Let’s Talk…Entertainment!

 Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Today, Andrea and I are chit chatting about all things ENTERTAINMENT.  

This post couldn’t have come at a better time.  First of all, I’m a reader.  I try to fit reading in anytime I’m waiting.  I pack my book for appointments, practices, etc. and if I have any down time I read.  I also read before bed-usually every night.  I have several books to share with you!

This is a very “Girl on the Train” type read.  Mia meets a guy out on the town, decides to go home with him, and then realizes he is actually kidnapping her.  It’s a bit of a kidnapping gone wrong suspense-thriller.  If you’re a fan of Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, etc…then I’d definitely recommend this one!  It’s not creepy, disturbing-which some of them tend to go in this genre.  I give it two thumbs up!

Have you guys read Sally Hepworth’s The Secrets of Midwives?  If not, you should!  It was so good!  When I heard she had another book out, I was pumped to read it.  Let me tell you…it didn’t disppoint!  In this book, Anna, who is only in her thirties, but whose mind is slowly slipping away.  She moves into an assisted living facility, meets some residents, and we discover love might be the one thing we remembers.  I’m telling you…it’s good!

My favorite Elin Hilderbrand book to date!  My sister-in-law kept telling me this was her fave and now I know why.  The ending just kept me guessing.  We meet two families who live on Nantucket.  Both are involved with some rumors and we learn how twisted and messed up rumors can leave you.  A great chick-lit read!

For all you thriller, creepy, mystery loving girls, this one is DISTURBING!  This story is all about a family who had one daughter go missing years ago.  Through an unexpected turn of events, we discover a serial killer and how he is linked to the family.  I don’t want to give too much away, in case you want to read.  But please know you have to be okay with some disturbing stuff to read this one.  Grandma, this is NOT for you.  ðŸ™‚

After reading something like Pretty Girls, this was the perfect book to pick up.  Light and easy for the win!  This Hilderbrand novel is set over the weekend of a family wedding.  We learn the ins and outs of one family, where everyone seems to be bringing a little drama.  I liked this one a lot!

Big Brother
Last week Big Brother finally chose a winner!  I always start out so strong with this show in the middle of summer when we have zero commitments, but by the beginning of September I’m ready for it to be over.  It’s hard to watch so many episodes during the week.  But…what’d you think of the winner?


Nicole was crowned the winner!  I might have been the only one, but I was a little SHOCKED!  I was expecting Paul to win with the vast majority of votes.  He seemed to be playing the game a lot harder, but what’s that saying about smarter not harder?  Maybe that was Nicole’s plan all along.  I really was surprised, but she was a good choice.  I like that she never had to get nasty mean (which some of them seem to revert to) in order to win.

I was happy that Victor one America’s favorite.  After coming back into the house twice, he totally deserved it!

This is Us
Did anyone else watch this premier last week?  I’d seen previews and was totally getting the Parenthood vibe so I set my DVR.  So far I’m a fan!  That surprise ending completely shocked me, but it was SO good.  Right?  If you were a Parenthood fan, then I’d say watch online and catch up.  This is gonna be a good one.

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  1. 9.26.16
    Unknown said:

    Yay! I'm happy you finished BB– I was so surprised as well. I'm in Charlotte and the local news kept breaking in so I was unable to hear the speeches which is what I heard gave Nicole the win. So happy for Victor!!! Also, I have been wanting to comment about Pretty Girls to you and Shay for a few months now but it is soooooo disturbing and graphic!

  2. 9.26.16
    Kimm said:

    I watched this is us and loved it…and was completely shocked by the ending but it made me love it even more ! Cannot wait to watch it again this week.

  3. 9.26.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I just finished reading The Rumor and really enjoyed it! I think The Island is my favorite Elin book so far though 🙂 And I've still got to pick up The Good Girl because I LOVED reading Gone Girl and Girl on the Train!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. 9.26.16
    a little bit of emily said:

    The Rumor has definitely been my favorite Elin Hilderbrand book so far, too! I had a hard time putting it down!

  5. 9.26.16
    KW0410 said:

    Oh I have heard nice things about This Is Us… will have to check that out. Thanks for the book recommendations. I have to say that Pretty Girls was one of the worst books I have ever read. I found it disturbing and although I am pretty open as far as content, this book was controversial and bordering on inappropriate for me. Way too graphic!

  6. 9.26.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Give me all the Sally Hepworth. She is AMAZING!

    • 9.26.16
      Sally Hepworth said:

      Aw. Did you get my new one?

