Saturday, January 31, 2015

Drowning in my TBR Pile #1

Photo taken from here.

I have WAAAY too many books on my TBR pile (both physical and on my kindle). In fact, it's out of control. So, this post is going to become a monthly thing.

Here's how it works:
At the end of every month, I am going to tell you how many books are on my TBR, how many I have added, how many I have deducted (either by reading or giving away), and my new total number of books on my TBR. This is supposed to help me keep this in check. We will see how it goes. (By the way-- this is only books that I own. They can be physical copies or on my kindle, but this does not include all the books on my goodreads list that I want to read. Just what I already own or have received for review).

For this month, I am just going to tell you how many book are on my TBR. I have to start somewhere, so from this date on is when I will being keeping track of additions and deductions.

Are you ready for it? I have..... 364 books on my TBR right now! Crazy right??

How many books do you have on your TBR? How do you keep track and keep things under control? I would love to know your secrets!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Promposal


Promposal by Rhonda Helms

Goodreads Summary:
promposal (n.)--an often public proposal, in which one person asks another to the prom, eliciting joy or mortification.

Camilla can't help hoping her secret crush, Benjamin, might randomly surprise her out of the blue with a promposal. However, when she's asked to prom by an irritating casual acquaintance--wearing a fancy tux and standing in front of a news crew--she's forced to say yes. Yet all hope's not lost. A timely school project gives Camilla a chance to get closer to Benjamin...and it seems like the chemistry between them is crackling. But is she reading into something that isn't there?

Joshua, Camilla's bestie, has been secretly in love with his gay best friend, Ethan, since middle school. Just as he decides to bite the bullet and ask Ethan if he'll go to prom with him, even if just as friends, he gets a shocking surprise: Ethan asks Joshua for help crafting the perfect promposal--for another guy. Now Joshua has to suppress his love and try to fake enthusiasm as he watches his dreams fall apart...unless he can make Ethan see that love has been right in front of his eyes the whole time.

The road to the perfect promposal isn't easy to navigate. But one thing's certain--prom season is going to be memorable.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book! It was a very light, fun read. I do think this book is directed to more of the younger crowd of young adult. It's not quite middle grade, but it was a young book. The characters are seniors in high school, but it was just a very fluffy book.

The chapters went back and forth between Camilla and Joshua. In books where those two characters are the ones in a relationship, it works well. However, in this book both Camilla and Joshua have their own storyline going on. This could have worked well if the book was written from a different point of view and didn't switch back and forth. The way this book switched back and forth was kind of annoying. I got really invested in Camilla's story, and then the next chapter is Joshua's story. Then I would get invested in Joshua's story, and it would switch back to Camilla. That being said, it did make me keep reading because I always wanted to get back to the other character.

The two character's lives were very much intertwined since they were best friends, but I don't think that they were intertwined enough to make the switching chapters flow seamlessly. It was very choppy. If the author really wanted to write the book from each of their points of views I think it would have been better written as two separate books. I would have preferred a book with Camilla's story and just tiny snippets of Joshua, and then also a book about Joshua with small pieces of Camilla's story to really pull it all together.

That being said, there were definitely great things about this book as well! The characters were very realistic, and relatable. I remember the dramas of love in high school. There was always something new and exciting going on with the person you liked. The ending of this book seemed to wrap up too quickly for me, but it was really sweet. It was definitely a satisfying end to a sweet book. It was a fast, very cute read. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

4 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Publication Date: March 24, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
It all starts with one little lie…

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell lies to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories for the students of Vista Palisades High. Liars, Inc. they call it. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit?

Why I'm Waiting:
AHH! This sounds SO GOOD! The suspense! I can't handle it! I need this book so much sooner than March!


Are you looking forward to this book? What else are you waiting on?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Red Queen Book Club

I'm starting a book club! This is going to be completely online, so anyone can join! It will all take place on my-bookclub.com. Currently I am having a hard time figuring out how to add people to the club. I can search for you by your username to add you, but I can't find a way for you to join yourself. If anyone else knows how to do this please let me know! It may be easy for you to do if you just go to the link of the actual book club. (Click here).

This book club will begin on February 10, 2015. Of course you are welcome to begin reading this book already if you have a copy of it, and then share your thoughts with us as we go along. We will be reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

I am so excited! This book sounds incredible and I cannot wait to start reading. Since it does not actually release until February 10th, that is the day this book club will officially begin. I think this is going to be so fun! Let me know if you are going to sign up!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #5


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:

Maya and the Tough Guy (Big Girl Panties #2) by Carter Ashby

Between Now & Never by Laura Johnston

Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys) by Amy Spalding

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love Story


Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Goodreads Summary:
She's writing about him. he's writing about her. And everybody is reading between the lines..

