Just Read: Leave Me By Gayle Forman

Leave Me Book Review

Leave Me by Gayle Forman is on my Fall 2016 TBR list, and was also one of the books I featured in my September 2016 Releases post as one of the releases I was excited about.

As soon as I read the premise, I knew I wanted to try secure a copy asap. I think we’ve all dreamed about leaving the many requirements of our lives behind a la Cheryl Strayed in Wild. This is the fictional story of one woman who did, and in Leave Me we can live vicariously through Gayle Forman’s protagonist Maribeth.

Links I Loved This Week – 10/07/16

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Just Read: Review Of The City Of Palaces By Michael Nava For Latinx Heritage Month

The City Of Palaces Book Review

I am participating in a linkup and giveaway put together by Naz at Read Diverse Books in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. The linkup is open through October 15, so if you want to participate you still have time to read a qualifying book and post your review!

I’m always looking to broaden the diversity of the books I read, and I picked The City Of Palaces by Michael Nava for the linkup from a recommendation of Naz’s from this post on his blog.

14 October 2016 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To

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Spaceman CoverSpaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey To Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe by Mike Massimino

Published: October 4th, 2016

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Hardcover
Amazon Audible

I’ve always been curious about the life of astronauts and space exploration in general. I have been looking for a book written by an astronaut on the subject, and after discarding An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield as just another self-help book, I think I’ve finally found my match in Mike Massimo’s much more scientific offering. I can’t wait to read about the author’s first spacewalk, his thoughts on the Columbia disaster and his experience repairing the Hubble telescope. It also should be a bit of an underdog success story, as Massimino initially struggled in his efforts to become an astronaut.

Links I Loved This Week – 09/30/2016

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  • This week was Banned Books Week and I took this little quiz to find out which banned book I am. Apparently, I’m Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and that’s why it made its way onto my Fall 2016 TBR list. Take the quiz yourself and find your banned book personality

September 2016 Book Of The Month Delivery

Book Of The Month September 2016 Delivery

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover work of modern fiction per month for a monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’m turning my deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal.

You can use my referral link and code FRIEND50 to receive 30% off a 3-month subscription to Book Of The Month (and I’ll receive a free book if you sign up through my link – win win).

The three titles I picked for my September 2016 delivery were A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles, The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and Circling The Sun by Paula Mclain. I enjoyed all 3 titles. They were quite different one from the other which was great for variety and also to try something new compared to what I typically read. Reviews are below.

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