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Monthly Wrap-Up – December

 

During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what Chelsea and I have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.  And from this month on, I’ll also be including Reading Challenges that I’ve joined.

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from December were –

The first weekend of December we went on the Polar Express.  My kids are obsessed with the book and the movie, so I’m beyond grateful that we live near one of the few places in the US that has a true Polar Express.  My 4&6 year old dressed up in their pjs and we got to board a train that took us to the “North Pole”.  Along the way they act out the book, read it to us, sing the songs and we get to sip hot chocolate and eat delicious cookies.  When we get to the North Pole, Santa joins us on the train and visits with every little boy and girl.  It’s so much fun and I love that my kids believe it’s truly magical!  I can’t wait to do it all over again next year!
I hosted both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at our house.  It was a very different Christmas, since it was 60 degrees here.  I live by Lake Tahoe, so it should be snowing or at least cold.  But instead we were outside playing baseball and Nerf Lazer Tag (such a fun toy!!).  This year was definitely a first with us not being bundled up or sledding before our Christmas Dinner, but we ended up having such a fabulous time!
I have to share that Chelsea, my co-blogger, got me the most fabulous non-bookish Christmas present ever.  It’s a t-shirt with my life motto on it.  I couldn’t stop laughing when I opened the box and I’m contemplating wearing it 24/7 because it’s just oh so perfect!  If you want to see a picture of me in my new shirt it’s here.  And in case you aren’t familiar with that quote it’s from Legally Blonde lol!
I made these Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.  They were so easy to make and soooooo yummy!

 

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What Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
Unknown (Unknown #1) by Wendy Higgins
Unrest (Unknown #2) by Wendy Higgins
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Amour Amour (Aerial Ethereal #1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts

4.5 Stars:
#Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert
Undone (Unknown #3) by Wendy Higgins

4 Stars:
Concealed (Beholder #2) by Christina Bauer
Cherished (Beholder #3) by Christina Bauer
Crowned (Beholder #4) by Christina Bauer

3 Stars:
✮ Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas

 

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 Our Favorite Books of the Month:

 Unknown (Unknown #1) by Wendy Higgins (Jen’s Choice)
Intense, gritty, emotional and a book I can’t recommend enough.  It’s unlike any other dystopian that I’ve read because we actually got to witness the demise of the world.  And I had no clue the depths my heart would ache watching this tale unfold.

 

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (Chelsea’s Choice)
This book, to me, was absolute perfection. A breath slowly releasing with each page that passed, calming me in a way not many books do anymore. It calmed my soul because, with every new moment, I felt like I was coming home. I don’t get to read fantasy often, so when I finally get to read one and it touches me in the way this novel did, it makes my heart sing.

 
 
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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For December
TRAILER & GIVEAWAY – Brave (A Wicked Trilogy #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
COVER REVEAL – Superhero High by TH hernandez
TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Hope Santa Brings Us
Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag
✮ TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We’re Looking Forward to In 2018

 

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Books Added To Jen’s TBR:

This month was better, but I still added more books than I read this month.  Whoops.

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Reading Challenges:

This is the first year I’ve EVER joined a Reading Challenge.  I went through Nicole’s huge list of reading challenges – check it out here – and found three that sounded absolutely perfect for me.   I’d love to have friends join in a challenge with me, so if you sign up please let me know.   🙂

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – I love reading contemporary romance books, so I’m aiming for 3rd base, which means I plan on reading 11-15 contemporary books next year.  Although I have a feeling I can hit Home Run which is 16-20 contemporary books.

Reading Challenge Details:

Runs January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 (books read prior to 1/1/2018 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2018.
The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
Use the hashtag #ContRom2018 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
To join this challenge, grab the 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. This will be your “update post” when doing the monthly link up.
You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (your designated “update post” for the monthly link up) and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.

Levels:

1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
2nd Base: read 6 – 10 books
3rd Base: read 11 – 15 books
Home Run: read 16 – 20 books
Grand Slam: read 21+ books

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

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Beat The Backlist – This one sounds like so much fun and as of yesterday there was almost 400 bloggers signed up!  It’s all about reading books that were previously published.  So anything that was published 2017, or before that, counts.  And I own sooooooo many books that qualify for this!  

