Top Ten Books I’d Buy in a Second with a Fully Loaded Gift Card

toptentuesdayHello! Today is Top Ten Tuesday, one of my favorite bookish memes in the blog world. This feature is brought to us by the wonderful people over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the Ten Books I’d Buy Right This Second if I had  A Fully Loaded Gift Card. And oh goodness, there would be wayyy more than 10. But in keeping with the theme…

Here are a couple books that haven’t been released yet. But with a fully-loaded gift card, maybe I could get them a little early? Let’s go with it.

  1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

I feel like I have been waiting around for Empire of Storms forever, but really it’s only been since I finished Queen of Shadows last fall. Is anyone re-reading this series (or part of it before this book comes out?

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Since I read Six of Crows earlier this year I’ve been dying for this book to come out. It’s another Fall release that I already have on pre-order.

3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes left me wanting more and so impatient to find out what happens next. Continue reading

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

2016Releases

I was silly and missed Top Ten Tuesday this week. But since it’s New Year’s Eve I thought I would do it anyway.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish! For this week’s topic I’m talking about my Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016 (woah that’s a mouthful!) But really— have you checked out what books are coming out in the first half of 2016 alone?!? There’s a ton of them, and so many that look fantastic.

Here’s what books I’m most looking forward to!

10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken- To Be Released January 5, 2016

passengerNot only is this book going to be released within the first couple of days of 2016, it’s one of my most anticipated of the year. I’m not sure how I’ve never read anything by Alexandra Bracken, but this book involves time travel, so I’m sure I’ll love it and read all of her other books this year.

9. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard- to be released January 5, 2016

truthwitchI’ve read the first couple of chapters of this book and have been so impatient waiting for it! This is definitely one I will be reading soon!

8. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab- To be released June 7, 2016

savagesongI read her novel (written as V.E. Schwab) A Darker Shade of Magic in 2015 and loved her writing style. The concept of this novel looks thrilling and I’m really impatient about getting my hands on this one.

7. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira- to be released January 12, 2016

bookishlyThis book is about a girl who loves YA books so much that she looks to them for all sorts of advice about her life. I’m so excited for this cute contemporary read this year.

6. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan- to be released April 5, 2016

tellthewindandfireI’ve never read anything by Sarah Rees Brennan, but I’ve heard loads of good things and the concept behind this book has me so excited– magic, secrets, and doppelgangers. Count me in please!

5. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine- to be released February 16, 2016

shadowqueenA retelling of Snow White, this book looks to be full of adventure and surprises, with an awesome heroine to boot!

4. The Last Star by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #3)- to be released May 24, 2016

laststarI have yet to read The Infinite Sea, but it’s on my TBR for the first half of the year so that I can read The Last Star when it comes out.

3. Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake- to be released January 5, 2016

thiefofliesThis is the first book in Drake’s Library Jumpers series. A book about books and libraries? Count me in!

2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater- to be released April 26, 2016

ravenkingThis is the final installment in her Raven Cycle series and I’m so excited to see what happens, and to experience the magic and mystery that has kept me hooked on these books one last time.

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas- to be released May 3, 2016

courtmistfuryThe second installment in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series has been on my mind since I finished the first book! And since it comes out only two days after my birthday, I’m going to consider it an awesome birthday present!

Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

toptentuesday

Hello! Today for Top Ten Tuesday, I’m discussing the Top Ten Books I Read in 2015. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme brought to us by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. So far this year, I have read 32 books (check out which ones I’ve read here). And being that there are still a couple of weeks left in the year, I may add a few more books to this list. But as I don’t think this will change much here are the Top Ten Books I Read in 2015.

10. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

1732937I read all three books in the Miss Peregrine trilogy this year (the first was a re-read for me, otherwise it would have this place on the list). Hollow City was a really exciting and intriguing book for me. It introduced a bunch of new characters and the stakes were high throughout.

9. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

somethingstrangeanddeadlyI fell in love with this exciting Zombie novel that takes place in early 20th century Boston. With hints of steampunk and a while lot of magic, this book (and the 2nd book in the trilogy far exceeded by expectations). Continue reading

Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I've Read/ Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a really fun one (in fact I’ve been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks now) Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read/Want to read. Retellings are incredibly trendy right now, and I have to say that I’ve caught the bug too. I’m going to split this up between retellings I’ve already read, and those I’d like to read.

Top Fairy-tale Retellings I’ve Read

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’m going to include all three books that are currently out in this one. I love the fresh spin that Meyer gives to the characters and their stories.

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

a-court-of-thorns-and-rosesThis is one that I read last month and I adored it. I hope to do a discussion about it on my Booktube channel this month!

Continue reading

What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesday

Hello! Welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday, my weekly feature that catches you all up on what’s going on in my world. Two other similar features are WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words and This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. Drop by their blogs and check them out :).

So let’s get to it!!!

What I’m Reading…

Not nearly as much as I did last week, that’s for sure.

I just finished….

a-court-of-thorns-and-roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. What can I say in this short blurb other than I loved this book! It’s probably going to be the first book that I post an actual review for this year. So. Good. It makes me want to read more from this author. Continue reading

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is the last ten books that came into my possession. In no particular order, these are the last ten books that I’ve purchased within the last couple of months.

1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

3. Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

4. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

6 & 7 . Something Strange and Deadly and  A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

8 & 9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

10. Writing with Emotion, Tension, and Conflict by Cheryl St. John

And there are probably ones that I missed, but this is most of them!

What are the last ten books that came into your possession, whether you bought them, got from the library, or borrowed from a friend?

Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. With so many books coming out on a weekly basis (and the hype that surrounds them) it’s hard to keep up with all of them. Here are ten hyped books that I’ve never read– most of which I’d like to in the future.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

anna-lola-isla

Yeah, I know. I’m a bad book blogger! This book (and it’s companion novels) is/are everywhere. Continue reading

What I'm Reading and Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesday

Hey everyone, it’s Wednesday again and time to catch up with what I’m reading & writing this week. What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday is my spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Lipsyy also has a great, similar feature over on her blog called This Week in Books. Drop by and check them both out 🙂 .

Continue reading

What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesdayHappy Wednesday! Sorry that this is posted a little late in the day, but I figured since I didn’t post last week that I should fill all of you in on what I’ve been up to! What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday my take on WWW Wednesday, brought to us by Taking on a World of Words.

Continue reading

Top Ten Childhood Faves I'd Like to Revisit

toptentuesdayHappy Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Childhood Favorites I’d like to revisit.

10. Holes by Louis Sachar

Sachar_-_Holes_CoverartThe dark humor had myself and my brother laughing out loud when we were kids. We loved it so much we even got my mom to read it too!

Continue reading