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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors In the Titles

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Books with Colors in the Titles. I really like this prompt but I had to deep dive into books I’ve already read to find ten.

My Top Ten Tuesday list includes (with review *links*):

 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Last week I finished this and still cannot believe how good this book was! A must read! I’m not sure if I’ll have my review posted this week but next week at the latest.

 

Snow White with the Red Hair by Sorata Akiduki*
I adore this series and would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of sweet, romantic, love stories with equally loveable characters. I’ve watched the anime in dub and it’s awesome. As for the manga, there are 8 volumes available in English with volume 9 to be published September 1, 2020. I have only read up to volume 7, but I look forward to reading the coming volumes hopefully later this year.

 

Black Butler by Yana Toboso*
This dark fantasy is one of a kind. It’s one of my favorite manga/anime of all time! Volume 29 is being published August 18, 2020. I am beyond excited because have gone wild within the past few volumes!

 

The Green and the Gray by Timothy Zahn
This is an old (very old!) favorite standalone of mine. I’m not that into sci-fi books but Zahn has a masterful way of telling a gripping story. I’d like to reread this book someday.

 

Black Moon by Romina Russell*
In Book 3 of the Zodiac series, the stakes raise to the next level. It’s sometimes hard to describe just how epic this series is. Book 3 really pumps you up for the next/final book. I highly recommend the Zodiac series if you love YA and sci-fi/fantasy stories.

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*
I was blown away by book 1 – such complexity of plot, intense danger and detailed world building. This book was really good. However, I haven’t continued the story. It’s not because the book is bad. Far from it! It’s an intricately woven story that’s skillfully written. I just don’t see myself finishing it in the near future.

 

The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune*
Beautifully written and heartfelt with a lovable cast of characters, this story exceeded my expectations. It was slow at first and I wasn’t sure if things would get more interesting. But when it did I was 100% enthralled as by-the-books man, Linus, got to know the rat-tag group of kids who had been vehemently rejects, scorned, and feared by society. I love this book to bits!

 

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié
A retelling of “The Princess and the Pea,” is one of my favorite out of the Once Upon A Times series. I don’t remember much of the story, which is why I want to reread it at some point this year.

 

Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié
This is a retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” I know I liked the story but don’t remember why.

 

Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley*
A well-written but okay book. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I though I would and don’t think this story was for me. I think others will find it more pleasing.

 

What books did you put on your top ten list? Did you fine making this list easy or difficult?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


AS ALWAYS, HAPPY READING!!!

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Today Is Gonna A Be A Good Day (Because Books)

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

Did you have a good weekend?

My weekend was alright and I did get a lot of reading done. I’m really enjoying reading Rick by Alex Gino and have been learning so much more about gender identity. I have just a couple of hours of reading left and then tomorrow I’ll be able to (at last) start Red, White & Royal Blue and volumes 1 & 2 of Kiss Him, Not Me.

I finished Haikyu!! volume 3 and now I really really want to start collecting the volumes even though before I said I didn’t because there’s so many. Haikyu!! is just too good a story to not want to read more. So maybe I’ll add a volume or two to my next book haul.

Have a great day, everyone!

 

🔴🔴🔴Stay safe. Wear a mask. Social distance. Wash your hands.🔴🔴🔴

 

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Summer Reading 2020

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

What books are on your summer reading list?

Summer is here!

This is the time of year I love making a tbr for even if I don’t always get through. But there will be a lot of free time this summer so I added more books than usual to the list.

My summer reading includes:

About A Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Crave by Tracy Wolff

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Entangled by J. S. Scott

The Last Second Chance by Lucy Score

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (ARC)

Protecting What’s Mine by Lucy Score

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein

Scala by Christina Bauer

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read)

It’s a mix of books I own, new books discovered, books I’ve been meaning to read for forever, contemporary romances to adore, and recent book mail.

This list was actually way longer but last minute I decided to save several books for another time. I kept books that I knew for sure I wanted to read this summer.

Here’s hoping I don’t get distracted and buy more books (ahaha yeah right!).

