Show Us Your Books Volume 4

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show us your books linkup

I am 5 days early with this post, but it’s just the way the cookie crumbled for this month. It was another slow reading month for me, which makes me a bit sad because I was doing so well a few months ago. I just haven’t had the time for it, and I am hoping vacation over the next few weekends helps with that. I also partially blame my library because there are so many books on the hold list right now!  the nest show us your books linkup


The Nest 2 out of 5 stars I wanted so much more out of this book. I love a good reality TV show and I thought this would be similar to that, it wasn’t. The characters weren’t all that interesting, the storyline was only slightly better and I wasn’t totally sure of the ending result. I wouldn’t recommend this, but I did enjoy a few quips throughout the book, which is the reason for the (barely) 2 stars.



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The Year of Yes 4.5 out of 5. Shonda is all about girl power, which makes sense because she practically owns Thursday nights full of powerful women (debatable with Olive Pope though). It was amazing to hear her stories about what making it really meant in her eyes and how humble she was through becoming so popular. She is an introvert, yet speaks in public often for large events, she is a family woman, yet wants to showcase characters that don’t want that family.  My favorite quote was “Curling irons down my friends, the mommy war has ended”. She references various characters that are not on the show anymore, Denny, etc. and it made me feel like I was watching a BTS of Greys. I even cried when she referenced the last scene of season 10 with Christina and Meredith dancing it out in the on call room. The only reason this didn’t get 5 stars is because there are times when I feel like she is pushing her opinion hard in certain aspects, which is not wrong, but it made me a little uncomfortable since we have differing views in some ways and she went on and on about them at times.

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Everybody Rise 1 out of 5 stars At first this book seemed similar to a show like Southern Charm, which I thought I would enjoy. It eventually got very weird and the lead characters were a drag. It took me so long to get through this book because I wasn’t invested in the slightest.




Pretty Baby didn’t finish. You guys, everyone says they loved this book, so I tried it twice. I couldn’t get into the guidebook, so I tried the actual book. It was taking forever so I put it down to come back, and then I still could’t do it. I hate to say this one will go unfinished.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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  • Reply Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    I haven’t read any of these – so this is good to know. I just got the new Harry Potter book, so I will be reading that this weekend. I need to head to the library and see if The Year of Yes will be there and in stock. I think that might be an interesting read.

    August 5, 2016 at 9:49 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I’m not a HP fan so I haven’t read that but my in-laws listen to them on audiobook and were going to listen to it on the way to Buffalo this weekend. Dave was bummed that we were flying and he couldn’t listen with them. Year of Yes was SO good!

      August 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    The Year of Yes sounds interesting. I haven’t read much at all this past week, was so hectic and it’s killing me haha. Bummer you didn’t get in to Pretty Baby! I have so many on my list I wonder when I’ll actually finish them all 🙂

    August 5, 2016 at 10:31 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was such a great book and so motivational! I want to try Pretty Baby again, maybe when I am stuck in the house because of a snowstorm or something and have no other options 😉

      August 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I’ve heard mixed reviews of The Nest. I have a feeling that I’ll read it eventually, but I won’t keep my hopes very high. I’ve also heard nothing but amazing reviews about The Year of Yes! I love Shonda, so I need to pick up this book!

    August 5, 2016 at 11:10 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was just very odd and not what I expected. The Year of Yes was SO good.

      August 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Erika Powell

    The Nest and Year of Yes are both on my to-read list. Now to just find some time…

    August 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Year of Yes was the best, I think everyone can find a reason to love it.

      August 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Darn, I was hoping that The Nest was going to be better…womp womp. You KNOW I’m excited for some Shonda though!!!

    August 5, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was so odd, I just couldn’t handle it.

      August 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Jacobs

    Year of Yes is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. SO GOOD.

    August 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Mine too!! Shonda is so inspirational!

      August 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Laura Powell

    I just added Year of Yes to my list! Mike and I have gotten back into Grey’s so I’m super interested to read this one! Love!

    September 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      You will love it! Especially all of the comparisons to Grey’s

      September 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

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