November and December 2017 Reads

Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’d been anticipating getting to this book and it did not disappoint! I had a soft spot for Penelope in the earlier books of the series so I really wanted her to have a great HEA. I enjoyed how the story built up through Penelope and Colin’s friendship and history. Their banter was funny and cute and I loved how Colin treated her.

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The Hate U GiveThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

35 minutes into this I was already in tears. I wrote this review in my head several times as I was listening to the audiobook but now that I’ve finished I don’t really have the words I need. THUG is powerful and eye-opening and heartbreaking. The things these kids and this community go through is incredibly hard to face but it’s important to get a different perspective and to understand. Even if you think you know, you have no idea. Everyone needs to read this. I’ll even buy you a copy if I have to.

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's SorryMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceHidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5)To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book 5 in the Bridgerton’s series. I’ve been reading them all the last month or two, catching up on the series since I hadn’t read it until now. This is Eloise’s book, which I’d been looking forward to. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it as much as I expected I would. There were certain things about Phillip that bugged me. I had to keep reminding myself that this is historical fiction. I am happy to see Eloise happy though. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1)Night After Night by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Forbidden Nights (Seductive Nights, #5)Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Most Valuable PlayboyMost Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes! I loved Cooper and Violet. They were funny, sexy, and adorable. Can’t wait to see more of these characters.

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Beyond Pain (Beyond, #3)Beyond Pain by Kit Rocha
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Beyond Jealousy (Beyond, #4)Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

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September and October 2017 Reads

The Duke and I (With 2nd Epilogue) by Julia Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved it It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a historical romance but this series has been on my to be read list for some time. I’m so glad I finally decided to dive in! The Duke and […]

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August 2017 Reads

I don’t make any guarantees that reviews I post will be spoiler free!   Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 3 of 5 stars Undecided how I feel about this one. It was good but I didn’t love it like I expected. View all my reviews The Death Cure by James Dashner My rating: 3 […]

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Food and fur

Hi!!! It’s Friday!!! Most week I’m not really trying to speed my way through the week but this one I was. Work is kicking my ass because of a conference I’m preparing for so I haven’t had much time to do anything but stare at my computer screen at work and print a million copies […]

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July 2017 Reads

There may be some spoilers here….   The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely My rating: 3 of 5 stars I like this one a little more than The Hot One but there was one scene that bugged me a little bit. Toward the end when Abby answered Simon’s door naked it really bothered me. Yes, […]

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