Category: ARC August

Weekly Wrap-Up – July 23, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up – July 23, 2016

  Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books to be read next week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, the Saturday Situation, the Saturday Review of Books, Talk of the […]


The Bricks that Built the Houses – Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses – Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest was like reading a classic Guy Ritchie movie. You know it is going to be a fun ride even if you are lost and or confused half of the time. Girl meets girl, girl then starts dating first girl’s brother, drug dealers […]

Posted April 27, 2016 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 1 Comment

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! – Jonathan Evison

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! – Jonathan Evison

♦ I really enjoyed This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! I was not expecting such a refreshing tale about an elderly widow and her children. I was worried that this would be contrived or flat. However this book was full of heart and personality. Harriet is a smart and engaging […]

Posted September 3, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 0 Comments

Best of the Bunch – August 2015 Wrap-up

Best of the Bunch – August 2015 Wrap-up

August 2015 was a month full of highs and lows. I read, perhaps, my personal worst but also some really good ones. I finished my ARC August Challenge but was only partially successful. I read all of the books I wanted to, but added eight more to my Netgalley queue […]


Escape Points A Memoir – Michele Weldon

Escape Points A Memoir – Michele Weldon

♦ I always feel bad when I don’t love a memoir. This is someone real talking about their real life and issues, and I like people and I want to love their stories. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications […]

Posted August 30, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 1 Comment

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse – Daphne Lamb

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse – Daphne Lamb

♦ I went into this book with not very high expectations, and ended it happy I was wrong. The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse is a funny read about the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) and one girl stuck in it. Verdell isn’t […]

Posted August 29, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 7 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise – Alex Sheshunoff

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise – Alex Sheshunoff

♦ So another memoir that was fine. Not bad but not great. I am really looking for a memoir that draws me into that period in another’s life and immerses me into their truth. This one, while a good read, did not suck me in. It read as more of […]

Posted August 28, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Replacement Wife – Rowena Wiseman

The Replacement Wife – Rowena Wiseman

 ♦ So I went back and forth on requesting this book to review. I am not a fan of adultery and generally dislike books and movies about it. However, something kept drawing me back to this book. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this […]

Posted August 27, 2015 by Laura in ARC August, Reviews / 2 Comments