Goodbye August, Hello Birthday Month.


This month has been my month of getting back into the swing of blogging, visiting other blogs, commenting, etc. Overall, I only published three posts but that's fine, especially considering I didn't come back until the middle of August!

Four Reasons Why You Should Read The Fixer Immediately


The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Published on July 7, 2015 by Bloomsbury - Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors


This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Creating this post has made me realize something I didn't realize before: I don't really have as many auto-buy authors as I thought I did. Maybe I've deemed someone an auto-buy author after finishing a really amazing book by them and later on those feelings diminish a bit. And maybe I'll change my mind about these authors being those I'd immediately buy something from (ok not really! Because these authors books are gooood). Without further ado:

The Struggle of Leaving a Hiatus Behind


It's definitely been a while since I last posted. I hadn't planned on being gone for so long but life has a way of changing your plans for you.

Waiting On Racing The Sun by Karina Halle


This weekly meme is hosted by Breaking The Spine

Racing The Sun by Karina Halle
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Page Count: 336 pages
Summary: It’s time for twenty-four-year-old Amber MacLean to face the music. After a frivolous six months of backpacking through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, she finds herself broke on the Mediterranean without enough money for a plane ticket home to California. There are worse places to be stuck than the gorgeous coastline of southern Italy, but the only job she manages to secure involves teaching English to two of the brattiest children she’s ever met. It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, Italian ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, Derio tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones. But when her position as teacher turns into one as full-time nanny at the crumbling old villa, Amber finds herself growing closer to the enigmatic recluse and soon has to choose between the safety of her life back in the States and the uncertainty of Derio’s closely guarded heart.
I read the companion novel of this book, Where Sea Meets Sky, and loved it. The book really pulls you into New Zealand and all the places the characters are exploring, and portrays the beauty so well. It definitely had me itching to visit those places myself, so I'm looking forward to seeing how things will work in this one!

Top Ten Authors I Really Need To Meet One Day


The weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I'd honestly love to meet all the authors who write books I love but these four are definitely ones I have the strongest urge to meet! Funny thing, I was close to meeting Sarah at her recent Charlotte event but I wasn't able to travel down to North Carolina the day of, unfortunately. I was super sad about this!! Now without further ado: