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Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons

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Title: When Life Gives You Lululemons
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publish date: June 5, 2018
352 pages

Note: I received this book from NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor.

Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton, Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She’s working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.

Karolina Hartwell is as A-list as they come. She’s the former face of L’Oreal. A mega-supermodel recognized the world over. And now, the gorgeous wife of the newly elected senator from New York, Graham, who also has his eye on the presidency. It…

WWW Wednesday May 30

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Hosted by Taking On A World of Words
The Three Ws are:


What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
Recently Finished

Really enjoyed both of these books! 
Currently Reading

Bet you can't guess what drew me to Alternative Remedies for Loss. Haha :) Love that cover!
Up Next 

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading! 

TLC Book Tours Release Day Promo: A Sin Such as This

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About A Sin Such as ThisPaperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (May 29, 2018)
In this gripping follow-up to Love Lies Beneath, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s “fabulous, sex-filled masterpiece of mystery and romance” (Library Journal, starred review), beautiful, wealthy Tara Lattimore’s story continues when her sinful past threatens to derail her current marriage—and her sanity.
Tara thought she was finally settling down when she married the handsome Dr. Cavin Lattimore. Just as she was willing to overlook his gambling habits, she discovers his secret meetings with Sophia, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend and his son Eli’s occasional girlfriend. Life gets even more complicated when Tara’s niece, Kayla, starts hooking up with Eli. In a matter of weeks, Tara has reluctantly gone from rich, single San Francisco professional to Lake Tahoe housewife managing her niece’s whiplash moods, while resisting her stepson’s tantalizing sexual advances.
Adding to the family…

High Five for Friday: May 25

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Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post!

1. New Books this Week
Got these two from NetGalley this week! 

2. Books I've Been Loving this Week Finished these two ARC's this week! All We Ever Wanted was so good I finished it within 24 hours! A great read. The Art of French Kissing was a delightful foodie YA read. I definitely recommend both books :)

3. When I Wasn't Reading
Monday was another Yoga + Wine class! Now that the weather is nice, they've been holding class outside and it's just so wonderful and relaxing. It's great to enjoy some girl time, have a glass of delicious wine, and a "just what you need after a stressful Monday" yoga flow class! This week my friends Debbie and Mel came with me!!

WWW Wednesday: May 23

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Hosted by Taking On A World of Words


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished  

Loved this one!! Definitely add this to your summer TBR!
Currently Reading  Sometimes, you just need a fun YA read. This one is delightful so far!

Up Next 

One of these two...I have both from NetGalley :) Which one should I read first?
Happy Reading and hope you're all having a great week!

Bout of Books 22 Wrap Up

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Bout of Books 22 is over already! The week went so fast! I did finish THREE books, only one of which I'd already started, so I'm THRILLED with that! My original goals and progress notes are here. The only thing I didn't do well this week was connect with others as much as I wanted to. The May Bout of Books is always the week of a big event at my work, where I have to work 6 days in a row and it's always crazy, so I have a lot less time for social media, connecting with others, and the twitter chats:( Hoping to do that more in the August Bout of Books, which is August 20-26! August is nice and slow around here.

My total time spent reading was 17 hours and 14 minutes, significantly more than Bout of Books 21, so that was awesome! I read for a super long time on Sunday. I was so tired from the work week that sitting around reading was all I felt like doing on Sunday morning!

I finished these books this week, and loved them all! I read my ARC of the new Emily Giffin in 24 ho…

Review: How to Walk Away

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Title: How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center
Release Date: May 15, 2018
320 pages, St. Martin's Press

Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads: 

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment .

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts wit…

Bout of Books 22: Goals and Updates

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Bout of Books 22 starts today! It's my favorite readathon because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other readers and bloggers, as well as an extra excuse to devote more time to reading :) As in the past few Bout of Books rounds, I'm not stressing out about pages read. My goals this time are the exact same as Bout of Books 21. Want more details about Bout of Books? Check out my sign up post.

GOALS

1. Spend time reading. Duh. I will be tracking TIME reading, not pages. Pages are hard to compare--a YA book vs. a women's fiction book vs. a graphic novel. I don't care how many pages, or compare this readathon's page total to another, I just want to spend time reading because I love reading! My goal is to spend more time reading than usual but not stress out about it. I have enough in my life to stress over and reading is supposed to be FUN!
2. Connect with other readers and bloggers via Twitter, Instagram, etc. Bout of Books is such a great way to connect…

Book Tag: Would Your Rather?

I saw this book tag on Angel's Guilty Pleasures and thought it would be a fun Friday blog post!
Rather read only series or standalone books?
Standalone

Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?
No preference!

Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon?
Amazon

Rather all books become movies or tv shows?
Hmmm....probably a TV show. Usually the book is better no matter what but with the length of a TV show you can go more in depth.

Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?
5 books a week! Though that sounds exhausting. Unless I could get paid to read!

Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?
Reviewer!

Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?
New book every 6 months for sure

Rather be a librarian or own a book store?
Librarian. Still get to work with books, but not be a business owner--that's a lot of stress! Plus I really believe in libraries and how the provide access…

Review: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go

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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author: Amy E. Reichert
352 pages, release date May 15, 2018 by Gallery Books


Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

1. Get through to your daughter. 2. Buy more cheese. 3. Don't forget to call your mother.

Grilled G's Gourmet Food Truck is where chef, owner, obsessive list-maker, and recent widow Gina Zoberski finds the order and comfort she needs to struggle through each day, especially when confronted with her critical mother Lorraine and sullen daughter May.

Image-conscious Lorraine always knows best and expects her family to live up to her high expectations, no matter what. May just wants to be left alone to mourn her father in her own way. Gina always aims to please, but finds that her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys both her mother and her daughter, no matter how hard she tries.

But when Lorraine suffers a sudden…

W...W..W...Wednesday May 9

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Hosted by Taking On A World of WordsThe Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Recently Finished   Review on the blog tomorrow!! Really enjoyed this one.
Currently Reading Reading two ARC's this week...unfortunately I'm having trouble getting into The Favorite Sister.  So many characters and so much drama. Hoping to get into it a little more. I loved the author's first book.  I am SO EXCITED about When Life Gives You Lululemons. The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorites, and I was SO disappointed with Revenge Wears Prada....but Lululemons is fantastic so far! Everything I hoped it would be!!!
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Review: Dreaming of St-Tropez

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Title: Dreaming of St-Tropez
Author: T. A. Williams
Publish Date: May 7, 2018

Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:


After a disagreement with a billionaire, architect Jess Milton is ‘let go’ from her job. However fortune intervenes – an elderly client asks Jess to dog-sit overweight, but loveable dog Brutus in St. Tropez.
Fed up with the mega-rich, Jess is reluctant to visit the playground of billionaires, but an all-expenses-paid trip and the promise of sunshine seals the deal.
Little does Jess know how much time she’ll be spending with the family living in St. Tropez. The sullen, but very good-looking David and his millionaire father are both welcoming but guarded, haunted by their pasts…
Can Jess bring some sunshine back into their lives – and, just maybe, find love in the process?

 Can I say my dream is to actually BE a character in one of T.A.'s books?? I've read and rev…

High Five for Friday: May 4

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Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post!
1. New Books this Week
 Got these ones from NetGalley this week!
2. Books I've Been Loving this Week
Just finished this one last night and really enjoyed it!
3. When I Wasn't Reading