Books that Bring a Ray of Sunshine

Lately I've notice a little "summery" theme among some of my ARCs and picks on the top of my TBR stack so I wanted to tell you about them: 

My review for The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green - A classic family drama from Jane Green, that has her familiar, great story-telling vibe-although I did feel like the story was on a much more larger scale, which impressed me. There were a lot of characters and story lines that kept me interested. I am always drawn to stories about mother/daughter relationships. It's about the Sunshines, Ronnie, the mother, put stardom before her children and now she's at the end of her life with alot of explaining to do. Her 3 daughters are all very different and dynamic and I loved their individual story lines. I felt like there was a missed opportunity to really dive into why there is such a strained relationship between the mother and her 3 daughters, I would have liked more flashbacks because they are seriously estranged...but the action of their current lives was enough to keep me interested. 

Losing the Light by Andrea Dunlop- I just dove into this and the writing is spot on. Literal, honest and to-the-point and I love that. I don't have time to tip toe around the details or the back story and Dunlop does an awesome job at diving right in. I liked and trusted the main character, Brooke, right away, even as she is telling me about a dead girl and an affair with her college professor in the first couple chapters. It's set in France. Frenchmen everywhere. What else do you need?? 

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave- This cover though, can we just send up the praise hand emojis? If this doesn't get you ready to read poolside, I don't know what will. The main character is a social media star with a luxe lifestyle and everything going for her. And of course, a secret she's trying to keep. Juicy! 

The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner-  This book caught my attention on #bookstagram (which obviously happens a lot because it's my happy place) and I really had a feeling that I was going to love it. Do you ever see a book and just feel like "yes, that's going to be my new favorite."- that's how I feel abou this book. It has everything I need to bring a little sunshine in my life: drama, family, the beach and deep, dark secrets. I mean, other than a chilled wine spritzer, what else do you really need in June? 

Are any of these going to be on your Summer Reading List? Tell me what you're reading! 

Show Us Your Books: March

I don't have a lot of time to write long descriptions but I love sharing all the books I read each month and I read some gems in March so I am going to make this short and sweet. 

Must Reads: 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: YES. Read my full review here and then plan on reading this awesome book. 

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn: Read my full review here. This is my favorite read of the month. It's a premise that is intriguing because it really is a good "What if?" question and I think everyone wonders what lies on the other side of a question like this... 

It Happens All the Time. (My full review is here) This is a good read because it talks about a tough subject but tells the story in a reflective and interesting voice. 

Didn't love: 

Always by Sarah Jio- I love Sarah Jio- she's always a good, go-to author. However, this story just took too long. Maybe it's because I listened to the audiobook and I can only listen 3 days out of the week so it felt like it took longer to get through, but I am not sure. I felt like the main character, who runs into her first love by happenstance and who is now a homeless man, isn't being genuine enough. The story that she just happens to be a journalist who is covering homeless in her city... it just felt a little too contrived. 

The Separation by Katie Kitmura: Another audiobook fail for me. I honestly believe it had to do with the narrator. She. read. so. slow. I couldn't stand it and had to switch over and listen to podcasts instead and ended up forgetting about it all together. I think I needed to know more about where the hell the husband was to catch my attention quicker.

 I think I may have gotten another book into the line up if I hadn't gotten sucked into Up and Vanished and S-Town this month. Did anyone else listen? 

Currently, I am listening to The Roanoke Girls and reading The Fall of Lisa Bellow  

Thanks Steph and Jana for hosting another great Show Us Your Books link up! 

Book Review: The Arrangement

Shout out to the first book to make me cry in a long long time. I love when that happens. It's not that I actually enjoy crying  but sometimes, it helps to let it out, doesn't it? It was towards the the end and whenever a book or movie fast forwards to the end and shows you how the characters have moved on, it always makes me feel the feels. For example- the last episode of Parenthood? I can't even talk about it without getting choked up. And this had that beautifully tied together ending that I love so much.

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. It is a story that needs to be told because I think everyone has a little voice in their heart that asks "What if?" of the path they didn't take, the person they didn't choose.

