Your Favorite Book(s)?

So this is a very short and simple post, but I’m genuinely curious what your all time favorite book and/or books are? Because I know we don’t just have one! I was randomly staring at my shelves and was thinking which would I choose as my all time favorite stand alone and series? Then it got me thinking what would other people choose as their favorites?

So what would say is your favorite standalone? Series?

What about romance? Mystery? Thriller? Fantasy? Manga? and so on? Just share your favorite book(s)

I think it would be fun to share and we can find new books to add to our ever growing TBR pile!

My Best Reads of 2021!

It’s that time of year! Time to share my best reads of 2021! These are not books that were published in 2021, but just books that I read this year.

This year I read a total of 38 books! My favorites were

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee

This book was such a surprise for me. I honestly did not expect to love this book as much as I did! From the story, to the characters, and everything in between, this was a great time!

Heartstopper Vol 1 and 2 by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper was one that I figured I would end up loving, so this wasn’t a surprise. It’s such a great story that everyone should read! I’ve only read the first two volumes, but I can’t wait to continue on!

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I believe Dear Martin is a story that everyone should read. It has a great message, with fascintating characters, and interesting discussion questions. I was so invested in this story while reading, I wasn’t able to put it down!

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

I knew I would love this book, so this is no surprise! Number one, it’s a shadowhunter story and I love all of them. Number two, it’s a finale! For me, Cassandra Clare knows how to write finales very well! I LOVED this one!

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

I was very surprised by this book because going into it I’ve heard mixed things. So I wasn’t sure what to think. I was so glad not to be spoiled for this book because I believe the ending is what is hit or miss for people. Overall, I ended up really enjoying my time reading this one, and it may be my favorite Riley Sager book I’ve read(I still two other books of his left to read)

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQusiton

This book was somewhat of a surprise. I expected a romance story, but what I didn’t expect was for it to be as STEAMY as it was(and damn was it STEAMY.) But I loved every minute of it. I really enjoyed my time reading this story and gollowing these characters. I can’t wait to read more by Casey!

Happy Halloween!

Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend a night in a spooky abandoned old house?

Walk through a graveyard!

Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a jack-lantern?

Carve a jack-o-lantern!

Would you rather meet a vampire or meet a werewolf?

Vampire!

Would you rather get a surprise visit from Frankenstein’s monster or a surprise visit from The Headless Horseman?

Do I have to pick one? Maybe…Oh who knows!

Would you rather spend Halloween night at a haunted house or spend the night at a cemetery?

Probably at a cemetery…as long as I’m not alone!

Would you rather go trick or treating or stay home and watch a scary movie?

Stay at home and watch a scary movie for me!

Would you rather be a ghost or a zombie?

Ghost!

Would you rather go to a real haunted house or watch a horror movie marathon?

Horror movie marathon!

Would you rather have a Halloween party or a Christmas party?

Oh definitely Christmas!

Would you rather go trick or treating with a group of friends or with a group of family members?

Either would be a fun time!

Found these random questions here…

For more funny and interesting Would You Rather questions, visit https://Brightful.me

April Wrap Up

4 out of 5

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

This book was a lot of fun! I was worried because it’s told from four characters points of view, but honestly I found myself enjoying each character. I was really invested in this story and how it would unfold. I don’t know how I feel about the ending. For me, it was okay. I know some people really enjoyed the ending, while others not so much. Other than that, this was a good read! It was also my first Karen McManus book, and now I’m excited to read more books by her.

3 out of 5

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

This was an interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I don’t read many retellings that deal with the Arthurian legend, so this was fun. I really thought this was a standalone going into it, but when I got to the end it leaves off on a cliffhanger. I should’ve looked into it more because I was looking for a standalone. Regardless, this was an enjoyable book.

3 out of 5

Yes No Maybe So by Becca Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

I read this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It was a good read for a readathon. It keep me interested throughout the story. It’s one of those books(at least for me) that was good while I read it, but it’s not something I’ll go back to.

4 out of 5

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

I started this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and finished it a few days later. I really enjoyed this book! It was entertaing and very addicting. And I really enjoyed all of the characters. If you’re a fan of KDRAMAS, you’ll really enjoy this because it does read like one!

3 out of 5

Fruit Baskets Vol 1

This was an okay read for me. The ending though went from happy to sad real quick! I eventually want to continue on with this!

I DID IT!

Queen of Air and Darkness

I really just wanted to post this because I FINALLY FINISHED Queen of Air and Darkness! And that means I finally finished The Dark Artifices trilogy! YESSS!!! It’s been a long time coming. I’m happy that I finished this series(which I do enjoy). The books are just sooooo long(which put me off), but so good!

Shadowhunters!

I still have to read a few more books to catch up. At the moment I’m just really happy with how much I’ve been able to read this month, and that I was able to complete my goal of finishing The Dark Artifices!

#IIReadathon Wrap Up!

Dana over at @andbookhoarding hosted the Informal Impromptu Readathon from February 27th until March 4th. As what I normally do, I decided to join in last mimg_5395inute. It was a fun readathon, with sprints being hosted every night, which really helped with my reading. I was able to read 3 books this week, which is the most I’ve read in one week!

The first book I read was The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury and I gave this book a 4 out of 5. This book was a retelling of Aladdin and was a definite surprise. I really enjoyed the characters and retake on the story!

Next I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I watched the trailer. I’m really glad I was able to get to it during the readathon. This book was such a fast read, and I really did end up enjoying it. I ended up giving this book a 4.3 out of 5. I loved how it was told throughout different formats like IM’s and Emails as well. The characters were a lot of fun and I loved the romance.

The last book I read Was Nerve by Jeanne Ryan. I really didn’t like this book and I gave it a 1 out of 5. I watched he movie last month which made me want to read the book. I enjoyed the movie. It wasn’t anything great, but it was simply fun to watch on a Sunday afternoon. However, I really didn’t like the book. I didn’t like the writing, or the characters, and I really didn’t like the romance. It just wasn’t for me. I do however recommend the movie if you want something fun.

Reading Goals || 2017

  1. Read a Sarah J. Maas book. I’ve heard great things about her stories, and I’ve been wanted to check them out. This will be the year that I do that. However, I can’t decide if I want to pick up Throne of Glass, or A Court of Thornes and Roses.
  2. Read more adult novels. When I decide what book to read next, I tend to pick up a Young Adult or New Adult novel. This year, I want to branch out and read more adult novels. If you have any recommendations, I would love to check them out!
  3. Reread my favorite books. I always enjoy rereading, but last year I didn’t reread any of my favorites. I would love to change that this year.
  4. Participate in readathons. Last year, I didn’tย  participate in any readathons, and it made me feel like I was missing out. So this year, I want to participate in quite a few readathons. I have to do researchย  and see what ones I would want to join in.

And that’s really it. Short and simple goals for this year. I also have some blogging goals for this year that I will share soon. What’re some of your reading goals for this year?

Christmas Songs

I thought I would share a few of the Christmas songs I’ve been listening to nonstop this month!

What have you been listening to? What’s your favorite Christmas song? I will also link my Christmas spotify playlist below if you would like to check it out!

 

 

 

 

My Thoughts on this Election! [GIF Form]

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Going to vote!

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After Voting!

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Waiting for first results!

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First Results!

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More results coming in!

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…More results…

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…even more results…

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…almost to the end of results…

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…Trump wins PA….news said “pretty much over”…

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…Hillary Clinton officially concedes…

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…Trump wins election…

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