Reading Challenge Details:

In short, this is a reading challenge where your goal is to read backlist books (published prior to the current year). For 2018, it means reading any book that was published in 2017 or earlier. You have the entire year to read as many books as you can/want. YOU set your own reading goal and this challenge isn’t just for bloggers. You do NOT need to have a blog to participate. Any online social media account (Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) will work, and if you have a blog you’re welcome to join in too!

Now to add a bit of a competitive edge, when you sign up for the challenge you’ll be randomly placed on a team. These teams will compete to see who can get the most points, and each month one winner will be drawn from the team with the most points to get a book of their choice (open internationally). You get points by reading books! And you can earn extra by posting a review to retail websites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc).

Each team will have their own Rafflecopter that you can submit your points through so it’s super easy, and you’ll be able to see which team is in the lead too. You don’t have to submit anything if you don’t want to, but it will help your team and better YOUR chances of winning a book of your choice so you may find it’s worth it!

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Library Love Challenge – My little boys and I go to our local library at the least once every other week.  Plus, I love that they have a fabulous on-line borrowing selection via Overdrive.  So I’m signing up for for Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books.  I know that I can definitely borrow at least a book a month from them!

Details:

Runs: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. You can join any time.

Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it below. Make sure it’s public.
The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library, but you can read more. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you.
Any format will work for this challenge (prints, ebooks, or audios); as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
Write a review to enter the giveaway – 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences. Not sure what to write? How about something like, “The plot was a delight, but the characters didn’t capture me.” “I enjoyed the story and really liked the characters.”
As an added bonus: We are offering up a GIVEAWAY with this Challenge. Winner will be picked at the end of the year!! The entries are the direct links to your book reviews and you will have until Jan. 3rd, 2019 to enter your reviews in the linky and then the Rafflecopter. Go here to enter the giveaway: 2018 Library Love Challenge Review Link-ups.

Levels:

Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
Library Addict: Read 48 books
Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

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So that was our December.  Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?  Or do you want to join one of the reading challenges with me?   Pleeeeaaaassseeee lol. ♥

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful December too.  And cheers to having a fabulous New Years and here’s hoping 2018 is our best year yet!

**We linked this post to 2017 End of Year Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

Monthly Wrap-Up – November

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights were –

I finally posted our family Super Hero Halloween picture.  We even dressed up our two little dogs *sequels!*  You can see the picture here.
My parents, brother, Grandma, Aunt and Uncle all live 10-17 minutes away from us now, so we finally don’t have to travel 10+ hours for the holidays anymore.  Thank goodness!  We drove a few minutes to my parents house for Thanksgiving, and cooked and played games all day.  It was a fabulous day!
We decorated our house for Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving!  I love cranking up the Christmas music, having the fire going and celebrating the holidays.  The boys helped decorate the tree and there’s definitely little clusters of ornaments right at their height level lol.

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate!  And cheers to a December filled with lots of happiness!

During our Monthly Wrap-Up we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what we read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

♥ Enjoy!

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What Brittney, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Renegades by Marissa Meyer

4.5 Stars:
Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer
The Night Realm (Spell Weaver #1) by Annette Marie
An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne
Everless by Sara Holland
Run Away With Me (Come Back to Me #3) by Mila Gray

4 Stars:
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay #4.5) by Jill Shalvis
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco
Cursed (Beholder #1) by Christina Bauer

3.5 Stars:
Haven by Mary Lindsey

2 Stars:
Dating-Ish (Knitting in the City #6) by Penny Reid
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

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Our Favorite Books of the Month:

 Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer  (Chelsea’s Choice)
Total opposites, these two grow closer and closer, not realizing that the person they crave talking to most every day is one of their worst enemies. Dark, misunderstood Declan and popular, uppity, miss goody-two-shoes (so he thinks) have found the ultimate connection. But in real life, they continue to clash.

 

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer  (Brittney’s Choice)
This was SO fun, twisty, and fast paced. And visual. Meyer is so insanely creative – we saw that in her Lunar Chronicles series that I loved – and I would argue that this might even be stronger (though no one can replace Thorne.) All the prodigies have crazy cool powers – ones that I would have NEVER thought of. The whole plot is brilliant.

 

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Run Away With Me (Come Back to Me #3) by Mila Gray  (Jen’s Choice)
I know without a shadow of a doubt that each time I pick up one of her books that I’ll laugh, cry, sigh and fall in love.  And that’s exactly what happened when I read this friends to lovers romance.  Run Away With Me was a beautiful story that was filled with hope, friendship, family and love.  

