What I've Read Lately | Dream Big & Buy The Shoes

May 31, 2017

What I've Read Lately

I have been slacking and am 5 books behind schedule for my yearly reading schedule, but now that I haven't been falling asleep right after work every day I may get back on track.


I'm excited to get back in the groove today and share what I've been reading because book reviews are some of my favorite posts to write. I hope you find a book you can enjoy...and please share with me what you're reading, getting book ideas from my readers is the best!

The Charm Bracelet 4/5
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This book was recommended to me by a great friend who has impeccable taste in everything (Hi Raine!) so I immediately added it to my reading list when she told me about it. I fell in love with this book and the story about the 3 women in it: Lolly, Arden and Lauren. Arden and Lauren take off to visit their mother and grandmother Lolly and during their visit Lolly tells the story about all the charms on the charm bracelets they share. The stories and journey for each women bring the group together and remind us of the true meaning of family.
I adored the stories and the personalities of each of the women, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it took me awhile to get through it. While I really enjoyed the book, it was hard to get back to reading it day after day as the story didn't make me want to read it RIGHT NOW...if that makes sense.

Buttercream Bump Off  3.5/5

While I thought the grammar and story-telling in the first book of this series, the second one changed my mind a little. Of course I will always enjoy a story about cupcakes, so this book was definitely a good one for me. The grammar still wasn't perfect which definitely irritates me (who the heck are these publishers?)...but I liked the story. Melanie and Angie's bakery is preparing for Valentine's Day and in the midst of the craziness Mel's mother becomes a murder suspect after her one date with a well known man in town. It's a cute easy read...especially if you like cupcakes and baking.

The Secrets of My Life  5/5
caitlyn jenner book

Wow, what a book. I read this as soon as it came out, and finished it in just a few days. I was constantly anxious to find out more and read the next part of her story. It covers Bruce's childhood and his rise to stardom as an Olympian, to meeting Kris and the adventures with the Kardashians. You never know what is REALLY true, but from watching the show (yes I watch, I love reality TV) it seems like the tales of living with a house of famous women brought Bruce down and really let Caitlyn emerge and follow her heart. I have always enjoyed reading autobiography's and memoirs and Caitlyn's story did not disappoint.

Right now I have Into The Water on my iPad and have started that and STILL need to finish Find Your Extraordinary...my goal is to have a review on that next month and be done with it. We are going on vacation in the beginning of June so I have a feeling that I'll knock some books of my reading list.

Tell me...what's on your list? Have you read any of these books I mentioned?


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