Show Us Your Books Volume 3

show us your books linkup

Another month of working towards my 50 books in 2016, and another month of linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books. I had another busy month, and I couldn’t read nearly as many books as I would have liked to, but I would still call it a success. I’m hoping for some down time in August to dive into some of the other books on my list.

As always, if you have read any of these books, or have recommendations, let me know!

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Never Broken 4 out of 5 stars This book was very long, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if it were split up into two books, which I truly think it could have been. The book itself was pretty good though. I had no idea that Jewel had been through so much in her life, and it makes me understand her lyrics more. She has done a lot for herself and made a beautiful life that she is proud of. Jewel worked incredibly hard for what she has, and she absolutely deserves it. Some of her stories were absolutely heart wrenching, and others made me smile, especially the ones about finding herself. This book is a mix of inspiring and self-help.

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Standing For Socks 4 out of 5 stars I needed a quick and fun read for a plane ride, and this was perfect. I finished it in a few hours. While it was definitely young adult, the lessons within the book could be applied to many situations. I wouldn’t say I recommend this to the big reader, but it was fun.



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You’re Never Weird on the Internet. 3.5 out of 5 stars This book was quickly and cute. I had never heard of Felicia Day but her book was recommend to me via Goodreads, so I reserved it and went through it in a few days. It was a nice break to read about an independent, fun, quirky gal. The only reason my rating is lower is because it isn’t the typical kind of book I would read, and it got a little too nerdy for me at times.



Everybody Rise. I reserved this book through my library and it expired before I could finish it! I have it on hold again for whenever it is available. So far so good, it reminds me of Southern Charm.

What books have you read this month?

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  • Reply Megan

    I read Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry and it was such a fun easy beach read while on my mini vacas. It was recommended by the Skimmm and I loved it!

    July 11, 2016 at 7:36 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I will add that to my Goodreads list 🙂

      July 20, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Annie

    I feel like you always read the best celeb books! Which are my favorite so I’ll have to pick up the one by Jewel!

    July 11, 2016 at 9:52 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      The one by Jewel was very long, but very interesting, so try to stay involved. I do think you will appreciate it though.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    I love Jewel. I bought her book of poetry years and years ago, so I might have to read her autobiography. It’s so interesting that her life has been so challenging. I want to read this for sure.

    July 11, 2016 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I had no idea that Jewel has such a crazy backstory, it was a very interesting read. Although it was very long.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Jewel’s book sounds pretty interesting! Although a long read as you mentioned, I may check it out! I’m doing a review of a handful I’ve read lately in a few weeks 🙂

    July 11, 2016 at 10:02 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Jewel’s book may be one of the ones that you pick up every now and then read a little more, but I do think it is worth it. I am so fascinated by celebrities that really turn their lives into something beautiful.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:37 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I already have the Jewel book on my TBR list, but I think I’m going to add the Felicia Day one, since sometimes I need to be in touch with my nerdy side 😉

    July 11, 2016 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Felicia Day is so quirky, and she has cute stories.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    The Jewel book sounds so interesting! I remember falling in love with her songs when she first started singing. Everybody Rise sounds really interesting! I can’t wait to hear your final review of it!

    July 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Me too! I really wanted to read it for the nostalgia factor. I am still reading Everybody Rise, but I should be finished by my next update!

      July 20, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says

    I’m not a huge fan of celebrity memoirs but I do love Jewel’s backstory.

    The Felicia Day book is on my TBR but I feel like it’s not a priority

    July 12, 2016 at 9:23 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      That is how I felt about the Felicia Day book as well. It was finally the only book available to check out at my library, so I got it and then went through it fairly quickly.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    I think Jewel is quite interesting.

    July 12, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Kristen @ SYIAP

    oh, i really like Felicia Day, or at least what i know of her. that one is definitely on my list, i am not sure i am nerdy enough lol but i will give it a go. i didn’t know jewel wrote a book, i might have to check it out.

    July 12, 2016 at 11:14 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I didn’t know if I was nerdy enough, but it was a good book. A nice break from the drama of other books. Jewel’s book is good, but long, if you have time it is worth a read though.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply A Mindful Migration

    I love the cover of Jewel’s book. I didn’t realize she actually had a book out. I’ll have to check it out. She was on heavy rotation on my CD Player (yep, that long ago and I’m old) back in the day.

    July 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I didn’t either, until it was recommended by my library account. I remember those days as well!

      July 20, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Kathy@More Coffee Less Talky

    right now i’m on a WWII kick so all the light we cannot see, unbroken, the lucky child..all of those books are incredible.

    July 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you for the suggestions- I will put those on my reading list!

      July 20, 2016 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Christine Everyday

    If you liked Felicia Day’s book you should read Bossypants by Tina Fey!

    July 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I read Bossypants a few months ago, and then Yes! Please right after. I loved them both! Such awesome boss ladies doing great things.

      July 20, 2016 at 7:41 am

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