Top Ten Tuesday

Well it’s that time again for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I am so excited for this week’s theme.

The theme is : Top Ten Authors I’m Dying to Meet / Top Ten Authors I can’t believe I met

Sharp ObjectsGillian Flynn: If you know me this is no surprise. I have been such a huge fan of Gillian since I read Dark Places. I love her work and am always surprised by the outcome of her books. She never disappoints. I am anxiously waiting for her to write a new book. If she does any tours I am going to do whatever I can to meet her.

 

17838528Morgan Matson: I have only read two of Morgan’s books and I have loved every second of them. Hands down one of my favorite contemporary author. Plus they just make me wish summer could be all year round. I saw she is suppose to be at Bookcon this year. I’m hoping she’ll be there on Saturday so I can meet her.

 

A Life in PartsBryan Cranston: I am super obsessed with Breaking Bad. I was so excited when he wrote a memoir last year. I haven’t read it yet. I am anxiously waiting for the audiobook to become available from the library. I would love to meet him.

 

 

15704307Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples: I am a huge fan of the Saga comic. I love the story and am such a huge fan of the artwork. I believe these two would be extremely cool to meet. I would love to get inside their heads and find out more about their process. I have always wondered about the process of comics and think seeing them speak about Saga would be such a great experience.

23783496Ruth Ware: I’ve heard a lot of good things about Ruth’s books. Last year I finally decided to read the first book she came out with and absolutely loved it. I was so upset I waited so long to read her books. I would love to meet her. I know she’s coming out with a new book this year so hoping she does some book tours for it.

 

32370Augusten Burroughs: Wow has this man lived an intense life. Augusten writes memoirs about his life. He writes them so detailed that I feel like I’m friends with him. It feels like we are hanging out together and he is catching up on everything that’s been going on. I’ve read two of his books so far and I can’t wait to continue on and learn more about him. He really is such a talented author. I’m so upset because he had an event the other day but I wasn’t able to make it. Hopefully I will be able to go the next time.

4. Where They Found HerKimberly McCreight: I’m happy to say I have met Kimberly twice so far. I read Reconstructing Amelia and loved it. Not only was it an amazing mystery book but it took place right in the neighborhood I lived in. I found out Kimberly was doing a book signing for her newest book at the time, Where They Found Her. I had to go. I ended up going and got to meet her. It was such a great event. I ended up loving the book. She’s a local author so thankfully she always has signings near me. I look forward to her next release which is The Scattering, a sequel in The Outliers series. I’m really looking forward to that.

Yes PleaseAmy Poehler: I am such a huge fan of Parks and Recreation that the moment I found out Amy was having a book signing I had to go. I got to hear Amy talk about the book and then read a chapter from the book. Then after got to meet her. She called me Anne and I got to give her a hug. Seriously the best book signing I have ever been too. This woman is a pure delight.

Be More ChillNed Vizzini: I honestly feel like this is my author meeting story. I know meeting Amy is up there but this one is even more special because Ned approached me. So me and my friend were at Barnes and nobles years ago. Barnes and noble was always my go to hangout spot when I was younger. So we were just looking at books when all of a sudden this man came up to us. What do you know but it was none other than Ned Vizzini. He told us he holds a writing program for teens at Barnes and Noble. He told us about the program and when they meet and told us he would love for us to join. I am sad to say we didn’t end up taking up on the offer but really wish I did. He was such a down to earth guy and I still to this day can’t get over that he was the one to approach us and not the other way around. I have read Be More Chill and absolutely loved it. I have It’s Kind of a Funny Story and feel I am long over due to read it. It breaks my heart to know what happened to him. 😦

Princess in PinkMeg Cabot: I met Meg years ago. I think it was for the release of either the 5th Princess Diaries book or 6th book. It was after the movie came out so I had to go. I remember it being such a fun experience. She read from the book and was giving out swag from the book. It was such a fun time and I really cherish that book. I’m pretty sure at the time I didn’t even read the series I just really wanted to get a signed book from her. When I was younger I did really enjoy the Mediator series but I think I got into that after I went to this signing.

