Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Ten years after being married, Sylvie and Dan are still incredibly happy together. They finish each other’s sentences, know what the other will order for dinner, and successfully parent their twin daughters.

After a standard checkup at the doctor reveals that they are both in excellent health and are expected to live 68 more years, they start to panic. They’ve always been happy in their marriage, but 68 more years is a long time to spend together. In an effort to keep their marriage interesting, they come up with project “surprise me”, where they’ll plan surprises for each other periodically to keep their relationship interesting.

What they don’t expect is the mishaps that arise and the secrets that are revealed. Dan is clearly hiding something from Sylvie, and she begins to question the very essence of their marriage. Sylvie is desperate to know: what is Dan hiding, and what does it mean for their future?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Recommended to my Mom

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and the theme this week is an open freebie related to Mother’s Day! I decided to feature 10 of the books I’ve recommended to my own mom!

In general, my mom reads a few different genres, but likes books that are upbeat, positive, and don’t have a ton of sexual content. Below are 10 books I’ve suggested she read!

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Wishlist Wednesday: February releases I’m excited about!

There are so many books I’m excited for that are being released in 2017, so I’m going to take after Sam at Clues and Reviews and share them each month!

Here are my most anticipated February releases!

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My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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Katie Brenner always dreamed of living the city life in London. After finishing school, she moves to London from the countryside farm where she grew up. She changed her style, her hair, her makeup, her accent, and even her name to fit in. Katie, now known as “Cat” seems to have it all, which is reiterated by her perfect Instagram feed. Or does she? In order to afford her life in London, she lives in a rundown apartment, eats bad cheap food, and can’t afford to go out to lunch with her friends. She’s able to keep up her fake appearances until she’s let go from her job unexpectedly. She heads back to her hometown “temporarily” to help her dad and stepmom start their Glamping business while she tries to get back on her feet. Things start to come crashing down when her old boss Demeter shows up at the glamping site…partly because her dad and stepmom don’t know she’s been fired, and partly because her boss doesn’t recognize her, which gives her the perfect opportunity to exact some revenge. Will Katie’s plan for revenge work, or will she find out that Demeter isn’t as bad as she thought? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

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