Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2017

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top today is:  Favorite Books of 2017

 This one is really hard because I read so many amazing books this year and many of them were whole series or a chunk of a series so for those they count as one. 

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller (review)
Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber (review)
A Court of Mist and Fury & A Cout of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #2 & 3) by Sarah J. Maas (ACOMAF / ACOWAR)
Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, & Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass # 4-6) (QoS / EoS / ToD)
The Alchemists of Loom, The Dragons of Nova, & The Rebels of Gold (The Loom Saga 1-3)by Elise Kova (Loom / Nova)
Geekerella by Ashley Poston (review)
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo (review)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han (review)
Moon Chosen & Sun Warrior by P.C. Cast (Moon / Sun)

                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

~Can't Wait Wednesday~ Meet Cute

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet (Anthology by Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Out:  1/2

From Goodreads:
                Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere.  MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

                Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area irls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner.    There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi.  Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.

                This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

Why I’m Waiting:
                 Well many of these authors are on my LOVE and AUTO BUY list and they are all together doing a book about how people meet….oh yeah I’m in!


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


The top today is:  Bookish Settings I want to Visit


Real:
Australia- Graffiti Moon
Washington / Oregon - Twilight, Before I Fall, If I Stay
Maryland Area - Kissed by an Angel

Fictional:
Hogwarts- Harry Potter
               


                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

~Stacking the Shelves~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.

So Audible had some books on sale and I have zero impulse control. 

Audiobook:
By Your Side by Kasie West
The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) by Laurie Forest
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows



                That's if for this week.  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

~Can't Wait Wednesday~ The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3)

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3) by Elise Kova
Out:  12/5

From Goodreads:
                A new rebellion rises from the still-smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny.  Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves, as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways  Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

                This is the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova's Loom Saga, THE REBELS OF GOLD will reveal the fate of Loom's brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I LOVE this series!  I am so ready for this to hit audible so I can finish this series up and find out what is happening to my characters.  Last book left several characters in bad places so this is making me anxious!!! Already have it pre-ordered and ready to go!


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.  Also as tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the states I will not be posting Friday but did want to take a moment to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top today is:  Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR
My "winter" is generally only a couple weeks of chilly weather a week or two of warm/hot then maybe a few more weeks of chill if I'm lucky.  So that said I am counting December and maybe half of January.  

The Rebelsof Gold (Loom Saga #3) by Elise Kova comes out this month!
Earth’s End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova- I need to catch up!
How to Hanga Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) by Adriana Mather- my friend has been hyping this up for me for half the year!
Always andForever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han- I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to finishing it up
Busted by Gina Ciocca- got an ARC of this one and I’m excited to dive in
Witch’s Pyre (Worldwalker #3) by Josephine Angelini- Been holding off this final book for some time as book two was both amazing and heart breaking
Our DarkDuet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab- currently about 75% finished with book one and loving it so excited to go straight into this sequel
King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard- Getting ready for the next book!



                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Monday, November 27, 2017

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend.  Mine was a bit chaotic but good.  I finally got to watch Netflix The Punisher, which I really enjoyed and see Bad Mom's Christmas.  That said I didn't get a ton of reading done, though I did get an hour or two into my current car audiobook driving to and from my parents place so that's a win.  That said last week I reviewed To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han here and as soon as I reviewed it I started on book two P.S. I Still Love You right away and finished it that same day and as I am eager to get to book three I have to review this one first so here we go.  Spoilers for book one…duh.

Rating:  5 Stars

                When we left off Lara Jean had realized she still loved Peter and wanted to fix things.  She had written five love letters and had received word from all but one.  As she starts something real with Peter it becomes a bit more complicated as her other love and letter come into her life as Peter makes some decisions that don't sit well with Lara Jean.  We see everything for the first time through the very distinct and quirky Lara Jean.

                Now this story has me hooked.  I want to know what will happen next for Lara Jean so badly.  She is such a sweet and innocent girl who has all these dreams and ideas but is also happy in her comfort zone and afraid to really step outside of it.  This story really makes her step forward in a lot of ways.  She is forced to be bolder than she has and take charge of her life.  She is experiences many different emotions all at once and for the first time which for anyone would be confusing.  The way it is written is just so sweet and enduring that you get caught up in the whole of it and feel it all like it was happening to you.  Also can I just say how much I adore that she’s a baker because I do love that aspect of her character.  She has mentioned so many ideas that have now been added to my list to try.

                There were times when I was back and forth on what I wanted to happen.  I admit to wavering at points given the information available at the given time.  I wanted Lara Jean to find happiness and was caught up in every moment of this heartfelt story.  I enjoyed this story so much that as I lay listening to this story around 80% through I had to go and buy the third book right then.  Yep no waiting for an extra credit to be available or anything I just knew that when I finished this one I was going to want to continue ASAP.  And while things did resolve in the story enough that I had to start the next one right away I still am looking forward to starting it this week.  There is just so much going on with Lara Jean between her love life, family, and friends I am excited to see where things go for her. 

                I can’t really discuss too much about the story because you should enjoy it as it progresses but the characters were there.  I got to see more with the sisters, the always late coffee spilling neighbor, the boys, and my favorite to learn more about were the residents at the retirement community. They had such diverse backgrounds and fun stories to explore plus being at their age they are set in their ways and able to say/do whatever they want because why not.  I loved the play off of them.  I can’t wait to see how Lara Jean’s journey ends in the next book. 


                Until next time…