Happy December, friends! I am so excited about today's post because I read some amazing books during November and I can't wait to share them with y'all.


Okay, sometimes I find a book on Instagram that I have never heard of and it catches my eye. I research a lot of books, but I had never even seen this book until another bookstagrammer posted about it. I picked it up based off her recommendation even though it sounded like nothing I would ever like. Y'all, this book gutted me. I'm not being dramatic when I say that I was literally a little sick after finishing it. It is SOOOOOO good! Highly highly recommend. 

Rating: 5 STARS


Unlike The Idea of You, I had been seeing Get a Life, Chloe Brown EVERYWHERE. I was excited to see it was a choice for Book of the Month. Sadly, I'm in the minority with this one. Everyone is raving about it, but I just didn't click with it-especially the characters. But again, everyone is loving it, so it may just be me.

Rating: 2 STARS


If you've been following me for a while, you know I love R.S. Grey's books. They are light, quick romances that I just love. Her new one, His Royal Highness was such a cute romance. They are perfect if you are in need of a book that doesn't require a lot of thinking, but you know you will enjoy. I love them!

Rating: 4 STARS

(Thanks to Amazon Publishing for sending me a copy of this one!)

Y'all, I was SO excited to get an ARC of Colleen Hoover's upcoming book, Regretting You. It is SOOO good! It's not my favorite book by her (That still goes to November 9) but I really enjoyed it and I think y'all will too. It's told from both the mother and the daughter's POV, which made it feel like two different stories. Loved!

Rating: 4 STARS

Thanks to William Morrow for sending me a copy of this one!)

This is another book that I read because of Instagram. I never would have requested an ARC of this one based on the cover, but when I found out it was a boarding school story, I was sold. I don't know what my fascination is with books set in boarding schools, but I love them! This book is intense and unputdownable, but man was it hard to read at times. This isn't a book for everyone and if you do read it, be sure and pick up something light afterwards. I loved it, but man was it heavy!

Rating: 4 STARS


Okay, so the last 4 books are all kindle copies because I finally invested in a Kindle this month and I had a little shopping spree on Kindle Unlimited. I have really enjoyed the Cloverleigh Farms series from Melanie Harlow. Each book follows a sister of the same family. I couldn't even begin to tell you which is which or what they were even about because they are like throw away reads for me. I love them, but they certainly don't stick with you. I mean that in the best way possible because these were 4 stars reads for me. I just can't remember anything about them LOL. I do know I liked the one about the sister who returns home for a wedding and falls in love with her childhood friend. Not sure if it's this one or the next. Forgive me LOL. Also be warned, these are R rated. You can certainly skip over those parts though because the love stories are just so sweet!

Rating: 4 STARS


See above review LOL

Rating: 4 STARS


Back in May, I read The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen because I thought the cover was pretty. I ended up loving it, but was it very different than what I normally read (Chicago mobs??) and very VERY R rated. This one is the same way, but I loved the love story aspect of it. Be warned though! Also, Amazon has it listed as a holiday read, but I didn't really get that vibe from it. It's definitely not a Hallmark movie LOL

Rating: 4.5 STARS


Just like with Melanie Harlow books, R.S. Grey books are the same way. I don't remember much about this one, but I loved it and it was perfect for when I had a ton going on in my life and I needed an escape. This one involved a hate to love storyline, which is one of my favorite tropes. Highly recommend. 

Rating: 4 STARS

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October was a HUGE reading month for me. The first part of 2019 was a struggle in terms of reading, but the second part is making up for it! I read 9 books in October, loved almost every one of them, and became so obsessed with a series that I couldn't do anything else for a good week lol

Let's chat about my October book reviews:



I started Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher at the end of September, but I didn't finish it until the 1st or 2nd day in October. I had never heard of this book and I had no idea that these two authors wrote it together. Apparently it came out in three parts online, but then they made the parts into a book? I ordered it on Amazon is all I know lol
You can definitely tell it wasn't written as a whole. The first part was brilliant and amazing-such a unique storyline. The second and especially third part felt different though-almost like the authors grew bored with the book and lost inspiration. It started out strong, but then quickly sizzled. 

