Hey guys! I’m so excited for today’s post. I’m going to be posting about the Highest Rated Books I’ve Read. I saw the trend going around and then it would be fun to participate in. I’m excited to see what I’ll be talking about today. I do see the Harry Potter books were at the top of the list. I will be skipping those. This post wouldn’t be as interesting if every book was from just one series. So let’s dive in!
Tag: Brian K. Vaughan
January Book Wrap-up
Hey guys! I am excited to share with you the books I ended up reading in January. It ended up being a slow reading for me. I’m trying not to rush through my books this year. I felt like last year I read a lot of books too quickly. There are some books I don’t really remember because of that. So I’m trying to take my time and really enjoy it. So now let’s dive in! Continue reading “January Book Wrap-up”
My Most Disappointing Reads of 2018
Hey guys! So the other day I made a post about My Favorite Books of 2018. So I decided I needed to follow up with a Most Disappointing Reads post. I have to say 2018 wasn’t an amazing reading year for me. I did read 100 books but a lot of them I thought were okay or didn’t like at all. Some of these I don’t even remember what they were about just that I didn’t like them. Some of these are popular books that I know people really enjoyed. I am so happy you liked that and I really wish I could have enjoyed them just as much. I do get a bit bummed when I don’t like a popular book. Not every book is for everyone. So now let’s dive in to see my most disappointing reads. Continue reading “My Most Disappointing Reads of 2018”
Hey guys! I’m not sure what happened this January but I didn’t end up reading as many books as I would have liked. Thankfully in the last 2 weeks I ended up squeezing two books in. I didn’t really enjoy the books as much as I would have liked. I hope that February ends up being a better month for me. Now let’s see what I read in January. Continue reading “January Wrap-up”
Hey guys! I had a really good reading month for December. You’ve probably been hearing me say that I recently have gotten into audiobooks. I have listened to them in the past. This month I took a really big liking to them so that helped. I also ended up reading 4 extra books that I wasn’t planning on reading so that helped as well.
December had 2 accomplishments for me. I finished the Bill Hodges series by Stephen. I’ve had the first book for a couple of years now so I was super exciting to start reading that. I ended up really loving that. I also ended up finishing The Series of Unfortunate Events. This is a series I started years ago when I was younger. I finally made the effort to finish it last year. I finally did it! It is a series I wish I finished as a kid because I feel I would have enjoyed it more. I can see myself rereading it in the future at some point.
Anyway, let’s start my last wrap-up from 2017. Continue reading “December Wrap-up”
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
Hey guys!! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! I am really excited for this one because it is Christmas themed. Every Christmas I usually ask for books. I’ve been trying to cut down on my book buying because I have so many I have to read. I just can’t help but ask for a couple because it’s Christmas. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings”
Down The TBR Hole #3
Hey guys! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole which was created by Lia @Lost In A Story! I’ve been having a lot of fun doing these. It has been proven to be a bit tough because I don’t want to get rid of any of them. I feel I’ve been doing well overall. I can’t wait to see what books I’ll be going through this week.
Here is how this works:
- 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 #3”
So I thought I wasn’t going to get much reading in this month. My boyfriend and I ended up getting Persona 5. That game ended up taking up a lot of my time. I did however get some reading in once we finally finished it. So for April I decided I was going to take part in A Very Arc-ish Readathon. I ended up reading 6 arcs. I wanted to read more but there were a couple I just couldn’t get into. Continue reading “April Wrap-Up”
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
Gillian 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.
Morgan 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.
Bryan 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.
Brian 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.
Ruth 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.
Augusten 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.
Kimberly 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.
Amy 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.
Ned 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. 😦
Meg 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!!
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
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.