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Book Review of Mrs. Saint Nick by Caroline Mickelson

I adored Nick and I found myself laughing quite a bit throughout the whole book. I loved the characters and a couple of the scenes were so cute.

However, I didn’t think Nick and Holly had any chemistry, and the way the book ended was incredibly disappointing and rushed. Still, I did enjoy reading it. I always love a good laugh!

four stars

Book Review of Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson

Christmas in October? You bet! I’m a Christmas all-year-long type of gal. I sing Christmas songs from January to December, and I still haven’t put away my wreath from last year (though that one is due to sheer laziness ;)) So when it comes to reading holiday books when it should be time for Halloween, I’m all for it.

I have to say that I absolutely adored this book! I found myself laughing throughout the entire thing, and I got plenty of warm fuzzies as I read. I think I have found myself another favorite author, and I look forward to reading more from her!

five stars

Book Review of Four Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe

I enjoyed reading this! Sometimes it’s nice to step away from my regular reading genre and into a cozy little contemporary romance. I love cakes and I love romance, so this was a fun read.

There were a few things I didn’t quite like about the story. First, I didn’t know how Dan died until the very end, and I wish I would have known sooner. I didn’t see a point to keeping the information from the reader. Second, earlier, Ryan was looking at the photographs of Bailey and Dan. I wish he would have recognized that Jason the cater looked like Dan. It would have made for more of a punch. Third, I didn’t like the ending. It made me cringe in an “I’m embarrassed for them” way. But other than that, it was a great read!

I love that this book made me feel something. I found myself crying a couple times throughout the book, and not very many books can do that. A fun read!

four stars

Books I Keep Meaning to Read (But Haven’t)

spinning silver book

Have you ever walked into a bookstore determined to buy a book you haven’t read, but you don’t end up reading it? I know I have. My “to read” list grows all the time as I discover new authors or even old ones I’ve read before. Here is a brief list of books I keep meaning to read but haven’t.

The Alloy of law by Brandon Sanderson

I absolutely LOVED the Mistborn novels! I’ve heard that the next three in the series are awesome, and I keep checking them out at the library but somehow never find the time or motivation to read them. It will still happen someday!

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

At the time, I had been following Simon Schuster on Facebook, and a post came up on “which book should you read next?” I matched with this book, I went to the bookstore and bought it. And…I still haven’t read it.

ready player One

I loved the movie. Absolutely loved it. And I want to read the book. It’s just one of those things I keep putting off.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Navik

I recently went to a writer’s conference and attended a class that mentioned this book several times. It immediately piqued my interest. However, I’ve gone to the library multiple times and I cannot for the life of me find it. I’ll just have to place a hold. Either that or just buy it! But I’m weird about buying books. I’ll check them out at the library first, and if I like it enough to own it, I’ll buy it. Sometimes even in multiple formats.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Honestly, I would have read this a long time ago, but I’m confused about the order of the books. I’ve looked it up time and again, and it seems that there is a prequel, but not really, but pretty much. But if I read this book before the prequel, would it make sense? My confusion has prevented me from reading this, despite the amazing things I’ve heard about this series. I will read it eventually! As soon as I figure out which book comes first…