Rating: 3 STARS


Oh goodness. Then we come to this series. I've had After sitting on my shelf for a good two or three years. I randomly saw it at Barnes and Noble and decided to try it. When I went to check out, a woman who works at the store and is always recommending books to me, said if I didn't like it I could bring it back and she would give me a refund. I told her I had heard a lot about it and she said she hated it. I was curious, but then got sidetracked by other books or life and never picked it up.
Then this summer, I realized there was a movie of the book that was about to come out, so I decided to read it. This was at the same time as I was unpacking books and moving into my house and I could not find it anywhere. I figured I had gotten rid of it, so I just forgot about it.
Then I found it a few months later and since I was needing something quick to read this month, so I picked it up. 

And I absolutely 100% hated it.

But I kept reading because I couldn't stop.

I have never read a book that I hated as much as this one, but that I was also so obsessed with it. It's over 500 pages, but I couldn't read it fast enough. Y'all, this series took over my life and I am not exaggerating lol. I did nothing outside of going to work and then coming home and reading until bedtime.  It consumed me. 

And then I kept reading the other books....

Rating: I'm so confused by this book. I mean, I couldn't put it down and it made me eventually read 1000+ pages, so you would think it would be 5 STARS for sure. BUT it's also one of the stupidest books I've ever read and I kind of want to give it 1 STAR??? So confusing. :/


I strategically ordered the second book when I was in the middle of the first so it would be here when I finished and I wouldn't have to wait. I purposely went home after school before going to my hair appointment so I could get it out of the mailbox and read while I was waiting. Book 2 ended up being my least favorite of the series, but that didn't stop me from devouring it HA!

Rating: 4 STARS

After finishing the 800 page 2nd book, I moved onto book 3 even though I seriously considered stopping after book 2 because I really didn't like it. I'm so happy I decided to stick with it because book 3 turned out to be my absolute favorite. 

Rating: 5 STARS


Book 4 was also wonderful and ended the series perfectly. It was my second favorite book of the series.

Rating: 5 STARS


Then there was this prequel/alternate POV story. I enjoyed it, but I skipped over some parts that really didn't have anything to do with the Tessa/Hardin storyline. I definitely think you need to read this after you finish the series-don't skip it! But don't read it before the series or it won't make sense. 

Rating: 4.5 STARS


After finishing the obsession of After, I knew I needed to read something I would 100% for sure love because it's very easy to fall into a reading slump after you finish a long series that you basically lived lol. I was lucky enough to get an arc of Lauren Layne's upcoming book, the third in the Central Park Pact series-Marriage on Madison Avenue. This one turned out to be my favorite in the series. It was SUCH a sweet love story between two friends that thought they could never be anything other than friends. I had been waiting for Audrey and Clarke's story, and I wasn't disappointed! I loved it! 
If you want to start this story-although any can be read as stand alones- the first is called Passion on Park Avenue and the second book is called Love on Lexington Lane

Rating: 5 STARS


Faker is a book that I've been waiting on since I first heard about it. I just love rom coms and with a cover like this one, I didn't think there was any way it could be bad. And it wasn't bad. But sadly it wasn't good either. The first half started off really strong and I thought it was going to be a 5 star book, but the second half-when the characters finally got together- ended up being so boring for me.  I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it and I was glad when I finished it and could move onto something else.

Rating: 3 STARS

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Playing catch up again tonight and sharing the 6 amazing books I read in September. Normally September and October are my worst reading months because of back to school time, but this year has been completely different. September was when I really got back into reading and out of my reading slump from the summer. I mean, out of the 6 books I read in September, 5 of them were 5 STARS. I don't think that has ever happened! I even read my (current) favorite read of 2019 during September. I can't wait to chat about these books, so let's get started!



Ruth Ware's newest thriller was our August pick for #lalalifebookclub, but I didn't finish it until the first of September. I have a love/hate relationship with Ruth Ware's books. I LOVED In a Dark, Dark Wood, but I struggled to finish The Woman in Cabin 10 and couldn't even get through half of The Lying Game. Needless to say, I was worried about this one. BUT, I ended up LOVING it! It's by far my favorite Ruth Ware thriller. I was completely shocked at the ending. Highly recommend! 

Rating: 5 STARS


Right now, this book is my favorite of 2019. I had an arc of this sitting on my shelf since February and I never picked it up. I finally started it this month and I could kick myself for not picking it up sooner. Oh my goodness gracious this is the sweetest love story about a girl and a guy who grew up together and have always "hated" each other....until they don't anymore. Ah! This is SUCH a swoon worthy read. I just absolutely loved it. 