Happy Reading!!!

 

 

 

 

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Bookish Summer Plans? Maybe

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

Do you have any bookish plans for the summer?

Summer is going to be different for all of us but we have books that will take us anywhere and everywhere. They’re magical like that.

One thing I’d like to do is go to beach and read provided it’s not crowded. So maybe at an obscure time and location. Beaches are open where I live but they want safe social distancing. I already like to enjoy a nice large bubble of space around me so that wouldn’t be a problem.

Even if I don’t make it to the beach I would also like to just relax and read just for the fun of it (of course, which I already do). But I mean like reading just because. No need to blog or review or whatever. I did make a summer reading list and it has a lot of books on it to choose from so such aforementioned plans is possible.

Those are the only two bookish plans I have currently. But who knows? Maybe there will be more virtual bookish events to tune into!

Have an awesome day!

And, as always, happy reading!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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June Happenings [2020]

Welcome June 2020!!!

Reading Fatigue and the Gargantuan TBR List…

A short post today with this month largely focusing on books and reading. Last month was a very successful reading month but also probably the most overwhelming. Not only did I read constantly but I added a lot of books to my tbr.

So with the three weeks left until summer – three weeks! – I’m going to try to ease back the reading. My eyes and brain are tired. There are just way too many stories I want to read now but I know a mental break is needed.

My June TBR includes:

  • By A Thread by Lucy Score (currently reading)
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

And then, if I’m up to it, I’d like to also read:

  • Protecting What’s Mine by Lucy Score
  • Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
  • We Rule The Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Summer will be here soon. I really should just save all those other books for my summer reading list. Plus I have more manga volumes on the way. That should soothe my bookworm heart. I can’t wait to share that with you all my summer TBR later this month because – this list is huge!

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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BOOK HAUL!!!

Happy Friday, Bookworms!!!

I am ecstatic to share with you all the book mail I received this week. This is my first book haul of 2020, if you can believe that. I’m so happy to have all of these books on my shelf. So many adventures I can’t wait to explore!

From Amazon, I got:

  • An Incurable Case of Love (Volumes 2 & 3)
  • Snow White with the Red Hair (Volumes 6 & 7)
  • Becoming Brianna by Terri Libenson

From Book Outlet, I got:

  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
  • Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
  • Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
  • The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
  • Knight of the Silver Circle by Duncan M. Hamilton

Everything I got from first group are what I’ll be reading for the rest of May (since they’re all graphic novels/manga) along with Harry Potter. From the rest, the books I’m most excited to read are The Queen’s Resistance and Damsel.

If you’ve read any of these books, I’d love to know what you thought of them.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

And, As Always, Happy Reading!!!


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A Book Series I’m STILL One Book Away From Finishing

Happy Friyay, Bookworms!!!

Is there a book series you a nearly done but STILL haven’t finished?

I am STILL not finished the Zodiac series by Romina Russell even though the series has been finished for three years now. This series is incredible and was one of my favorite reads of 2017.

I binge-read through the first three books and then just never got around to or kept pushing back getting the last book, Thirteen Rising. Finally bought it late last year and it’s STILL sitting on y shelf. Well the wait…is…over!

I have a couple hours of reading left of Dragon Mount and then I’m moving onto Thirteen Rising AND Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes to complete my May TBR. And then there’s Harry Potter, which is just a casual read.

Here are links to my reviews of Zodiac | Wandering Star | Black Moon

Have a great weekend everyone!

And, As Always, Happy Reading!!!


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It’s the Weekend! | What are you reading?

Happy Saturday, Bookworms!

I recently finished Alpha Erased by @aileenerin (ARC) after binge reading it for the past few days. The book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

This weekend I’ll be continuing reading Ashlords by Scott Reintgen and Harry Potter. I’ll also be starting Stolen Songbird by @danielleljensen either Saturday or Sunday.

I have to write and post two reviews to NetGalley for Alpha Erased and Breath Like Water. Both reviews will be posted to here on the blog, Instagram, and Goodreads early next week.

Happy Reading!!!