THAT’S A WRAP | SEPTEMBER 2019

September was a great month of reading for me! I read a lot of 4 and 5 star books. Volume-wise, I read more than I usually do to so that’s a win in my book (you see what I did there). Below are my brief reviews for each. For full reviews, check out my other blog posts.

Recursion – Blake Crouch

★★★★★

What a whirlwind of a novel! When technology is both your friend and your enemy. I really enjoyed the story line of this book. It kept me hooked the whole time.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

★★★

Look, for me this book didn’t live up to the hype. Michelle Obama’s life story is incredible and I think she is an amazing human. I just didn’t enjoy the book as much as I was hoping I would.

It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover

★★★★★

I really enjoyed this one. It was a beautiful story adapted from Hoover’s life. It’s inspired me to read more romance novels. Trigger Warning: domestic violence.

The Chestnut Man – Søren Sveistrup

★★★★★

What a page turner! This thriller had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Investigating multiple murders throughout the novel I couldn’t wait to find out what happens.

The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang

★★★★

Great romance novel! Really cute and interesting story line. I would say this errs on the side of erotic but don’t let that turn you away.

Only Mostly DevastatedSophie Gonzales

★★★★

This was so adorable! Set to release in March of 2020, this LGBTQ YA (that’s a lot of acronyms) really pulled all the heartstrings. All. The. Feels.

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

★★★★

Oh the long awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. This was everything I needed. I was so upset at end of The Handmaid’s Tale that I needed to know what happened. If you loved The Handmaid’s Tale, definitely pick this one up.

The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory

★★★★★

I am seriously not normally a romance reader but I read so many this month and loved it! The Wedding Date is such a cute, funny contemporary romance story. The typical, “let’s pretend to be dating” story done really well.

Lock Every Door – Riley Sager

★★★★★

Sager is definitely a new go-to author for me after this one. So many twists and turns. You’ll never guess “who done it.” If you love psychological thrillers, be sure to read this book.

The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

★★★

I just wanted more from the sequel to The Kiss Quotient. It was definitely a slow build. It was a quick and easy read but with all the other great books I’ve read this month, it wasn’t the best.


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All opinions are my own.

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That’s a Wrap | August 2019

This is a series of posts I will write at the end of each month to give you a quick sum up of all the books I read. August pulled me out of my reading slump. I re-read the Harry Potter series at the beginning of the year and was just having a really hard time getting back into anything else.

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The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs – Patricia B. McConnell

★★★★★

Y’all are probably laughing about this one but we got our German Shepherd mix, Remy, at the end of June and our trainer recommended this book. Honestly, every dog owner should be forced to read it.

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

★★★★

I read Sharp Objects last year and shortly after bought Dark Places but it took me this long to read it. I love Gillian Flynn but this was a little slow to start. Great twist and kept me hooked once I got into it.

City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert

★★★★

I really enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who asks. The only reason it got 4 stars is because I just wanted more out of the ending

The Alice Network – Kate Quinn

★★★★★

This was a joy to read from start to finish. A story of true heroism. I wanted to befriend every woman in this book. If you haven’t read it already, do it now.

The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas

★★★★★

Can someone help me understand why it took me so long to read this one? It was absolutely INCREDIBLE. It made me laugh, cry, and want to dance. What a well written piece of art. To be able to talk about such hard topics in a positive light, especially with what’s going on in our world right now, is truly inspiring.

Final Girls – Riley Sager

★★★★★

This book blew my mind. So many twists and turns. I thought I had it all figured out and then, BAM, no you don’t. If you like psychological thrillers, I highly recommend this one.


Product links are affiliate links with Amazon. I always choose the lowest priced item for you. If you purchase through my link I receive a small commission so I can buy more books and get you more content!

All opinions are my own.