Rating: 5 STARS



Immediately after finishing On the Corner of Love and Hate, I requested an early of the second book in the series, Meet Me on Love Lane. Y'all, this book is SO GOOD. It follows a friend of two main characters in OTCOLAH. It can be read as a standalone or you can even read this one first (I mean, you know the characters from the first book are going to end up together, so it's not like you're going to be spoil, you know?) This book follows Henry, an English teacher at the local high school and his relationship with his childhood best friend who moved away when they were young and moves back, but doesn't remember him. 

Rating: 5 STARS


I also read Shari Lapena's newest thriller this morning and y'all, it was BEYOND amazing. This is my newest favorite Shari Lapena book. I've loaned this one out to several friends at work and they all say the same thing-it's soooo good! If you've never read a book by this author, you need to start with this one! I've loved everything except her book from last year, An Unexpected guest. This one is unputdownable though! 

Rating 5 STARS


I also read the newest from Lauren Layne this month. If you've followed me for a while, you've heard me favorite about LL. She's my absolute favorite romance writer. I LOVE her new series called the Central Park Pact series. Love on Lexington Avenue is the second book in the series, but just like with On the Corner of Love and Hate, they can be read out of order. The third is actually my favorite in the series, but this one is SO SO good! 

Rating: 5 STARS


I don't even remember my reasoning for picking this one up when I did, because it's random for all the books I read in September and I remember there was a reason I read it when I did, but I cannot remember why lol. This is the second book in the trilogy and I read the first one a few years ago. I loved the covers, so I bought all three, but I didn't love the first one that much, so I wasn't in a rush to pick up this one. I don't remember hardly anything about the first book, but I know I enjoyed this one much more than the first. I didn't love it or anything, but it was a sweet story that made for a quick read. These are a little R rated, so be warned! I want to continue the series and read the last one, but I'm not in any hurry. I recommend this one if you're in need of a quick read, but it's definitely not a favorite or even memorable. 

Rating: 3 STARS

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Let's recap what I read back in August. This was right in the middle of the biggest reading slump that I have ever been in. I could not find ANYTHING that kept my attention. I even tried 2 or 3 books that I read over 150 pages in and couldn't even finish them. It was rough! I decided to pick 5 books and make myself read them in order to get out of the slump. I read half of them at the end of July and half during the beginning of August. I filmed a little Youtube video if you want to check it out. :)

Here's what I read during the month of August.


I LOVE Michele Campbell's books, so I was really looking forward to her newest thriller-A Stranger on the Beach. I loved this one. I still love her book from last year the best-She Was the Quiet One, but this one was so good and unputdownable.

Rating: 4.5 STARS


2019 has definitely been the year of rom coms and I am loving it! Well Met had been on my radar for the longest, so I was excited to see it as one of the choices for Book of the Month. I don't know what it was about this book, but I absolutely LOVED it! It was the cutest, sweetest little romance. Highly recommend!

Rating: 5 STARS


Kimberly Belle is one of my go to authors. She never disappoints and Dear Wife was no exception. I loved this thriller. It kept me guessing until the very end. I could NOT figure it out and couldn't turn the page fast enough! Loved it!

Rating: 4.5 STARS


This was part of my 5 book challenge to get me out of my reading slump. Prep is in my top 3 ALL TIME favorite books ever. I absolutely love this boarding school coming of age story. I've probably reread this book 7-8 times, but every single time I love it just as much as the first. It's SOOOO good!

Rating: 5 STARS


This was our July book for #lalalifebookclub and I was really excited about it. Megan Miranda wrote All the Missing Girls, which is one of my all time favorite thrillers, but this one just did not work for me at all. I couldn't wait to finish this book and move onto something else. I couldn't have cared less about what was happening and just didn't connect with any of the characters. I hate to say it, but this one was just not the book for me.

Rating: 2 STARS

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July is normally a huge reading month for me because it's summer and as a teacher, I have a little more free time (when I'm not working in my classroom or on my blog/TpT) This year, I don't know what it was, but my reading struggled in the summer. I just could not find anything I wanted to read. I decided to pick 5 books and force myself to read them to try and get out of the slump and it worked! I read half of those 5 in July and half in August. I managed to read 3 books in July, so let's chat about those today!


