September New Releases

Happy Monday! These are the books that I am looking forward to reading at some point that come in September, I am really excited for A Song of Flight. I have been waiting for tis one to come out! What books are you most excited for next month?

  • Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney – out 9/7
  • Friends Like These Kimberly McCreight – out 9/7
  • The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun – 4 Stars – out 9/7
  • My Heart Is A Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones – out 9/7
  • A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria – out 9/14
  • With You Forever by Chloe Liese – 4 Stars – out 9/14
  • The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – out 9/14
  • When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting – 4 Stars – out 9/21
  • A Song of Flight by Juliette Marillier – out 9/21
  • On Location by Sarah Smith – out 9/21
  • Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune – out 9/21
  • Mile High With A Vampire by Lynsay Sands – 4 Stars – out 9/28
  • The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – out 9/28
  • The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward – out 9/28

September (Maybe) TBR

Hello Friends! Im saying it again but where did the month go!! I think with cramming in end of summer fun while also trying to get ready for back to school I just lost track of the month. But Fall is my favorite season and I am ready for it!! I have a bunch of books I want to get to in the next couple of months! If you know of any fall themed read-a-thons let me know!!

For my back list books (which is any book I bought prior to January 1st 2021)

  • Not sure on this one, will have to see where my mood takes me.

Buddy Reads for September

  • The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – out 9/28
  • Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger – out 10/5
  • We Were Never Here by by Andrea Bartz
  • In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead

ARC’s For September that I need to read.

  • Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley – out 9/7
  • Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty – out 9/14
  • The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews – out 9/28
  • Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis – out 9/28
  • The Inn on Sweetbriar Lane by Jeannie Chin – out 9/28

For Kayla’s Buzzword – This month’s buzzword is Dark.

  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  • When The Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch which is a backlist title for me

Other Books I would like to try and get too.

  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  • Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • A Good Day For Chardonnay by Darynda Jones
  • All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata
  • The Family Plot by Megan Collins

Again these are all books that I would like to read soon but I know I probably won’t get to most of these. What are you reading this month? Are you participating in any fun reading challenges?

Spell The Month In Books – August

Happy Friday Friends! I realized I never did a spell the month for July and almost missed August so here it is, better late than never! These are all books that are pretty high up on my TBR and I hope to get to someday! Have you read any of these? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

A – All The Feels by Olivia Dade

U – Under Currents by Nora Roberts

G – Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

U – Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune

S – Stranger Ranger by Daisy Prescott

T – Three Single Wives by Gina Lamanna

Reading Round Up – August 1st – 10th

Hey Friends! I am so behind on writing my reviews and getting my roundups posted this month! I am finding it hard to find things to say right now. So my next few might be short and sweet!

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman – 4 Stars This was my first book by her and I am so glad I have more of her on my shelf to read! I really enjoyed this thriller about the lengths people will go to to be famous. I know Catherine Steadman is also an actress and I felt that a lot of scenes in this were authentic. Highly recommend this one if you like thrillers that revolve around the movie industry.

So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park – 4.5 Stars In this book we are following our main character Jessie Kim who has just been laid off on a zoom call. Not knowing what to do she ends up moving back in with her parents and then almost immediately comes in contact with her old rival Daniel Choi. Growing up both parents of Jessie and Daniel used the other as an example of what the perfect student looked like. Deciding to use her time off to work on her side project, which is a youtube cooking show and ends up needing Daniel’s help with streaming it. I really enjoyed this story and Jessie’s journey with starting a new venture and the support she gets from her mom and Daniel. One of my only complaint for this one was that things happen a little too quickly. Within like 6 months she becomes so popular that she gets a line of cookware in Target and in reality I just don’t think that would happen that fast. However, the writing was fantastic and every dish she made I wanted to make and eat right along with her. This book makes you so hungry! One quick note is that I would say this book is more woman’s fiction than a romance but still really cute! Thank you Avon and Harper Voyage for my gifted copy for review!

Just Folking Around by Penny Reid – 4 Stars This is a prequal to Penny Reid’s new series Good Folks: Modern Folktales. This one take place during Jethro and Sienna’s wedding and it is where Jackson meets Raquel. The two spend a memorable night together but then both goon their way. Beacuse this is such a short novella I don’t want to give to much away but just now it is a fun read!

Totally Folked by Penny Reid – 5 Stars So this book picks up about 5 years later after the events that take place in Just Folking around. Jackson James was introduced to us way back in Beauty and The Mustache, he was the ex of Ashley the heroine of that story. I am so happy that we finally got his story, I have always had a soft spot for him. This book is the start of a new series but I would highly recommend reading Beauty in The Mustache which is book 4 in the Kitting In The City series and the beginning of the Winston books. The Winstons are amazing and they all show up in Jacksons book and I think it would be helpful to have the background, especially on Cletus!

