January Haul 2017 

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kaufman

Golden Son by Pierce Brown 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 

Teardrop by Lauren Kate 

I’ll be there by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Reached by Ally Condie 

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye 

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

From NetGalley 

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

The Book of Snow by Robert Seatter

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

This month I recived 13 different books and read 5 I need to slow down my intake and read more books then I receive and so I put myself on a mini-ban where for every two books I read I am allowed one. Hopefully this works. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 

Thank you for reading! Have you read any of these books? If so let me know what you thought of them. All thoughts are welcome in the comments below. 

-Till next time!

 Books of Christmas Present 2016

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season. I hope that you are spending time with loved ones and eating some wonderful food. But most of all, I hope you are all happy, healthy, and doing well. 

For the first time in my life, I have spent Christmas with the people that have raised me to be the person that I am. I had been waiting for a time like this for so long and I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. It feels almost too surreal for words. 

Yesterday, I posted Books of Christmas Past in honor of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Today, I wanted to continue on with Books of Chritmas Present, where I list the books I got for Chritmas this year and give thanks to the people that have been so important and special in my life. 

To family and friends, thank you so much for always being there. There are some things that leave me speechless, and your endless love and support for my literary endeavors and for who I am as a human being is one of those things. Just know that you all mean the world to me. 

To those of you that have shared your support of my blog in any way, know that you are awesome. Being a baby blogger is a scary experience, but when I see all the support that surrounds me, the scary feeling lightens. Thank you so much! I hope to get to know you all better soon. 

Without further delay, let’s get on to the books!

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti 

So, technically, this book wasn’t a Christmas gift, but I am treating it like one, because I got it in the mail earlier this week because I won this quirky read from a giveaway. Shout out to the lovely Krysti Meyer @ Ya & Wine for hosting it! Her blog is absolutely lovely and creative with wine pairings for all our favorite ya reads. Thank you so much!

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

I was so happy to see this book under the tree. I love Ellen Hopkins books and I am so glad that I got this book to add to my collection. 

Replica by Lauren Oliver 

Ahhhhhh… Ever since I heard whispers of this books release I wanted it in my hands. Such a unique concept mixed with a beautiful cover and great reviews…. I’m all in on this book!

Sea Spell by Jennifer Donnelly 

This book is probably the most perfect book that I recieved for Christmas, simply because I recieved the first three books in this series for Christmas last year and because I have been putting off reading “Dark Tide” till I could have the last book in the series in my hands. 

Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray 

These two beauties were found forsaken in a thriftstore without the first book to complete the trilogy. So while, I may not be able to read these till I can find the first book, I am happy to have them in my possession. 

Jane by April Lindner 

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë is one of my favorite classics. So it is not much of a suprise that I had to pause a moment to appreciate my family for bringing me a retelling of it! I can’t wait to devour this one. 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon 

‘Tis the season of getting some of my most wanted books under the tree. I am so excited for this one! This book is definitely high up on my tbr. 

Made for You by Melissa Marr

I felt really upset at myself for not having heard about this book before I found it in my hands. Especially because it’s from an author I have been wanting to read from for a very long time. Such an interesting sounding thriller with some romance to spice things up, I am excited and intrigued to read this novel. 

Venom by Fiona Paul 

Mystery surrounds this one and I love it! I needed a good romance in my life and this one looks like it will be it. Another addition I was pleasantly surprised to see, that I hadn’t heard anything about before now.
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller 

A sci-fi where everyone’s decisions are made by an app? Count me in! I hadn’t heard of this one before and I am so glad it was gifted to me. I wonder how this book could translate to how things are now? So many possibilities. So much wonder. I want to read this soon. 

I feel so blessed at this moment. I have so many lovely books to get to reading and so much hope for a glorious 2017. I’m so excited to see what worlds these stories bring. 

Thank you so much for reading. Let me know in the comments what books you recieved for Christmas or let me know if you have read any of these novels and what you thought of them. Much love to you all! Have a wonderful day that will lead to a wonderful year that will lead to a wonderful life. 

-Till next time!

2016 October Book Haul 

This month has been a fabulous book haul month for me. I managed to get my hands on seven different fantastic books from either thrift stores or a giveaway! 

The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortuani

In a previous post I talked about the weird little way I won the giveaway for The Weight of Zero, but now as I’m half-way through reading it I can tell you that I love it! So far this book has given me so many little insights into a not-much-discussed mental illness and I can’t wait to see how it ends! I will be giving a full review of this book soon after I finish, so stay tuned! 
The Selection by Kiera Cass and The One by Kiera Cass

I found these two beauties at GoodWill at the beginning of the month and I was so excited, because I had previously owned and read the first two books and parted ways only to have the urge to read this series to its completion. Somehow, I found out that I still had in my possession the second book The Elite and so now I have the whole first part of the series! It was like a little taste of destiny. 
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The last book I found at GoodWill was this bloody and mind twisting book Red Queen. I have already read and reviewed this book which you can read by clicking on the link here. I loved it and I can’t wait for more!
Enclave by Ann Aguire 

I picked this book up on a whim at an American Cancer Society store along with the last two books in my October Book Haul. The cover and blurb intrigued me and I can’t wait to see what happens! It seems creepy, dangerous, and exciting! If you have read this book, let me know what you thought of it. 
The Diviners by Libba Bray 

When I saw this book at The American Cancer Society thrift store I was so excited! I have heard so many amazing, amazing things and I don’t know how long I will be able to hold off on reading this while I finish off a couple of books I am currently reading. God knows I wish to take a big bite out of this book!
Finally I found The Progeny by Tosca Lee 

This book! When I saw this without ever previously seeing it anywhere I had to buy it. When I got into the car I couldn’t wait and immediately started reading. Four days, a hundred tears, and a soul splitting finale later I completed reading it. I need more answers. I need more. I must wait a year for the next installment, I don’t know if I can wait that long. If you haven’t heard of this book I highly recommend you check it out! If you have had the pleasure of reading it…. You know my pain. 


What books have you picked up in October? What is the last book that you have read? Let me know in the comments below!

-Till Next Time