The A-Z Book Tag

Hey guys! I am so excited to be bringing you this tag today. I saw it over on Amy from Tomes With Tea. This looked like such a fun tag. Plus it’s a great way for you guys to get me. Maybe some of you will end up doing this tag as well and I’ll be able to get to know you better as well. So let’s begin!!

A – Author you’ve read the most books from?
Well I looked on goodreads and my top two authors are Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Bill Willingham (Fables). Both of these are comic authors. Then my third author is Meg Cabot.

B – Best sequel ever?
Hands down, Hunting Prince Dracula By Kerri Maniscalco. This story was so well done. The scenery in this book was incredible. I am super excited to see what’s she’s going to give us with the third book.

C – Currently reading?
Right now I am reading The Favorite Sister By Jessica Knoll. I am not that far into it yet but I am really loving it so far. It seems perfect for me. I am also reading Game of Thrones on audiobook. That was is taking some time but I really am enjoying it. I love the tv show.

D – Drink of choice while reading?
I usually drink water or soda while I’m home. I’m giving up diet soda so now mainly water.

E – E-Reader or Physical books?
I love having the physical book in front of me. Plus I love that new book smell. I do use an e-reader for Netgalley books or when I am on train. It makes things easier.

F – Fictional character you would have dated in High School?
Wow I have no idea. That is a toughie. Probably Harry Potter.

G – Glad you gave this book a chance
The Chaos of Standing Still By Jessica Brody
. This was a cute story I read last year. Riveted was doing the 25 days of Christmas. I decided to take on the challenge and see how many of those books I could read in one day. It was a pretty fun experience. Read more about it here.

H – Hidden gem book
Rough Riders By Adam Glass. This is a comic but boy is this a comic I don’t really hear people talk about much. I love how it brings all these unlikely characters together. They end up making such a badass team. I can’t wait for Volume 3.

I – Important moment in your reading life
I mean I’ve always been into reading. I feel me going away to California a couple of years ago really helped get me back into reading. After that trip I started reading a lot more. It also led me to starting my blog.

J – Just finished reading…
I just finished People Like Us By Dana Mele. I really ended up enjoying it. I ended up reading it in one day.

K – Kinds of books you won’t read
I don’t really read adult romance books. I’m not a big fan of the writing in them. I’m also not super into historical fiction. I will read some on accusation but it’s not really my thing either.

L – Longest book you’ve read?
Last year I ended up starting the Lunar Chronicles so Winter By Marissa Meyer. The last book in the series is over 800 pages long. I’m pretty sure that is the longest book I’ve ever read.

M – Major book hangover because of…
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid
. That book was so good. The ending broke my heart in two. It was such a good book though. I still randomly think of it.

N – Number of book cases you own?
Right now I own 4. One of those book cases is my boyfriend’s so I guess technically 3. I need more though. I have so many books.

O – One book you’ve read multiple times?
When I was younger I really enjoyed the book What My Mother Doesn’t Know By Sonya Sones. I’ve read that a couple of times when I was younger. It’s a pretty quick read.

P – Preferred place to read?
I usually will read on the couch most of the time. I do really enjoy reading on my bed. I find that to be such a relaxing spot. I’m getting a window seat added to my room sometime in the future. I really can’t wait for that.

Q – Quote that inspires you / gives you the “feels” ?
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

R – Reading regret?
I feel one of the reading regrets I have is buying books I always hear people talk about. There are so many books I’ll get just because so many other people liked it. I won’t know anything about it. Then when I give the book a try. I realize it wasn’t the type of book I’d like anyway.

S – Series you started, but need to finish?
Pretty Little Liars series By Sara Shephard
. I was close to finishing the series then she ended up adding a bunch more books to the series. I just stopped after a certain point. I always told myself I will finish the series. They’re pretty quick reads. Maybe I’ll reread again by audio this time.

T – Three of your all-time favorite books.

1. Dark Places By Gillian Flynn
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
3. And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie

U – Unapologetic fangirl for…
I know it’s bad but I really like Pretty Little Liars. I can’t help it.

V – Very excited for this release more than any others
I am super excited for Escaping from Houdini By Kerri Maniscalco. I mean how much fun does that sound! I really can’t wait for that to be released.

W – Worst habit?
My worst habit is buying books when I have so many other books on my shelf to read. I can’t stop myself.

X- X Marks the Spot: the 27th book on your shelf?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
. I still need to read Six of Crows before I get to this one.

Y – Your latest book purchase?
I actually have bought a couple books the last couple of days. I recently ordered Red Sparrow By Jason Matthews, and a bunch of comics which are Kingsman: The Secret Service, Morning Glories Vol. 1, The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I, and Chew Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice. I also just bought Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling. So a lot of book purchasing going on.

Z – Zzzz snatcher:
Nerve By Jeanne Ryan.
I tried to get into this book but I couldn’t. I found it so boring. It was a great idea but I just wansn’t into it like I thought I’d be. I should have dnfed it.


I would like to tag everybody for this tag! If you end up doing this please let me know.

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Down The TBR Hole #25

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Hey guys! I am doing this post early because I want to make sure I have plenty of time for Thrillerathon. It’s a readathon that has been happening since Saturday the 17th. Anyway, last Down The TBR was really good. I got rid of 6 books. Let’s hope this one is just as good.

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #25”

Waiting on Wednesday: Ace of Shades

Ace of ShadesAce of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) By Amanda Foody

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 400 pages
Release Date: January 23th 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Plot: Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.


