Let’s just get past the formalities– it’s been a long time, like a reallllly long time! But, I am back! Maybe not multiple posts a week kinda back, but at least 1x a week. I miss blogging a ton, and I haven’t stopped reading at all! So I’m here today to share with you some of my FAVORITE books from the past four months! Spoiler: They’re four and five star reads, but all fantastic.
Hey all! I feel its been WAY too long since I did a Top Ten Tuesday Post! I am super excited about this audio based post though, and I am bringing you the top TWELVE audiobooks to make your work day go by super fast!
It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.
The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.
Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
WOW. It is the end of an absolutely amazing year! I can not BELIEVE how fast 2015 flew by! It was the year of truly great things happening for me, and my family and friends! I got engaged, and got Maggie! My best friend has a baby on the way! One of my closest friends that I met from BLOGGING also has a baby on the way! The good news kept coming, and I loved 2015 for that very reason! But it was ALSO a great year in books, in tech, and in food and fitness! I have carefully chosen some of my absolute favorites from the YEAR to showcase for you today! I hope you enjoy them!
AHOY mates! I am SO insanely excited about this joint gift guide with one of my best friends, Hannah! While Hannah and I are close, we have noticed we both LOVE very different things. So, we both took what we obsess over most, and created a gift guide for you guys based on those areas! Hannah will be covering fashion, decor, entertainment, etc. While I have fitness, food, tech, books and coffee! Basically, you can find something for everyone on your list this holiday season! So, let’s get to the goods, shall we?
This is a NEW sporadic feature here on The Casserole! We will highlight an author that I am for lack of a better word.. obsessed with, and talk about WHAT it is that makes this author so special! In addition, I will tell you about some of my favorite works from the author! And this time! We have a giveaway, too! For the first round of Author Obsession, we have…. the ONE AND ONLY:
Diane Chamberlain has been writing books for a long time, but she only came onto my radar a few years ago when a long time friend of mine mentioned The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes to me. I can’t lie, I actually STILL haven’t read this one, but I did purchase it! It wasn’t until 2 years ago when Carrie [one of my FAVORITE adult rec gals!] told me about Necessary Lies, that I discovered the greatness of Ms Chamberlain for myself! Since then I have even RE-read Necessary lies, and in addition I have completed five MORE Diane Chamberlain novels. Each one is so different from the other, yet has Diane’s trademark way with words, and amazing plot twists. I love Diane for contemporary with a kick.
SO, I was clearly seeking out SUMMERY reads this past month, and boy did I get them! Unfortunately, I didn’t love them all, but you can definitely toss any of these in your beach bag for a light[ish] summer read! So without further ado, as promised! Audio Roundup: The Beach Reads Edition. Soon you will be getting a thriller edition, too!