I read some really good ones this month, so let’s jump in! Linking up with Steph and Jana.

The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Whisper Network

Straight away, this book starts off with characters I could relate to. There are many women in the book who are having to play along with the boys club mentality at work. They have to think before they speak to drop the “likes” and square their shoulders to seem more confident. They are trying to balance their careers with their time they spend with their children. The main women aren’t always the most likable, but that didn’t take away from the book. They are more realistic I suppose.

I really liked the structure of the book. It started out with “If only you had listened to us, none of this would have happened.” The book moves between when it all started, interviews with witnesses and suspects,
deposition transcripts, etc.

Bottom Line: Read it! This sort of reminds me of Big Little Lies.

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

When Life Gives You Lululemons (The Devil Wears Prada, #3)

I didn’t know this was in the same series as Devil Wears Prada until I saw the top of the cover before I started. I felt like Emily was a strong enough character to have her own book, so that was exciting! I really enjoyed this one. Sort of a novel about second chances for all three of our leading characters. I enjoyed each of the three leading ladies, and was very interested to keep reading to find out how it would all go down.

Bottom Line: Read it! This is a great Chic Lit palette cleanser, and you don’t have to read any of the books in the series to enjoy this one, could definitely be a stand alone.

Midnight Clear by Mary Kay Andrews (Callahan Garrity Mystery #7)

Midnight Clear (Callahan Garrity Mystery, #7)

I am still really enjoying this series. To refresh, it follows an ex-cop turned owner of a cleaning business (House Mouse) who does a little PI work on the side. In this book, we meet her younger brother, Brian, who shows up after ten years of not hearing from him. He has a three year old daughter, and his wife turns up murdered shortly after his arrival.

Bottom Line: A very good “cozy mystery” series, definitely one you should check out if you are in to that sort of thing. There is only one more book to go for me, I hope that she continues to write more!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)

This book was so cute! I absolutely loved Stella and Michael. I laughed and smiled and just really enjoyed this entire book. Stella has Asperger’s, and it really added a unique spin to the book. It was deeper than your normal romcom and addressed issues around not wanting to be labeled a certain way. We saw Stella working through her anxiety and issues due to Asperger’s. And Michael had his own issues he was trying to overcome as well. I was really sad when this book ended, I miss the characters.

Bottom Line: Read it! Probably my favorite romcom read of the year so far.

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1)

I have had this forever, and was so excited to read it after hearing Kristen and Heather gush about it. I absolutely loved Duane, he may be one of my favorite lead male characters. I had a hard time relating to Jessica because she has wanderlust and I do not. At all. I love to have somewhere to call home and feel settled. I am a homebody. I enjoyed the canter back and forth, and LOL’d several times throughout the book. Really, all the Winston brothers were fabulous. I cant wait to read the rest of the series.

Bottom Line: If romance is your thing, read it!!!IB

Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews


Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Mary Kay Andrews. (As shown from the series above!) She is usually a solid read for me. I don’t know what it was about this one though, I just didn’t care for it. In fact, I quit about a quarter of the way in. It was just dumb, I didn’t like any of the characters.

Bottom Line: Pass

How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan

How to Keep a Secret

This book is all about secrets, and the fallout when they are revealed. It follows three generations of women from the same family. We get to hear from each of the four perspectives, which I really liked. It was easy enough to follow along with the shift from each character, and I felt like you got to know them better. Each had their own secrets and issues they were dealing with. I liked how the secrets were revealed one at a time, it kept you wanting to know more then entire book.

Bottom Line: You have secrets, family drama, teen angst, infertility, tragedy, love. You get it all! Read it!

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  • Reply Anthea November 12, 2019 at 6:23 am

    The Whisper Network sounds good!
    I’m so glad that Emily in Devil wears Prada has her own book. I thought she was brilliant in the first two and I liked her in the movie! Going onto my TBR list now!

  • Reply Jill K November 12, 2019 at 6:55 am

    The Whisper Network Sounds great!

  • Reply Sarita November 12, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I read the lululemons one and the kiss quotient and loved them both!

