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WWW Wednesday: July 29

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WW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words
The Three W's are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
Also: how is it the end of July already?? 
Recently Finished
 This was such a fun read! I really enjoyed it. If you're a fan of The Bachelor, you will too!
Currently Reading

Alexander Hamilton will be on my currently reading list for awhile...haha! I'm reading other books while reading it so it's a slow but steady. It's fantastic so far though! Really enjoying both the latest Nancy Thayer and Susan Mallery reads--it's the perfect time for summer reads like these.

Up Next


My hold came in for this one at the library! I've heard good things. Also: always excited about a new Barbara O'Neal!

What are you reading this week?  Happy Reading! 


F is for Friday

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F is for Friday
Hosted by: Nomadic Worlds
Description: Close out the workweek and get ready for the weekend by answering four questions:

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read): For this week, I'm going to feature my current reads, since I didn't do my WWW Wednesday post. This week has been crazy. I'm enjoying all three of these books!



I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend:

The two listed above, plus:




F – Favorite quote of the week/day:

 "I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable I am an original." From the song "Wait for It" from Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton
F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.

1) My husband, animals, family
2)  Friends (and zoom happy hour dates!)
3) Yoga + Beer
4) My local library is open! With restrictions, but still!!
5) My health, job, home, etc. (always on the list!)

Review: What You Wish For

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What You Wish For
By Katherine Center
320 pages
Published July 14, 2020
St. Martin's Press

Note; I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

About the Book:

Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.

When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up fo…

WWW Wednesday: July 15

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WW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.  The three W's are:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished I LOVED the latest from Liz and Lisa (here's my review). It was such a great, page turning read and I loved the magical realism element. I also read Mexican Gothic and was surprised by how much I liked it.  The genre is not one I typically read at all and this was a definite #bookstagrammademedoit read and I'm glad I did.I'm reading it in a buddy read group and I'm excited to discuss it!  I heard about I Was Told It Would Get Easier on the Currently Reading podcast (if you don't listen, you should!) and I knew I'd love it!  Here's my review.

Currently Reading


If you've followed my Instagram you've seen my Hamilton obsession! I absolutely LOVED the film version of the musical. Whenever I watch anything based off a book, I immed…

Review: How to Save a Life

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How to Save a Life
By Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
303 pages
Publication Date: July 14, 2020
Lake Union Publishing

Note; I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

About the Book:

Dom is having a very bad day—one he literally can’t escape.

When Dom bumps into Mia, his ex-fiancée whom he hasn’t seen in almost a decade, he believes they’ve been given a second chance and asks her out. When Mia dies tragically on their date, Dom makes a desperate wish: to be given the chance to save her life. And when he wakes the next morning to the shock that she’s alive, he thinks his wish may have been granted. But day after day, no matter what he changes about their time together, she still meets a terrible fate.

Dom frantically searches for answers to save his beloved Mia and rekindle their former love. But the further he digs, the more obsessed he becomes, making him realize that slowing d…

WWW Wednesday: July 8

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WW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.  The three W's are:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished I LOVED I'm Still Here. It was fantastic. Absolutely worth reading! I liked both of these, but didn't love them. They were just OK.  
Currently Reading


Loving my ARC of How to Save a Life!! Liz and Lisa are go-to authors for me. I just started Mexican Gothic--like, a chapter in--hoping I like this one! I'm reading it as a buddy read with a lovely group of bookstagrammers!
Up Next
...I have no idea! I kep posting books in my "Up Next" category but they rarely end up being next. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan is on my radar, as is Mexi

Review: Side Trip

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Side Trip
By Kerry Lonsdale
334 pages
Publish Date: July 7, 2020
Lake Union Publishing

Note; I received this book directly from the author to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

About the Book:

With her deceased sister’s Route 66 bucket list in hand, California girl Joy Evers sets out on a cross-country road trip to meet up with her fiancé, checking off the bullets along the way.

Singer-songwriter Dylan Westfield has a serious case of wanderlust and a broken-down car. Stuck at a diner between LA and Flagstaff, he meets Joy, his complete opposite. She’s energetic. He’s moody. She’s by the book. He’s spontaneous. She believes in love at first sight. He thinks love is a complicated mess. But Joy has a brand-new convertible.

They strike a deal. She’ll drive him to New York. He’ll pay for gas. Only three rules apply: no exchanging of last names; what happens on the road, stays on the road; and if one of them wants to take a side trip, they …

WWW Wednesday: July 1

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WW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.  The three W's are:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished
I loved The Vanishing Half (see my review here) and I gave The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes three stars. I liked it, but didn't love it. It was nowhere near as good as The Hunger Games series.

Currently Reading

Now that our library is open, my holds came in! I'm enjoying the latest from Barbara Delinsky--love her books. I'm listening to my ALC of Migrations (thanks to libro.fm) and I'm LOVING it.
Up Next

I won an ARC of this in a giveway just recetnly and am curious to see how it is! I loved the Crazy Rich Asians series so hoping this one is good as well.
What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!