 
 
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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For November

 

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Giveaway:

✮All three of Mila Gray’s books, signed for the release of Run Away With Me by Mila Gray.  Enter here.

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Added To Jen’s TBR:

I.  Yeah.  My TBR is out of control.  And I didn’t even include the ones that don’t have covers yet *cries*.

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So that was our November. 🙂   Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or did we share the same favorite book? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful November and cheers to December being just as fabulous!

**We linked this post to November Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

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Monthly Wrap-Up – October

Life:

I felt like I captured hundreds of pictures of our lives this month!  Some of my highlights were –

On October 16th, 16 years ago, I met my husband at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I shared a picture of us back in college, you can see it here
My little family of four went to the US Airforce Thunderbird show and it was beyond amazing!  Here’s a picture of my oldest high-fiving one of the pilots – here.
We visited Southern California, where my hubby’s from, since my oldest was on Fall Break.  I forgot how much I missed the ocean.  It was crazy hot, 105 (that’s freakish weather for down there fyi) but I was soooo happy!  Here’s a few of the pictures we took while down there, one, two, three, four.
I got to meet one of my favorite authors EVER, TH Hernandez, and got my books signed.  Oh my gosh, I was a huge rambling mess, but it was the most amazing experience!  I’m hoping to do a post about this in November! 🙂
And to all of those that celebrate Halloween, here’s hoping you have the best night ever!  We’re dressing up as a family of super heroes (even our doggies have costumes woohoo!), I can’t wait!

During our Monthly Wrap-Up we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what we read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

♥ Enjoy!

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What We Read:

5 Stars:
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) by Theresa Kay
Fractured Suns (Broken Skies #2) by Theresa Kay
Shattered Stars (Broken Skies #3) by Theresa Kay
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

4 Stars:
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin

3.5 Stars:
Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

3 Stars:
Legion (Talon #4) by Julia Kagawa

 

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Favorite Books of the Month:

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black (Brittney’s Choice)
What a delightfully dark, twisty novel.  If you know anything about me, I’m all about the court politics & intrigue, villains & anti-heroes, and schemes within plots within schemes. This book had my name written ALL over it.

 

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Shattered Stars (Broken Skies #3) by Theresa Kay (Jen’s Choice)
Shattered Stars was a brilliant and emotional conclusion to the Broken Skies trilogy!  It was action packed, emotionally gutting and I found myself on the edge of my seat desperately needing to know what was going to happen next.  I can’t recommend this series enough!

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Chelsea’s Choice)
What followed was a story that had me hooked from the start and became possibly one of my favorites of the year. I finished in record time (since that’s now becoming two weeks for every book I read!!!) and devoured every word. I laughed and swooned and my heart went into overdrive. What else can you ask for?

 
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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For October

 

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Added To My TBR:

Oh. My. Gosh. I seriously need to ban myself from adding books to my tbr lol!  This last month *covers eyes* it just didn’t stop.  And I didn’t even include the ones that have covers.  Sigh.

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Did you read any of the same books we did? Or did we share the same favorite book? If not, what was your favorite? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful October and cheers to November being just as fabulous!

**Linked this post to October Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

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Monthly Wrap-Up – September

Life:

September flew by in a blur with our lives consumed with soccer and swimming!  I’m so happy to say that both of them are loving soccer!  And my oldest is now brave enough to go off the high dive at the swim center.  So now we get to watch both of our kiddos do synchronized jumping off the high and low diving boards, it’s hilarious and entertaining to watch!

And the end of September marks my favorite food season!  Summer is my favorite season, but fall has all the food filled with yummy pumpkin and pumpkin spice.  And in case you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with it.  Here’s a picture I posted on Twitter showing my latest shopping trip at Trader Joes, you can see it here.   And that’s only the beginning since I pulled out all my recipes for what I’m going to bake/make.  Now my husband is not a pumpkin fan.  But each year I’m slowly converting him, even if he’s rolling his eyes the whole time.  The best thing is I caught him two nights ago having a late night bowl of Pumpkin O’s (like Cheerios) muahahaha.

During our Monthly Wrap-Up we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month.  That’ll include what we read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

♥ Enjoy!