Delia Suits Up by Amanda Aksel – 1.5 Stars Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake in a different body and live a life not like your own?  Thats what happens to Delia after playing a game of Truth or Dare with her friends.  After being unemployed for months and not able to get a job she plays a game with her friends and says that she wishes she was a man because Ethen she could get a job.  The next day Delia wakes up as a man and promptly freaks out.  Delia spends the day as a man and basically goes all Alpha to get stuff done.  This books deals a lot with the differences between sexes in high powered jobs on Wall Street. I really wanted to like this one unfortunately I felt it was rather immature and at times sounded like an adolescent teen wrote the book.  I did really like her two friends and their scenes were always cute. Thank you Berkley, Netgalley and LoveARCtually for my gifted copy for review.

Survive The Night by Riley Sager – 3 Stars This was third book by Riley Sager and so far my favorite has been The Last Time I Lied. This book is an ode to 90’s slasher films and while I liked the tone of the book I just wasn’t a fan of the plot and characters. I was also a little confused with how mental illness was used in this as a plot device. However, his writing is still very engaging and I couldn’t put the book down.

Mile High With A Vampire by Lynsay Sands – 4 Stars The Argeneau Vampire series is one of my favorites and I eagerly await her next book in the installment. Mile High With A Vampire is #33 and it follows human pilot Jet Lassiter who on a routine flight crashes with 6 immortals on board, 3 of which are very injured and out for blood which they need for healing. So it is up to a reluctant and somewhat newly turned immortal Quinn Peters to keep him safe. I really enjoyed Quinn and Jet’s story, we got a glimpse of Quinn in her sister’s book which is #29 in the series. I am rarely disappointed with this series because I always know what I am going to get which is a lot of steamy times with great dialogue and story telling. This doesn’t need to be read in order but it does help to read some first, especially when the events referenced in this one happened in another book. I also love that we get to see past characters randomly show up in these books and it’s nice to see what past favorites have been up too! Thank you so much to Avon and Harper Voyager for my gifted copy for review. I can’t wait for her next book!!

WWW Wednesday – 8/25

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott
  • The Hostage by Claire Mackintosh
  • When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting


What did you recently finish reading?

  • For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing – 4 Stars
  • The House on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills – 4 Stars
  • Uncharted by Adriana Anders – 4 Stars
  • Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams – Still sitting with this one somewhere between 1-2 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  • Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn
  • False Witness by Karin Slaughter

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: August 24th

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 books with buildings/vehicles on the cover. My favorite covers for this are usually horror or thriller because I love the creepiness factor.

  • The Family Plot by Megan Collins
  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  • Quiet In Her Bones by Nalini Singh
  • Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – this one has a ton of great covers!

What are some of your favorite books that have buildings or vehicles on the cover?

WWW Wednesday – 8/11

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott
  • Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams
  • When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting


What did you recently finish reading?

  • With You Forever by Chloe Liese – 4.5 Stars
  • Highland Wolf by Lynsay Sands – 4 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The House on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills
  • The Hostage by Claire Mackintosh
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz – Waters

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: August 17th

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 books with plants on the cover. I picked 5 books that all showcased different ways that plants can be used on covers. I personally like all kinds but what is your favorite?

  • The House on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills
  • Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
  • Goblin by Josh Malerman
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  • Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Gravis Graves

What are some of your favorite books that have food on the cover?

Thrift Book Haul #14

Happy Monday Friends! So I found out one of the benefits to having my kids home for the summer and not in day camps every week is that I did like no book thrifting at all. I had one haul for June and it is just these 4 books.

  • Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren – Romance – One of the few I haven’t read from them.
  • The Colorado Kid by Stephen King – Mystery/Thriller
  • Cold Silence by Danielle Girard – Thriller
  • Three Single Wives by Gina Lamanna – Mystery/Thriller

S4S – August 15th

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme created by A Little But A Lot and today’s topic is: 2021 books you’re excited for. I really feel like this is all the books!! Here are some new releases that I haven’t really talked about too much on here.

  • The Family Plot by Megan Collins – Comes out this week and I am awaiting my pre-order
  • The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
  • In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead – Have an ARC but haven’t been able to get to it yet.
  • Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena – Hoping to get to this month.
  • Claimed by J.R. Ward – So excited she is writing about werewolves now!
  • 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard – I believe this is a buddy read for next month.

What are some books published in 2021 that you are excited to read?