When Lucy and Owen decided on the "Arrangement" I thought there was no way that both of them were going to go thru with it. They are married and have a "nice" life. Why fix what's not broken, right? But what if it could be better? So they set some rules and try something new. Each one would get six months to sleep with other people. No questions asked, no jealously, no details. And then it's over. That's the plan. After getting to know the characters, I certainly didn't think the one who actually broke the rules would be the one to fall.  But then again, that's why I loved the story- the elements of surprise, how things came full circle at the end- I don't want to give anything away but it has to be said- this book isn't just a frilly romance. It's complex, it's thoughtful and it has depth. I loved every minute of it.

The multiple story lines, the evolution of the characters, the setting (I want to move to Beekman!) These elements made sure that the story was never  boring. I really got caught up in the raising of the kids, especially the main characters' son, who has autism. I revel in learning about other's parenting experiences and Dunn really nailed the ups and downs of parenthood. You know, wanting to scream and kick in frustration while also scooping up and cover their faces in kisses at the same time?

Another thing- this book is funny. There is a little bit of a shock factor, a crazy lazy with a home repair obsession and a bunch of chickens all named after poultry entrees.

Have you read it? Tell what me what you thought. And if not, at it to your TBR!

I received this book thru NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Book Review: It Happens All The Time

This book is a very important narrative for our society today. Not only does it have an important message, but it also has a multi-dimensional story line that makes it very powerful.

Told in a back and forth style between Tyler and Amber, It Happens All the Time tells the story of two friends who experience a night together that will change both of their lives forever. Hatvany tackles a very heavy and important topic: consent. 

Amber faces many questions: Will she ever be able to have healthy body image, will she ever be confident? Is her engagement the best decision and is she really in love? 

For one night, she decides to let loose and have fun with her friends and she felt safe enough to be a little reckless, especially since she has her best friend Tyler by her side. Flirting with him feels safe. Until one drink turns into more and suddenly, she is waking up with memories of the night before that shake her to her core. She remembers saying no to Tyler and she remembers that he didn't listen. 

When Tyler tells his side of the story, it's quite different from Amber's. He can't understand why she won't talk to him... The most shocking/interesting thing about the book is that you get to see the man's point of view. You can tell the author wrote this with a powerful message and experience behind it.

There is a shocking start to the book that caught my attention right away and I couldn't look away until I finished the last page. 

This is a great because of the thrilling story and account of the dynamics between women and men, our lovers and our enemies... and how quickly those dynamics can change. But also, the importance of it's message makes this a must read.

To hear the author's personal story and inspiration behind this book, visit her website: 

Add It To Your List!

Add It To My List

I love a good blog prompt and this is perfect, thanks so much to Eat, Drink, Lauren & Bre Writes for this fun link up!

Add It To Your Watch List:

Hubs and I are almost done with Shameless. I can't even THINK about what I am going to do with myself when we are all caught up. I am obsessed with the Gallaghers and feel like I will be missing my family when we are done with season 7! 

To help me cope with the separation anxiety, I signed up for a trial month of Hulu because I want to watch Harlots. Are there any other Hulu shows that you recommend? 

Add It To Your Hobby List: 

Brush Lettering - I can't stop watching tutorial videos of brush lettering online so I decided to grab some markers and try it myself. I printed off some tutorial sheets off Pinterest and just doodled away. It's super therapeutic. It's not like I want to start an Etsy shop by any means but if I do get to a place where I feel like I am somewhat nailing it, I thought it would be fun to make some bookmarks for friends. (I started with these Sharpie Markers off Amazon)

Weaving- Now this might just be a private hobby because I don't feel like I am getting the hang out of it but I had to at least give it a try. I am obsessed with these walling hangings by ModernMonsterCO and I thought it looked fun so I bought this book and the supplies and dove in. It's actually a lot more difficult than I originally thought but I do love combininh fun colors and learning all the different ways to create patterns. 

Add It To Your House List: 

House plants- I need one in my life. I have never had a house plant in this house- ONE time I kept a small cactus alive and another peace lily plant in college that I kept on the brink of extinction on a regular basis. But I need a plant, like yesterday. I know the exact type I want: 

Either something like this fiddle leaf fig or any type of palm. Anyone who has luck with indoor plants, give me a shout! 

Also coming soon: Our new couch and chair for the formal living room. We had to custom order to fit the space and so it's taking way longer than I thought. Of course I gave away our old couch downstairs the day we ordered it, thinking it would take a while to see but nope! It was gone in a day so now the room is bare and it echos. I need my reading nook back right meow! 

