Review | The God Game by Danny Tobey

Hello, fellow readers! Part of my 2020 reading goals is to stay on top on my ARCs. I am about a week late reviewing this title, but I am pleased that I still read it in the month of release! Another 2020 reading goal is to read more “big books.” The God Game has about 450 pages, which I am counting as a big book. I don’t usually read books with more than 300-350 pages!

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Review | Recursion by Blake Crouch

Hello, fellow readers! I finished my first book of 2020, and it was definitely a memorable one! I am so glad I finally picked up Recursion by Blake Crouch. I picked this as my Book of the Month pick in June 2019, and then I put it to the side, waiting for the “right time” to read.

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Review | The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen (DNF)

I am cheating with this review a bit by having it on Thriller Thursday. There is a mystery in the book, however, it is not what I would call “thrilling.” I hate that I DNF’d this one, but it did not capture my attention. I appreciate Tor Books and Netgalley for sending me an advance copy of this book for my honest review.

**Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, I do post the entire plot synopsis before my review. However, I will always recommend for Thriller Thursday reviews that you skip the plot synopsis. Thrillers are better when you go in knowing little to nothing about the plot. Happy reading!

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Review | The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

I finally signed up for Book of the Month (BOTM) in August. I was actually very disappointed in the selection compared to July, but I am doing a three month comparison of BOTM and Page 1 book subscriptions, so I wanted a book from both for my comparison. Several lovely bookstagram ladies recommended The Dinner List, and I rolled with it because of Audrey Hepburn.

BOTM is a subscription service where you pay $14.99/month and get to choose your book at the beginning of the month. Additional books are only $9.99 and sometimes, apparently, you have the option of choosing a book that is not released yet, as was the case with The Dinner List.

Page 1 is a subscription service that chooses a book for you based on your interests. You can choose from several types of subscriptions (classics, fiction, mystery, etc). You have to sign up for the subscription in 3-, 6-, or 12- month subscriptions, but I promise you will LOVE it! If Page 1 sends you a book that you have already read or own, they will send you another book at no cost AND you get to keep the book they sent you so you can pass it on to someone or donate it! And that is my favorite part of Page 1.

I have a referral link for BOTM here and a code at Page 1 (enter RAW10 at checkout to save some $$). If you have questions about either service, please drop me a comment down below!

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Review | The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Hello, readers! After two weeks of back to school stress, I finally finished The Broken Girls. And I have to say, it did not live up to the hype for me. I do wish I had waited to read it during fall/Halloween, but I still don’t think that would have made me love the book.

**Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, I do post the entire plot synopsis before my review. However, I will always recommend for Thriller Thursday reviews that you skip the plot synopsis. Thrillers are better when you go in knowing little to nothing about the plot. Happy reading!

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Review | Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Spoilers!)

Hello, readers! As soon as I finished P.S. I Still Love You, I picked up Always and Forever, Lara Jean. The end of P.S. wrapped everything up nicely, but I am SO glad Jenny Han decided to make this a trilogy so we could get this last book. It is definitely in my top 10 reads for this year.

**Obviously spoiler alerts ahead if you have not read the first books in the series.

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Review | P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (Spoilers!)

Hello, readers! At the end of July, I finally decided to dive back in to the world of Lara Jean Song Covey. I can’t express how much I love these books! I talk about them every chance I get. I immediately started the last book and finished it in a couple of days. I almost did a joint review post for them, but I did not love P.S. I Still Love You as much, so I wanted to review them separately.

**Obviously spoiler alerts ahead if you have not read the first book in the series.

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Review | Bad Blood by E.A. Owen

Hello, readers! I was sent an ebook copy of Bad Blood by E.A. Owen last month. This is my first review where an author reached out to me, and I am so appreciative that the author reached out to me! I always add the disclaimer to avoid the plot synopsis for thriller books. I think the plot synopsis for this book gives away way too much of the beginning of the book, so I am encouraging you to skip it altogether.

**Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, I do post the entire plot synopsis before my review. However, I will always recommend for Thriller Thursday reviews that you skip the plot synopsis. Thrillers are better when you go in knowing little to nothing about the plot. Happy reading!

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Review | The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Hello, readers! I read back-to-back Ruth Ware books in July, which inevitably led to a reading slump! But I thought The Death of Mrs. Westaway was the author’s strongest book so far, followed by The Lying Game, which I also read in July.

**Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, I do post the entire plot synopsis before my review. However, I will always recommend for Thriller Thursday reviews that you skip the plot synopsis. Thrillers are better when you go in knowing little to nothing about the plot. Happy reading!

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Review | 9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno

Hello, readers! Earlier this month, I checked out several audiobooks from the hoopla app through my library. I only have five borrow credits each month, so I usually get audiobooks. I realized after our trip that I never read this book and it was scheduled to return at the end of the month. I decided to start it at the gym on a whim. I need to read more by Katie Cotugno now!

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