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions--it's her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family's racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin's college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she's sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He's joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin's heart with longing. Now she's not just imagining what might have been. She's writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter. . . . except this story could come true.

My Review:
This was my first book to read by Jennifer Echols, and I had heard nothing but great things about her and her books. So, I was really excited to start reading Love Story. I was a little disappointed by it though. Overall, it was good. I just expected more.

The book starts out as a story that the main character wrote. I was really confused by this. I thought it was the book. Later, you learn that it was just a story. I did really like how the stories were incorporated into the book though. Many times we learned about the characters through the stories that they wrote. There were a couple though that I did not understand. There was a lot of symbolism, and I guess I didn't pay close enough attention or something because that story didn't make sense to me. There were one or two like that.

The romance was sweet. I liked that they had known each other forever, but hadn't ever really known each other. I really liked Erin and Hunter together.

Overall, this book just fell flat for me. It wasn't anything exciting. It was enjoyable to an extent, but I had to push myself to keep reading.

3 stars

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love and Other Lies Book Blitz + Giveaway

Love & Other Lies by Madeline Ash

Synopsis:
Small town vet Abby Benson has fled to the country to put her shameful past behind her. She’s just beginning to find her feet again when handsome stranger, Rue Thorn, arrives in town and begins to stir things up. Rue is gorgeous, kind and thoughtful and the two share an instant attraction. But convinced he’ll despise her if he learns about her history, Abby reluctantly keeps him at arms length.

Determined to win Abby over, Rue tries to reshape himself as the sort of guy he thinks she might be interested in. And for a while it seems his act is working. But when he finds out that Abby has been lying to him, it isn’t long before everything start to unravel …

A moving story of trust, forgiveness and the power of love from the author of Uncovered by Love and The Playboy’s Dark Secret.

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AUTHOR BIO
Madeline lives and writes in Melbourne. She is an author with Destiny Romance and Tule Publishing.
Online, she calls madelineash.net home, although she does have capricious blogging tendencies so might not always have fresh tea ready for visitors. That's not to say she doesn't welcome company.
She writes contemporary romance.

Author links:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6856663.Madeline_Ash
https://www.facebook.com/MadelineAshAuthor
https://twitter.com/Madeline_Ash
http://madelineash.net/

