52 Reads | Betrayals In Spring (The Last Year, Book 3)

The Last Year Series Review (YA Fiction)

Betrayals In Spring (The Last Year Series, Book 3) by Trisha Leigh I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is, if you haven't read the other books in this series you're going to want to skip this post for fear of spoilers. The good news is, if you haven't read the other books in this series, the first one is FREE for kindle today so go download it and get started asap. I picked up this series because I saw Whispers In Autumn for free on my kindle and as soon as I finished I promptly bought the sequel. Then, as I sat in eager anticipation of Betrayals In Spring, I signed up for the author's newsletter so that I could read the bonus … [Read more...]

52 Reads | Abram's Daughters

Abram's Daughters Series by Beverly Lewis

Abram's Daughters (The Series) by Beverly Lewis This is actually a series of five books: The Covenant, The Betrayal, The Sacrifice, The Prodigal and The Revelation. If you can't tell from the cover, it comes from my beloved genre of Amish Fiction. Here is an excerpt from the book description:  Set against the backdrop of post-World War II, this compelling saga spans three generations of a Lancaster County Amish family.  Each of Abram's daughters, choosing her own path, must come to terms with the Old Ways of thinking and living. And sometimes that path has detours and forks in the road with unknown destinations... I had to wait two weeks for … [Read more...]

52 Reads | INSURGENT

Insurgent by Veronica Roth Book Review

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth INSURGENT is the much-anticipated sequel to Veronica Roth's bestselling book DIVERGENT. If you haven't read Divergent yet, stop reading because this review will totally spoil the first book for you. And also, why haven't you read Divergent yet? I would like you to rectify that immediately. I tried to check this out at my local library because enjoy it that they will give me books for free but the wait list was three months long. What?! So I used my swagbucks to buy it on Amazon. And y'all. It is so good. I was nervous because a lot of the time the second in a series just can't live up the first. Like, the first … [Read more...]

52 Reads | The No Brainer Wardrobe

the no brainer wardrobe

The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley Morgan of The Tiny Twig When I was pregnant I only owned about ten articles of clothing that fit me. And it was awesome. I knew I had a limited maternity wardrobe budget so I only bought things I could mix and match and that I felt good in. Since then, I've been determined to create a capsule wardrobe that would work for my everyday life. Then I read 7, got a bit obsessive about it, and donated practically every single thing in my closet. You people who are reading THAT now know what I'm talking about, right? So I'm in this place of trying to build a small, functional and working wardrobe. Enter The No … [Read more...]

52 Reads | Matched by Ally Condie

Book Review for Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie After all of the heavy reading over the past few weeks, I picked up some more YA dystopian fiction. You're welcome. This one has the typical love triangle angst but the situational elements to it make it interesting rather than annoying. Here is an excerpt from the book description For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief … [Read more...]

52 Reads | Bossypants & What Women Fear

What Women Fear by Angie Smith

So I'm not actually behind on my goal to read a book a week this year. I'm actually a little ahead. What I'm behind on is blogging about the books I've read. Because I'll be thinking, oh I need to post a book review about that Tina Fey book I read in August and then my baby will do some genius thing like, I don't know, stand up. Which means that I, in turn, have to be all "INTERNET! MY BABY CAN STAND UP! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF SUCH GENIUS?! WAIT YOUR TURN, TINA FEY!" The two books in today's review are vastly different. I like a little variety in life. Bossypants by Tina Fey - I liked this book but I didn't love it. I think I just expected … [Read more...]

52 Reads: Notes To Aspiring Writers & More

Notes To Aspiring Writers

Notes To Aspiring Writers - I bought this e-book because I am one. An aspiring writer I mean, not an e-book. That would be awkward. It's a short, easy read and as it turns out? It doesn't have a single tip for getting published. Nope. Not one. So even though it wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be, I still think it is a great book. There is a lot of emphasis on redefining your focus, your idea of success and recognizing the presence of God in your pursuits. And some good, gentle reminders about family first. Always good for me because I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, even in my work-at-home status. Even if you're not an … [Read more...]