Month of Matson

So I recently found out that Maureen Graham over at MaureenKeavy on YouTube created Month of Matson where you spend the month reading Morgan Matson’s book. She started it in 2015 and has continued doing it since. The Month of Matson will begin tomorrow, May 1st.

When I heard about this I was super excited. I ended up buying Morgan Matson’s box set in March which included Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, and Since You’ve Been Gone. I had to get my hands on this because two of these books I haven’t read yet. I’m excited that the paperback of The Unexpected Everything was just released because it has extra bonus content on it. So I need to get my hands on that one A.S.A.P.

I am super excited to read the books I haven’t read already and to freshen up on the ones I have. I know I am going to discover new things because Morgan likes to have old characters appear in her recent books. So I’m super excited to see what I missed.

Morgan Matson is hands down one of my favorite contemporary authors. I am excited to be partaking in this. I am excited because in June Morgan will be making an appearance at Book Con in June. I really hope she ends up doing a signing because I would love to meet her and get my books signed. I know she will be doing a panel there so I hope I am lucky in getting in on this.

Will you be partaking in Month of Matson? If so have you read any of Morgan Matson’s books or will this be your first time reading them? I would love to hear your thoughts.

The Outliers Review

The OutliersThe Outliers (The Outliers #1) By Kimberly McCreight

Goodreads’ Synopsis: It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning? Continue reading “The Outliers Review”

Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hey Everyone!!

So I’m super excited because I am doing something differently today. I’m coming to you with a tag called Rapid Fire Book Tag. I was tagged by the lovely Kayla @ Kdrewkthebookworm.  Check out her blog!

So because this tag is called Rapid Fire so I need to answer these questions as fast as I can. So excited to do this and have you guys learn a little bit more about me as well.

Alright gets get started!!


EBooks or physical books?

Hands down I have to go with physical books. I love the smell of books and I love being able to hold a physical copy.

Feburary Book Haul


Paperbacks or hardbacks?

I have to say hardbacks just because some of them have beautiful covers naked. The more I see post books without their book jacket and I see how gorgeous they are it makes me wanna go on a book buying spree.

A Court of Thorns and Roses


Online or in-store book shopping?

In-store all the way. There’s nothing like seeing a bunch of books you want to buy in one place. Pure joy.


Trilogies or series?

I feel I am more into trilogies just because I get intimidated by a series that has so many books. I do have a couple I want to check out though.


Heroes or villains?

I find myself usually always rooting for the heroes but I do sometimes I do find myself rooting for the villains.


A book you want everyone to read?

And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie. This book is a classic if you love mystery and suspense novels. I was a little nervous going in because I have found I don’t like classics as much but this one holds up.

And Then There Were None


Recommend an underrated book!

What My Mother Doesn’t Know By Sonya Sones. This was a book I randomly discovered when I was younger and absolutely loved. I’ve never really heard people talk about it.

What My Mother Doesn't Know


The last book I finished:

One of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus. Omg I’ve been dying to read this book for the longest time. I thankfully got approved for an e-arc of it. I dropped everything to read this book. It was so good.

One of Us Is Lying


Weirdest thing you have used as a bookmark?

I’m pretty sure I’ve used by scrunchie once.


Used books: yes or no?

Sure. I like don’t mind used books. They’re usually cheaper than regular books which I’m fine with.


Top three favourite genres?

  1. Mystery
  2. Contemporary
  3. Young Adult

Borrow or buy?

I prefer either. Sometimes if I’m not too sure of a book I’ll borrow it. Usually if I’m really looking forward to it I’ll just buy it. I do cover buy sometimes. It really depends on my mood too.


Characters or plot?

I feel once again this is either. Sometimes I’ll read stories and I won’t like the characters but love the plot and sometimes it’s the opposite. It just depends on the book.


Long or short books?

Short books. I try to branch out though and read longer books. Some books I get intimated by just because of how long they are. I do have a couple of long books I own that I want to tackle.


Long or short chapters?

I honestly don’t care. I’ve had books with long chapters and I’ll breeze through them and others I felt dragged on.


Name the first three books you think of:

  1. Divergent By Veronica Roth
  2. Pretty Little Liars By Sara Shepard
  3. Game of Thrones By George R.R. Martin

Books that make you laugh or cry?

Books that make me laugh. I do admit though it is nice to have an unexpected cry every once in a while.


Our world or fictional worlds?

I like fictional worlds because some of them are super creative. It’s a nice way to escape from the real world.


Audiobooks: yes or no?

Yes and No. If I listen to an audiobook, I need to be really focused. There have been plenty of times I’ve listened to audiobooks and zoned out.


Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Yes. I have purchased books because I’ve liked how they look. There have been times I’ll judge a book by a cover. I try not to it just can be hard sometimes.


Book to Movie or Book to TV adaptations?

Both. There are some really good book to movies I’ve enjoyed and then there are some really good book to TV adaptations. Tough to choose.


Series or standalones?

I guess standalones because I read those more. I will pick up trilogies. If I read a series I might wait for a couple to be out before I start them.


I tag…

  1. Carol @ Writing Bookish Notes
  2. Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
  3. Ali @ The Bandar Blog

If you have done this before or don’t feel like doing it, that’s no problem. I do look forward to seeing what you guys have to say and learning more about you. 🙂

Thanks again Kayla for tagging me!!!

Top 5: Authors You Want to Read More From

It is time again from another Top 5 Wednesday! I’ve really been enjoying these. I really enjoy switching things up because I always write reviews.

The theme for this week is: Authors You Want to Read More From — Talk about some authors that you’ve only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more!


