Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys!! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme hosted every Tuesday by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. I haven’t been keeping up with these lately. I have a bunch of reviews to do but I just wanted to do something Thanksgiving related. So let’s dive in!! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For”


Top Ten Tuesday: Mother’s Day Freebie

Hey guys! So it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely The Broke and the bookish. I am excited for this one because this one is one I can choose but has to do with mother’s. I decided it would be fun to go through some of the books I’ve read and try to pick out which ones I would buy for my Mom. My mom does like to read. I feel she’s more into romance books than I am. I am happy to say I did get her into Outlander even though I haven’t read the books. I know she’s been enjoying though so I’m excited to make this list. Her birthday is in July so maybe I can buy her a few of these books and update you guys on how it ended up going. Alright let’s dive in!

Ten Books I Would Buy For My Mom

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None By Agatha Christie

Reason: Okay so if you guys haven’t already noticed this is one of my favorite books. It’s such a classic and I feel everyone should check it out. I think I also really enjoy it so much is because it’s a classic that I actually really enjoy. I’ve tried reading a couple of classics and just felt they weren’t for me. I feel since it’s such a famous novel that this is something my Mom should read.

Dark PlacesDark Places By Gillian Flynn

Reason: Okay so everyone knows Gone Girl but that was the one Gillian Flynn book it took me a couple times to read to get into it. Dark Places was the first book I read by Gillian and I really really enjoyed. I was hooked right away and completely surprised by the ending. I would love to get my mom into Gillian Flynn books.

Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher

Reason: So my Mom just told me she just finished watching Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix. Now I’m pretty sure she hasn’t read the book yet. I don’t think she really reads Young Adult books. I can see her being into them. She said she really enjoyed the show so I feel she should read the book now.

the-night-circusThe Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

Reason: So The Night Circus was a book I ended up reading this year and really enjoyed. It was such a fun and magical experience that I feel my Mom needs to give this book a try. The writing is so visually stunning that I felt like I was actually there. I was so upset that this wasn’t actually a real thing. I feel this is something she would really enjoy as well.

17838528The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson

Reason: Right now this is my favorite Morgan Matson book. I do plan on reading the 2 I haven’t yet this month so that may change. I think this is such a fun contemporary book that I can see my Mom really enjoying. It’s a cute read and I feel it’s such a enjoyable summer read. Plus her birthday is in the summer so this could be a possible gift.

13 Me Before You

Me Before You By JoJo Moyes

Reason: So this was a super hyped up book that got turned into a movie last year. I can see this being something my Mom would like. She does like her romance books. I’m not sure if she saw the movie but I feel this would be the perfect gift because I could buy her the book and the movie. I’m a big fan of books to movies so this is something I would try to get my Mom into as well. Plus if she likes it I could always buy her the second book later on. I did think the second one was a bit better.

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies By Liane Moriarty

Reason: I’m surprised this book didn’t come to me sooner. This book’s television show just ended a couple weeks ago. I would totally buy her the book and the dvds since my Mom doesn’t have HBO. I really enjoyed both the book and television show a lot. I loved the writing and overall really enjoyed the story.

Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed By Emily Giffin

Reason: This is a book that I really enjoyed even though I feel the story is so messed up. This is bad like hooking up with your friend’s fiance bad. I somehow really enjoyed it. I did find this book to be a roller coaster of emotions. I think my Mom would like this for the romance. This is also another book that got turned into a movie. It’s a shame that this book has a cute story but is also soooo messed up. I really want to watch the movie again now.

10. 13 Blue Envelopes13 Little Blue Envelopes By Maureen Johnson

Reason: This is such a cute story. It’s about a girl whose aunt has died and has left behind 13 little blue envelopes. The envelopes send her traveling on this amazing trip around the world. This is another Young Adult book but I know my Mom loves to travel so I can see her enjoying this just alone from the places gone in this book.

6319The BFG By Roald Dahl

Reason: Okay so I had to put this book on the list because this is probably my favorite Roald Dahl book. I loved it even more seeing it come to life on the big screen. This was such a fun book that I really enjoyed a lot. I don’t think my Mom has ever read it and I think it’s too cute that you can’t help but love it.

