Tuesday, January 15, 2019

[Top Ten Tuesday] New To Me Authors I Read in 2018





Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about authors I read in 2018 that may not have been debut authors but they were new to me! I love being able to read new authors and experience new writing styles. Below I will list the books I read by authors that were new to me! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

[Book Blogger Hop] January 11th-17th: First Read of 2019



Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

[Book Review] Vengeful by V.E. Schwab





Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

[Top Ten Tuesday] Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2019




Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about the books that are being published in 2019 that I am most excited for! It was hard to make this only ten books (I even cheated and paired two together) because so many great books are coming out in 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019

[Book Blogger Hop] January 4th-10th: Anticipated 2019 Book Releases



Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

[Book Review] Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake



"I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that."

Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn't help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend and best friend since childhood, Charlie.

As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.

November & December Wrap-Ups





This is my monthly post where I talk about how the month went for me when it came to reading and some events that maybe sparked me to read more (or stopped me from reading as much as I wanted to). I also link all the reviews I did in the month, update any reading challenges I've signed up for, discuss my plans for the following month, non-book things I've enjoyed, and give updates of my life. This year I have decided that I am not making a big deal on how many books I read or letting myself feel any guilt for the amount I didn't read. I decided I was going to just read what sounds good in the moment without any guilt or pressure. I feel like I did a really good job at that and I am excited to talk about the last two months of 2019. I hope everyone has had fantastic reading months and that next year goes even better! The reasons to why I am pairing these two months together are in more detail in my "Life Updates" portion of this post but a summary is that the last two months have been not only busy with NaNoWriMo but not great mentally, which affected my motivation to do a lot. However, I am still proud of the accomplishes I've made in the last two months and I'd love to share them with you.

 Let's jump into it!