I'm back to tell you about some of my favorite reads from this past month! It's always nice when I realize I had a varied stretch of reading. Sometimes I get caught up in a series and realize weeks have gone by without me sampling from multiple authors. Not that I mind those jaunts into a talented writer's backlist, but it makes the recommending game a bit more difficult. No issue with that this time around! Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir One of the best things about YA no
I feel like such a traitor for asking that question! I'm a summer baby! Aren't I ...? For some reason, this year I'm craving cooler weather and all the fantastic goodies that come with the change of season. To name a few of my favorites ... I'm obsessed with sweaters. And flannel. I want them soft as kittens' fur and loose enough that I can tuck my hands inside the sleeves or pull the collars up over my nose when it gets cold. Some might call my fall style frumpy lumberjack .
I just got back from the beach! Lot's of swimming, laying around in the sun, and best of all ... NONSTOP READING!!! This is going to be a good segment of Lauren's Library. Delicious romance and even a dash of nonfiction at the end! A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert This small town romance had me swooning at every turn. Geeky, prickly, secretly sweet heroine had a sexy, dinner-cooking, metal-working hero worshipping her the entire book. If you like reading about nasty gossips b
Guess what?!?! You Only Need One is in Kindle Unlimited for a limited time! If you're a KU reader and you like ... -Friends to lovers -New adult -College romance -Almond croissants -Guys with tattoos -Girls who take no shit ... then you NEED to check this book out! Read it now! Best, Lauren #books #romance #yono
Sometimes, I feel like Sunday has a giant countdown clock hanging over it, ticking away the minutes until Monday arrives. My brain starts to think about waking up early the next day and scheduling meetings and preparing for classes and working on projects and ... BLEH! My weekend isn't even over, and I'm already shifting into work mode. Fear not! I've come up with the perfect remedy: rom coms. You heard me right! I am curing this anxiety-inducing mindset by devoting my Sunday
The weather was supposed to be getting warm by now, but out here in Colorado we're still battling snow! Oh well. If I'm stuck inside, that just means more times for reading. Here's a few of my favorites from May! Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon This book is the second installment in a crazy, ridiculous, sexy-as-hell-if-hell-froze-over-because-we're-stuck-on-an-ice-planet alien romance! I fell down the rabbit hole with this series and have not bothered trying to climb back out.
I'm going to be honest; this past month I had something super shitty happen. My grandmother passed away. I knew she was sick, but when my mom called to tell me how fast she was declining, I scrambled to get a cross-country flight as soon as possible. I won't weigh this post down with anymore of the sad details, but I wanted to share this because these following books (amongst a few others) were a huge help when it came to giving my brain and my heart a break. Some I read on t
Guess what? I’m breaking the rules! Lauren’s Library is supposed to be just 3 books I loved each month, but I can’t restrict myself this time. Not when March was such a fantastic reading month for me. So, I’m upping the rec’s to 4 and even that doesn’t cover all the beautiful stories I got to immerse myself in since the last LL blog post. At least this is a wonderful problem to have! Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins I was in the mood for an American historical, and this b
Bubble baths are great. Wine is a glorious elixir of happiness. Dark chocolate is equivalent to vitamins in my mind. There are so many things being suggested for "self-care," and I believe every single one is right. Maybe not right for everyone, but right for someone! So this week, I thought I'd offer up one of my self-care hacks ... What I surround myself with on a daily basis has an effect on my mood. This includes the music I listen to, the shows I watch, the books I read,
I read some good ones this month! Check them out ... An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole This story is full of spies and pulse racing tension. I found myself clutching the book tighter with each page I read, desperate for the characters find their happy ending even with all the world against them. Tears were shed multiple times, but I ended this book with a content, warm glow in my chest. Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder I'm surprised this book didn't catch on fire whi
If this is the first you're hearing about my FREE serial, here's the deal: I wrote an adorable novella titled Love, Lucifer, and the Library about two college students battling it out for the comfiest spot in the library. Sparks start to fly in more ways than one! PART 1 is available on my blog. PARTS 2-4 were released in my past few newsletters. Visit my newsletter archive to read them. And PART 5 is available here! Love, Lucifer, and the Library part 5 ... NATHAN Shorty sto
If you've read my recent blog posts then you know my life has been kind of crazy as of late. So, time for reading new books has been hard to find. But, I had an idea! A few weeks ago I handpicked three romance novels for a friend in a Secret Santa gift exchange. Her only stipulation: she LOVES the enemies to lovers trope. So, I thought I'd gift you all with the same books I gave to her. If you're a fan of enemies to lovers, try one of these out. Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shi
Does life sometimes get away from you? Not in the way that you stop living for a moment, but more like it crashes down on you in a swift avalanche. So many things are tumbling by, it's hard to get a firm grip. When you finally come up for breath and look back, you think, "Wow. I just lived a lot of life really fast." I am in the middle of that avalanche. It's a combination of travel, and holidays, and family, and moving, and new job ... Some moments I'm giddy with excitement,
What's this? Oh nothing, just a flipping adorable rom com about a take-no-prisoners chemical engineering major ready to battle it out with a snarky education major over the the most coveted study spot in the library! Can loathing turn into love? Read on to find out ... Love, Lucifer, and the Library is a FREE novella I'll be making available through my newsletter. Each month, I'll include the next part of the story (15 parts total). Do you love battles of epic(kind of) propor
It's another round of Lauren's Library! Want to discover a few of the titles I loved this month? I won't keep you in suspense any longer ... Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid I am a huge fan of Penny Reid's quirky intelligent characters, and this new release did not disappoint! Plus, the trope of a childhood friendship, where one is secretly pining after the other, is my catnip. This book checked so many boxes for me: bearded men, a woman with badass fighting skills, puppies, d