Read Along With Me: Book Roundup


Here's a list of some of the books I've read over the past year or so! There are quite a few, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready to beef up your reading list!

I'll put all of the books into two categories:  Books I Recommend and Books I Do NOT Recommend. You can click on the arrows on either end of each strip of photos to scroll through all of the books. I'll link to each book as well, so all you have to do is click on the picture of the book and you will be taken to the Amazon page where you can read what it's about and purchase it. Here we go!

Books I Recommend

Books I Do NOT Recommend

What are some books that you recommend?? Please share - I'm always looking for new books! As you can see, I am super into the thriller genre at the moment!

I'll do another one of these book roundups in a few months. I have a huge stack of books that I am getting to that all sound sooo good and I can't wait to share them all with you!

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Read Along With Me: Spring Reading List

Spring is here...hooray! I don't know about you, but I got SO MUCH reading done this winter!  Which was such a nice surprise since I was expecting to not be able to read much what with having a baby now...but my reading has not been compromised and I have read some GREAT books so far this year!

Here is my Spring Book List - books that I am planning on reading this season.

Comment below and let me know what you will be reading this Spring!

1. Behind Closed Doors (Get the book here)

2. Idaho (Get the book here)

3. Voyager (Get the book here)

4. The Last Anniversary (Get the book here)

5. You Are A Badass (Get the book here)

6. Honolulu (Get the book here)

8. The Girl Before (Get the book here)

9. Unveiled (Get the book here)

10. It Ends With Us (Get the book here)

Happy reading, and HAPPY SPRING!!

Read Along With Me: Winter Reading List

This year, I'm doing my book club a bit differently. Instead of posting one book for us all to read and then discuss each month, I'll be doing one post per season. I'll be giving you a list of some of the books that I'm planning on reading each season. That way you can read along with me and pick and choose which books appeal to you! Also, if you're anything like me, one book suggestion each month is just not nearly enough.

I'll be suggesting 10 books per season, so you'll be set for lots and lots of literary goodness!

So, let's get right into it, shall we? Here are the ten books that I am planning on reading this Winter:

 1. A Man Called Ove, By Fredrik Backman (I'm currently reading this one and I am loving it!!)

6. The Chemist, By Stephenie Meyer

10. Career Of Evil, By Robert Galbraith

Let me know what you think of this new Read Along With Me format! And be sure to share any other good books that you've read lately - I love recommendations!!

Happy Reading!!

Read Along With Me: December's Book Club Book + What's To Come In 2017!

2016 is QUICKLY coming to an end...crazy! It's been so fun having you read along with me this year! To close out the year, we will be reading 'Wild and Free' by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan.

Here's a little blurb from Amazon about this book:

Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. With fresh biblical insight tracing all the way back to Eve and a treasury of practical application, Jess and Hayley reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus.

Because you don’t have to be everything to everyone. You don’t have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. And you certainly don’t have to quiet the voice that God gave you when he created you to sing. Wild and Free will help you shake off the lies of insecurity in your life, and step forward to maximize your God-given influence for his glory and the world’s good.

Join me in reading this book and be sure to head back to this post when you've finished it to comment with your thoughts!

So, what's the plan for 2017?

Well, I'm going to do things a bit differently. I'll be posting a Reading List each season...four total. Each reading list will contain a list of several books that I plan to read that season. That way you can see what I'm reading (and what I'm going to be reading) over the next few months.

The first reading list will be my Winter Reading List and it will be posted in January, so check back for that!

Thanks for reading along, and let's keep the discussions going! i love discussing good books with good people! :)

Happy reading, friends!

Read Along With Me: November's Book!

Alexandra Fuller is without a doubt one of my very favorite authors. You may know her as the author of the book 'Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight' and 'Scribbling the Cat', as well as 'Leaving Before the Rains Come'. She writes about her childhood and upbringing in Africa, and I find her books hard to put down.

For November, we'll be reading another of her books: 'Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness'. This book is about Fuller's parents and their lives in the wild of Africa. It sounds amazing, intriguing, funny, and raw, and I am so giddy to get into it.

Comment below to let me know if you'll be reading along with me this month!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: October's Book!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween! I don't know what it is about it, but I love it. I love all the decorations and the eeriness and the pumpkins...everything! So, for October's book I thought we'd try something a bit spooky! 'In the Woods' by Tana French sounds like it will be just the right dose of creepy goodness to see us through the month!

Here's a quick description of the book:

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.Richly atmospheric and stunning in its complexity, In the Woods is utterly convincing and surprising to the end.

Let me know in the comments below if you'll be reading along with me! And be sure to comment below with your thoughts when you've finished the book!

Happy reading!

xo, Anna


Read Along With Me: September's Book!

Who else is ready for Fall?? Pumpkin Spice, colorful leaves, crisp air... Fall is my favorite season, without a doubt! It's also the perfect season to curl up by the fire with a good book. This month, we'll be reading 'The Dollhouse' by Fiona Davis. Here's a quick little teaser:

Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950's a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past.

I can't wait to dive into this one! Will you be reading along with me?? Let me know in the comments below! :) Then, once you've finished reading it, come back here and comment below with your thoughts!

Happy reading!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: August's Book Club Book!

Happy August, everyone! I'm sorry I'm late getting this month's book posted...I've been so busy with my new baby! :)

This month, we'll be reading and discussing 'The Hypnotist's Love Story' by one of my FAVORITE authors: Liane Moriarty. So go ahead and pick yourself up a copy and let's get ready for a great story! Be sure to come back to this post (I will leave a link to it on the homepage) and leave a comment with your thoughts once you've finished reading the book!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: July's Book Club Book!

How did you all enjoy 'Pretty Happy' by Kate Hudson?? Be sure to head over to last month's Read Along post and comment with your thoughts!

During the month of July, we'll be reading 'The Girls' by Emma Cline! I'm REALLY looking forward to this one! It's gotten such rave reviews so far and it sounds pretty intriguing! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts as we work our way through this book! Be sure to comment below as you finish or as you have new insight to share!

Happy reading!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: June's Book!

Sorry that the book club book announcement is late this month! I'm excited about this one! We'll be reading "Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways To Love Your Body" by Kate Hudson. This should be a good one and I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts after we've finished it!

Remember to come back to this post once you've finished the book and share your thoughts in the comments below! 

Happy reading!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: May's Book!

Happy May! How amazing was April’s book, ‘Big Magic’? Head on over to last month’s Read Along post and share your thoughts on April’s book in the comments! Let’s get a great discussion going! 'Big Magic' has some great ideas in it and I’d LOVE to hear your opinions! 

May’s book is one I’ve been wanting to read for a long time! It comes very very highly recommended, and I’m excited to dive in and discuss it with you all! In May, we will be reading ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. Ready? Set… read! 

Be sure to come back here once you’ve finished the book and post your thoughts in the comments! Remember, there are some fun prizes coming for the most active participants in the book club discussions, so comment, respond, and share away!

xo, Anna

Read Along With Me: April's Book!

Spring has sprung! Who is ready to kick off April with a great book? This month, we will be reading 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert. Are you ready to be INSPIRED?? This book will spark your creativity and leave you feeling motivated and ready to unleash your potential! I can't wait to discuss this book with you all in the comments below! 

Be sure to head on back to the last Read Along post for March's book and leave your thoughts, questions, and ideas regarding 'In A Dark, Dark Wood' in the comments! Let's get a good discussion going! Remember, there are prizes on the line and the more you comment on these book club posts with your input, the better your chances of winning! :)

Happy reading!

xo, Anna