I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for Christina Lauren's newest book, Twice in a Blue Moon. This one comes out in October. Unsurprisingly it was fabulous! I just love CL books. This one did have a little more of a serious/less rom com feel to it, but I still loved it! Highly recommend.


I started my reread of Gods in Alabama to help me get out of the slump. This is one of my all time favorite books. I love a good southern fiction story. It read a little more literary than I remember, but I still love it. It's about a girl who moves away from her small hometown in Alabama and returns years later to reunite with her family and introduce them to her new boyfriend. I especially love the flashback parts in this one where we get to read about what happened years ago in high school to make the main character want to leave and never return.


Random House kindly sent me a copy of Cambria Brockman's debut novel, Tell Me Everything. This book has been on every summer must read list. After reading it, I can see why! It reminds me so much of Prep because it takes place at either a boarding school or a college (I'm playing catch up and writing this post in October, so I honestly can't remember which one lol...I think college) It revolves around the main character who is very socially awkward, just like the main character in Prep. I loved it! 

Check out more of what I've read this year by clicking the 'books' tab above or any of the monthly links here:


Hi friends! It may be August 1st right now, but I'm playing catch up this morning and going wayyy back to April to chat about the books I read that month. I read some really great stories back then and I wanted to share them with y'all today!



One of my top reads of the read. I was SHOCKED by how much I loved this book. It didn't sound like something I would love at all-rock and roll bands in the 70's...no thanks! But y'all, this book was beyond amazing. I couldn't think about anything else while I was reading this story. I know a lot of people were put off with the interview style of writing, but I didn't think it hindered the plot at all. It was SOOOO good! 


My favorite thriller of the year so far. Oh my goodness, y'all. This book was SO unique and different from all the other thrillers out there. The last line was epic! My Lovely Wife will stay with you long after you finish it. 


I was lucky enough to get an arc of KA Tucker's newest book that comes out in August. KA Tucker is one of my favorite authors and this book was just wonderful. It's about two people who meet at camp and fall in love and then reconnect years later when he starts working in her office building. Super sweet.


Y'all know I've gotten away from young adult in the past year, but I still always pick up the newest Jenn Bennett because she never disappoints. I didn't LOVE this book, but it was okay. I totally blame how busy I was with moving and settling in when I read it, but I just didn't connect to this one like I did her other ones. Alex Approximately is one of my all time favorite YA books! 


Another book I totally blame on the stress of moving and unpacking because otherwise, this book would be one I completely fell in love with, but I just couldn't get into it. I'm going to try again when things settle down and I can give the book my full attention. I've heard such great things about it and I know I will love it!

Check out more of what I've read this year by clicking the 'books' tab above or any of the monthly links here:
April Book Reviews 
July Book Reviews

Playing catch up again with the books I read back in May! Y'all bear with me as I try to get back into blogging after trying to get settled in the house. Whew! It's been a busy summer! :)



I have been wanting to read an Alafair Burke book for the longest because I've heard such great things. I picked up her newest thriller, The Better Sister, in May and loved it! I was constantly guessing and didn't see the ending coming at all. I really want to pick up The Wife now!


Fix Her Up has been on my highly anticipated list since I first saw it. I mean, not only is the cover gorgeous, but I'm a sucker for a rom com! This one was beyond cute and sweet and full of romance! I highly recommend. It is definitely R rated, which I didn't realize so just know that going in! :)


So, May is the busiest month in teaching and this year was no exception. Between ending the year, deciding to change grade levels (goodbye 5th, hello 2nd!) and moving classrooms, my reading started to struggle. I fell back on my favorite, go to, genre-quick read romances. Now, it's August 1st (remember I'm playing catch up) and I couldn't tell you one thing about this book, but I remember loving it and not being able to put it down. Not memorable, but still really really good! 


Okay, I ended the month reading The Kiss Thief, which was a romance centered around the Chicago mob. What???  I NEVER would have read something like that, but I really wanted a quick read romance and the cover of this one suckered me in.  Y'all, it was surprisingly really good. Again, R rated which I didn't know based on the cover, but I still remember details from this one. I don't think it's for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! 

Okay, that's my short list for May! :)

Check out more of my reading by clicking the "books" tab above or the links here:

April Book Reviews (coming this week)
May Book Reviews 
July Book Reviews


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