Can’t wait to see what authors you guys would like to meet and who you’ve actually met!!

 

 

 

 

 

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A Very Arc-ish Readathon:

Hey guys! I am super excited to announce that I will be partaking in the A Very Arc-ish Readathon hosted by Aimal at Bookshelves and Paperbacks. I can’t wait to do this readathon because I have a good amount of arcs I’ve been meaning to read. I would like to get my feedback ratio up on Netgalley since I keep requesting so many.

This readathon will take place starting 12:01 AM (your time) on April 1st to April 30th, 11:59 PM (your time).

Here is the list of arcs I will be reading for the readathon:

Follow Me BackFollow Me Back By A.V. Geiger

Release Date: June 1st 2017

 

 

Last Seen Last Seen By J.L. Doucette 

Release Date: May 23rd 2017

 

 

BreakwaterBreakwater By Catherine Jones Payne

Release Date: May 30th 2017

 

 

The CreepsThe Creeps (Deep Dark Collections #2) By Fran Krause

Release Date: September 26th 2017

 

 

The ChildThe Child By Fiona Barton

Release Date: June 29th 2017

 

 

The BreakdownThe Breakdown By B.A. Paris

Release Date: July 18th 2017

 

 

The Silent CornerThe Silent Corner By Dean Koonz

Release Date: June 20th 2017

 

 

JuneJune By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Release Day: February14th 2017 (paperback)

 

 

Throw Away GirlsThrow Away Girls By Jennifer Vaughn

Release Date: July 15 2016

 

 

Update 4/17: So I ended up updating this list because there were some arcs I tried to read but I didn’t like so I got rid of them from the list. I also got approved for a couple more arcs that I’m really interested in so I added those. This has been very helpful for getting my Feedback Ratio up so I’m very happy about this. I can’t wait to see what other people have read.

Arc Review: The Girl You Lost

The Girl You LostThe Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft

Goodreads synopsis: Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back…

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them. Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her? When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts. Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory. Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her

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Book Review: The Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke GirlsThe Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Goodreads Synopsis: Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.

After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran fast and far away.

Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.

As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Roanoke Girls”

Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Felt Betrayed By

So I recently discovered Top 5 Wednesday and I decided I would try one and see how it goes. I’m so excited to switch it up and do something different from reviews and wrap-ups.

The theme for this week is:  Books You Felt Betrayed By –Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small.

the-girls The Girls By Emma Cline

Reason: This was a book I heard so many good things about last year. I finally got around to reading it this year and I was so disappointed. I muscled through it but overall did not enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Every Day Every Day By David Levithan

Reason: I’m not sure how this book got on my radar but I remember looking forward to reading it. I loved the concept of it I just hated the romantic aspect that took up majority of the book.

 

 

 

 

The NotebookThe Notebook By Nicholas Sparks

Reason: So usually I read the book before the movie but that wasn’t the case for this. I really enjoyed the movie. The book really disappointed me. It was just so boring. I have another Nicholas Sparks book on my TBR list so I hope that ends up being better.

 

 

 

24 Four A Divergent Story Collection

Four: A Divergent Story Collection By Veronica Roth

Reason: So I’m a big fan of the Divergent series. I couldn’t wait to read more about the series once it ended. The stories are from Four’s point of view. I feel everything was pretty much information I already knew. I just felt like I was reading a recap of the series.

 

 

 

The GrownupThe Grownup By Gillian Flynn

Reason: Gillian Flynn is one of my favorite authors. I was so excited to hear that they were releasing one of her short stories. I honestly didn’t enjoy it as much as her other stories. I wanted so much more from this. Plus the ending was very open-ended.

 

 

 

What are some books you feel betrayed by? I am excited to hear what you guys have to say.

