My Life in Books

Nicole over at Nikolieohlieoh challenged me to complete the My Life in Books tag. Here’s what you do: Book titles for each of your initials Count your age along your bookshelf – what book do you land on? A book that is set in your state A book destination you’d like to visit A book that’s your favorite color A book you have the fondest … Continue reading My Life in Books

[Review] The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Title: The Infinite Sea Author: Rick Yancey Media: Hardcover Pages: 300 Overall Rating:      3 flames  Synopsis (Warning: Potential spoilers if you haven’t read The 5th Wave): How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together … Continue reading [Review] The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Waiting on Wednesday: Winter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re (im)patiently awaiting. The book that I can’t wait for this week is: Winter by Marissa Meyer I’ve listened to the first 3.5 of these on audio and the narrator, Rebecca Soler, is AMAZING. She brings these stories to life in a way that makes it … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Winter

[Review] The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Media: Paperback Pages: 512 Overall Rating:      3.5 flames  Synopsis:  After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The … Continue reading [Review] The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

[Review] Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Title: Dumplin’ Author: Julie Murphy Media: Hardcover Pages: 384 Overall Rating:       3.5 flames  Synopsis:  Dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . .  until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the … Continue reading [Review] Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Nook GlowLight Plus Unboxing

Okay kids. I did it. I bit the bullet and bought an e-reader. This was a big deal. I have been (and still sort of am, frankly) anti-ebook. I just haven’t been able to get into them. I love my physical books! The way they feel, look, and smell is something that just can’t be beat. So why did I cave? A few reasons. 1. … Continue reading Nook GlowLight Plus Unboxing

[Review] The Martian by Andy Weir

Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Media: Paperback Pages: 369 Overall Rating:       4.5 flames  Synopsis:  Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no … Continue reading [Review] The Martian by Andy Weir

[Review] Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone Author: Morgan Matson Media: Audible Audiobook Length: 12 Hours 49 Minutes Narrated By: Suzy Jackson Overall Rating:      4 flames  Synopsis:  Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever in this new novel from the best-selling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and … Continue reading [Review] Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

[Review] Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Title: Code Name Verity Author: Elizabeth Wein Media: Paperback Pages: 332 Overall Rating:      4 flames  Synopsis:  I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do. That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for … Continue reading [Review] Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

[Review] Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything Author: Nicola Yoon Media: Hardcover Pages: 306 Overall Rating:      3.5 flames  Synopsis:   My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next … Continue reading [Review] Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon