Top Paranormal Books to Read this October.

paranormal booksOctober is the time of Halloween. If you love to read books about ghosts and monsters this time of year, here is a list of my top paranormal books to read this October.

These books are mostly YA (young adult) with some middle grade (MG) mixed in –so there will hopefully be something for everyone. But even if you’re an adult, I highly recommend these books to you! If you missed my last post Top Ten Witchy Books to read this October, you can find it here.

1. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

top paranormal books for octoberBy now, everyone knows how much I love Victoria Schwab’s books, right? Her newest middle grade book, City of Ghosts will take you along with Cass on an adventure through the haunted streets of Scotland, with her ghost best-friend and her parent’s black cat by her side. Continue reading

Top 10 Witchy Books to Read this October

witchy books Ahhh it’s finally fall! It’s the season of fresh apples (and apple cider) and pumpkin spice (and everything nice). And– October is here, which means Halloween!!! So what better time than to start reading books to get you into that Autumn and Halloween spirit? Here are my Top 10 Witchy Books to Read this October.

1. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassell by Alyssa Palombowitchy books

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a beloved tale, told countless times in film, television, and cartoon form. It’s always been told from the point of view of Ichabod Crane, a school teacher. Never before have we seen the story through the heroine, Katrina Van Tassel’s eyes. In the new release The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, author Alyssa Palombo has done just that.

witchy books2. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans teen discovers that her family has magic in their blood. Adele discovers that her ancestor was part of a coven of witches that trapped vampires in the attic of an old convent hundreds of years before. But Adele has accidentally set them free, and they’re coming after her to break the curse the coven placed upon them.

3. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Foxwitchy books

While this is one of the few books I haven’t read on this list, today is The Witch of Willow Hall’s book birthday! This book begins two hundred years after the Salem Witch Trials and the three Montrose sisters find a darkness calling to them in their new home, Willow Hall. Continue reading

Top Ten Books on My Autumn TBR

My Autumn TBR I’m not going to lie, I’m downright awful at making monthly TBRs. I never stick to them. But it does make more sense for me to choose ten or so titles that I’d like to read over a longer period of time. Some I might get to this autumn, others in the winter.

So here’s my Autumn TBR!

1. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

I love pretty much anything and everything with witches, so when I saw The Casquette Girls and it’s sequel on Kindle Unlimited with the audiobooks I had to borrow them! I’ll probably listen to them as audiobooks on my walks this fall!

2. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Excuse me while I Fangirl and flip out because the sequel to Strange the Dreamer is coming out so soon! I love Laini Taylor’s writing and the worlds she creates so I’m super excited to read this book. Continue reading

Top 10 Books of 2016

Top 10 Books of 2016In 2016, I set out with a goal of reading 100 books. Ten of those books would be re-reads for me, another 12 to be contemporary, and 5 to be non-fiction. My Top 10 bOOKS OF 2016 ARE A NICE MIX OF ALL OF THOSE GOALS.

Not long into the year, I knew that reading 2 books a week would be difficult, if not impossible and the goal of 100 books was cut in half.  That was a much more manageable goal. I reached and surpassed 50 books easily.

I read a total of 73 books in 2016!

  • 12 of them were contemporary novels (goal achieved!)
  • 8 of them were re-reads (goal not quite achieved, but close!)
  •  2 were non-fiction (wah wahhhh– fail)

But so many of them were incredible. Here are my top 10 books of 2016 (in no particular order)!

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Top 10 Books I Read in 2014

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I missed out on this one yesterday, so it can’t hurt to post it a day late, right?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I read in 2014! I’ve read 34 books so far this year— so I have a decent list to pick from. So in no particular order, just books I really loved this year are…

10. Cress by Marissa Meyer

cressThe whole Lunar Chronicles was a blast for me to read this year, actually. But since I am only going to put one book from each series (if it is infact from a series) I’d have to choose Cress. It was such an exciting read and I love Marissa Meyer’s unique take on these classic and beloved fairy tales.

9. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

knifeThis book was one of my most anticipated novels of 2014 and I have to say that Laurie Halse Anderson did not disappoint. This novel is raw and gritty, yet sensitive, beautiful, and heart wrenching.

8. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

13618440I loved this whole trilogy, but Dreams of Gods and Monsters wowed me. I loved how it weaved in so many different stories and how they all came together for one exciting finale that kept me on the edge of my seat.

7. The House of Hades by Rick RiordanHouseofHades

Once again, another series I love. I still haven’t read Blood of Olympus, so this is the book from the Heroes of Olympus series that made my best of list for 2014!

6. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvaterscorpio

Maggie Steifvater is one of my favorite authors whose books I read in 2014. The Scorpio Races was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. With amazing mythological concepts and strong characters, this is one book that I would recommend that everyone read.

5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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I still haven’t read Blue Lily, Lily Blue (yes I am very behind) but this series was so much fun and again, I loved the mythology that Steifvater used to create a unique and beautiful world.

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo10194157

I loved the first book in this trilogy and hope to pick up the next two books to read in the cold winter months!

3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

attachmentsI’ve loved everything that I’ve read by Rainbow Rowell. Attachments was such a funny and accurate description of office life with the added aspect of someone snooping through your emails and conversations. I loved pretty much everything about this book!

 2. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

leviathan-by-scott-westerfeldWhile this isn’t a new book, I was introduced to this series and this genre this year and had so much fun with it. Can’t wait to read the second two later this winter. It seems like the perfect trilogy to curl up with when it’s cold outside.

1.Pivot Point by Kasie West

PivotPointHC_jkt_des8bI really enjoyed the concept behind this novel, and also liked it’s sequel, Split Second. I’m looking forward to reading Kasie West’s contemporary novels in 2015.

My Top 10 Favorite YA books (and honorable mentions)

Of course the screen cap for the video has me making the most ridiculous face haha. Sorry for the technical difficulties. This will hopefully be the last video that I have to make on my laptop. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can use the Mac from now on.

What are your favorite books? Do you have a top 10?