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I’ve been really wanting to add some variety to the blog and I love reading everyone’s It’s Monday posts so I thought this week I’d jump on board. I really struggled with my reading last week so I wasn’t quite as productive as I would’ve liked but that took a sharp turn this weekend with a book I literally couldn’t put down…



Goodbye, Vitamin was an engaging, often funny, family story about the power of our memory. You can find my review here

Slightly South of Simple is my book club’s July pick and one I thought ended up just being ok which I mainly attribute to a particular plot development that I just thought wasn’t at all believable. I thought the writing, character development and setting were SO good but in the end that plot point was a downfall for me

The Force was my unputdownable read of the weekend! Seriously, at about 500 pages, I started this book on Saturday and finished it at 1:00 in the morning today and can I just say WOW. This is a behemoth, cinematic, multi-layered crime novel that every fan of crime mysteries/thrillers should want to get their hands on. Think movies like The Firm, The Town (my fav) and The Godfather meet the tv show The Sopranos, wrap it all up in a NYC cop story and you have The Force! Review coming later this week





The cover and title of this book, published by St Martin’s Press (I’m having great luck with their books lately), completely drew me in! I think this is the perfect follow up to get my mind out of the heavy crime world of The Force 





The Fallen A classic southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed—and everyday heroism—and bank robbers…I mentioned I love the movie The Town so I couldn’t resist this one

The Shark Club  A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances—in life and in the sea. I’m intrigued about the love story and I love the ocean so this seems to be a win-win

Bear Town  A dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. I can’t pass up a book so well loved by so many other blogging friends! 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo   An unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Another one getting rave blogger reviews so I must check it out!

Well those should keep me busy! I hope you have a wonderful reading week! 


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