Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


The Nightingale is an absolutely stunning novel that took my breath away…

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Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Set in Australia in the 1920’s, The Light Between Oceans is a beautifully written historical fiction that centers around what happens when a good man is persuaded into a bad decision by the wife he desperately wants to save from herself…

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Other, Tags & Awards

Book Tag: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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This lovely tag is brought to you by THREE fellow book bloggers who took the time to tag me in this awesome book tag!  The first is the lovely Margot @Lectito.  If you don’t follow her, you are really missing out!  She is brilliant!  You can read her tag here → Lectito: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag.  The second fabulous blogger is Casey @AdoptaBookAUS.  Another wonderful blogger who never ceases to entertain me.  You can read her post here → AdoptaBookAUS: Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag.  Last, but certainly not least we have Sammie @Bookshelves & Biros.   Who actually tagged me as I was working on this post and was trying to tag HER in mine.  She beat me to it!  You can read her post here → Bookshelves & Biros: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag.

Seriously if someone asked me which book bloggers they should follow, I would mention each of these bloggers.  Go check out their blogs and see for yourself.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


This week’s theme is…

July 13th: Books You Wish Had Sequels
— Standalones that you wish had a sequel or the last book in the series that you wish wasn’t the last

Yeah I was not feeling this week’s theme, so I decided to do a past T5W theme.  I’m going to throw it back to August, way before I started blogging…

August 12th – Favorite Required Reading*

* Required reading is a book that you were assigned to read while you were in school. I’m from the USA, so for an example, that would be required reading anywhere from elementary school – college.

I decided to stick to the books that were required reading for me when I was in high school, which I just realized was 11 years ago… holy crap I’m old.  Excuse me why I go ugly cry for a minute….

First off, I would like to start off by saying that I was very fortunate to have AMAZING English teachers in high school.  When it comes to required reading, I really think the teacher can make all the difference in the world in whether or not the students enjoy the book.  I really do credit my love for the classics to my wonderful teachers.  Unfortunately, many students are not so fortunate.

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Tags & Awards

Book Tag: Beauty & The Beast Book Tag

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I am super excited to be completing the Beauty & The Beast Book Tag created by the lovely Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read.  I was deeply honored to be one of the first book bloggers to be nominated for this tag!  Head over and check out Kirsty’s blog and give her a follow.  You can read the original tag here → Kirsty and the Cat Read: Beauty & The Beast Book Tag.


» Thank the person who tagged you

» Mention the creator → Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read

» Match a book to each of the songs/characters below

» Tag as many people as you like

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