June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

Welcome to my June Wrap Up ūüôā

I can’t believe it is July already! Where does the time go? I feel like every year it just goes by quicker than the previous one. Anybody else feel that way? I am so ready for July mostly because Game of Thrones finally comes out. I am a huge fan of that show and need to know what going to happen. Any ways lets get on with it, in June I read 8 books and I have to say I did a good job with sticking to the books I wanted to read.

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March Book Haul

In March I broke down and bought so many books, 45 to be exact. I was trying not to buy books until I had read 50 books. Then BookOutlet was having a sale plus free shipping and I couldn’t resist. I now probably have 200 books that are unread on my shelves. Gulp. One day I will read them all, one day. After this I think I am going to have to go on a book buying ban.

March Book Haul

Psychological Thrillers

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

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February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

It’s March and it will be spring soon enough. I guess I can’t complain too much since it has been an unseasonably warm February. Well enough about the weather and lets get on to the books I read in February. In total I read 5.5 books so, not quite the 10 books I planned on reading.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

February Wrap Up 2017 A Court of Mist and Fury

I finally finished¬†A Court of Mist¬†and Fury¬†it definitely took me longer than I expected. I have to say I wasn’t crazy in love with it. It was better than the first one but I still felt like the plot was slow and somethings I felt were far fetched. I know it is a fantasy but still has to be believable. At least Feyrah was less annoying in this¬†book¬†and the romance realistic.¬†I rated this 3 stars. Continue reading “February Wrap Up”

January Book Haul

January Book Haul

Hello Book Lovers,

I didn’t actually buy any books in January, these are the books that I purchased from BookOutlet for the Boxing Day sale but I didn’t receive them until January and since I am not purchasing books for a while I figured I would wait to haul them until now. I ended up purchasing 18 books, I will try to make this post short.¬†So lets just get on with the book haul. Continue reading “January Book Haul”

Love Water Memory by Jeanie Shortridge

Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge Book Review


Love Water Memory by Jeanie Shortridge

Published By: Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster)

Published On: Jan 14th 2014

328 Pages

Purchase:  Amazon Book Depository


Lucie Walker has been found standing in cold water of San Francisco Bay, she has no memory of how or why she ended up there and in fact can’t remember who she is. She is¬†emitted¬†to the hospital and police reach out to the public for help in identifying her.

Grady Goodall, has been desperately searching for his fiancé, Lucie Walker, who has been missing for a week. When he sees Lucie on TV, he flies to San Francisco from Seattle to bring her home.

When Grady brings home Lucie, he discovers not only does she not know who he is but she is not like the Lucie he knew and loved. This new Lucie is the opposite of the old Lucie, will Lucie recover her memories or the old Lucie gone for good?

My Thoughts

I was expecting this book to be different then it was. I was thinking it was going to be more of a romance than it was because of the blurb on the back that said “If you could do it all over again, would you still choose him?” When I read this I was thinking it would be similar to The Vow, that movie with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum but Love Water Memory, is much more than just a romance book, yes there is romance but it also¬†has elements of mystery and deals with mental illness, loss and¬†family dynamics.

I love books about family dynamics and was surprised that this book ended up having that element. It made the story complex rather than it being a fluffy “chic lit”.¬†¬†You also read about the family dynamics of both Grady and Lucie. Grady’s father died when he was young and he¬†grew up with his mom and¬†6 sisters. It was interesting to read how this dynamic shaped his character. Lucie on the other hand has no family except for an estranged aunt.

I like that the¬†story¬†is told¬†from the perspective of both Lucie and Grady. Reading from both their POV’s you could understand and feel what they were going through. I though that the POV’s were done well and could tell the difference between Lucie and Grady.

What really kept me turning the page was finding out about Lucie’s past and what happened to her as a child to make her this cold and distant person and eventually to have a mental breakdown and memory loss.


I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend if people enjoy reading about mental health issues. I would pick up another book by Jennie Shortridge if I came across one. I gave this a 3.5 stars.

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