Why I Need This Book: I have been so excited for this book from the moment I heard about it. I’m so thankful to currently be part of the street team to help promote this book. It sounds super exciting. I really can’t wait to get my copy on April 10th.


Right now Amanda has a special pre-order gift going on now. You can get a lot of great stuff for pre-ordering this book. I know I wouldn’t want to miss out.

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Have any of you guys gotten a chance to read this early? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on it. If not are you excited for this book?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

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Hey guys I am so excited to do another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. For this I decided to go through my past Down The TBR posts. I decided that would be helpful. Those posts have a lot of books I wanted to read but then I decided to remove from my list. So let’s dive in


If I StayIf I Stay By Gayle Foreman

Reason: I put this on my list because of how many people loved this book. I decided that after rereading the plot for it, it wasn’t the book for me. Maybe one day I will check it out. It’s just not really on my radar.

 

 

 


LolitaLolita By Vladimir Nabokov

Reason: This is a book I know is about a controversial topic. I don’t mind about the controversial topic. I just don’t think it’s something I really want to read about. This is a book I can see myself reading the summary of.

 

 

 


The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner By James Dashner

Reason: I own the book. I tried reading it and I couldn’t get into it. I feel now I am pretty much past my dystopian phase I don’t want to try to reread it. I no longer have any interest in it.

 

 

 


41 The Book Thief

The Book Thief By Markus Zuask

Reason: I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book. It just isn’t my type of genre that I really would read. So I decided to remove it from my TBR.

 

 

 

 


Angels & DemonsAngels and Demons by Dan Brown

Reason: I saw the first movie of this series. I was thinking about reading the series and I just don’t have any interest in doing so.

 

 

 

 


The Stepford WivesThe Stepford Wives By Ira Levin

Reason: This is another book which I saw the movie before actually reading the book. I thought the movie was okay but could be interesting in book form. It didn’t seem like it was a very good book so I decided to pass.

 

 

 


Red RisingRed Rising By Pierce Brown

Reason: This is a book I have been hearing a lot of good things about. I know the author just came out with a new book. I know it’s a dystopian type book. I’m not really into dystopian books anymore.

 

 

 


Royal WeddingRoyal Wedding By Meg Cabot

Reason: So I told myself I would reread The Princess Diaries series before I read this one. I tried rereading them and I really couldn’t get into them at all. I use to read her Mediator series. She made an adult book for that. I didn’t really enjoy that. I felt the writing was trying way to hard. I didn’t enjoy it. So I decided I wasn’t going to bother with this one either.

 

 


The HeiressesThe Heiresses By Sarah Shepard

Reason: Sarah Shepard is one of those authors that’s my guilty pleasure. I’ve never finished a series by her even though I told myself I would. One day I will finish Pretty Little Liars. Anyway, this is a series she started a couple of years ago. I haven’t heard about this getting a book two yet. So I decided I’m not going to bother with this until I hear otherwise.

 

 


SnuffSnuff By Chuck Palahniuk

Reason: I have read a couple of Chuck’s books. He’s usually an author who I’ll buy if I don’t own the book. I was reading the books for this one and it just seemed like he was trying to hard. So I decided I’m just not going to bother with this one.

 

 

 


Have you guys read any of these books? Do you think I should add any of them back to my TBR?

What are some books you’ve recently decided you’re no longer interested in reading?

The Sunshine Award

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Woot this is my second time being tagged in this but the first time I never actually did it. I decided I needed to change that. I am so thankful for Kristyn from The Bibliophile Empress for tagging me and also Darque from Darque Dreamer Reads for tagging me a couple months ago. I really appericate it so much. My blog has come a long way since I’ve started. I would like to continue this journey with you guys. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.

For this nomination there are 4 rules to follow:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.

2.) Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog. Continue reading “The Sunshine Award”

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 391 pages
Release Date: June 13th 2017
Publisher: Atria Books

Plot: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
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Down The TBR Hole #24

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Hey guys! It’s time for another Down The TBR Hole! I keep deleting books from my TBR only to add a couple of new ones to it. It’s just so hard to stop myself. This is why I have over 600 books on my TBR. Alright, let’s try to lower that number a bit today.

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #24”

My TBR For Thrillerathon

Hey guys! I am super excited to announce I will be participating in Thrillerathon this weekend. It takes place starting February 17th to February 24th. It is created by Harriet Rosie. I am so excited to be doing a readathon dedicated to thrillers! Here is a list of all the challenges for the readathon.

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1. Read The Thriller You’re Most Anticipating: The Chalk Man By C.J. Tudor

2. Read The Thriller That’s Been On Your TBR The Longest: Human Remains By Elizabeth Haynes

3. Read The Thriller You Most Recently Added To Your TBR: People Like Us By Dana Mele

4. The Thriller With The Best Cover: The Favorite Sister By Jessica Knoll

5. Revist A Thriller Book Or Author: The Good Daughter By Karin Slaughter


Will you be participating in Thrillerathon? If so what books will you be reading for it?

Arc Review: The French Girl

The French GirlThe French Girl By Lexie Elliott

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Adult
Pages: 304 pages
Release Date: February 20th 2018
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Plot: They were six university students from Oxford–friends and sometimes more than friends–spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway–until they met Severine, the girl next door.

For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group’s loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can’t forgive, and there are some people you can’t forget, like Severine, who was never seen again.

Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine’s body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free. Continue reading “Arc Review: The French Girl”