What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading {July 2017}

Hello! One of my favorite posts each month is this little link-up. I love getting book recommendations and seeing what everyone is reading. This month I read three books, plus two different “teacher books”. Maybe you have read one or two or you might want to read one or two. Take a look…

Brittainy Cherry might be one of my new favorite writers and I read Silent Waters this month.


Here is what Amazon has to say…


Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.

I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.

I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.

Of moments.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I thought the characters were a little hard to relate to in this book, BUT just like in her other books, Brittainy has twists and turns that you don’t see coming. I LOVE her writing. I love that I get drawn into her books so quickly and can’t see some of the surprises coming. This is a great book!

The next book I read was Blind Item.


Blind Item by [Dickson, Kevin, Ketsoyan, Jack]

Here is what Amazon has to say…

No one knows her name, but now everyone wants to.

As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she’s rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story.

When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life. As the paparazzi begin the hunt for sexy star Seamus O’Riordan’s new mystery girl, Nicola’s best friend Billy has her back while he prowls parties for the latest scoop to sell to the tabloids. Her roommate Kara keeps tabs on things too—in between befriending a former child star and transforming herself from stylist to reality TV sensation.

As the scandals pile up behind them, their pasts will be exposed… And every secret can be sold.

Written by two Hollywood insiders, Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan, Blind Item’s jaw-dropping scandals are real, but the names are not. And they’ll never tell.

This is one of those trashy beach reads that gets you sucked in. I really liked this book and wondered who these celebrities were when reading. I would give this book 4 out of 5  stars, at the beginning the amount of characters was a little hard to keep track of, but they quickly fell into place. If you like celebrity gossip or news, this is a great book for you.

And my last and FAVORITE book of the month is November 9 by Colleen Hoover.


November 9: A Novel by [Hoover, Colleen]

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars and I enjoyed it just as much as “It Ends With Us”. That might be because I read that book several months ago, but this book made me feel all the feels. My stomach was turning and doing flip-flops through throughout. I wanted to shout, I cried, I loved every page. If you pick this book up, prepare to not put it down. You will fall in love with Fallon and Ben.

I have also been reading two other books for the next school year. Next year I want to implement pieces of “The Conscious Discipline” into my room. Have any of you teachers ever used this model? What are your thoughts? But also, the book “The First Days” is a great reminder and refresher of what we should be teaching in the first few weeks of school…procedures. I suggest these books to any teachers who are getting ready to head back to school.


Guy has been reading some fun books from the library from the new “How to…” series. His favorite so far is “How to Babysit a Grandma”….mom he is ready for you!!!! He has also read “How to Babysit a Grandpa”. These are great little books. He has also really liked reading “Frog and Toad” this month because he feels like he is reading a chapter book.

How to Babysit a Grandma by [Reagan, Jean]


Maddi has been busy reading Vanishing Act.

Vanishing Acts (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery Book 2) by [Margolis, Leslie]

What is on your “To Read” pile? What new authors have you found? If you could only read one author for the rest of your life, who would it be? Thanks for reading today!



Linking with…



Johannah from The Sirois Family
Whitney from Work it Mommy
Crystal from Hall around Texas 
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Whitney from Polka-Dotty Place
Heather from My Glittery Heart
Justine from Little Dove Blog

22 thoughts on “What I’m Reading {July 2017}

  1. I want to read November 9 so bad!!! So Heather has turned you into a smut reader LOL I love it and I love picking on her about her smut books!!! Maybe if I read one I would be hooked too…who knows! XOXOXO

  2. I am reading The Lucy Few by Heather Avis, it’s so good and I am almost done. Next up is the book version of the movie Lion. It sounds really good too! I read the Book Whisperer this summer for my license renewal class, it was interesting especially for a mom with a kid who is resistant to reading independently! xoxo ERIN

  3. I love Colleen Hoover’s books! November 9 is amazing. I’ve added The Silent Water to my list. Thanks for the recommendations! My 6 year olds really into Flat Stanley books right now. 🙂

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