not Her Daughter: Evocative, New and Gripping.

The Cast: Meaningful, Honest and Tender.

Do No Harm: Unsettling, Obsessive and Compulsive.

Before Her Eyes: Gripping, Dark and Intense.

Hey Ladies!: Silly, Outlandish and Wild.

The Waiting Room: Sharp, Twisty and Complex.

Sweet Little Lies: Assured, Cunning and Authentic.

Winter in Paradise: Escapist, Picturesque and Lush.

The Proposal: Cute, Sweet and Charming.

Trust Me: Original, Tricky and Complex.

Truth and Lies: Gripping, Relentless and Clever.

The Not So Perfect Plan to Save Friendship House: Warm, Sweet and Fun.

Lies: Gripping, Propulsive and Tense.

July Wrap Up

Another month totally flew by and with my kids starting school next week it really feels like the start of a new season. Even though summer isn’t really quite over yet! I had a decent month, 24 books included in this wrap up but I read a few more on my vacation the past few weeks, just haven’t had a chance to write reviews yet. I enjoyed the majority of what I read in July, links below to my full review if you’re interested.

How was your month? Discover any must reads?!

Everything We Give: Emotional, Bittersweet and Surprising.

Safe Houses: Gripping, Tense and Smart.

The Fifth to Die: Bold, Dark and Engrossing.

When We Found Home: Heartwarming, Engaging and Relatable.

Jane Doe: Crafty, Interesting and Vengeful.

Hangman: Clever, Dark and Sardonic.

The Subway Girls: Charming, Sweet and Inspiring.

The Other Woman: Addictive, Wicked and Entertaining.

How to Keep a Secret: Bittersweet, Complicated and Heartfelt.

The Season of Silver Linings: Delightful, Hopeful and Light.

Playing With Matches: Fresh, Easy and Entertaining.

Between You and Me: Thought-provoking, Skilled and Deep.

Ghosted: Current, Unique and Surprising.

Her Pretty Face: Compulsive, Fluid and Engaging.

Those Other Women: Gossipy, Sassy and Amusing.

Give Me Your Hand was one I struggled with unfortunately.

All These Beautiful Strangers: Manipulative, Dramatic and Polished.

Believe Me: I struggled with this one, I think it’s definitely a polarizing read.

Smothered: Humorous, Light and Outrageous.

Pieces of Her: Intricate, Dangerous and Multifaceted.

Bad: Sexy, Outrageous and Fast.

Our House: Original, Secretive and Engaging.

The Masterpiece: Dazzling, Captivating and Impassioned.

She Was the Quiet One: Simmering, Enthralling and Intelligent.

March Wrap Up

The Hunger was a creepy historical retelling.

A Perfect Marriage was a family drama with some surprises.

The Visitor was a twisty thriller, loved it!

Closer Than You Know was a sharp thriller, part domestic suspense and part legal thriller.

The Perfect Girlfriend was a slick psychological thriller, really liked it!

The Family Next Door was a fantastic domestic drama.

The Sandman is a must read, it’s amazing!

The Babysitter was a highly entertaining psychological thriller.

If I Die Tonight was a great suspense with realistic situations.

Let Me Lie was another solid read from Mackintosh.

The Neighbors was a great domestic suspense.

The Flight Attendant didn’t quite work for me unfortunately.

Hot Mess was a sexy and witty read for foodies.

Tilly Tennant writes the most gorgeous romances and The Summer of Secrets was no exception.

The Broken Girls was seamless blend of a few genres, I really liked it.

The Cafe at Seashell Cove: Charming, hilarious and effortless.

Mathimals was an adorable children’s book.

The Baby Plan: Witty, funny and light.

The Fear: Absorbing, Shocking and thrilling.

The Secret to Southern Charm: Endearing, warm and wise.

No Safe Place: Intricate, sharp and gritty.

The Longest Silence: Compulsive, Dark and Intense.

Annie’s Summer by the Sea: Carefree, Emotional and Sweet.