Add It To Your Reading List:

In April, I have a couple of books I am really looking forward to that I received ARCs from Simon and Schuster: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, coming out this summer. Yes, that Ruth Ware-the author of The Woman in Cabin 10! Also- I just got The Fall of Lisa Bellow in the mail today too! Super excited! I am also loving The Arrangement.  I just finished It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany and really loved it. (click on the link for my Goodreads review).

Add It To Your Listening to List:

I was planning on starting The Hollywood Daughter on audio book tomorrow BUT then I remember creators of the Serial Podcast and This American Life published S-Town- a new series about a murder in Alabama. The cool part: The released the entire podcast at once, so now waiting! Let the binging begin! 

Are there any things on this list that you are loving too? 

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo better be on the top of your summer to-read list. If it's not--trust me you will want to add it! It's pub date isn't until 6/13 but thanks to NetGalley, I got my hands on a copy. 

For those of you who have read the magic that is Taylor Jenkins Reid, you won't be surprised to hear that her newest novel is nothing short of amazing. But here's a surprise: It's totally different from anything she's written before. 

This story has the intrigue and scandal that you'd expect from anything centered around the 50s and 60s era in Hollywood but it also has much more. There's something so interesting about the sudden relationship between reporter Monique Grant and the famous actress, Evelyn Hugo. When Evelyn requests Monique out of the blue to write her biography, Monique is awestruck, suspicious and nervous. But as she listens to Evelyn tell her life story, there are many things that change for Monique. 

In hearing the struggles and various love stories from Hugo, Monique starts to untangle stories that are going on in her own heart. I just can't express how much I truly enjoyed this book. There are stories intertwined with the bigger plot that pull at your heart strings, there is a massively important theme about love, forgiveness and acceptance and major plot twists that you don't see's just an amazing story.

I love books that have several stories going on but somehow they are all linked. This book was super easy to follow- it's literally two women sitting together and talking about the past-Evelyn's storytelling is quick and to the point and it was addicting- I couldn't get enough! So many great stories about how cut throat and manipulating it was to be an actress back in those days. Add on top of that more issues that you never can fully understand if you've never been in those shoes: marriage, secrets, abuse, secret love affairs...loving someone the world thought you shouldn't... 
This book tackles a lot of issues but as a whole, there is one thread woven through out: Love is love... and you will love this book. 

Book Round Up: My Spring Reading List

The birds are chirping, the tulips I planted around our birch tree last fall are peeking through and the mornings are breezy. Spring is almost here! 

Thank God because we need some fresh air running through the house. The kids look at me like I am crazy but if it's above 60 outside, the windows and screen doors are open. In the last week, I've dusted the windowsills and cleaned out the closets. I just really want to not have to clean when the weather is perfect for reading all day. 

Speaking of that, yes I do have a long list of books I want to read this Spring. You know me so well. Here's a list of books that I can't wait to read in the next couple of months, with a short synopsis to peak your interest:  

The Fall of Lisa Bellow  by Susan Perabo - An eighth grader is abducted, another girl is witness to the crime and the aftermath that this dangerous account leaves in its path is riveting.

Always by Sarah Jio -This is the story of a woman with a good life and promising future with a man she loves...until she runs into her first true love, a man who is now homeless and living in the street. Is he still the man she once wanted to spend her life with...and what is worth sacrificing if she wants to find out? 

The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty - Is a celebrity still worth your adoration once you find out all of their dirty laundry? This main character finds that out when she takes on a job as the housekeeper to someone who appears to have it all...

The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy -This was one of @BookoftheMonth choices for February so it's pretty much a shoo in for me. They never disappoint. This one is a little out of my regular genre-The Possessions are able to channel loved ones who have passed on. People come from all over to talk to the women and communicate with their sisters, lovers, wives- but what happens when that line gets blurred and one of the Possessions falls in love with her client? 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - When I heard that TJR had a new novel out I didn't even read the description before trolling her instagram and requested a copy from NetGalley. I've been reading it at every opportunity this past weekend and I can't get enough. A young reporter is contacted out of the blue to write a biography on a very Elizabeth-Taylor like movie star - Evelyn Hugo-and the retelling of her life will change both Evelyn and Monique's lives forever. It's got 50s Hollywood, love and intrigue all rolled into one. 

