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It’s all about the books today!!! Linking up with Steph and Jana. While I am no where near on my reading game that I was so good at last year,  I am starting to build up a little steam. I always love reading everyone’s post and adding things to my list. Each and every month there are several more books that I realize I cant live without reading at some point!

Forever, Interupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted

I really loved One True Loves and immediately added all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books to my TBR. This book jumped in time, starting with a tragedy, then going back in forth on the past and current situation which kept me interested. I love how TJR writes her characters. You really get to know them and start pulling for them, and this book was no different. Did I love it as much as One True Loves, no. But I am not discrediting the book, it was still a great read! I just felt like maybe I wanted a little more in the end.

Bottom Line: Give it a try!

Rating: 3.5/5

Giving it All (book 3 in The Naked Men series) by Christi Barth

Giving It All (Naked Men, #3)

I really enjoyed the first two books in The Naked Men series, and this one was just as enjoyable. I will say, I feel like the author has a formula for these books and they seem similar in situations. However, I do like how all the books sort of continue where the other left off and all the characters are in them all. Sometimes it is great to read a series that could be stand alone, but sometimes it is nice to keep going with the story line too.  You will remember that The Naked Men is a blog and podcast that group of guys does. This time we learn about Logan, and see as he meets his half sister and also reconnects with a girl from his past.

Bottom Line: This is a great series if you are into the chick lit bordering on romance type novels. You are promised a good love story at least!

Rating: 3/5

**I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

I don’t normally grab faith based books, but I saw this one for Zoe and thought it would be a great addition to her ever growing collection! What really grabbed my attention was that this book is supposed to show kids how their talents and personalities grow and develop and help them understand that they have a place in our world. I want Zoe to grow up knowing that she can be who she wants to be and will be loved regardless. I want her to grow up knowing that she can do whatever she sets her mind to. This book goes along with those goals.

I think that the illustrations and colors in the book were also wonderful. Zoe is only three months old now and may not get the meaning of the book yet…but the page sure did grab her attention!

Rating: 4/5

**I received a copy of When God Made You from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

Currently Reading:

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

After I Do

Because what is as good as a TV binge? An author binge!!!

What are you reading?

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  • Reply Laura March 14, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I saw When God Made You a lot on instagram this week and it looks so cute!

  • Reply texerinsydney March 14, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I’ve yet to read a TJR book, and Jana’s post just convinced me that I MUST read her new one.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky March 14, 2017 at 6:57 am

    haha i do author binges as well until i come across one of their books that just doesn’t meet my standards, then i abandon them. i’m currently reading THe Last Mile (David Baldacci) and it’s relaly good…i forgot how good he is.

  • Reply Heather March 14, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I binged TJR last year & After I Do was really enjoyable!! I hope you like it! There is a blogger I follow and her husband is the author of the children’s book you mentioned so I’ve seen it around a lot! It looks cute 🙂
    Forever Interrupted was probably my least favourite TJR but I still really enjoy the way she does her characters, as you mentioned. Her books are really uniquely written, in my opinion.

  • Reply Brittany Pines March 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Oooh, that kids book looks interesting. May have to grab that for the LO. I’ve recently started listening to the podcast “At Home with Sally” which is a podcast aimed for Christian moms…normally the kind of cheesy thing I’d avoid with a passion, but she talks a lot about paying attention to your children’s individual personalities and needs and strengths.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I LOVE TJ REID but sad to hear about the one book. I am currently reading an old Janet Ev. Book: Love in a Nutshell. Really sweet and a very different read from her. Have a great day!!

  • Reply Biana March 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

    haha I discovered TJR last year and promptly read all her books so I agree with a good author binge! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization, Actually March 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Is Zoe into books? Orion is still completely oblivious and I’ve been wondering when he’ll care that we’re reading (or talking!) to him. I didn’t even think about whether to start including kid books on my SUYB posts. Maybe only the notable ones, otherwise there’ll be too many.

  • Reply kristen March 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    forever interrupted is my least favourite of TJRs so far. i haven’t read after i do, though. you’ll have to let me know when you finish.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Obviously I support a TJR binge! Love, love her.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Ahh – I love Zoe’s little book. what a cute book.
    & had to laugh that there’s a series called The Naked Man series… yahhh babyyyy!! 😉

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native March 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I haven’t read a TJR book but I have every single one of her books on my TBR list! I need to grab one!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I liked After I Do – that was my first foray into TJR. I’ll probably read her others too, the only other one I’ve read is Evelyn Hugo.

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration March 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I really want to read a TJR book but my library weirdly only has one of her books. And one that didn’t appeal to me so I don’t want to start there, ya know. And I fully support an author binge. Been there, done that! 😀 What God Made You looks like a fabulous kids books. I’m going to bookmark for future gifts for young kids.

  • Reply Audrey March 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    That kid’s book looks adorable.
    You’re doing great in the reading department for having a little babe! We tackled almost the same number of books and I DON’T have a little human that depends on me. Ha!

  • Reply Olya @ The Siberian American March 14, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Aww, bummer you didn’t like Forever, Interrupted as much as One True Loves. I’m almost scared to read anything else by TJR because I liked One True Loves so much! Haha.

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve got Forever, Interrupted on my TBR!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I need to read a TJR book! I have one of her books from Netgalley, and I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, which is the case with most of my Netgalley books. And there’s nothing wrong with a little author binge! If the books are available you might as well read them!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    TJR is seriously a sweet author; I really need to find time to read her books! The picture book sounds really cute – I like the message of doing what you want, etc.

  • Reply Nancy West March 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Besides her soon-to-be released new book, Forever Interrupted is now the only TJR book that I haven’t read. I’ll have to read that one soon!

  • Reply Laura March 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Zoe’s book looks adorable and of course love the message of that book- I feel more kids need to be told that today’s. ALSO- I’m adding that author to my list for when I’m done with red rising.

  • Reply Carly March 15, 2017 at 9:26 am

    haha yesss to an author binge! When God Made You looks like the sweetest book– what a great message.

  • Reply Alexandra Consolver March 15, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I really want to read One True Loves. Good to know you enjoyed the other book too. 🙂 Author binges for the win. Though I am thoroughly stuck into the world of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix right now, and in a reading slump. : / Here from SUYB. Xo – Alexandra

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  • Reply Morgan March 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    “When God Made You” looks like a sweet book & it’s nice to see diverse children’s book characters. I have always loved reading and writing and I know it’s because my mom shared her love of reading by reading to us and taking us to the library often when we were little. Zoe’s a lucky girl : )

  • Reply Dani March 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve never read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid but After I Do has been on my TBR for a long time so I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it. Adding One True Loves! When God Made You sound like it has such a positive message and at least she liked the illustrations!

  • Reply Pam March 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    One True Loves is on my spring book tbr. Can’t wait to read it! Pam

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