My June Reads

Just under the wire, here are the books I read last month—and my honest thoughts about them. Happy reading! Colorfully yours, Haley Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid—4/5  Surf, sand, and siblings: the recipe for a very solid beach read. From the ‘80s to the present day, we learn about the famous Riva family’s secrets—and […]

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My May Reads

I’m fully aware that I owe you guys both my May and my June reads—sorry—but this one should occupy you for a while. So head to your local library or bookstore on the way to the beach and get reading! Colorfully yours, Haley Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson—4/5  In all honesty, I usually […]

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My April Reads

Me, late with a blog post? Shocking! This is definitely the overall highest-rated roundup I’ve posted so far, so get to the library ASAP, friends. Happy reading! Colorfully yours, Haley Oxygen by Carol Cassella—4/5 If you’re squeamish about medical topics, this one probably isn’t for you—but my curious brain ate it right up. It’s a […]

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My March Reads

A day late…but hopefully not a dollar short. Happy reading, friends! Colorfully yours, Haley We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange—3.5/5 I obviously had no choice but to read this. Not only do I share a last name with the characters, but my dad has always said the phrase “We are the Brennans” when he […]

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My January Reads

Do I talk too much about books? Probably. Am I going to keep doing it anyway? You betcha. Here are my reviews of the books I read this month: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig—3.75/5 You may have noticed that this was my first virtual book club pick of the year. As I discussed via […]

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Book Review: All the Missing Girls

all the missing girls

Ever since Gone Girl hit shelves years ago, it seems like every novel with a dark topic and a crazy plot twist has been likened to it. This bothered me so much. The books I did read that were compared to Gone Girl were, in fact, nothing like it at all. I felt like reviewers were just blanketing a […]

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Book Review: A Small Indiscretion

If you follow me on Instagram (if not, why don’t you?!) then you probably saw my post about “Blind Date with a Book” a while back. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Blind Date with a Book is a new phenomenon in which you purchase a book that is covered with brown paper. There […]

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Book Review: Rules of Civility

rules of civility

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (how cool is the author’s name, btw?!) was the last book I hunted down at the library before my “Books to Read” list disappeared into thin air. Or thin cyberspace, I guess. I suppose that’s what I get for keeping several years-worth of book titles in a note on my iPhone. […]

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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Over. The. Top. That’s the best way to describe Kevin Kwan’s novel, Crazy Rich Asians. When I brought this one home from the library, the title was met by raised eyebrows from my family members. And no, the title is not some cutesy inside joke you’ll get once you read the book – it’s pretty […]

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Book Review: Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper…by Hilary Liftin. That’s a mouthful, huh? Upon further inspection you’ll realize that Lizzie Pepper is a fictional movie star, but the novel is written as a faux tell-all by the character. The cover jokes that the novel is “ghostwritten” by Liftin, but she is truly the only author. I started […]

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