It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany - Two people share a past but their current lives involve other people. But what happens but a kiss changes everything? Do you go forward or try to go back in time? 

The Twilight Wife by AJ Banner - You know with all this lovey dovey stuff I have to have a physiological thriller to mix it up a bit. This one involves a seemingly perfect marriage on the surface, but underneath is an undercurrent of lies and hurt- obscured by the fact that Kyra Winthrop has memory loss due to a accidental fall. Is her life really as smooth as it appears or are there dangers lurking just out of her memory's grasp? Is her husband really has angelic as he seems? 

So there you have it- now get to reading! 

Perfect and Cozy

I think everyone can agree that there's nothing better than a little more time spent in the comfort of your bed. And if you can't, then we can at least agree that you're crazy. 

But really, my favorite indulgence staying is bed a little longer on mornings that I don't have the alarm set or nights where I am actually awake enough to watch a full episode of Forensic Files without falling asleep. 

My favorite time to stay in bed is definitely on Saturday mornings where there aren't any kids' activities to rush off to (even though I cherish those mornings just the same). I love the way the early morning sun comes in through the window and I can throw the blinds up and let the sun rays warm the blankets. I love the "Thump" and "tap tap tap" of Reese's feet as she jumps off her top bunk and scurries across the hall into my room to watch cartoons with me. 

I love cuddling with the kids, watching silly cartoons and reading. And the cat loves it too. 

Our cat can spot a sun patch on the bed from a mile away. He's a cozy companion. 

My other staying-in essentials for a little more time in bed is of course, the perfect mattress that's cozy and soft, a good cup of coffee (or 3, let's be honest) and either a book or my journal. And the remote, my phone and a couple fuzzy throw pillows. (If you are on the look out for a great mattress, check out this link for some great options!) 

Other things I love to do: Make funny videos with the kids on Snap Chat, watching Fixer Upper and scrolling through Instagram. 

I honestly can't think of a better way to bring a little calmness and breathing room into my day than by reading in bed. Reading brings me time to escape, time to gather my thoughts, a way to travel to places I've never been and experience things I might not otherwise ever even consider. 

I read to my kids about having patience, how to deal with bullies, how to be kind and how to have an imagination. We travel in space, beat up dragons and learn how to bake cookies...all from the comfort of our bed. 

Letting life slow down enough and not getting caught up in the rush of busy schedules and appreciating that calm, extra time I have with the kids is the key to really being able to enjoy these moments. The laundry may be piled up a little longer and there are dishes in the sink but those cuddles and comfy moments snuggled up with my kids in bed is much, much better. 

What are your "staying in bed essentials?"

This is 31...

So this is 31.... 

There are all kinds of posts, Pinterest pins, articles, etc. on turning the big 3-0. And I totally agree, I really do think it was a liberating milestone. But this being 31 business... it's got a really different vibe and I am totally digging it... 

31 is...normal. It's "C'est la vie" and I am really okay with it. 

Today I turned 31. I started the day with coffee, checking work emails, chatting with my was supposed to be a normal Monday routine. I had a day of work, catching up on Girls (Season 6!) and laundry and then dinner with my family, which is everything I wanted. And then... spent the day at the doctor's office and hospital because it turns out, R2 didn't just hurt her arm like we thought on Friday, after further checking, it turns out she broke  it in 2 places. 

This is 31. Having normal every-day plans and going about  your business and when life steps in and throws you a curve ball, you just kind of reach your hand up and grab it- just like Geena Davis in A League of Their Own. And being totally okay with it. Broken arm? Been broken since Friday but didn't really notice because of the swelling? NO MOM GUILT ALLOWED, because it happens ALL the time. (I know because I asked the nurse at the doctor's office like 6 times). 

Waiting the last minute for Valentine's boxes? Instant mac and cheese. Never needing a wine cork. Mismatched socks. Seven half drunk bottles of water near your bed side table or rolling around in your car. 

Running up and down the stairs doing laundry all day because you don't have a clean pair of black leggings? This is 31.

Wearing ear plugs so that you can handle going to various basketball, football and wrestling tournaments without going nuts? This is 31.