  • Reply Kay R.D. November 12, 2019 at 8:39 am

    The kiss quoteint was super cute. I prob didnt love it as much as everyone else but it was still a cute book.

  • Reply laura November 12, 2019 at 8:49 am

    STILL on the waiting list for Whisper Network – maybe soon. Adding Truth or Beard – looks so cute! (even though I’m not a giant fan of series!)

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I want to read The Kiss Quotient!

  • Reply Heather November 12, 2019 at 9:29 am

    OMG I’m so glad you loved Truth or Beard!!! I hope you like the others too!! I binged the first 4 on ebook/audio in the last week and the audio is on hoopla – they are very well done and nice southern accents/ dual narration. So good. Have you read the Knitting in the City books?
    The Whisper Network sounds good too! Curious about your thoughts on the new R.S. Grey!!

  • Reply Michael November 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I really like Mary Kay Andrews so I’ll be adding Midnight Clear to my TBR! Plus, the cover is cute!

  • Reply SMD November 12, 2019 at 10:55 am

    I’ve read a lot of generational novels over the past year centering on women in the same family spanning three to four generations and I really like that as the backbone of a book.

  • Reply kristen November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The Whisper Network sounds very intriguing!
    so so so so happy about the kiss quotient and truth or beard 🙂 the 3rd is my next favourite in the series.
    can’t wait for your thoughts on the new RS Grey…. I have skipped her last couple.

  • Reply Missy@MyShittyKitchen November 12, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Loved When life gives you lululemons. I need to check out kiss quotient and how to keep a secret. I have been so bad about reading, need to step it up!

  • Reply Julie November 12, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Adding the Whisper network to my list. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Reply Monica November 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I. loved The Kiss Quotient and When Life Gives you Lululemons they were definitely great palette cleansers!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag November 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Ooh Whisper Network sounds awesome, and I love books that use unique ways to tell stories like interviews, etc. It looks like you had a pretty great reading month, so yay!


  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Glad to know the Lululemon book can be read on its own & not with The Devil wears Prada – which I saw, never read

  • Reply Kasey Holloway November 12, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    The Whisper Network sounds so interesting! Also, I think I may have to pick up that Mary Kay Andrews Series! I love cozy mysteries!

  • Reply Dara November 12, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I read How To Keep A Secret awhile back and really liked it. Sarah Morgan is one of my must read authors!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Me: I need to stop adding books to my TBR so I can get through some of them
    Nadine: Let me tell you all about Whisper Network…

  • Reply Mother of 3 November 12, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    It does sound like you read a lot of great books this month!… I just added most of these to my list. Pinned.

  • Reply Audrey November 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    You had so many good ones this month! Whisper Network sounds really good. Definitely checking that one out!

  • Reply Danielle Butler November 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    You totally reminded me that I still haven’t read When Life Gives you Lululemons!!!

  • Reply Dani November 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I have never read anything by Mary Kay Andrews, Sarah Morgan, or R.S. Grey but I have copies of physical books from each of them on my bookshelf! I even met Sarah Morgan and got her autograph, so I should probably read that one first! I think it’s called Holiday in the Hamptons. I loved Big Little Lies, so adding the Whisper Network to my TBR on your rec- thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kristin November 14, 2019 at 6:37 am

    The Kiss Quotient is on my TBR but i worry because i have a terrible track records with rom-coms. Meaning, I made it through like 2 R.S. Grey books lol.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm November 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I loved The Kiss Quotient too. So, so good!

  • Reply Alexandra Consolver November 21, 2019 at 10:46 am

    AH I LOVE THE KISS QUOTIENT. I enjoyed The Bride Test too, though it has a more serious and slow burn vibe to it. I enjoyed both, but am really excited for the next book because Quan is my fave! I really really like Sarah Morgan. I’ve had a few of her books via Netgalley and am loving them! I’ll have to check out this one! 🙂 Good to know on The Whisper Network. I have a copy but have not read it yet. 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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  • Reply Kate November 22, 2019 at 11:46 am

    You won me over with an Emily spinoff from The Devil Wears Prada. Officially added to my list <3

  • Reply Danielle November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I am adding Whisper Network to my list right now. I also have Lululemons on my wish list too.

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