Thursday, October 10, 2019

Blog Tour: The Library of Lost Things - Laura Taylor Namey


The Library of Lost Things
Laura Taylor Namey
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Inkyard
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: What I Like About You

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

What I Like About You!
I read a lot of books, and meet a lot of characters, but there are some that win a foothold in my heart, because there is just something special about them. Thinking back to all these characters I loved, I have identified certain types of characters, which endeared themselves to me. That is what we are talking about this Top Ten Tuesday. As always, I will feature YA books I have read and enjoyed, and will give an example of a character, who fits the description from a recent read.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Five Star Friday: September 2019



On the first Friday of each month, I will share my five-star reads from the previous month. Fingers crossed, I have lots of books to tell you about.

In the month of September, I read 36 books, and was lucky enough to have FOUR each the full 5-stars. It was a mix of old and new, and each left me with some fabulous feels.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

One Old, One New: YA Romance Edition

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two YA books featuring sweet romances.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: By the Numbers

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

By the Numbers!

I love a good challenge, and I had fun combing my read shelves looking for book titles featuring numbers. You would think there are numbers everywhere, right? Wrong. I guess I don't read a lot of books with numeric titles, but here are some I throughly enjoyed.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

One Old, One New: The Francesca Zappia Edition

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two books by Francesca Zappia

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

My Fall TBR!

This is my official declaration of the books I am sworn to read this fall. The end of the year is always interesting, reading-wise, because not as many books are published, which gives me a lot of freedom in terms of what I will read. However, I tend to fly by the seat of my pants, when it comes to my "free" books, and never know what I will be picking up.

I am certain, that I will be reading my November and December review books, though. Below are a mix of the YA and adult books I have on my "to review" spreadsheet. I am very excited about all then of these, and cannot wait to read them!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Let's Cook!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Let's Cook!


Well, actually, the topic is what you like to eat or drink while reading, but since I do most of my reading during my commute, I am not usually eating or drinking. However, I still wanted to stay close to the theme, and though I would feature some of the YA books with teen chefs. All of these books included scenes featuring food and left my mouth watering.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Blog Tour: The Babysitters Coven


The Babysitters Coven 
Kate Williams
Series: The Babysitters Coven, #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads
Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let's just say she owes some people a new tree.

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She's Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria food. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme's babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra's mother left her: "Find the babysitters. Love, Mom."

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they're about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.