Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blogging TBR Books Yet To Be Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blogging TBR Books Yet To Be Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ellen: This week’s topic is about our bitterest defeats of resolve, our worst failures to follow through. It’s about our Top 10 TBR Books From Our Pre-Blogging Days That We’ve Yet To Read. Ellen’s Picks The Light Bearer · Donna Gillespie I’ve been meaning to read this since 2012, when one of my college besties told me that it was incredible. I EVEN OWN THE BOOK, I just haven’t… Read more »

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 3

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 3

Thank you for joining us for our THIRD week of The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings! Sierra’s Pick I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way… Read more »

Gymnastics for Dummies » Reading Recommendations #1

Gymnastics for Dummies » Reading Recommendations #1

Unless you have been living under a rock with wool stuffed in your ears, you MUST have heard the collective roar as the US gymnastics team, The Final Five, easily snagged the team gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simone Biles (pictured in the center) is our All-Around Champion. She also got 2 additional gold medals on Vault and Floor. She even won the bronze on the Beam despite a costly mistake. Olympic Medal Count: 4 golds, 1 bronze… Read more »

Romances With Musical Elements » Mini-Reviews #3

Romances With Musical Elements » Mini-Reviews #3

I’ve been on a romance novel kick! I get into these grooves sometimes, where I just want to read about people falling in love. It’s heartwarming! However, romance novels can also be low-quality books at times. You really have to go digging for love stories that fit your preference. So I got out my shovel and went excavating. In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts about four romance novels that all share something in common… I found them all… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books With An Ocean Setting

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books With An Ocean Setting

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted weekly by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books With an X Setting, where X is each blog’s own choice. Ellen immediately was drawn to a certain setting… the ocean. What especially is interesting to her, is how the ocean can play a meaningful part in the book, whether it’s an important backdrop, a symbolic force, or even a source of conflict! With these choices below, the stories would… Read more »

My Lady Jane » Book Review

My Lady Jane » Book Review

My Lady Jane was a strongly hyped book written by three well-known YA authors. I believe it was also an Owlcrate book for the month of May. I was feeling a little apprehensive going into the book because while I was familiar with all three authors, I couldn’t say that I particularly adored their previous works. Cynthia Hand is the author of the Unearthly trilogy, Brodi Ashton is the author of the Everneath trilogy, and Jodie Meadows is the author… Read more »

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 2

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings » Week 2

Thank you for joining us for our second week of The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings! Sierra’s Pick The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s eagerly awaited new project: a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter! London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets… Read more »

The Guest Room » Book Review

The Guest Room » Book Review

The Premise of The Guest Room In The Guest Room, Richard is a married investment banker and father to a nine year-old daughter. He decides to host his younger brother’s bachelor party in his own suburban home. He and his wife strongly suspect that the groom and his friends will hire “female entertainment.” The couple shake their heads over it, but figure it will all be harmless. After Richard’s wife and daughter leave to spend the night at Grandma’s house, the party… Read more »

With Malice & You Know Me Well » Mini-Reviews #2

With Malice & You Know Me Well » Mini-Reviews #2

Meh? With Malice is supposed to be a suspenseful, psychological thriller. Ellen already wrote up an excellent review a little while ago (HERE). I didn’t have much to add, so I thought a mini-review would work out best. At its core, With Malice is a story of 2 girls and their love for each other, and how important of a part the media can play in determining the innocence or guilt of an individual. Jill is a quiet, bookish girl… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books with the Wrong Main Character

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books with the Wrong Main Character

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is Top Ten Tuesday REWIND. Ellen thought it would be a good idea to pick our Top 10 books that we feel had the wrong main character. As in a peripheral character deserved the main role. Sierra was quite thrilled with this choice of topic. Here we go! Sierra’s Picks Twilight Saga · Stephanie Meyer Alternative Main Character: Alice This is the FIRST book that popped into… Read more »