Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Thursday Review: Winter Street




The Quinn's Christmas doesn't go as planned when Kelley and Mitzi's marriage collapses. It changes everything as everyone examines their relationships. Are they working? Do they need something more?  When everything starts to crumble, who will pick up the pieces? Can Christmas be saved?

My Thoughts: This isn't your typical Christmas romance book; it's more of a book that celebrates the season through reality. I like how it made me think of the relationships in my life (I even dreamed about big family gatherings). I liked how it takes place over just a few days leading up to Christmas and Christmas Day. While I like how everything took a deeper look at their relationships, I wish that this book ended on a different note. I hope there's a sequel coming, because I want to know how it all turns out. While I went into this book with the wrong perception, I really enjoyed it.

Side Note: When talking with a co-worker about this book, she mentioned that some of these characters have popped up on the author's previous works. I wish I had known that...

Cover Thoughts: Beautiful
Source: BEA book 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book's I'm Dying to Read: February edition

Here are the books I'm looking forward to reading come February. It's a new year full of fabulous possibilities! 

My Secret Guide to ParisThe Only Game
My Secret Guide to Paris: A treasure hint around Paris!
Only Game: Loss and baseball - can Jack survive the loss of both his brother and not playing baseball?

I'll Meet You There by Heather DemetriosSoulprint
I'll Meet You There: Actually, I've already read this one and loved it. Review coming soon, but you'll want to read it.
Soul Print: What if your soul wasn't your own?

The CipherInherit Midnight
Cipher: Techno thriller where someone discovers the power to hack into encryption systems - everyone wants a piece of him.
Inherit Midnight: An thriller about competition and solving family mysteries

Promposal
Promposal: How and will you get asked to the prom?

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Shadow Study (Soulfinders, #1)
Shadow Study: I love Yelena and can't wait to read more about this world.
Red Queen: A world divided by blood - but Mare someone finds herself holding a deadly power that could threaten everything

Double Fudge Brownie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #18) Product Details
Double Fudge Brownie Murder: Hannah's in court for an accidental death, but becomes a murder suspect in the blink of an eye.
At the Drop of a Hat: A bride comes into the shop looking for a restoration piece - but becomes a suspect in murder instead.

 First Time in Forever (Puffin Island, #1)Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs, #1)
First Time in Forever: The start of a new series (LOVED the O'Neil brothers series)
Earls Just Want to Have Fun: A new series from Shana Galen - where a thief learns to be a lady with potential deadly circumstances.

Kalahari (Corpus, #3)
Kalahari: 5 teens become stranded in the desert and Corpus will do anything to stop them from discovering the truth about them.

Better Than PerfectThe Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)
Better Than Perfect: What happens when your perfect life is shattered?
Ruby Circle: I have to see how it all ends!

Story Thieves (Story Thieves, #1) Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, #1)
Story Thieves: Recommended on Twitter from Mundie Moms. What happens when a classmate climbs out of a library book?
Mark of a Thief: Magic and conspiracy set in Ancient Rome

A Wicked Thing Seeker (Seeker, #1)
Wicked Thing: Re-imagined Sleeping Beauty
Seeker: After training her entire life as a Seeker - everything changes the moment she takes her oath.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Books

This week's topic is our top picks for the year in reading. Man is this ever a hard list to create. I've read over 340 books this year. Of course I can't pick just ten, so I cheated and split them up by ages.

Kids:
Santa Clauses by Bob RaczkaThree Bears in a Boat by David SomanDog vs. Cat by Chris GallNana in the City by Lauren Castillo What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room by Ann Stott
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko StoopMy Teacher Is a Monster! by Peter  BrownDinner with the Highbrows by Kimberly Willis HoltTuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Carlos Montalván
The Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Violet and Victor Small by Alice KuipersMr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter  Brown

Tween: 
Model Undercover by Carina AxelssonThe Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat YehAt Your Service by Jen MaloneFantasy League by Mike LupicaWhen Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
Lucky Me by Cindy CallaghanThicker Than Water by Bruce HaleThe Great Greene Heist by Varian JohnsonUngifted by Gordon KormanThe Storybook of Legends by Shannon Hale


Nonfiction:
Time For Kids All Access by Time for Kids MagazineSports Illustrated Kids Football by Editors of Sports Illustrat...Dog Shaming by Pascale LemireUnderwater Puppies by Seth CasteelChildren's Activity Atlas by Sterling Publishing
Sticky Fingers by Sophie MaletskySports Illustrated Kids Slam Dunk! by Sports Illustrated for KidsThis or That? by Crispin BoyerWhat in the World? by National Geographic KidsF in Exams by Richard Benson

Teen: 
 Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn BarnesIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie PerkinsMortal Heart by Robin LaFeversOpen Road Summer by Emery LordThe Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
The One by Kiera CassHeir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCourDeep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Killer Frost by Jennifer EstepJust Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

 Adult: 
 Maybe This Christmas by Sarah MorganIn Your Dreams by Kristan HigginsSugar and Iced by Jenn McKinlayBarefoot Season by Susan MallerySuddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
The Job by Janet EvanovichNYPD Red by James PattersonRaging Heat by Richard CastleSapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLeanHome of the Braised by Julie Hyzy

I can't wait to see what everyone picked to add more titles to my TBR list.