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Review: Mrs. Everything

Mrs. Everything
By Jennifer Weiner
480 pages
Published June 11,2019 by Atria Books
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes, comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history—and herstory—as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.

 I've been a big fan of Jennifer Weiner for a long time, and this is without a doubt her best work.  I  loved everything about the book--both sister (Jo and Bethie), the format of the book (alternating perspectives between the sisters) and  the timeline of the book.  I liked that everything was in chronological order--a lot of books these days seem to be jumping around. This one started in 1950 when the girls were y…

WWW Wednesday: August 28

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The Three W's are:

What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished I absolutely LOVED Mrs. Everything--I believe it is Jennifer Weiner's best book! Absolute must read. Review on the blog tomorrow! Unfortunately, I didn't connect with The Winemaker's Wife. I expected to love it. It was just meh for me. I usually love Harmel's books though, so it won't stop me from reading future books by her. Currently Reading As expected, I'm loving the latest Kristan Higgins! I wanted to get to it sooner, but library books and NetGalley books were calling me. Speaking of NetGalley, just started the latest Sarah Jio as well. It's a good reading week! Up Next

This one just came in for me at the library, I am picking it up today!

What are you reading this week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read but Want to Own

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This Week's Topic:
Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.
This is a great topic! I borrow a lot of books from the library!!  Frequently, I'll wish I had bought a copy myself, but now that I've read I really need a copy? The struggle is real! Here's my list (all library reads):

Review: Things You Save in a Fire

Things You Save in a Fire
By Katherine Center
320 pages
Published August 13, 2019 by St. Martin's Press

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

From Goodreads:

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But sh…

Bout of Books 26: Goals, TBR, Results

Bout of Books 26 starts Monday! 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 the last few Bout of Books!  Want more details about Bout of Books? Check out mysign up post.

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! My goal is to finish TWO books during the week, but if not, no stress.

2. Connect with other rea…

TLC Book Tours: State of Lies

About State of LiesPaperback: 368 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 13, 2019)
The secrets of those closest to us can be the most dangerous of all.
Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.
With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next Secretary of Defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains. Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too.
The more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.
Not her friends.
Not her parents.
Maybe not even herself.

Purchase LinksAmazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble | Thomas NelsonThis book grab…

WWW Wednesday: August 7

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What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished
I really enjoyed Surfside Sisters! I really related to Keely. It's a perfect summer/beach read!  Ask Again, Yes was good but didn't wow me like I expected it to.

Currently Reading

Enjoying both of these ARC's so far! My review of State of Lies will be on the blog next Wednesday with TLC Book Tours. Up Next  

Excited to read both of these! I'll see which one I'm up for after my current reads. What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Bout of Books 26 Sign Up!

Bout of Books 26 is just around the corner!! The readathon starts August 19! Bout of Books is my favorite reading event!  I've connected with so many other awesome bloggers and readers through this event in the past and I'm excited to do it again! New to Bout of Books? Here's all the info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

The best part about this readathon? It's no pressure and FUN!!I I used to stress out about pages read and whatnot and a few readathons back, I stopped caring about stats and just focused on the fun! I usually…

A Woman Is No Man (Review)

A Woman Is No Man
By Etaf Rum
336 pages, publish March 2019 by Harper
Source: Borrowed from a friend

From Goodreads:

This debut novel by an Arab-American voice,takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.

In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her community.

 This book wasn't even on my radar until my bestie Breanne read it and loved it, and passed it on to me! I'm so glad she did, because I absolutely loved this boo…