Book Haul: Gallant – The Overnight Guest – Klara and the Sun and more #BookHaul #Books #Barnes&Noble #Fiction

Hello, friends! Are you all ready for the weekend? This week was fairly low-stress for me, but it was still busy as usual. I’m looking forward to kicking back and catching up on some reading this weekend.

Today I have a book haul that I strictly purchased for myself. Two of these books I’ve had on my list for some time. The others were either books I found on blogs or those that were recommended to me. These were all purchased in-store at Barnes and Noble.

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YA Book Haul #BookHaul #YAbooks #Books #Barnes&Noble #Fiction #YoungAdult

Hello, friends! Hopefully everyone is having a good week so far. I have a couple book hauls to share this week. This young adult book haul is a group of books for my oldest daughter and me to read. One is a middle-grade book I sneaked in for my other kids. Lets get to it.

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This Week’s Reading Update: March 11th

Hey, friends! Happy Friday to everyone. I’m just posting a quick reading update because writing a review this morning isn’t going to happen. I’m just not in the mood today! 😉

Here’s what I reviewed recently:

Review for: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Review for Shabby Sunday: The Book of a Thousand Poems


I also finished:

The Babysitter by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

This book was crazy disturbing. It’s the story of Tony Costas, a serial killer from the 60s. The book is part narrative and part nonfiction, which I loved. The author, Liza Rodman, actually had encounters with him as a child. I’ve aways been a huge true-crime fan, but some of the details in this book did me in. It’s one of those books that you try to stop reading because it’s just too much, but you can’t. It’s thought-provoking.

Blurb:

Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter—the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck.

But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer.

Some of his victims were buried—in pieces—right there, in his garden in the woods. Though Tony Costa’s gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later.

Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case. Now, she and cowriter Jennifer Jordan reveal the chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend.

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Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover #RemindersOfHim #ColleenHoover #Fiction #BookReview

Reminders of Him

By: Colleen Hoover

My review:
Just when I thought that Colleen Hoover might not be an author for me, she captured my heart with Reminders of Him. This story was a tear-jerker for me.

Kenna is a young mother who’s struggling to get back on her feet after a tragic accident. Five years in prison, the loss of her baby daughter, and without much support—she’s practically broken. She’s barely forgiven herself and can only hope that the people from her past will forgive her for the wrongs she’s committed. Kenna finds it nearly impossible to move on and wonders if she can ever love again. What happened that night of the accident? Why did she have such a lack of regard for the others involved? Was it a mistake? 

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