What Im reading 02.04.19

Happy Monday friends! Hope all of you had a great weekend. My weekend was spent with my boyfriend and our pups. We got a lot of snow on Friday so we pretty much stayed in our cozy apartment most of the weekend. Now I am back at work and ready to take on the week! I will be reading through 4 books this week.
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1.A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert: This is the February pick for Dragons and Tea book club!

2. Forever Winter by Alexa Riley: Why not through in another winter novel into the mix. I mean spring will be hete before we know it!

3. Truth or Beard by Penny Reid: I am listening to the audiobook of this and so far it is way too good! Penny Reid is a pro at romance novels.

4. The One Who’s Not the One by Keris Stainton: I was provided the eARC of this book via netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. I am about 4 chapters in and so far I am loving it. Its funny, witty, and sassy!

 

What are you reading this week?

February 2019 TBR

Hey friends! I am so excited to begin this month because I have so many great books to read. Being that it is the month of love, I will  be reading primarily from the romance genre….let’s be honest though, romance is my favorite genre to read! I am hoping to make it through all six books, but we will see what the month brings! Tell me, what do you plan to read this month?

 

 

January 2019 Wrap-Up

Hey friends! Can you believe we are already done with January? It was a very good reading month for me. Last year was a rough year for reading so I was pleased to start off the year with reading 6 books.

 

The Wicker King: This was my first read of 2019 and the January pick for the Dragons & Tea book club This book is filled with so many emotions! It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you frustrated, and every other emotion that is out there.It follows two friends who love each other so much, but tend to depend on one another too much due to the lack of parental guidance. Jack deals with hallucinations and August sinks deeper and deeper as Jack explains the things he sees during his hallucinations. August gets sucked in so much, he joins jack in burning a down a building which leads them into spending time an asylum. 

The Legend of the Golden Raven: This is the companion novella to The Wicker King. I truly enjoyed reading this because it follows Jacks perspective of the story, but I wanted so much more. I wanted it to a go a little deeper into what exactly was going through his mind beyond what we read during the previous novel. I also wished it gave more background into Jacks relationship with his parents.

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes: I was provided the eARC of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This novel follows three different women as they work through their stages of grief. I believe Ruth Hogan painted a beautiful picture of grief. However, as much I wanted to love this book, it lost my attention more than I would have liked. 

Seven Places Without YouSeven Places Without You is a graphic novel following a young woman named Elena who is going through a transitional phase in her relationship with her boyfriend Jorge. The only thing she can do is move out and start a life of her own. I really enjoyed this graphic novel.

Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop: This was my favorite book I read during the month of January! It follows a woman named Rosie who is going through a divorce all while embarking on a journey of living a nomadic life. It was a fun read and you can find my review here: Rosies I was provided the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. This is  set to release March 03,2019.

Mistletoe and Murder: I began reading this in January, but am still reading it. I always enjoy reading London Lovett’s books! Will write more in a future post!

 

Well there you have it, my January wrap up! How many books did you read last month?

 

Review: Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin

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eARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Happy Friday friends! I do not know where you all are from, but here in the Midwest we dealt with the Polar Vortex this week. Being that I am originally from the Southwestern part of the United States, I pretty much was as frozen as one can be! I love the cold weather, but I can do without the -30 degree temperatures. A perk of this cold weather, however; is being able to read a lot more!  I was really glad I was able to finish Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin this week and you guys, it has been one of my favorite reads so far this year!

This book follows a woman named Rosie who is going through a divorce and although it seems like it is one of the worst things that can happen, Rosie finds herself on an adventure that will be life changing. She goes from working as a chef in a highly recognized restaurant to living a nomadic lifestyle and running a tea shop out of a van.  Along the way she will meet people who turn into family, fill her belly with delicious food, experience adventures she was always fearful of, and finds love in the most unexpected place. Rosie’s not so great year turned into one filled with more happiness than she could ever imagine!

