Tag: book recs

Red Wine Pot Roast + Thursday Things

pioneer woman red wine pot roast

Is it fall yet? I mean for real. I’m ready for leggings, tunics, Bath and Body Works candles, and comfort food. Oh wait. I’m kind of workin’ all those things already. Sorry, not sorry. But really, c’mon fall. It’s friggin’ hot. I made this somewhat fancy pot roast on Tuesday, and boy did it not

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The Fire by Night

the fire by night

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this book. I loved this very poignant story of two nurses during their service in WWII. They’re two very different woman with two very different paths during the war. The author, Teresa Messineo, researched and interviewed until she had enough factual pieces to weave into this compelling

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Life Lately + A New Book Rec

life lately

Whew! What a week we’ve had so far. Corey’s getting over some bad allergies + rotavirus (grossest freaking thing ever), so we’ve been in the house A LOT this week. I’ve been trying to contain the germs and clean as much as I can. I’ve also been trying not to go insane because I’ve been

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Fish in a Tree

fish in a tree

This one is for you if you’re: a teacher, a student, dyslexic, different, scared of failure, or have ever been bullied. It’s such a beautiful story of adolescence blossoming when there’s just that one person who cares enough to go the extra mile [be it a teacher, a church member, a parent, a family member,

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Salt to the Sea

salt to the sea

Talk about a page turner… woah. If you love historical fiction [particularly the WWII and Holocaust era], then this one is for you. There’s a little romance thrown in there, too, but this book is mostly about the compassionate people who find each other in the worst circumstances imaginable. It’s a story of courage, kindness,

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In a Dark, Dark Wood

in a dark, dark wood

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy. If you love a good mystery/thriller, then this is a DEFINITE read for you. It’s been on my reading wish list for a couple of years now, and I finally got a chance to read it. I have to admit that I read it in less than THREE DAYS!

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

the good girl

If you liked Gone Girl, then you haveΒ to read this one! My sister-in-law gave it to me once she heard I loved GG. It’s a suspenseful thriller about a girl who grows up under her oppressive and selfish judge of a father. Her sister is perfect in every way in his eyes. Her mom can

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The Crossing by Michael Connelly

the crossing

You’ve gotta love Half Price Books. They had this fella on display. I’ve been really trying to branch out and read new genres this year, so I went ahead and grabbed it. It’s a murder mystery/thriller based on the Bosch character (there’s a TV show). Connelly writes so extremely well that it’s easy to read,

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I Hate Everyone, Except You

i hate everyone, except you

Clinton Kelly’s book, I Hate Everyone, Except You, is probably the favorite book I’ve read over the past couple of years. I just finished this guy a few days ago, and I have to say I’m sad it’s over! I absolutely looooooved this one. It felt like I lost a friend when I finished the

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

I’m a bad librarian. I never like to stray from any genre other than realistic or dystopian fiction (I do love you, Red Queen). Okay… and the occasional Harry Potter. But… I’ve recently finished my first of hopefully many branchings-out into a new genre. I visited good ole [addicting] Half Price Books and perused over

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