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on Spring TBR List

Hey guys so I’m switching things up today and doing a Top Ten. I am super excited to do this because not only is it fun for me to switch things up but I hope you guys enjoy it as well. I love doing book reviews but I love making lists and this one sounded really fun. This Top Ten is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Thank you so much for this. I’m excited for this tag.

Saga, Vol 7 By Brian K. Vaughan Saga 7

Reason: So last year I got really into Saga and man was the way Volume 6 ended awesome. I’ve been dying for the next volume to come out and now it’s almost here. I can not wait to pick this up.

 

 

 

 

The ScatteringThe Scattering By Kimberly McCreight

Reason: Kimberly McCreight has become one of my favorite authors and since then I always look forward to what she puts out. This is the second book in The Outliers series. I wasn’t a super huge fan of the first one but I’m hoping this one will end up redeeming the series.

 

 

 

One of Us is LyingOne of Us is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Reason: So this book is basically The Breakfast Club with murder. I feel like this book was made for me. I love mysteries and The Breakfast Club is one of my favorite movies. I am dying for this book to come out. I hate anxiously waiting for May 30th to come around. It is killing. I seriously can not wait. Hands down one of my top anticipated releases of the year.

 

 

 

The Devil Crept InThe Devil Crept In By Ania Ahlborn

Reason: So I got this book with the lovely The Nocturnal Reader’s box. It was the book for the March box which theme was Lost in the Woods. I am not sure what it’s about. I try not to read the summaries of mystery books because I like to be surprised. I am super excited for this one. The cover alone looks amazing. I can’t wait to dig into it soon. If I don’t get a chance this month, I most certainly will put it on my TBR list for April.

 

 

StarfallStarfall By Melissa Landers

Reason: Well I just finished up Starflight a couple days ago and I really enjoyed it. I saw there was another book about two of the side characters and jumped right on that. I have it on hold at the library and can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

 

 

 

 

To Catch A KillerTo Catch A Killer By Sheryl Scarborough

Reason: So I randomly found out about this book. There was a twitter chat going on and you had to describe the book you were reading with only emojis. This book sparked my interest. The other day when I went to the library I saw it on the shelf and had to check it out. I can’t wait to read this one.

 

 

 

When Dimple Met RishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi By Sandhya Menon

Reason: I’ve been hearing so many people talk about this book. The cover alone is adorable. The story sounds really cute and I think I’ll really enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

You're Welecome UniverseYou’re Welcome Universe By Whitney Gardner

Reason: I love the cover of this book this. Then I read the synopsis for this book and it sounded awesome. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

 

 

 

 

Lady Mechanika Volume 3Lady Mechanika Tp Vol 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey By Marcia Chen

Reason: I recently got the first and second volume from Netgalley and I absolutely loved them. The story is fast paced and very interesting. The art is incredible. I am obsessed with the art of this comic. If you enjoy Steampunk then you really need to check out this series.

 

 

 

 

 

This is all I can think of for now. I can’t wait for these to come out. I also can’t wait to dive into the ones that are currently available. What are some of your Spring TBR books? I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Amazon Deal

Hey guys! I just wanted to inform you of this awesome deal I spotted on amazon yesterday. I am a huge fan of Morgan Matson. I have discovered there is a box set of three of her books called Detours, Do-Overs, and Dares. This box set includes: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, and Since You’ve Been Gone. It is currently only $13.44 when it is usually $22. I’m not sure how long this is going on for but I just felt like informing you guys because I was so excited that I immediately bought the box set. Detours, Do- Overs, and Dones

Book Review: You Will Know Me

You Will Know MeYou Will Know Me Review by Megan Abbott

Goodreads Synopsis: Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, revealing hidden plots and allegiances, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself drawn, irresistibly, to the crime itself, and the dark corners it threatens to illuminate. From a writer with “exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl,” (Janet Maslin) You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of desire, jealousy, and ambition.

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Book Review: The Unexpected Everything

17838528The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Goodreads Synopsis: Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

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Book Review: The Couple Next Door

the-couple-next-doorThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Goodreads  Synopsis: Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbor told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

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