The Upside of Being Down by Jen Gotch | Gallery Books {Book Review}

Jen Gotch

The Upside to Being Down by Jen Gotch

Book Summary:

After graduating from college, Jen Gotch was living with her parents, heartbroken and lost, when she became convinced that her skin had turned green. Hallucinating that she looked like Shrek was terrifying, but it led to her first diagnosis and the start of a journey towards self-awareness, acceptance, success, and ultimately, joy.

With humor and candor, Gotch shares the empowering story of her unlikely path to becoming the creator and CCO of a multimillion-dollar brand. From her childhood in Florida where her early struggles with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, and … Read more...

Stay Home & Read More Books! {40+ Highly Recommended Book Suggestions}

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Seeing The Positive

While this is unchartered territory for so many of us, I am happy to hear that people are wanting to read! I have had a few emails from readers requesting book suggestions for authors and titles that are completely engrossing.

I don’t know about you but when I am worried, I need things that are totally engaging and distracting. These books are ones that completely took me in and I couldn’t think about anything else, which is exactly what you might need right now too. I hope this inspires your current reading list!

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The Fix by Michelle P. King | Atria Books {Book Review}

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The Fix by Michelle P. King

Book Summary:

For years, we’ve been telling women that in order to succeed at work, they have to change themselves first—lean in, negotiate like a man, don’t act too nice or you’ll never get the corner office. But after sixteen years working with major Fortune 500 companies as a gender equality expert, Michelle King has realized one simple truth—the tired advice of fixing women doesn’t fix anything.

The truth is that workplaces are gendered; they were designed by men for men. Because of this, most organizations unconsciously carry the idea of an “ideal worker,” Read more...

New Book Releases! {Week of March 10th, 2020}

March 2020 books

Some of my most anticipated 2020 books were released yesterday. Between this week and last week, March is turning out to be an amazing reading month already!

In Five Years was my first 5-star read of 2020 and A Good Neighborhood would make an amazing book club discussion. Undercover Bromance is the follow up to The Bromance Book Club which was a surprise hit for me in the contemporary romance genre.

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I purchased a copy of My Dark Vanessa yesterday morning and I can’t wait to start it. I became especially interested after I read that Oprah picked it … Read more...

Kindle Book Deals! March 8th, 2020

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Kindle Book Deals!

I love finding kindle book deals, it is like the ultimate online treasure hunt. Historically, I have found that Sundays tend to have the best selection, and today is no exception.

I like to “stock up” on kindle books so that I will always have something to read, wherever I am!  Do you do this too? I could probably read for years with the ones I already have, but that doesn’t stop me. 😉 Alright, on to the deals for today!

March 8th, 2020 Kindle Book Deals

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Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

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February 2020 Book Recap & Ratings {Monthly Reading Wrap-Up)

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Hello March!

Last month was a pretty spectacular month of reading! All of my books (I only had one go to the DNF pile) were 4 stars and higher! I owe this to all the awesome #bookstagrammer recommendations.

February Reading Highs

5 star books

While I had many favorites, my 5-star reads were The Girl with the Louding Voice, The Vanishing Half, Friends and Strangers, Nothing to See Here and All Along You Were Blooming.

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One thing before we get started. A couple of months ago LibroFM started Bookstore Link. This allows you to share … Read more...

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler | St. Martin’s Press {Book Review}

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A Good Neighborhood  by Therese Ann Fowler

Book Summary:

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over a historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between Read more...

My First Time on a Podcast! | Sarah’s Bookshelves Live Mini Episode! {Podcast Episode}

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Sarah’s Bookshelves Live Podcast Interview

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live Podcast Guest!

It’s an exciting day! I mentioned a few weeks ago HERE that I had my very first podcast interview. At the beginning of this month, I chatted with Sarah from Sarah’s Bookshelves Live about all things reading and this morning it went live!

We are on vacation in Florida right now and the boys were super excited to listen along bright and early. Last summer we binge listened to all of her past episodes in my car on the way to swim practice and back and so the kids … Read more...

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Monitmore | LibroFM & Flatiron Books {Book Review}

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Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Book Summary:

Oona Out of Order is a remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of sequence.

Just because life may be out of order, doesn’t mean it’s broken.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue Read more...

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson | Ecco Press at HarperCollins {Book Review}

Kevin Wilson

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Book Summary:

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Read more...