TFW: Collectibles on Bookshelf

So this was a topic from a couple of weeks ago on Top Five Wednesday. But I have so many collections that decorate my various book shelves that I wanted to share with you all. If you follow me on instagram you see most of these items on features in my various bookish photos.

Items That Decorate my Book Shelves!!!

  • Funkos
  • Harry Potter Metals
  • Candles from Cantabury Road Co
  • Candles in general
  • Mugs

Let me know what are some things that use to decorate you bookshelf!!

Later book lovers!!

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TFW: Rainy Day Reads

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!!

  • Thriller
  • Contemporary
  • Graphic Novels

Top Five books I want to read!!

  • The Lovely and the lost
  • In real Life
  • Check Please
  • 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!!

Later book lovers!!

Authors New To me In Jan. and February 2019!!

So I decided to start a new feature on my blog! I am going to feature the new to me authors that I read over the past two months and my general thoughts and would I read them again and are they a buy or borrow author!

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  1. Amy Plum:  I loved herc writing style I just wish it was longer and let it expand her world building.

Verdict: Borrow her books!

2. Mia Garcia: I really loved this diverse read and I loved her writing style and the various POV we got in this novel. I would love to read more by this

Verdict: Borrow her books!

3. Adventure Guilds series: I really loved this book and the duel author partnership. I found this to be super fun read and really am excited for book 2.

Verdict: Borrow books!

4. Natasha Ngan: This is one of my favorite new authors to me. I really loved this story and how it was such a diverse read. I also loved the LBGTQ Read and really am excited for the next book in this series

Verdict: Buy them!

5. The Similars by Rebecca Handover: I was super captived by her writing and the story and I really flew through this read and so excited for the sequel.

Verdict: Buy

6.  Elizabeth Gilbert: I thought this was the prefect non-fiction read. I really loved listening to this read. and would love to read more by this author in the future.

Verdict: Get the Audio Books:

7. Ashly Elston: I really loved this read and was super impressed by it and I found it super hard to predict this novel and that was shocking. Def will be checking out more by this author

Verdict: Buy them!

8. Sophie Jordan: Her writing style just did not impress me. I felt the storytelling was a bit immature for my liking.  But it was a fun read.

Verdict: Borrow

Let me know in the comments what are some authors you first read in the past two months and what were your thoughts!

later book lovers!

 

 

 

 

TFW: Short Train Reads

So due to my new job. I have a really long commute and because I have that. I tend to to like to read short reads on the train because I tend to get through them quickly. The following reads are no more then 300 pages!

  1. The Circle Opens (Magic Steps)
  2. Catch a Falling Star
  3. On the Fence
  4. The Lonely Hearts Club
  5. Waiting for Tom Hanks
  6. The Library of Ever

Tell me in the comments what are some shorter reads That I could add to this list!

Later book lovers!

TFW: Independent Ladies!!!!

It is super important that some of my reads that women are not always obsessed with romance but might have a romance underplot! Here are some of the ladies that deserve a shout out! On the video bellow I chat about them all!

1, Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson World)

2. Heromine Granger (Harry Potter)

3. Liala: Ember in The ashes

4. Erika Chen (Warcross)

5. Ruby (Darkest Minds)

Let me know in the comments what are some of your strong independent ladies that you enjoy reading about!

later book lovers!

 

TFW: Nostalgic Ships

So going back in time. To when I was much younger. Here are the ships That I wanted so badly to sail or ships that Just made my heart happy!! Lets get into! I did film a video for you. Don’t mind my voice 🙂 I am recovering but my voice is not awesome! So thanks for bearing with my voice!

  1. Ron and Hermonie ( They were the first couple that captured my heart and I had to wait  so long for that kiss, and it was totally worth it, but this wait was long boy)

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2. Izzy and Simon ( This ship was one that took a while for me to be invested in because I really wanted Simon with Clary, but I really grew to love this couple)

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3. Lola and Crickett

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This was one of the first YA romances that captured my heart. I really adored these two characters so much. I felt super connected to both leads and just was so invested in this romance.

4. Beth and Ryan (Dare you too)

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This again was one of the first romances that I really wanted them to get together and I read this book so fast. It was also one of the first books that i read that was done in duel POV and I learned I really liked that style of novel.

5. Percy and Annabeth

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I really enjoyed this couple as well. I was always rooting for this couple and I did not have to wait as long as the harry potter series for them to get together. But I really loved this couple and their dymanics.

Let me know in the comments what are some of your couples that you first enjoyed!!

later book lovers

T5W: Top Ten Series I want to read to start in 2019!! (Young Adult)

So new year, new books, new series. I sometimes miss the boat on some of the more popular series and really want to get to them. These are series that are out and have at least 2 book out by 2019! So lets get into it!

  1. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
  2. The archived by Victoria Swab
  3. Forest of a thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao
  4. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
  5. The Demon king by Cinda Williams Chima
  6. Reign the earth

Let me know in the comments what are your non-spolier thoughts about this series or if any of these series are on your 2019 tbr!

Later book lovers!

 

Top Five Series I want to Start Reading!! (middle grade and adult)

So new year, new books, new series. I sometimes miss the boat on some of the more popular series and really want to get to them. These are series that are out and have at least 2 book out by 2019! So lets get into it!

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  2. The Assassin Apprentice By Robin Hobb
  3. Vicious by Victoria Swab
  4. The Adventures Guild by Clark and Eliopulous
  5. Keeper of the lost cites by Shannon Messanger
  6. The way of kings part 2  by Brandon Sanderson

Let me know in the comments what are your non-spolier thoughts about this series or if any of these series are on your 2019 tbr!

Later book lovers!

 

TFW: Top Series I need to Keep reading!!!

So there are some series I feel a tad behind on and I want to make it one of my goals to make it a goal to catch up on this series. If these books are on this list I need to read 1 or more books in the series!! I chat about these series in the video below 🙂

 

  1. Stalking Jack the ripper
  2. Wichland series
  3. Ember in the ashes
  4. To all the boys I have loved before
  5. Shades off London
  6. Ink and bone

Let me if you have fallen behind on any of these series and let me know your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments

TFW: My Top Five books I am excited for in 2019!! (all genres)

I am going to do longer lists later in this month and early next month. But here are some of my top books that I am so excited to get into these and some are even on my shelves currently! Check out my video bellow for a detailed descriptions of these books that have caught my attention!!

Contemporary!!

  1. Famous In a small town by Emma Miles

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Summary: For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends―loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for―she can weather any storm. But when Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town’s only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival.The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return.What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything―along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own.

2. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

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Summary: Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part.But Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture perfect as she imagined. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired the definition of a choir boy, Donavan Lake, to tutor her, and somewhere along the way she’s lost her acting mojo. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, it looks like someone on set is deliberately trying to sabotage her.As Lacey’s world spins out of control, it feels like the only person she can count on—whether it’s helping her try to unravel the mystery of who is out to get her or snap her out of her acting funk—is Donavan. But what she doesn’t count on is this straight-laced boy becoming another distraction.With her entire future riding on this movie, Lacey knows she can’t afford to get sidetracked by a crush. But for the first time in her life Lacey wonders if it’s true that the best stories really do happen when you go off script.

3. Only a Breath Apart by Katie Mcgary 

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Summary:    They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she’s psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart. Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

Fantasy/ Science Fiction:

4. The Walking Forest by Alyssa Wees

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Summary: The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more—until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns. The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Summary: The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .                                                                                                                      A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger-management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem–that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

Let me know in the comments what are some of your books you are most excited for in 2019!!

Later book lovers!!