Not That I Could Tell: Engrossing, Thoughtful and Deft.

The House on Harbor Hill: Eloquent, Moving and Character-driven.

The Forgotten Ones: Evocative, Engaging and Haunting.

Worth Killing For: Assured, Unique and Strong.

Before I Let You Go: Heart-wrenching, Emotional and powerful.

28 books in all, not bad! How was your month?!

February Wrap Up

Sisters Like Us was a fun, sweet story about mother’s, daughters and sisters.

She Regrets Nothing was a grown up Gossip Girl with a dark edge.

Killer Choice was a solid thriller with plenty of unexpected moments.

Spring at Lavender Bay was an adorable read.

Force of Nature was a great atmospheric mystery.

The Promise Between Us was an incredible book about living with OCD.

As Bright As Heaven was a moving HF set during the Spanish flu outbreak.

Best Friends Forever was a lighter mystery with some nice twists.

The Reunion was an intricately plotted and clever thriller.

I listened to The Surrogate and loved it! My favorite Jensen book.

Look For Her was an interesting mystery about a cold case.

The Story of Our Lives was about female friendship and was structured in a fun way.

The French Girl was a slower paced lighter mystery I really liked.

Girl Unknown was a mystery with a strong literary vibe.

Say You’ll Remember Me was a great YA contemporary romance with topical issues.

The Great Alone is phenomenal.

The Lucky Ones was a gothic mystery with some borderline taboo romance.

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties was a realistic portrayal of one woman’s life after divorce.

Only Child was a moving and heartbreaking book, I loved it.

Silent Victim was another hit from Mitchell, I loved it!

Sunburn was a slow burn, extremely well written with a strong ending.

And that’s a wrap! I for one am glad to wave adios to February, it was not my best month reading wise or personally. I was in a slump and my kids were sick SO much! I’m looking forward to March, we start to get warm weather here in AZ and it’s my birthday and anniversary month as well!

How was your month?

November Wrap Up

Can you believe it’s already December?! Insanity! I had a great month, I managed 28 books and read some really great ones, discovered some new authors as well which is always exciting! My favorite read this month was actually a 2018 release, The Wife Between Us. Stay tuned because I’ll be hosting a giveaway for THREE copies on Instagram later this month!

Here’s everything I read in November, links to the reviews in case you missed any.

Lilac Lane was such a sweet romance.

Beartown was an amazing book.


Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse was a delightful read.


The Boyfriend Swap was an adorable read.


Whiteout was another hauntingly poetic read from Jonasson, loved it!


The Good Samaritan was a great thriller!


Bad Sister was a fast paced exciting read.


See What I Have Done was a really unique historical retelling.


Perfectly Undone was a nice easy read with some meat.


Hell to Pay is a part of a fantastic series!


The Secret Mother was a tangled twisty story, really liked it.

The Wife Between Us was fantastic, it’s going to be huge next year!

A Season to Lie is the second in a series that I’m really enjoying.

Bridges was super uplifting and all about that girl power!

Written in Blood was a really cool police procedural with a literary bend.

I listened to the audio version of Let’s Just Be Friends and what a fun, flirty book!

Beneath the Skin was a slow building book with gorgeous writing.

Left to Chance was a heartfelt story about Teddi who goes back home again.

The Silent Fountain was a really beautiful, evocative read.

I loved Sweet Tea and Sympathy SO much!

Love Warrior was an insightful and heart wrenching memoir.

Sugarplum Way was a delightful holiday read!

Here We Lie was a character driven, slow burning suspense.

Mother had a bit of a slow start but was definitely worth the wait!

Now You See Me was a great serial killer thriller.

The Liar’s Promise was a dark, chilling read.

Ronaldo was an adorable children’s book.

The Dry was outstanding.

How was November for you? Link me to your wrap ups in the comments!

September Wrap Up

The Accident was a twisty read, a great start to the month!


The Leftover was a really fun read!


The Summer That Made Us was the perfect late summer read.


