TBR

More Time to Read!

Well it’s Daylight Savings again folks!

(well, for most of us that is. I’m a bit jealous of you in Arizona and other states that don’t have to adhere to this ridiculous time changing. But I’m not bitter. Anyways…)

With this Daylight Savings comes longer days (YASSS) and you guessed it, more daylight to READ READ READ!

(wait, is that a bad thing? Should I be outside more? OUTDOOR READING. #FTW)

So. As this beautiful Spring weather approaches, what is your TBR?

I’m late in the game for March (wah, wah) but I’m not out! So here’s my current TBR…

#1- Finish the one I’m currently on. (Not super thrilled to be honest, not a great start…)

The Second Wife

#2: Start this HIGHLY talked about book:

NO EXIT

#3- If I have time (because my life just got so incredibly busy) I will try to get in two of my shorter books:

Am I Enough
S.M.I.L.E.

So. Have you read any of these and what did you think? I would LOOOOOVE to hear from you! Let me know what your TBR is and I’ll see if there’s any I can add to my list, too!

Take Care, Lovelies ❤

Book of the Month Club · Fantasy · Fiction

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance


author: Ruth Emmie Lang


I looked over at Weylyn, who was still leaning out the window, blinking heavily as rain ran into his eyes. A bitter smile crossed his face, as if he knew I was watching him; as if he were answering the question that was on the tip of my tongue: Did you do this?



It all started in Holbrook, Michigan (1968) when little baby Weylyn Grey made his way into the world. It was June 29th and with his first breath came a snow storm. In just a few minutes, six inches or more had fallen and the world was changed forever.


The child turned one eye on me, then opened the other like a backward wink. His irises were molten pools of solder that had not yet set, and for a moment I thought I could see a fire behind them, keeping them liquid.


Weylyn Grey was orphaned at a young age and raised by wolves. Through extraordinary circumstances, he meets the lovely Mary Penlore and unknowingly changes the course of their lives forever. Through many trials and many unexplainable storms later, he lives many lives and meets many people. He becomes the happy owner of a magical horned pig named Merlin. Together they stop tornadoes, hurricanes and occasionally a rainstorm or two (though you won’t ever find Weylyn taking credit).

Weylyn quickly realizes the dangers he brings upon those close to him and decides it best to seclude himself, to run back to the wolves. He tried to make the best of life, tried to love but when that love came crashing down in yet another (deadly) pile of snow, he vanishes. Anyone who knew him could tell you, reader, that you hope he reappears. You hope you do not have to go through life without a Weylyn Grey in the midst of it.


As he bent down and scratched her behind the ears like she was a harmless dog, I felt a sadness more acute than anything I’d ever felt before. Weylyn Grey didn’t belong in my world. He belonged in theirs, and there was nothing I could say to convince him otherwise.


Thank you Ruth Emmie Lang, for Weylyn.

Thank you for opening your mind and creating a character so real, so loveable as Weylyn that it breaks your heart knowing he’s not real.

I don’t know. I’m beginning to think maybe he is… somewhere.
He’s too incredible not to be. ♥️

If you have not yet picked up this book, you really really should.
It’s magical and you will never forget Weylyn or many of the others in this beautiful story.


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For Fun

Top 5 Fave of 2018

2019 Has begun as has my newest reading challenge!
(which I’m proud to say I’m actually ahead of schedule!)
Before I got too deep into the year, I wanted to go back through my books of 2018 to see what I had read and to share them with all of you!


I met some incredible people in these books. People that went through some hard times, not sure how they would survive. Some dealt with the loss of someone they loved, while some simply learned the value of friendship and that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit.


So here we have it.
Here are my top 5 faves and my 5 runner-ups.

Please find one you like and add it to your TBR stack this year.
You will not be disappointed.


