So I actually had a pretty incredible reading month! I think that is mostly thanks to me reading mostly shorter books and devoting more time to reading! I had a rather good reading month and had much more time to read due to school testing and a week off!! So lets get into it!
Time Warp Ya Book Club Books
Heir of Fire: 4.5 stars
Crown of Feathers 4.3 Stars
Books and Ratings!!
End Of march!!
When summer ends by Jessica Pennington: 4.5 Stars
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 2.5 Stars
Books I Read In April!!
Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne: 4 stars read
Waiting for Tom Hank by Kerry Winfrey: 3 Stars Read
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith: 5 Star Read ***
American Panda by Gloria Chao: 3.5 Star Read
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston 4.5 Star read!!!
The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P.G. Bell: 3 Star Read!!
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer: 5 stars read ****
So I actually had a really good reading week. That was mostly because i was off and had a lot of down time. I read so many books and had a nice relaxing week so lets get into what I read and what I hope to read!!
What I finished reading!!
I actually really liked this book. I thought it was a such fun adventure story. I really liked the world building and the characters. I thought the end was a bit rushed and had a massive info dump but overall I am excited for book 2!
What I am currently reading!!
I always super excited for this authors novel and this book sounds so unique and different and I really hope I like it and so far it is a fast pace read!
What I want to Read next!!
This books are high on my TBR and sound really awsome!
Let me Know what are some of your reading plans are this week and how you plan to end April!!
Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok: future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition for the prestigious music school where her father is on faculty, it’s clear that music has publicly dumped her. Now Ruby is suddenly just . . . Ruby. And who is that again? All she knows is that she wants away from the world of classical music for good. Oscar is a wunderkind, a musical genius. Just ask any of the 1.8 million people who’ve watched him conduct on YouTube–or hey, just ask Oscar. But while he might be the type who’d name himself when asked about his favorite composer and somehow make you love him more for it, Oscar is not the type to jeopardize his chance to study under the great Martin Chertok–not for a crush. He’s all too aware of how the ultra-privileged world of classical music might interpret a black guy like him falling for his benefactor’s white daughter. But as the New York City summer heats up, so does the spark between Ruby and Oscar. Soon their connection crackles with the same alive, uncontainable energy as the city itself. Can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? Or will the world make the choice for them?
I actually found this to be a super realistic read. I actually loved the focus on art/ music and also on how this book had super well crated ending. I also enjoyed how this book focused a lot on passion and what makes us want to create or partake in the arts. I really did like the female lead in this story and found her POV to super well done. I normally love duel POV novels and event thought i would have enoyey it, I did enjoy her being the only voice in my head. I really liked the pacing of this novel as well and the unique family dynamics present.
So I am right near the tail end of Top Ten, but lets tease the first line of the read! I got this book two years ago at Book Con and Finally got around to reading it!!
“Siting with his ankles crossed in Gabby’s Leafy Green Back two hours after their high school graduation.”
Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of best friends. Prickly, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ultra-popular Ryan is a hockey star who can get any girl he wants—and frequently does. But somehow their relationship just works; from dorky Monopoly nights to rowdy house parties to the top ten lists they make about everything under the sun. Now, on the night of high school graduation, everything is suddenly changing—in their lives, and in their relationship. As they try to figure out what they mean to each other and where to go from here, they make a final top ten list: this time, counting down the top ten moments of their friendship.
Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of Top Ten, Fireworks, 99 Days, and How to Love. She studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others. She lives in Boston with her husband, Tom. http://www.katiecotugno.com
So I have been trying to tackle more older reads on my shelves and adding them to my TBR! So this is another book I am adding to my TBR cart and Hope to read it soon!!!
Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything…until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.
Ann Stampler was the mild mannered author of literary picture books when she broke out, tore off her tasteful string of pearls, and started writing edgy, contemporary young adult novels set in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and writer’s-helper rescue dog – without whose compelling distraction she would have no doubt penned dozens of novels by now.
Print Length: 417 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481443933
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (June 14, 2016)
So this Topic was actually prefect for the weather that we have been having on long island. We have been having a lot of raining weather and I have been getting a lot of physical reading done, but sadly less bike riding! I am going to chat in the video bellow about the types of books I tend to read and also some of the top books that I hope to tackle during this season of rain!!
Genres I tend to read In the rain!!
Top Five books I want to read!!
Top Five books I want to read!!
The Lovely and the lost
In real Life
That Not what I heard
On the fence
Let me know what type of books you tend to read when it is rainy and if you are having a lot of rain where you live!!
Not even Lake Eden’s nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding . . .
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden . . . before someone takes a slice out of her!
I want to be more invested in this series. I really did like the world buiding and just how she creates the world and the characters. The mystery just did now wow me yet again. I felt for a book that included murder in the title, murder was jut not the focus of this novel and I just wanted more out of this novel. After 24 books in the series, i am in for the long haul!
I tackled a very long fantasy books last week, but I really liked it, So now I am back to quicker reads, and hoping to get rid of more books before BEA!!! So lets see my reading plans next week and what I want to read next!!!
What I finished reading!!!
I really liked this book. I thought this book def had some slow points but I was equally invested in all the POVs and really enjoyed the world building as well! I will be checking out book 2 for sure!!
What I am currently reading!!!
It has taken me so long to read this book and while I am enjoying the issues handled in this book the book structure is just not what I wanted for this story. But I am enjoying it!!
What I want to read next!!!
These are the next two contemporary reads I hope to tackle early this week!!
What I am listening too!!
I really hope to finish this listen this week and move on to queen of shadows finally!!
A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
I really enjoyed this book. I really adored the setting of this book so much and that is mostly because i am dying to visit Italy. I had previously and read love and luck and new the ending of this book was no shock but I really loved getting to the end of this novel. I really love the use of the journal and how that created two timelines. I also really loved the elements of grief in this story and how it was handled. I really flew through this book and the subtle mystery was a nice thing that kept me reading. I hope to read more by this author in the future.