Crying because the TV won't work and all you want is to watch Snapped while you cook dinner? IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK? This is 31.

Making your son go to his room because he wouldn't shut his mouth during Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance? This is 31. 

Complaining to your husband that you never get to do anything fun but then the first time any social opportunity comes up, you secretly just want to stay home in your newly washed leggings? This is 31. 

Hearing that someone younger you work with hasn't seen Clueless, doesn't know who Pat Benatar is or doesn't catch Saved by the Bell references? This is 31. 

Buying yourself new Hunter boots "for your birthday present" but secretly wishing your husband still buys you something? This is 31...

Relieved that your 9-year-old and you can wear the same socks so there's less matching to do? This is 31... 

Posting a perfect photo that's edited with all of the filters for Instagram but showing the chaos behind what it took to get that one shot to your real friends on SnapChat? This is 31. 

Bring on the Xanax, the Pinot, the quiet time and the messy. This is your 30s. Sit back and relax a little.

"C'est la vie"

I Don't Have Time For That

Hi, my name is Jen and I am a bookworm who never has time to read. 
This is my pile. It's sitting on the arm of my reading chair crying because it's not getting any attention. I have no reviews to give, no thumbs up to send your way. Just a sad face emoji yearning for more time in my day. 

Also, since I have no time to sit and read for long periods of time, I have started Victoria AND the Fifth Letter and have put both aside because they haven't grabbed my attention enough or are moving slow. Give me the goods quickly!

Third time's a charm though because Idaho has me GLUED but it's also super sad. I read last night until I dropped the book on my face (please tell me this happens to you) because I fell asleep, not out of boredom but out of pure exhaustion. I'm listening to The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg-which is adorable just like I expected- her books are always charming. Next up is My Husband's Wife too! 

I am OVER THE MOON excited for the premiere of Big Little Lies on HBO and Girls - the last season- starts this weekend. 

And this weekend also brings two wrestling meets, 2 dance camp performances, over 60 Valentine's day treats to be made, a trip to the eye doctor and a much-needed gal's night in on Saturday night- pajamas required. Just writing that makes me want to take a nap. 

Then it's on to my birthday week, Valentine's Day and next week: Beauty and the Beast Live with all the ladies in the family. I am absolutely in love with the trailers of the movie. I can't wait to see it! 

Random things you need to know about also: Busy Phillips on Instagram, the Reese Witherspoon Bookclub & the Book Baristas Facebook Groups (the only reasons I ever get on there).

More things that are making me smile lately that you need to know about: Beard oil for men- beard culture- it's a thing and I love it. Bookstagram accounts featuring dogs, Lena Dunham's house in her 73 Questions with Vogue interview and BookRiot on Snapchat. And now I am beginning to realize but I never have time to read- I am obviously too busy doin all this other crap but I promise to focus next week, self, I promise! 

I'm leaving here with this amazing and spot-on quote: 

This is what I like to call short and sweet but I think that's what we all love isn't it? Short, sweet and to the point. Read those books, watch those movies and enjoy the weekend! 

Finally time to write.

If I had to nail down the reasons why I love to write, I would never succeed. I don't have enough time nor the attention span and neither do my kids but for some crazy reason tonight I find myself alone at 6:00 in the evening with a glass of red, Amazon Prime and the whole house to myself. 

So here I am, writing. I don't even have a topic in hand so pardon if I ramble but here's what I am loving lately: 

Z: The Beginning of Everything on Amazon. I read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by  Therese Anne Fowler a while ago and have always been enchanted by Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald and this is just the kind of binge-worthy show I have been craving. It's magic. My sister raved about The Crown and I did watch a couple of episodes but was craving something a little more fast-paced... Hubs and I are watching Shameless together too and I swear, if Deb and Carl were real, I would adopt them in a heart-beat. I am so in love with that series. 

As it happens, whenever the binge-watching goes up, the reading goes down but I did finish another Taylor Jenkins Reid: Maybe in Another Life. It didn't make me cry as hard as One True Loves but it was still really good. Next on my list is The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty, who's the sister of Liane Moriarty- the genius behind Big Little Lies and My Husband's Secret. I also listened to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck  (A MUST) and The Two-Family House on Audible in January. 