This was the first book that I read by Rebecca Raisin and it did not disappoint! It was a fun read and gave me just enough of every emotion that it continued to draw me in more and more. I loved the character development and enjoyed how each of them were so different from one another, yet they got along so well. I loved reading about how no matter what may be going on throughout the community of nomads, they would always be there for one another. It seriously made me want to have my own traveling shop to embark on all the great adventures. I would highly recommend this book.

This book will be released on March 03,2019 and you can pre-order your copy now at Amazon

Again thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with the eARC.

Review: Marigolds and Murder by London Lovett

Last year I discovered the world of cozy mysteries and let me just say, I have been missing out! Cozy mysteries are so fun and they keep you on your feet just enough to keep you wanting more! One of the authors that I came across last year was London Lovett….I can confidently say, she is one of my favorite authors! The first book that I read was Marigolds and Murder from Lovett’s Port Danby series.

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Let’s just say, there is an old Victorian house, a pumpkin contest, and a murder! Our heroine in the story , Lacey “Pink” Pinkerton left her six figure job to become a florist in a small seaside town called Port Danby. Little did she know, she would become an unofficial detective because of her million dollar nose! Oh and did I mention she has a cat named Nevermore and a pet crow named Kingston. How cool is that?

This was such a fun book to read! I became so enthralled with Lacey and her life. Not only was she new to town, she made friends easily, met two eligible  bachelors, and had a high sense of smell which she used to help solve  a murder. It was an easy read and the best part of it all, there are 8 more books in the series to continue to read!

Rating: 💛💛💛💛💛

Interested in reading Marigolds and Murder? You can find the ebook here Marigolds and Murder for FREE! You heard that right, this ebook is free even if you do not have kindle unlimited.

 

What are some of your favorite mystery books?

What I’m Reading

Happy Wednesday friends! Can you believe we are halfway through the week? It has been a short week for me being that I was off of work on Monday and have every Friday off! With tomorrow being my Friday and the weather being very cold, I am hoping to get a lot of reading in this weekend. Here is what I hope to read for the next week.

1. Rosies Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin-I technically started this on Sunday, but hope to finish it this coming weekend. So far I love it! Our main character Rosie, is going through some major changes in her life and she is just trying to figure this whole “new life,” out. Rosie is a planner, but oh so quirky and definitely has me laughing.*** I was provided the eARC of this book through Netgalley and HQ Digital in exchange for an honest review. This beautiful book is set to release on March 3, 2019!***

2.The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson– After leaving an absuive relationship and traveling throughout Europe as a chef, Vera has found herself back home in the US starting her own food truck business.  **If you have Kindle Unlimited, you are able to get this for free!**

3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden– I have heard so much about the Winternight trilogy, so I am going to start the series! All I really know is that this series is filled with magic and is set in Russia. Looking forward diving into this!

 

What are you reading this week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten 2018 Publications I meant to Read.

Top Ten Tuesday was formerly hosted by the  Broke and Bookish and is now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl


I do not know about you, but 2018 flew by for me which meant A LOT of books went unread! So here are my top 10 books I wish I would have read in 2018.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Blackscreenshot_20190122-091603
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemiscreenshot_20190122-091505

Save the Date by Morgan Matsonscreenshot_20190122-151419

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah684c401a70977ffb3b18a49a98fa16dc

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes51dgusfmnrl._sx329_bo1,204,203,200_

The Land of Yesterday by K.A. Reynoldsscreenshot_20190122-153337

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory7dd0024d1f582e8dc99ad49c07069675
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory1991cf676ca259c0aeabbeca6e2e048a

Well there you have it! My top 10 2018 books I meant to read last year. What books are on your list?

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Book Review: Seven Places Without You By Juan Berrio

screenshot_20190117-235258I received an advanced digital copy of this graphic novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Seven Places Without You is a graphic novel following a young woman named Elena who is going through a transitional phase in her relationship with her boyfriend Jorge. The only thing she can do is move out and start a life of her own. Little does she know, Jorge will show up and try to win her back. Will Elena give in?

I truly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! I loved how the author described Elenas pain and confusion. I could feel her emotions  and that is one of my favorite things to experience while reading. However, I hated that Jorge came back into the picture and ultimately expected for everything to be normal.

Overall, I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.