Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It's the Grad Life: July Book Review

Happy August, friends!

I can't believe it's here. August, already? It seems like I was just in the classroom practically begging for summer. As reluctant as I am to get back to grad school, I'm excited. You're probably thinking excited for school, yeah she's on the crazy pills. Well its my last year of school ever, hallelujah! Burn out is real, and I need to hurry this whole shebang up. 

In my free time, I have been reading "fun stuff" as opposed to textbooks. I wanted to share a roundup of my reviews with you. I was intending this list to be longer but Madame Secretary and House of Cards got in the way of that. 

| Always & Forever by Soraya Lane |

This novel was raw and heartbreaking. The couple in this novel seemingly had the perfect life: a thriving business, a great marriage, but they wanted a baby to make their family complete. Then a mother’s worst nightmare comes true, and it gets too the raw and real emotions of infertility and the fight to save a marriage. I would recommend this book to a friend, especially if they are a sucker for a love story.

| What Happens at the Beach | 

Natalie Dryden flees her big city life, and her rich fiancĂ© to the French Coast. She spends quality time with her grandmother and discovers what she really wants in life: to use the degree she’s earned. However, a few men have different ideas. One handsome, kind (and rich) man offers her a job, and he’s hard for Natalie to resist. The romantic comedy is complete with the Labrador and sweet grandma. I would recommend this book to a friend, especially if she is looking for a great summer read!

| Falling | 

Jane Green nailed it with this one. Emma followed the life plan dreamed up by her parents, until she gave it all up and moved to the beach. She is single, looking for a house, a new career and definitely not looking for a man. The cute landlord catches her eye, but she isn’t in the market for love. She winds up babysitting his son, Jesse. A cat and a few books later, she’s on her way to falling in love. This love story is not too perfect, but just enough for you fall in love with the characters. It’s a must-read, and I can’t wait for my friends to read it.

My goal this month was to read 5 books, and I didn't quite meet it. I got hooked on Netflix shows and also worked some crazy hours.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to review books from Net Galley, and I am going to shoot for 5 books again.

What are you reading? Any must-haves from your summer reading?


  1. My mom is currently reading Falling and now I cannot wait to read it!! Great reviews!! These help so much when deciding what to read next!!

  2. These look awesome. I'm going to add that Jane Green one to my library list for this week! I just finished Columbine, so I need something a little more cheerful!

  3. I've seen that Jane Green book around a little bit, but had no idea what it was about. I've only read one or two books from her in the past and didn't love them, but I definitely want to try out another one!


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