Please note: these are listed in the order I read them,
not in the order to which I like them.
That was simply not possible LOL

(the date is when I finished reading them)

1- Love, Anthony (5-24-18)

2- Britt-Marie Was Here (6-29-18)

3- Beartown (7-7-18)

4- Girl Made of Stars (9-8-18)

5- Us Against You (Beartown #2) (10-13-18)



And the 5 runner-ups…

(again, in order of read)

1- The Ghost Writer (3-24-18) *first book read of 2018*

2- If you only Knew (3-28-18)

3- On Second Thought (4-10-18)

4- Every Note Played (6-11-18)

5- In Search of Us (8-11-18)


What were some of your favorites from 2018?
I’d love a good recommendation if you have one!

Well, thanks for taking the time to check out my faves. Some of these books will stay with me for a very, very long time. If you want to know my thoughts on any of these books, please feel free to ask or check out any reviews HERE.

Take Care, Lovelies! ❤

For Fun

My Year in Books (2018)

So since I started my blog this year, I didn’t get a chance to post about my books in 2018. Every year before, I would only read about 1-2 books tops. I know…

I KNOW…

I can’t believe it either. Can you imagine? A life…a world where you read practically nothing for a whole year. I would read one of Jodi Picoult’s newest books and that would be just about it.

So what suddenly made me switch gears?

I have no idea to be perfectly honest. I just suddenly went from 1 or 2 books a year to about 2-3 per month. I know this isn’t a lot for some (I mean, I know people who read 1-2 books every other day…what is THAT?! Do you even work? Just kidding of course you do.. what else pays for your #bookobsession?)

Anyways.. so now here I am.

If you would like to see the 34 books I read last year, click here and take a look!

Keep an eye out for my next post!

-My top 5 faves of last year and their runner-ups-

Take care, Lovelies ❤

ARC · Fiction · Giveaway · Women's Fiction

The Last Romantics


Author: Tara Conklin


5 – breathtaking- stars

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I was almost in tears when this book ended.

My heart was *shredded*. My chest ached. I yearned to go back in time, to resurrect these people, this family.

I made some friends tonight.
No, I became part of a family. A family named the Skinners…
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Noni. Renee. Caroline. Joe. Fiona.

A family torn apart by tragedy.
A mother collapses.
Children survive scathed but not broken.

CONTINUE TO: The Last Romantics (Review)
ARC · Giveaway · Teens & YA

A Danger to Herself and Others


Author: Alyssa Sheinmel

“What’s your name?” he asked.

I consider saying:
What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

I was sitting; he was standing. The clipboard was level with my forehead, and when he cocked his hip, the clipboard swayed dangerously close to my face. He smiled tightly. His teeth were yellow and crooked.

He said, “Don’t be difficult.”

Do you find Shakespeare difficult?

“What’s your name?” he repeated.

CONTINUE TO: A Danger to Herself and Others (Review)
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Hey all + Welcome!

My name is Sarah and I am The Nashville Wife!

I started reading books and posting them to my personal blog and realized I needed to give these beauties a home of their own. So now here we are – The Nashville Wife Reads!!

I’m on Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Twitter, you name it (lol)

Scroll down to the bottom of my page and click any of the above and it will guide you right to me! Hope to see you around!

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Let’s kick things off by telling me your absolute FAVORITE book of 2018!! (or your favorite so far for 2019)

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Mine?

I gotta say, for 2019 my top fave has to be Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance (by Ruth Emmie Lang). Have you read it?!?! It’s INCREDIBLE. You’ll love Weylyn forever and ever. ❤

Thanks, Lovelies!

ARC · Chik Lit · Giveaway

I Owe You One


Author: Sophie Kinsella


Fixie Farr lives within a dynamic family: Family First as the family motto goes.

Mum is as peaceful and loving as they come. She’s the supermom that you could only ever dream to become.

Dad was bigger than life before he passed away, leaving an empty hole and an empty chair at the dinner table. He was the man in charge in their family business (Farr’s) but when he passed, Mum worked her tail off to keep it thriving.

CONTINUE TO: I Owe You One (Review)