  7. 9.26.16
    Aja said:

    I loved Girl on the Train, Gone Girl etc., but I was disappointed in The Good Girl. I knew from pretty much the beginning what was going on, so I was bummed when the ending came and I felt like "yeah…and?" I'm reading The Oxford Inheritance now because if there's one thing I like better than a suspenseful novel it's a suspenseful novel set in higher education, especially if there's a secret society involved. Needless to say, I love the movie The Skulls. LOL!

  8. 9.26.16
    Sally Hepworth said:

    Thank you for the shout out Erika! You are too kind xx

  9. 9.26.16
    Anonymous said:

    Oh I was so surprised that Nicole won but her social game was waaaay better than Paul's so I'm guessing that's what swayed all of the votes? Also, I have the Rumor on my nightstand! I can't wait to read it!! 🙂

  10. 9.26.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    So I'm going to have to find THIS IS US and watch it so I can dive in with episode #2!!!! I've heard so many great things about it!

  11. 9.26.16
    Melanie said:

    I so have to check out "The Good Girl" and "Rumors." They sound like great books!!!

  12. 9.26.16
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    This is Us. Yes!!!
    I've heard great things about Sally Hepworth's books. I need to check them out!

  13. 9.26.16
    Paula said:

    This Is Us…AMAZING!

  14. 9.26.16
    Meagan Ruse said:

    Yes please! Love this post! I am about to start Pretty Girls😳

  15. 9.26.16
    Raven said:

    This is Us definitely has the Parenthood vibe.. hoping it stays that way!!! I've been wanting to read The Good Girl but was nervous about anything in that genre after Pretty Girls.. Good to know it's not as disturbing.. haha!

  16. 9.26.16
    Foxy's Domestic Side said:

    You make me want to read every single one of those books. I can't wait to watch This Is US, now I just need to find the time to actually watch it! I usually do that stuff over nap time, but this weekend, an actual nap sounded much better 🙂

  17. 9.26.16
    JillianLee said:

    Darn! The Things We Keep was on sale for Kindle for $2.99 yesterday. I almost bought it but haven't read anything else of hers so didn't know if I'd like it. I just checked and its back to 12.99. Bummer!!!!!

  18. 9.26.16
    Kim Taylor said:

    This Is Us, OH MY WORD. ……The ending totally threw my husband and I for a loop! We loved it! Cant wait to see how they change it up each week now that we know where they were going…….when they panned out in the hospital? WOW!

  19. 9.26.16
    Megan said:

    I loved This is Us but I hate watching shows in real time. I'm more of a binge whenever works for me kind of gal. We will see how this goes!!!

  20. 9.26.16
    Unknown said:

    Oh my gosh the last few minutes of This is Us had me blown away..didn't see that ending coming. Can't wait for the next episode!

  21. 9.26.16
    Stephanie said:

    Always love book recommendations – buying a "dud" is always the worst!

  22. 9.26.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Oh girl, This is Us was so SO great! My jaw literally dropped at the end of the first episode. So freaking good! I can't wait for more! I just hate that it's on at 10! I'm an old lady… that's too late for me.

  23. 9.26.16
    mel @ the larson lingo said:

    We have the same taste in books & tv shows! 🙂

  24. 9.26.16
    Unknown said:

    I was so surprised too that Nicole won. I am happy she won – I was just surprised!
    All in all, not my favorite season but I still enjoyed it. I know what you mean about the end though… 3 episodes a week is a LOT to keep up on – especially with baseball!

    This is Us is AMAZING. I am really curious to see how this whole story builds out into a full season. Really cool concept.

  25. 9.26.16
    Moms' Coffee Date said:

    Agree with everyone else about This Is Us! Thanks for sharing your book recommendations! I look forward to seeing what you read! I can't believe you get to read so many books!! I am impressed! I fall down the Facebook rabbit hole, I should try reading instead!

  26. 9.26.16
    Ali said:

    So glad you mentioned The Things we Keep. I downloaded it, and will read it next. The secret of Midwives is one of my favorites. im also going to go watch, This Is Us. Love this Monday post filled with great recommendations:)

  27. 9.26.16
    Melanie Smith said:

    The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is such a GOOD book! LOVED it. I also watched This is Us and I think it's going to be a good one too.

  28. 9.26.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Seriously….I read Pretty Girls too and it was incredibly disturbing but at the same time I could not stop reading!! The Rumor is my favorite Elin book so far too. And This is Us…Oh my goodness I'm super excited to be watching from the beginning!!

  29. 9.28.16
    Dianna said:

    Ok I added The Good Girl to my list. I read the Things We Keep and it was good but not my favorite. I watched This is Us and haven't decided if I will stick with it. But I also watched Designated Survivor and I am hooked!