The Girl You LostKathryn Croft  – I recently just read The Girl You Lost. I really enjoyed the book. It started off very fast paced and kept me guessing all the way through. I felt very freaked out after reading this book and I’ve never felt that way after reading a book. I know Kathryn has a couple more books. This isn’t even her most popular book. I’m excited to read more of her books in the future.


You Will Know MeMegan Abbott – So I’ve read two Megan Abbott books. I didn’t like the first book I read, Dare Me, but I absolutely loved the second book, You Will Know Me. So I really would like to read more of Megan’s books to see if she is an author I actually enjoy or I just ended up getting lucky with the one book. I have been eying reading her other books and I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. I have been wanting to buy them from Book Outlet. So many I will give them a chance soon.


Silver Linings PlaybookMatthew Quick – I read Silver Linings Playbook a couple years and I really enjoyed it. I’ve been wanting to read more from Matthew for a while now. I actually own a couple of his other books but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them. I am super excited for Every Exquisite Thing. My one friend was raving about it to me. If anything that is going to be the next book I read by him.


Before I FallLauren Oliver – I read Before I Fall a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. Now that the movie came out I really wanna reread it and watch it when it comes to DVD. Since then I’ve been really looking forward to reading Lauren’s other books. I recently just picked one up at my Library’s book sale. I am super excited to read more from her.

242006Augusten Burroughs – I feel I have become close friends with Augusten just from reading his books. I don’t read too many autobiographies but his are some of my favorites. Each book shows you the different stages of his life. I’ve only read two books so far but I feel like I know so much about him from how detailed he is. I really can’t wait to read more of his books and continue to learn more about his life. If you haven’t read his books I would highly recommend. Augusten has a lot of interesting stories to tell and his books do not disappoint.

The BFG Review

6319The BFG By Roald Dahl

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.

When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! Continue reading “The BFG Review”

The Widow Review

The WidowThe Widow By Fiona Barton

*I feel for this book it might be best to just skip the Synopsis and read it first.*

Goodreads’ Synopsis: When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…

But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.

The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…
Continue reading “The Widow Review”

Every Day Review

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Every Day By David Levithan

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. Continue reading “Every Day Review”

Lady Mechanika Vol. 3 Review

Lady Mechanika Volume 3Lady Mechanika Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey By M.M. Chen (Author), Joe Benítez (Author), Peter Steigerwald (Contributor), Martin Montiel (Contributor), and Beth Sotelo (Contributor)

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Lady Mechanika’s investigation into the murders of -undesirable- children in Mechanika City triggers an unexpected reaction from her subconscious self. But are they truly lost memories finally surfacing after so many years, or just simple nightmares? And what connection does the killer have to Lady Mechanika’s past? Collects the complete third Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Lost Boys of West Abbey, including extra pages which were not published in the original comic books.

Release Date: May 16th 2017 Continue reading “Lady Mechanika Vol. 3 Review”

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads

Okay so I have to admit that I haven’t read too many LGBTQ+ books. I have read a couple but none that have really blown me away. So I decided instead of writing about my favorites, I decided I would write about ones I look forward to reading.  All of these are books I’ve recently found out about and how to get my hands on soon.

The Love InterestThe Love Interest By Cale Dietrich

Release Date: May 16th 2017

Reason: This book kinda reminds me of the movie This Means War. Those are the vibes I am getting from it. I enjoyed that movie so I have high hopes for this story. I do love that this story is about two guys fighting for the affection of this girl and they end up falling for each other. I can picture this being a fun read. I can’t wait for it to come out.

 

Of Fires and StarsOf Fire and Stars By Audrey Coulthrust

Reason: I’ve been hearing a lot about this book lately. It’s about how this princess is promised to marry the prince but she ends up falling in love with his sister. I think this is a lovely take on fairy tales. I also really am drawn to the cover. I can’t wait to check this one out.

 

 

 

More Happy Than NotMore Happy Than Not By Adam Silveria

Reason: I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Adam’s writing. I really would love to read all his books. This is his first book so I thought this would be a great place to start. I am ready to bring on the tears.

 

 

 

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyThe Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

Reason: I’ve heard nothing but great things about Shaun’s books as well. I read Violent Ends and enjoyed it. I really want to check out his other books. I know We Are the Ants is very loved. This is his second most loved book so I really would like to check out both of these books.

 

 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante Discover Secrets of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Reason: This is the one book on the list I don’t really know much about. I’ve heard a lot of people mention how they really love this book and the characters. I am extremely curious about it especially since I don’t know much about it.

 

 

 

What are some of your LGBTQ+ books that you liked that you would recommend? I always am open to recommendations.

The Creeps (Deep Dark Fears Vol.2) Review

The CreepsThe Creeps  (Deep Dark Fears Vol.2) By Fran Krause

Release Date: September 26th 2017

Goodreads’s Synopsis: A follow-up to the New York Times-bestselling Deep Dark Fears a second volume of comics based on people’s quirky, spooky, hilarious, and terrifying fears.
Illustrator, animator, teacher, and comic artist Fran Krause has touched a collective nerve with his wildly popular web comic series–and subsequent New York Timesbest-selling book–Deep Dark Fears. Here he brings readers more of the creepy, funny, and idiosyncratic fears they love illustrated in comic form–such as the fear that your pets will tell other animals all your embarrassing secrets, or that someone will slip under the automatic garage door if you don’t watch it close all the way–this time mixing in longer-form comics focused on ghost stories and haunted houses.”
Continue reading “The Creeps (Deep Dark Fears Vol.2) Review”