Let's see, what else am I loving lately? I'm loving that I gave up posting and looking at Facebook.  If and when I do log in, I go straight to my Book Club groups and try to stay away from the newsfeed as much as possible. I just can't stand seeing all the arguing and fake news. For now, I stick to NPR, Goodreads, Litsy and Instagram.

Today while I was checking out at Hyvee, I noticed someone had turned every single magazine cover with a certain political figure's face on it to face backwards. So instead all I saw were photos of pies, abs and Entertainment Weekly and I can't say I minded one bit. 

This month marks birthday month for me and since it's no longer a thing to celebrate after the big 3-you-know-what, I already took the liberty of buying myself a few new pairs of shoes and a purse to celebrate so the online shopping game has also kept me busy. What do you call window shopping online? Scrolling I guess. Whatever you call putting a crap ton of clothes in your shopping cart, leaving them there until you get emailed a coupon from the website enticing you to come back and finish the deal. Because that's what I call fun. And sending the most unflattering Snapchat videos to my girlfriends as possible, Facetiming my sister and following funny Instagram accounts like @omgthisissous and @beigecardigan. Entertainment for hours, I tell you. 

What have you been loving lately? 

What I've Been Reading Lately

I missed my monthly "Show Us Your Books" Round up with +Stephanie Mellor Doyle and +Jana Lynch and I was super sad, but I still wanted to talk about the books I've read lately because there are so many great ones! 

First up, one of my @BookoftheMonthClub picks for January:

As if I already didn't think the charm of NYC was magical, Lillian Boxfish made sure that I always would feel that way.

It's NYE, 1984 and Lillian, spry and sharp even in her mid-eighties, is determinedly walking the streets of New York City in order to have her annual NYE dinner at her favorite restaurant.

The books is simple in its intent: to show you the life and times of a woman who blazed the trail for females in a male-dominated industry in the late 1920s and early 1930s. But where it is simple in plot, the story also is filled with a magical tapestry of times gone by...of Lillian's life in its various stages and her dreams-the ones that came true and the ones that did not.

As a successful advertiser for R.H. Macy's, a poet and an author, Lillian is somewhat of a celebrity but as she has grown old, generations of gone on without her. The book finds her reminiscent, but not in a sad way, more of a prideful and accepting way that reassures the reader that Lillian is happy.

I loved Lillian's story telling- it's straight and to the point and very honest and observant. I love the landmarks and hidden gems she introduces as she walks through's a wonderful read especially if you've been to the city and can recall the sounds of the honking taxis and the warmth of the cement sidewalk under your feet.

This book is a gem.

This is another @BookoftheMonthClub read and I love the premise: 3 twenty-somethings, all with various burdens to bare, decide to "get back to health" and live disconnected from the rest of the world in the middle of no where. They live off the land, create as little waste as possible and things get a little..weird. I started to think it was going to be a little like "The Girls" but I actually haven't finished it yet as I write this- I am about 3/4s the way through. I'll let you know how it turns out. So far, nothing crazy has happened but I am still obsessed about the characters. One girl fled to the house to get over an ex- she literally quit her job without telling anyone and disappeared. In the months that she was hiding out, her friend starting a relationship with her ex-boyfriend and now they've both shown up at the house as well. Things just can't go well after that, so we will see! 

PS If you want to try Book of the Month Club-Click here for a 3 Month Trial for only $9.99 a month PLUS a free tote! It's a great subscription type box because you get to pick your books and if you don't want any of the choices you can skip a month and then pick right back up the next. Easy! And I love the different choices of genres and BOTM always includes an extra gift in the box, they are the best! 

I think I talked about this a little bit in my best reads of 2016 but only because I finished it just in the nick of time. It's the best psychological thriller I've read in quite a while and I really liked it. The point-of-view, the twists, the screwed up's just a juicy story that I couldn't put down. It's the first book I have read in such a short amount of time. Since I took a week off work after Christmas, I read it all in just 2 days!  I even passed it over to the Hubs after I finished it and he hasn't put it down either. 

I am always reading a hardback, an e-book and an audiobook so here's my ebook of the month: 

Sweet Girl by Travis Mulhauser  - Drug dealers, snow and a lost baby. I'm hooked. 

I'm also listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and I am loving this. It's just the kick-in-the-pants attitude adjustment I need right now. 

What are you reading right now?