I highly recommend these books for your Moms as well. These are all books I enjoyed and would love to reread even at some point. Do you see any books you would buy for your Mom? If not, what are some of the books you would buy for your Mom? I would love to hear what you guys have to say.

The Coffee Bean Challenge

This post is a bit late but better late than never. I got tagged in The Coffee Bean Challenge by Maria. Thank you so much for tagging me. 😀 Go check out Maria’s blog @BigCityBookworm  Her blog is one of my favorites. So here is The Coffee Bean Challenge.



Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has a hardcore following

1. Game of ThronesGame of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1) By George R.R. Martin

I have to read these books. I think I’ve been scared to read them because of the size of the book. I have also heard the books are a bit slow at first as well. I know the fandom for this show is extremely hardcore and they take the book very seriously. I am a huge fan of the show so I know I’m going to force myself to read them at some point.

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

2. Harry PotterHarry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This was a bit hard for me to pick from because I wasn’t too sure what becomes popular when but I always think about Harry Potter during Christmas. I always find myself thinking about the scene where Mrs. Weasley sends Harry a sweater when he thinks he isn’t getting any gifts.

Hot Chocolate: A children’s book

3. Trial by JournalTrial by Journal by Kate Klise

This is one of my favorite kid’s books. I had to read it for school in about maybe 4th grade or so and it was great. It has drawings in it and is just a fun book. I remember that I liked the book so much I went out and bought other books by the author. This is something I plan on refreshing myself with because it’s super enjoyable.

Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat

4. Where They Found HerWhere They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

This book kept me in suspense the whole time. I did not figure out anything until the very end. Kimberly does a great job keeping you guessing. I also enjoyed how we get 3 different narrators. In this book the narrators work very well and they all end up being connected. This is hands down one of my favorite books. I wish I could read this book again without knowing the ending. 

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

26 Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a book I’ve been seeing a lot of people talk about. They’re either talking about this or the sequel. There was just something about the cover I really liked so I ended up buying it. It’s on my March TBR list. I’m hoping to start it within the next couple days. I’m very excited. It sounds really interesting. 

The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

6. In the BloodIn the Blood by Lisa Unger

This is a book I really enjoyed that I don’t see people really talk about. It’s another mystery/thriller book. This book kept me guessing a lot of the time. I did feel that you possibly could have predicted the ending but I didn’t. If you’re into mystery/thriller this book is worth a try. I’ve read another book by Lisa Unger but did not like it as much as this one.

Oops I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from

7. The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This is one of those books I’ve heard nothing but great things about. It’s been compared to Gone Girl but I just didn’t feel that way about it. I thought the story was interesting but I felt it was very predictable. I figured the killer within some time of reading. Such a shame but not much I can do. I’m still willing to give the movie a chance because I’m a huge fan of books made into movies. Maybe the film will help.

The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying

8. Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I have to say the story behind this book is something I don’t agree with. I don’t think it’s ever okay to cheat especially with your best friend’s fiance. However I felt myself rooting for the two of them the whole time. I was a little sad about the end but overall happy.

Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful

9. The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I rated this low on goodreads but I overall enjoyed the book as a whole. The cover was beautiful. There were so many amazing quotes in this book that I always found myself stopping to write them down. Plus the story is very inspiring. It wasn’t something I would normally read but I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far away places

10. 13 Blue Envelopes.jpg13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson

This is such a wonderful series. It’s about a girl name Ginny whose recently passed Aunt sends her traveling around Europe to learn more about the person she was. Then in the second book she gets the last letter which got stolen from her and begins another journey to create a piece of art which her Aunt already started. I wish someone sent me on a journey. I love traveling and this sounds like a amazing reason to travel. I can’t wait for more of my own adventures.

Earl Grey: A favorite classic

11. Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

This was a book I read for school a couple years ago. I remember though I really ended up enjoying it. I don’t really remember too much of the story but I know I liked it enough to buy another one of Arthur’s books. I haven’t read many classics but this was one I actually read all the way through and enjoyed. I just found my copy of it so I’m feeling a reread soon.


I would like to tag:

Nicay @The Nerdy Side of a Queen

Camryn @The Writing Crafter

Heena @Heena Rathore P.

Katerina @Bookbox by Kat

Tanya @Tanie’s Reviews