2019 was a rough year for me. I wanted to read 150 books, but ended up reading…. 144 books! I may squeeze in a poetry book today to make it an even 145 books though! I went through a lot of major changes in my life this year! I am not going to lie, it […]
Omg! I got book mail today. A big thank you to St. Martin’s Press and D.J. Palmer for this candle! The book is “The New Husband.” it sounds like a great book too! It is right up my alley! Check this tag line out…”the Perfect Husband. He checks all the boxes. The question is why?” It is […]
I have compiled a list of upcoming T.V. and movies that are based on novels. I am a sucker for reading a book literally right before I want to watch the T.V. show or movie. If I watch it before reading the book, I will never read it. So I like to be prepared and […]
So as the new year approaches, you may want to read books about your resolutions or just a book that is set during the holiday! Here are some reads for you! Novels set around New Year’s Eve: “This Time Next Year” by Sophie Cousens “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding “Rules of Civility” by Amor […]
I have an updated guide on my blog. http://booknerdalert.com/updated-celebrity-book-guide It looks better and is updated! I have attached a printable PDF that is your guide to Celebrity Book Clubs. I love recommendations on books! I especially enjoy a book club to follow every month! These book clubs in the last several years have become extremely […]
Here is a printable list of all 339 books for the reading list of “The Gilmore Girls” Reading challenge. You can download it here. It is a PDF! Everyone wants to read through Rory Gilmore’s books that she read during the show’s run! If you love classics, then you will love these books! Happy reading, […]
I want to take a moment and thank all my readers! Every day more and more people are stopping by my blog. Going into writing this blog, I did not think I would have so many readers! I am so blessed! Thank you all for just stopping by and sharing my love of reading and […]
OMG! Thanks to Celadron Books and Bookish First for a copy of my ARC “Saint X” by Alexis Schaitkin. I have been so excited to read this book! I have heard a lot of good things about it. I was also given a little book swag with the book! Happy reading, Book Nerds!
This series has not disappointed me yet. It is a quick and exciting read thus far. I enjoy the characters and plot of each novel. This novel revisits Gwen, her 2 children, and Sam as they try to live from her ex-husband’s horrible serial killer crimes. Gwen deals with a new “villain,” a person out […]
So I have been thinking about cool ways to motivate me and others to read. The theme that I am doing this year, will be through the decades. I have done this one in the past, and would like to share. I may do this theme in 2021. I have read either one or more […]
Review of “Days of Sugar and Spice” by Clément Loïc, Montel Anne (Illustrator) 4.5 stars This was a very quick read! But I enjoyed it a lot. About a girl with an estranged father who passes away and leaves her with his bakery. It is more about forgiveness. The story was great! I liked the […]
Have you not made your goal for the year? Are you rushing to finish novels to meet that goal? We all get this way at the end of the year. Something always happens in the middle of the year where we all get behind on our reading goals. But have no fear, here are some […]
I am giving this graphic novel a 5 star review. This was a great graphic novel. I had been trying to get my hands on this book for a while now. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed. This is a memoir completely done in conversations. What an unique way of writing! The […]
This was the December 2019 book club pick for Reese Witherspoon’s Club! Below is my review. I am rating this book a 3.5 star. Anna, the main character, is listening to a mystery podcast to discover that she “knew” someone that was the subject of the podcast. Anna, with the help of others, investigates the […]
My favorite novel: Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling “American Like Me” by America Ferrera “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid “The Nightengale” Kristen Hannah “The Great Alone” Kristen Hannah “This is How is Always is” by Laurie Frankel “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens […]
I am not going to mention all 140 books that I read this year. I am going to mention the top 5 in graphics, top in fiction, and then honorable mentions in fiction, then my least favorite. I am omitting some novels though from this list. You can follow me on Goodreads for all the […]
As this decade leaves, what was your favorite books? Most talked about? Buzzed about? Here are notable reads from the last decade (2010-2019). These are not in any order. *** Some of these books, I have yet to read *** “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt “Americanah” by Chimamanda NGozi Adichie “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead […]
True crime novels focus on exactly that true crimes. They are typically non-fiction. Truman Capote is credited to be the 1st author to take a true crime (murder of a family in Kansas) and turn it into a novel. I have always been fascinated with true crime podcasts and TV shows/movies. I recently read “In […]
Everyone has watched a Rom-Com once in their life! From Pretty Woman to Hitch. People either admit they love Rom-Com novels or secretly hide their love of them (guilty pleasure). Rom-Com novels are typically a fast and easy read for me. But I have a soft spot in my heart for a good romantic comedy […]
Thanks to Netgalley, Thomas & Mercer, and Rachel Caine for the ARC of “Bitter Falls.” I am currently reading #3 in the Stillhouse Lake series. I cannot wait to continue the series. Thanks again, Netgalley!
I am giving this book a 3.5 star review for the novel “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. I loved the biographies of all the “Gutsy” women in this book. The history was fascinating. I even found myself reading some of them over again. […]
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Ebook? Kindle? Physical book? Phone? Audio books? Quiet place? In bed? Waiting in line at the Doctor’s office? While the kids are asleep? On the beach? Or on the couch? There are so many places to read and enjoy the written word. That is why I just love reading! I read on my phone, Kindle, […]
As a reader, I get this question a lot- Libby or Overdrive? Well, I use both but in different ways. Libby is basically an app that was released by Overdrive. The differences between the two are minimal. It is more about the reading experience. It is basically a different way to access the same content […]
I love the month of December as a book reader. It is that time of the year, where I can reflect on every book that I read for the last year and figure out the books to read when starting the new year! I also always hit my goals how the amount of books sometime […]
An updated complete list of Read with Jenna’s book club is listed below.
I am rating this novel a 2.5 stars. This story is about a woman who suffers from chronic pain due to Fibromyalgia. After years of living in pain and not having fun, she strikes a deal with a man that she does not like to do a sort of bucket list in exchange for her […]
I rated this book a 2.5 stars, which after reading the reviews of this book is an unpopular opinion of this novel. The story is basically about a marriage that is falling apart (due to a stupid reason IMO). Gavin (husband) begins to woo her back with a little help with a new book club. […]
With one more month to spare, I finished my goal of 130 books for 2020. I wanted to aim for 150 books. Life happened though. I started a new job in September 2019, which reduced my reading time. Overall, this year was excellent though. I hit my goal, and am proud of myself for what […]
Thanks for this ARC, Edelweiss, Berkley, and Virginia Kantra! I enjoyed this book a lot! I give this book a 4.5 star rating. This novel was delightful. This is a “feel good” novel about sisters with a little mix of love in between. It is loosely based on the novel “Little Women.” As the title […]