It is book day!!! Linking up with Steph and Jana. This is the first time in a very long time that I didn’t have this post going the whole month. I am doing it from memory on the fly, scary I know!!! There are only four this month, I had a few that I started for about five minutes and decided I wasn’t in the mood. It was a weird reading month for me. I looked on Goodreads the other day. I set 52 books as my goal for the year and I read 71!! The year isn’t over yet!

I might not have my life together enough to write a regular post, but I am not going to miss a book one! I actually started writing a post yesterday, but I had issues loading my pictures. It was a picture heavy post so I said screw it and bailed. I hope to take some time to go back in and finish that post too!

Hotshot Doc by RS Grey

Hotshot Doc

R.S Grey has become my one of my favorite authors. She is the best at romantic comedy, and Hotshot Doc is exactly what I wanted it to be! This one gives you all the feels and has a nice slow burn with a love to hate/co-worker romance taking place in a hospital, all rolled in to one! I LOL’d more than once, and had a smile on my face pretty much the whole book. There isn’t much else for me to say for this one other than GO GET IT!

Bottom Line: Read it!!! Such a cute romantic comedy!

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

I feel like there are  a million reviews on this book out there. I am going to keep mine short and simple. Did it change my life? No. But, it did have some great takeaways and I really appreciated and I think if you enjoy this type of book…then it is worth the read. I didn’t love the section on body image, and she sort of talks about how fabulous she is a lot. I will say, there is one quote that really stuck out to me. “Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” I wish I would have heard that a long time ago!

Bottom Line: This book wasn’t life changing, but there might be talking points that will stick with you.

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

I was on the wait list for Girl, Wash Your Face and this one forever. Oddly enough, they came in at the same time. And they both came in right around when I was finally getting job offers. I really could have used both of them a few weeks sooner! But anyways, while I don’t think this book is life changing, I did take away quite a few things to think about. I don’t really have one specific, huge life dream…so some things don’t really apply to me.

Bottom Line: There really were several points that stuck with me, and if you are even the slightest bit interested in books from this genre, I would give it a read.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

This was such a cute cute cute YA book!!! It was a little predictable, but I absolutely loved it! Dimple and Rishi were both such great characters, and I really appreciated how strong they were in their thoughts and beliefs. They are quirky and funny and I found myself flying right through this one to see how it ends.

Bottom Line: One of the better YA books I have read. Read it!

Currently Reading

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand




Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Kay R.D. December 11, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Ok so I added the RS Grey to my list. Sounds like a good one!

  • Reply Laura December 11, 2018 at 8:11 am

    It’s going to take me years to get on board with RS Grey just like TJR, and I don’t know why!!! Laziness, I suppose. BUT I am so glad to read a Nadine blog post!! I already added Dimple & Rishi on your rec, so I’ll get after RS too — maybe.

  • Reply SMD December 11, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Okay when I saw the little photo in the linkup I thought it said Hotdog Shot at first glance and I was like oh I like that title. LOLOLOL forever I’ve been laughing for five minutes.

    I felt the same about Dimple & Rishi!

  • Reply Kasey Holloway December 11, 2018 at 8:34 am

    I thought When Dimple Met Rishi was pretty cute, especially for YA. And I enjoyed learning about another culture I wasn’t too familiar with.

  • Reply Monica December 11, 2018 at 8:44 am

    R.S. Grey has become a favorite of mine too as has Erin Hilderbrand!

  • Reply Gina December 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Eventually I am going to have to try an R.S. Grey book. I know Kristen is a fan of those too!

  • Reply Andrea Nine December 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I knew you wouldn’t miss this. Summerland sounds good. I am not a big fan of Rachel Hollis. Over hyped. I feel like I have just as good of life thoughts and observations, lol. Hope you’re doing great!!!!!

  • Reply kristen December 11, 2018 at 9:05 am

    i adored when dimple met rishi. so freaking cute. i also liked hotshot doc. you are a badass was a good read, like you i took some things away from it but not life changing.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag December 11, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I though When Dimple Met Rishi was really cute too. A friend of mine LOVED Girl, Wash Your Face, but its never really interested me all that much. I’m glad you got some good takeaways from it though.


  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 11, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I love anything Elin Hildebrand so I will put Summerland on my list for sure. I was kind of meh on You are a Badass and have not done girl wash your face and probably won’t. I need to check out Dimple met Rishi, I am on a YA kick.

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration December 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I’m gonna make one of my new year resolutions to read a R.S. Grey book! And honestly, it will be one that I won’t mind keeping (well, at least I think I’ll enjoy a Grey book!) Dimple is on my TBR already.

  • Reply Elizabeth December 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about R.S. Grey – haven’t read any of her books though – so maybe I’ll add it to my list. I’m not a fan of the self-help books but both of these are still on my TBR … so maybe I’ll read them just to get it over with.

  • Reply Michael December 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Summerland was a good read. Hope you’re enjoying it!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Your love, and some others’, of RS Grey makes me wish I liked those kinds of books.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 11, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I need to try a RS Grey book with as much as I hear that you and Kristen love those books! Also way to go on kicking your book reading goal this year! That’s so awesome that you were able to read so much! And I still haven’t read When Dimple Met Rishi, but I love YA books and I know that I’d end up loving this one!

  • Reply Julie December 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Gotta look into those rs grey books, they look fun!

    Stopping by from the link up. Check out my blog:

  • Reply Olya @ The Siberian American December 11, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I need to read When Dimple met Rishi! I’m the same as you-can’t get it together for normal blogging, but I try to show up for book day!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I appreciate your review on Girl Wash your face. & I agree – its not as AMAZINGGG as people are saying, but yeah, I can see some good reminders of take aways.
    Dimple was cute, wasn’t it.

  • Reply Audrey December 12, 2018 at 8:52 am

    When Dimple Met Rishi is on my TBR list. Hotshot Doc is already purchased and waiting on my Kindle! I can’t wait to crack into it!!

  • Reply Megan December 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Girl Wash Your Face was one of my top books of 2018. There were many things that I didn’t really relate to, but she had so many good lines. I think it was a matter of reading it at EXACTLY the right time. I actually bought a hard copy after listening to a library audio version just so I could mark that bad boy (girl?) up. Several of my IRL friends have read it after my suggestion. My favorite quote was, “Don’t make yourself small so others feel comfortable.”

    But I agree about her boastfulness and the entire chapter about dating her husband and their relationship.. Meh. The entire time, I was like, don’t stay with him.. don’t stay with him… andddd she did. ugh.

  • Reply Danielle December 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Your blog is back! I haven’t been able to read it in forever. I sooo want to read Girl Wash Your Face and I don’t know why I haven’t yet.

  • Reply Carly December 14, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Yay on going waaay over on your reading goal for the year! I’ve been back and forth on adding Dimple to my list, but you just convinced me to finally add it!

  • Reply Alexandra Consolver December 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I loved Hotshot Doc. I was so nervous because I DID NOT like NSNG! ha. I also loved When Dimple Met Rishi! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.