Hello! Wow it has been a minute since I’ve been here. That was not on purpose but life gets busy and Summer gets even busier. I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of Summer. My Summer has been pretty good minus getting shingles and Lymes. Yeah, good times. I wanted to pop on and see how everyone’s reading challenges are going for the year? I have read 15 books so far. My goal is 25. I honestly wish I was a little further along but I didn’t read anything in May and possibly April. I am back in a reading mood thanks to BookTube (YouTube videos about books) and trying to broaden my book genres a bit. I just finished a middle grade book called The Brave and really enjoyed it! Do not discount middle grade and YA because you think they are just for kids or the stories will be too juvenile or silly. Not the case! This book was so beautiful and heartbreaking/heartwarming. I really loved it and am glad I was introduced to it by BookTube. If you’re in a book slump I highly recommend watching a few videos and get some recommendations and just get yourself into the reading mood. My recommendations so far this year would be The Brave for a heartwarming story, Crying in H Mart for a a great memoir, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue for a really great fantasy book and The Last Mrs.Parrish for a psychological thriller/suspense. I’ve read some other great ones (and some not so great ones) you can follow along on GoodReads to find the full list! What are you reading at the moment? What new releases are you excited for? For me it’s Ruth Ware and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest books! Can not wait to read them! I’m about to start two thrillers and will report back when I’m finished. Happy reading!