Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking Forward to 2016 @ Read Baby Read

Thank you, 2015, for being good to me. I had a wonderful year full of books, friends, and fitness. There were many things I accomplished that I am very proud of, and I was so much better about blogging this year than I was in 2014. I have a clear direction for my blog in 2016, and I wanted you all to be the first to know about great books! I read some great books this year, but I also ditched an equal number of books that just didn't do it for me. I've given myself permission to get rid of the things that don't use my precious time on this earth wisely. I am looking for the things (book, friendships, fitness) that sets my soul on fire in the New Year. I am thrilled with all of possibilities that await me in 2016 and I cannot wait to share some awesome books with you next year. I have to say my blog will be changing a little bit in 2016, and many of the books I share with you will be a "feature" versus full review formats. This is for a number of reasons, chiefly that I still maintain a full-time job and a part-time job teaching fitness. I am crazy-busy, but I love sharing my reading experiences and books I love from authors I adore. I think you will all be pleased, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the support all these years! Cheers to 2016!

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Happy New Year!
All the best,

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mystery/Thriller Books are the New Black

The cyclical "I cannot find anything to read" blues has hit the Simons' household in a bad way. A few times a year I'll rifle though my stack of galley's, read about 25 pages, and run off to do housework. HOUSEWORK! (in all caps) It's not that the book is awful, it's just that it came into my life at the wrong time. I'll usually give them a second chance, but if I'm speaking honestly, I don't often post about them because they just weren't right for me. So, to spice up your winter reading list, I'm throwing out some incredible Mystery/Thriller books that will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to turn those pages. They contain graphic content, so if that is not your thing, then you will want to scroll on past, my friends. I promise you that after reading one of these titles, you will be snuggled up cozy, and tight for a warm winter's nap, and also hoping that people in the real world are nothing like the characters in these books! Happy Winter Reading!

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
in a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

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Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter