weekly wrap-up 7/1 + giveaway winners!

• Pittsburgh is potentially reaching triple digits today and we’ve got cook-outs, parades, and fireworks lined up! Our house is literally across the street from where the town does fireworks – when we first bought the house they weren’t…of course it wasn’t until after we moved in and adopted pup #1 that the fireworks rolled in. Neither pup is a big fan, but Bay especially hates them. Last year Nacho was only 4 months old, so I’m curious to see how he’ll react this year! Either way, we’ll be celebrating indoors.

• I can get behind this: Lord Farquaad is a style icon.

• SO many sales this weekend! Am I the only one who won’t bat an eye at dropping $$$ but the second that shipping cost appears I’m like um no thank you?? I recently found an adorable shop on IG – major bonus: they’re local! – and they’re currently running a pretty great sale. Then I was hit with a shipping cost that was nearly the full price of one of my items! Yeah that’s a pass.

• Matt & I binged the second season of GLOW yesterday. ♥ So good.

MISSED SOMETHING THIS WEEK? Jenny Holiday’s It Takes Two is A+ beach read material. Humor, chemistry, a core group of women who seriously define friend goals, this book has it all and when I wasn’t reading, I was counting down the minutes until I could get back to it. The next book in the series comes out in January and once it’s released, you know where to find me!

B.A. Paris is back with her third book, Bring Me Back. Her debut was among my Top Reads of the year (my 2nd favorite book of 2016 actually!), but her follow-up was a massive letdown. I admit I went into this one a bit hesitantly and while the reveal was totally bonkers, I couldn’t stop reading.

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!! It’s time to reveal the winners of my Baby Teeth giveaway! Each lucky lady will receive an ARC! Congratulations to Kimberly M, Robin J, and Ashley S!!

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
I snagged an e-ARC of this one a few months ago but was thrilled to see a finished copy arrive! I haven’t read anything of hers before, but this one sounds intriguing: Mackenzie took her eyes off the road for only a second, but in that second she lost her daughter and, in the aftermath, her marriage and friends – particularly once the media got wind of her story. Now living in Vermont as Maggie, she hopes to make a new start. She has cats and a dog, new friends, even a successful job, but her newfound privacy quickly shatters when a neighbor boy is accused of hacking a Twitter account. Maggie has done everything possible to lay low and avoid the spotlight…but it seems to have a way of findind her and it’s only a matter of time before her painful past is exposed. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press!

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace by Carola Dunn
This is the 23rd Daisy Dalrymple novel! I have received several of these over the years – a mega-binge just might be in store! April, 1928. Daisy is visited by her cousins and during their stay in London, the top of the Must See list is the Crystal Palace. Once at the palace, however, a the body of a nanny is discovered. To make matters worse, Daisy’s children’s own nanny has gone missing – and is later found unconscious. Things take an interesting turn when a third nanny is introduced into the mix…and this one just might be a murderer. Fun, fun, fun! Thank you, Minotaur!

Women of the Dunes by Sarah Maine
While I never fully connected to the characters in last year’s Beyond the Wild River, the book was so atmospheric and the setting unbelievably detailed that I couldn’t help but be excited for Sarah’s follow-up! Women of the Dunes is set on the Scottish coast and weaves together a tale about a ninth century Viking maiden, a Victorian murder, and a present day archaeologist. Yes, yes, and yes. Thank you, Atria!

The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall
This one has received a ton of buzz already to the point where I honestly thought it was already released and now it’s coming out in softcover. Nope! Bouncing between 1949 and the present day, this one explores the lives between two women and the Miss Subways beauty contest. Thank you, St. Martin’s Griffin!

The Clockmaker’s Daughters by Kate Morton
AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Atria!

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