I’ve decided to end the year on a positive note with an alphabetical list (by author) of my favorite books/series and authors as well as some of my favorite reviews! I didn’t bother trying to make this a Top Ten post or anything, just a simple list of books I’ve read more than once and that cross my thoughts even more. Continue reading
So most of you know (and if you don’t it’s easy to figure out *blushes*) that I tend to write lengthy, sprawling reviews that often go on perhaps a bit too long, but I’m thinking of giving something new a try. Whether this becomes a monthly thing, a one-time thing, etc. I don’t know yet but what the heck. Here’s my first post of one-line reviews for the books I’ve read/finished this month. It’s a bit snarky (I am half Slytherin after all) but it does get to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual review style then this is the complete opposite.
The year of 2020 is about to come to a close and I can’t resist getting a bit excited for next year if only for these upcoming book releases! Hopefully the new year will also be a bit smoother and more virus-free than this one (bleh) but regardless we’ll at least have some exciting new books to celebrate! Let me know if any of these are on your TBR list also or what other books you’re looking forward to!
First of all, Merry Christmas!! I often do a little post for Christmas and I once more could not resist wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you so so much for spending your time with me this past year and what a crazy year it has been. I pray you are able to spend this holiday surrounded by love, joy, and (even if virtually) family, and that you not only enjoy this time with your favorite foods for a Christmas feast but with a book or two and a delighted hope for the new year to come. Never let anyone or anything rob you of your hope. Hope reigns eternal, you need only turn towards it. ♥
Can you believe 2020 is coming to a close at last?! This year started off strong for me but then once COVID-19 hit I felt stuck reliving the same day over and over and over. I am more than ready to leave this year behind and hope that maybe, just maybe, the new year will be a smidge kinder to us. Anyway, as it is the end of the year, it is time to share my Top Reads: Part 2 which covers the months of July – December! If you’d like to check out my list of Top Reads: Part 1 featuring my favorite books that I read during January – June, you can do that here. As always, let me know what your top reads have been this year! Continue reading
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (2020)
YA Fiction | Fantasy Romance
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
My list of anticipated 2021 releases goes up soon but I couldn’t resist sharing a little spotlight post about debut author Cathy McCrumb‘s upcoming dystopian sci-fi trilogy! The first book is currently titled THE RECORDER and I am honestly so intrigued!
Almost everything I read falls within the category of fiction, but I do enjoy the occasional foray into the realm of the real. So as a bonus post for my monthly book list series, I’ve put together a list of my Top Non-Fiction books that includes both titles I’ve read and titles I own but have yet to read though I’m definitely excited to! As always I hope you will comment with your own favorites and keep an eye out for my finale/Top Reads of 2020 post! Continue reading
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power (2020)
YA Fiction | Mystery? Horror? Supernatural? Sci-Fi?
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva (2021)
Fiction | Sci-Fi | Thriller
She was born for all the wrong reasons. But her search for the truth reveals answers she wishes she could forget in this suspenseful and deeply moving novel from the author of The Last One.
What if your past wasn’t what you thought?