Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 17 of '17

Choosing my favorite books of the year is one of the hardest things ever! 
I decided to choose my favorite book of each month, 
giving me a Top 12, but it was impossible. 
I made a list and ended up with close to 40 books 
and had to painfully narrow it down to this list. 
Soooo many great books! 
Now presenting, my Top 17 of '17:


What were some of your favorite reads of 2017?

Swoon Worthy Spotlights

Welcome to Swoon Worthy Spotlights,
Swoon Worthy Spotlights features 1-3 of our favorite books that we have read during the month.
We will share the cover(s), our review(s)
and a link to each other's posts
so you can check out which books we have all chosen!

The books that made me swoon in December are:

What books made you swoon recently?

Be sure to check out some other choices from


Bookworm Nation

Happy Reading!!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

2018 Reading Challenge

It's that time of year to set goals! I love to set reading goals, as well as physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional goals. Are you a goal setter?

2018 Reading Challenge
A book with a title that makes you go hmm…: #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson
A book you own but have never read: PS I Like You by Kasie West
A book published in 2018: Falling for a Cowboy by Karen Rock
Reread a favorite book from 2017: Saving Shadow by Laura Beers
Reread a favorite book from 2016: Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobsen
Reread a favorite book from 2015: Professional Boundaries by Jennifer Peel
A book based on its cover: Pimpernel: Royal Ball by Sheralyn Pratt
A book by an author’s pen name: Hello Again by Heather Tullis
A book with an ocean on the cover: How I Met Your Brother by Janette Rallison
A book with over 300 pages: I’ll Be Yours by Jenny B. Jones
A book that has been on your TBR list forever: Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines
A book with one of the four seasons in the title: Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson
A book without people on the cover: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
A book that was made into a movie: The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
A book with magic or angels: An Unexpected Angel by Janet Halling

Friday, December 29, 2017

It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison {Review}

It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Rally Point Press (first published October 3rd 2006)
If they gave out diplomas for what you learn at the mall, Charlotte could graduate with honors. Ever since she got a job as a perfume spritzer, she's become an expert on all things shopping related―oh, and she's getting really good at spying on her classmates who hang out there. What she hasn't mastered is the art of convincing her best friend Brianna to dump her boyfriend Bryant. After Charlotte caught him flirting with a mysterious, blond-haired stick figure, she knows he's up to no good. Worse still, now Brianna is taking his side. Charlotte must prove who is right, once and for all, and that means catching Bryant in the act. This is where her mall roaming skills will come in handy. Perfume anyone?  
My Review: 4 Stars

I read this one years ago and loved it just as much then as I did this time around. Rallison has a great snarky teen voice that really makes the characters come alive and keeps the reader laughing.

Not all smart girls Charlotte works in the mall and is determined to prove to her best friend that her boyfriend is a cheating slime ball. Charlotte can't get over how mean boys were in Jr High, which is a shame, but she's strong enough now to dish it right back out and take her flaws and awkwardness in stride.

The characters are great--especially Colton--and the situations are pretty funny. I love a story with a little conflict and growth amidst the fun and this one delivers. Such a fun, holiday story for the youngster in me.

Content: mild romance (talk of cheating); mild language

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