The Scarred Woman was a really good read, I loved the authors style.


The Lies Within was a great police procedural with dashes of a legal drama and a psychological thriller.


I Hate Everyone But You was a cute YA novel but I did have some issues with it. 


Something Like Happy was an inspiring read, I loved it!

One of my TBT picks was My Husband’s Son and it was a fantastic psychological thriller.


Lie to Me was a really fantastic domestic suspense.


Something Like Family was a beautiful, moving story.


Stillhouse Lake was a creepy read with lots of action. 


House of Spines was a super unique psychological thriller.


When We Were Worthy was a story of resilient women finding hope after a tragedy.


One Day in December was a great ensemble story told over one day.


Thief’s Mark was a romantic suspense with an old school whodunnit vibe.


The Missing Girls was an excellent addition to a great series!


The Names of Dead Girls is the second in a series and I’m a huge fan of the authors writing style.


Lies She Told was a book within a book, super tricky but really well executed.


Paperbacks from Hell is a really cool, creepy read about the history of horror fiction.


Best Day Ever was a chilling look at a messed up marriage. 


She Did It was a great psychological thriller about a relationship between two women.


Despite the awful cover I liked Sweet Reality.


Cold Blood was another great installment in a fantastic series.


I love the Jake Boulder series, The Kindred Killers was great!


Maria in the Moon is a true gem of a novel. 

Coben is a master and Don’t Let Go proves that once again. 


The Beachside Christmas was another lovely addition to a great series. 

Reach for the Stars was a beautifully positive, uplifting read. 

Sugar Pine Trail was an adorable read.


In Twenty Years was my TBT pick, an enjoyable read.


A Very Vintage Christmas was a gorgeous story.


Drawing Lessons was a beautiful and bittersweet read.

I’m so excited it’s finally fall, I love everything about this time of year it’s the best! September was another great month for me, I managed 32 books. You would think that would help me to catch up on my backlog but it honestly hasn’t even made a dent. Oh well. 

While I read some fantastic books my favorite from the month was Lie to Me!

How was your month? Favorites? 

August Wrap Up 

Emerald Coast was a super fun beachy read.

At Wave’s End was a great beachy read with depth. 

This is basically a love letter to Karin Slaughter.


Little Gray Dress was a super cute read.

Still Missing was my Throwback Thursday pick, I loved it!


The Girls in the Water is the first book in a new series, it was really good!


Emma in the Night was a great thriller.


If You Could See Me Now was a hilarious and fun read.

Are You Sleeping was a really cool and unique read.

The Address was another stunner from Davis.

Wedding Bells at Butterfly Cove was an adorable read!


My throwback Thursday pick was You, what a unique, original read.


The Room by the Lake was a read about cults which always intrigues me. 


The Silent Girls was a creepy, atmospheric read.


Blind Side was a very different type of thriller. 

I loved The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky it was so fun!


Unraveling Oliver was a unique psychological thriller. 

The Queen of New Beginnings was a really fun read. 

The Goddesses left me wanting more. 


Dark Matter was my TBT pick and I was totally blown away!

Buried Secrets was a different type of thriller. 


The Other Girl was a highly entertaining thriller.

The Cosy Canal Boat Dream was another great read from Barlow.


Dead to Me was a creepy thriller. 


All The Wicked Girls is one of my favorite reads of the year, it’s amazing.

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel was a delightful little book. 


Bolt Action Remedy was a really cool thriller.


Working Fire was a mystery with an emotional component. 


All The Little Children was a good read but I did have some issues.


Find Her was another fabulous read from Gardner.

Despite August being one of my busiest months EVER I still managed to read 30 books! It’s been a huge adjustment for me getting back into the swing of things as far as my kids schedules. They have school, dance, therapy, it’s a constant balancing act. I feel like we’re finally getting a good routine down now so hopefully next month will feel a little smoother and won’t be such a mess! 

I’m starting to put together a Fall reading list so stay tuned..

How was your month?