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What We Read:

5 Stars:
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman
The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins

3.5 Stars:
Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi

3 Stars:
The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

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Favorite Books of the Month:

Here’s the thing, I can’t choose between a Paranormal book and a Contemporary book.  They’re worlds apart and encompass so many different elements, so here are the two best books of the month –

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel (Jen’s Choice)
The creatures and curses were not only unique, but an eerie combination that at times terrified me.  There were so many moments of subtle humor that had me laughing out loud and kept a smile on my face.  And when you add to that characters that won my heart, well Black Bird of the Gallows easily became one of my favorite books from this year!

 

Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman (Jen’s Choice)
If you adore YA romance that makes you smile, laugh and leaves you feeling oh so happy, then I highly recommend Ninja Girl!  And Adorkable too, if you haven’t read that one yet.

 
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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For September
TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Loved Before We Started Writing Reviews
TOP TEN TUESDAY – What’s On Our Fall TBR
BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAYS – Our Favorite Female Leads
BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Darkest BBFs
BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Most Tortured BBFs

 

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Giveaways:

COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY – Brave (A Wicked Saga #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

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Added To My TBR:

Here are some of the books I added to my TBR in September.  I’ve realized that I always tend to add more books to my TBR than I’m able to read in a month lol.  And just a heads up – I don’t include books that don’t have a cover yet.

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Did you read any of the same books we did?  Or did we share the same favorite book?  If not, what was your favorite?  Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful September and cheers to October being just as fabulous!

**Linked this post to the August Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

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Monthly Wrap-Up – August

Life:

School has started, and we’re already in the 3rd week (how did that even happen?!).  My oldest is in 1st grade and my youngest started Pre-K.  And confession time….. I cried on both of their first days back to school.   Is it horrible that I’m still not ready for them to grow up?  It doesn’t help that I had come to love our summer schedule……every week was filled with beach days, pool days, and lots of days with my Grandma.  It was perfect.  It’s taking a little while to get use to our new schedule of school, soccer, swim lessons, play dates and Grandma time.  Though I always feel like I’m driving somewhere.  Anyone else feel like that too?

Ohhhh in case you missed it on Twitter, I had a huge disaster in my kitchen.  You can see it here.  I was in a rush and had to be at my oldest son’s school in 45 minutes to volunteer, then we had was swim lessons, and then I was hosting a party at my house.  Whoops.  I guess there’s a first for everything lol.  Here’s hoping you have never had a disaster like that!

During our Monthly Wrap-Up we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month.  That’ll include what we read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

♥ Enjoy!

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What We Read:

5 Stars:
The Invasion (The Union #4) by T.H. Hernandez
Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross #1)
The King of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #3) by Megan Whalen Turner
Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne

4.5 Stars:
Infinity (The Infinity Division #1) by Jus Accardo
The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) by Megan Whalen Turner
The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins

4 Stars:
Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly #2) by Lauren Layne
The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner
Omega (The Infinity Division #2) by Jus Accardo
A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen’s Thief #4) by Megan Whalen Turner

3 Stars:
Inferno (Blood for Blood #2) by Catherine Doyle
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

2.5 Stars:
Mafiosa (Blood for Blood #3) by Catherine Doyle

2 Stars:
Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1) by Catherine Doyle

1 Star:
The Game of King (The Lymond Chronicles #1) by Dorothy Dunnett

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Favorite Books of the Month:

The Invasion (The Union #4) by T.H. Hernandez (Jen’s Choice)
The Union Series continues to be one of my top favorites!  Especially since romance, action, torture, twists, friendship and political intrigue filled the pages!  So it was impossible for me to put this book down.

 

 Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross #1) (Brittney’s Choice)
You guys, I enjoyed EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. The whole book is so well written and holy crap, I think I jumped out of my bed a few times. Oh man. I wish I could say more, but there are some FUN plot twists.

 
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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For August

BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Fiercest BBFs

BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Kindest BBFs

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Giveaways:

Win a $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card for the release of Ready to Run by Lauren Layne

Win Ebooks of lluminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo, The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West, Adorkable by Cookie O’Gormgan, Good Girl by Lauren Layne and Broken Skies by Theresa Kay to celebrate our 3rd Blogiversary

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Added To My TBR:

Here are some of the books I added to my TBR in August.  I’ve realized that I always tend to add more books to my TBR than I’m able to read in a month lol.  And just a heads up – I don’t include books that don’t have a cover yet.

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Did you read any of the same books we did?  Or did we share the same favorite book?  If not, what was your favorite?  Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful August and cheers to September being just as fabulous!

**Linked this post to the August Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

 

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