Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Hey guys!! It’s time once again for another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This will be their last Top Ten Tuesday until August 15th. I’m excited to do this because I’ve read 59 books so far. This should be fun!


I just want to know these are in no order. These are just some books that have stood out to me that I really liked. There are a couple more that I really did like but I wanted to keep it at 10.

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian

Reason: This was a book I bought a while ago when it was on sale in the iBooks store. I finally decided I was going to read it. I have to say I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It ended up being a very enjoyable read.

 

the-truth-about-foreverThe Truth About Forever By Sarah Dessen

Reason: I loved this book so much. It was such a fun summer read. I didn’t end up reading it in the summer time but just everything about I really enjoyed. I was so upset I ended up taking so long to finally read this one. Hands down my favorite Sarah Dessen book.

 

You Will Know MeYou Will Know Me By Megan Abbott

Reason: I think part of me enjoying this book so much was because I read it in parts each day. I would have to wait for the next day to find out just a little bit more. It made the experience even more suspenseful because I was dying to know what was going to happen. I really ended up enjoying this one.

One of Us Is Lying

 

One of Us is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Reason: This is a book I was really looking forward to reading and did not disappoint. It shocked me and left me completely surprised by the ending. I could not get over it. I have to say this book was worth the wait.

 

The Darkest CornersThe Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Reason: This is a book I got from netgalley probably last year. I had sat on it for a while and this year finally decided to read it. I was so upset I waited so long for it. It was such a shocking read. I honestly didn’t see anything coming. I looked up the author right after and saw she was coming out with a new book this year. You know I can’t wait for that to come out.

 

The Girl You LostThe Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft

Reason: This ended up being another really good thriller that I was not expecting. It was another book I had gotten from Netgalley but didn’t end up reading. I was so disappointed I waited so long because this was so good. It had me feeling on the edge at times and I really enjoyed that it messed with me a little. Not too many books do that to me so it was interesting to that a book could actually do that to me. I really need to read other books from this author.

 

Girl Out of WaterGirl Out of Water By Laura Silverman

Reason: This was a book I didn’t know too much about. I ended up really enjoying it a lot. It was a nice coming of age story. I have to say I was jealous of this characters life but I also felt I related to her in some ways. It ended up being a really fun read for me. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.

 

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Reason: Okay so if you’re really shocked this is here you really don’t know me at all lol. I am a huge Breaking Bad fan which means I am a huge supporter of Bryan Cranston. The moment I head he was writing a book I knew I needed that book. I did end up getting carried away and bought a signed copy but worth it. He ends up telling it all and I enjoyed that. He wasn’t afraid to hold back. I would highly recommend this if you’re a fan.

 

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls By Karin Slaughter

Reason: This book right here. Wow I was pretty shocked by everything in this book. It was so surprising and I gotta admit a bit graphic but I enjoyed that. I know a lot of people said it ended up being too graphic for them but I actually ended up enjoying it. It made the story shocking and a lot more intense. I can’t wait to read more from Karin.

 

Lady Mechanika Vol. 1Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse By Joe Benitez

Reason: This is such an underrated comic. I found out about this from my boyfriend and it just so happened volume 1 and 2 were on Netgalley to read right away. The artwork ended up being incredible. Hands down the biggest draw. Don’t get me wrong the story was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait to continue it but the artwork was so well done. I can’t wait for the next volume.

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Arc Review: One of Us is Lying

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

Release Date: May 30th 2017

Goodreads Synopsis: One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. Continue reading “Arc Review: One of Us is Lying”

April Wrap-Up

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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”

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 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.