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Excerpt:
Wednesday morning, Abby checked her watch as she hurried out of the bakery, paper bag in hand, ten minutes late for work. All Rue’s fault. If he would stop being seen around town – browsing the market, enquiring about nature walks, eating lunch with a healing Spindle in tow – everyone would leave her alone. But this was the third morning in a row that she’d been sidled up to and asked whether he’d persuaded her yet.
These people seriously had no shame.
She slid the change into her wallet and glanced up to see Rue leaning against her four-wheel drive, parallel parked on Main Street. She halted, stomach hitching. He was looking away, one ankle crossed over the other, hands in the pockets of those faded denim jeans. He wore sunglasses, the burnt brown lenses and thin gold rims working with the dishevelled hair to push him into clandestine superstar territory.
He’d been detected. Curious faces peered through shop windows, and Tanya loitered on the street corner, typing on her phone with eyes set on Rue. When she noticed Abby, she gave an outrageously obvious wink.
This was going to necessitate an official change in her working hours.
Abby hadn’t seen Rue since he’d visited the vet. Two days with nothing but a light on across the street to show he was still in town. Two days to remember how darkly she could hurt people and know for absolute certain she couldn’t run the risk of hurting him too.
As she considered hightailing it, he spotted her. He pushed off the car and started towards her. His walk was smooth, assured. The possibility that he was going to ask her out again sent nerves sprinting from her heart to her toes and back again.
She would have to say no.
No to that determined stare meeting hers as he shoved his shades onto his head. No to that kind heart and beautiful body. No to everything she wanted. Just no.
When he was a few strides away, she inhaled. ‘Rue—’
‘Hold that thought,’ he murmured as he reached her, sliding a hand behind her head and bringing his mouth down to hers.
Startled, Abby dropped the bakery bag. His body came closer, hand still cradling the back of her neck, the other skimming down her waist to tug her fully against him. Heat and contact met her skin and shot deeper, raging in her chest, tangling in the base of her stomach. He slanted his head and the warmth of his mouth shifted, tongue sliding over her bottom lip, not demanding entrance, but working for it. Working, playing, teasing – whatever he was doing, he did it like no man had before.
She could smell his skin. Hear the pounding of her pulse. His thumb caressed the hollow behind her ear and the tenderness of that touch tore through her body like a scream.
Deafened by it, she opened her mouth and drew him in.
His taste was an ache against her tongue, so pure and perfect that she missed it even as he pushed deeper. She circled her arms around his middle, holding on, feeling her breasts and belly and thighs press against muscle. She felt like she could never speak again and that would be all right, if she could stay right here. No lies, no restraint, just Rue’s kiss and the truth of her body’s response.
He’d probably be okay with that.
Those wide hands slid down to grasp her hips. Holding her steady, he broke away from her mouth and kissed up and along her right cheekbone. Abby closed her eyes as his lips reached her ear, tingles breaking out down her spine.
‘I hardly know you,’ he murmured, nudging the curl of her ear with his nose. ‘So how is it that I feel like I’ll always know you?’
She didn’t speak. Didn’t dare.
‘I can feel you in my head,’ he said, forehead on her temple. ‘You make me feel like there’s something urgent I haven’t done yet, and I can’t put my finger on what it is, but every day that I get closer to leaving this place, I get more uneasy. So I need to do something about it. About you.’
His mouth found hers again and it occurred to Abby that everything Rue knew about her was real. There was a pit of things he didn’t know – but the things he did know, those were real.
She had never kissed a man who knew real things about her.
He pulled back again, tucking hair behind her ear, and her pulse tumbled. ‘You must like being the subject of gossip,’ she murmured.
His back was to the street. A sparkle lit his eyes. ‘Observers?’
‘Loads.’
‘All armed with opinions about such a lascivious public event?’
‘Over-armed, I imagine.’
‘Friday,’ he said. ‘I’ll pick you up at seven.’
‘About that—’
‘Okay, seven-thirty.’ Then, as suddenly as he’d kissed her, he lowered his sunglasses and turned away, cutting past the delighted spectators. Abby watched his retreat, breath short. Arousal kneaded at her body from the inside out, like greedy fingers reaching after him.
As far as truth went, her response to Rue was absolute. It felt whole and untainted, pounding hot through her veins. It felt honest.
‘Well,’ she said, accepting her fate. ‘Seven-thirty, then.’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
For fans of THE FUTURE OF US comes an engrossing story of two teens, whose love for each other is tested by time and fate.

Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it.

Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?

Why I'm Waiting:
This book sounds kind of weird, but just weird enough that it could be really good. I usually tend to lean more towards light, contemporary romances. So, this is a little bit of a stretch for me. I think it sounds really good though, and I want to give it a shot!


Are you looking forward to this book? What else are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:
"To disguise the profiles, I place them inside a college envelope. I match each boy with a school that best represents what he has to offer for a particular date." -One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin (Don't know what page. At 52% mark on kindle.)

I'm halfway through this book, and I am really enjoying it so far. It is a fun, cute read! Review to come. Goodreads page can be found here.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #4


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (Goodreads)

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (Goodreads)

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (Goodreads)

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (Goodreads)

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Hunger Games #1


The Hunger Games #1 by Suzanne Collins

Goodreads Summary:
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

My Review:
I am aware that I am WAY behind the rest of the world when it comes to this series, but I have finally sat down and read the first book. I really liked it! Although, I knew I would. While parts of the book were a little slow, I found it to be very enjoyable and suspenseful throughout. I was so worried for our main characters, and my heart broke at certain points in the book.

I liked that this book was easy to relate to. Not in the way you think though. After all, I've never had to fight for the death in an arena with 23 other people. However, I found myself totally sympathizing with Katniss. I could almost put myself in her position and feel what she was feeling. I think this is a sign of excellent writing. Especially when the story is something that I have never seen or experienced.

I really liked this book overall, and would give it five stars. Yet, there's nothing in me that is even a little bit excited to start the next two books. I don't know why. Maybe I'm scared of what comes next. Either way, I want to try to read the next two so that I can watch the movies.

5 stars

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Recipe Hacker


The Recipe Hacker by Diana Keuilian

Diana has a popular blog which can be found here. This is a cookbook with some recipes from the blog, but many new ones as well. Diana loves food, but realizes that a lot of the food that we eat is not very healthy. So, she has found ways to make yummy things without as many of the bad things. All of the 100 recipes in this book are made without grains, gluten, dairy, cane sugar or soy. Wow! The beginning of this cookbook gives you some ideas of the healthier ingredients that are swapped with the not-so-healthy ingredients.

The book is split up into 5 sections: breakfasts, appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts. I am a very picky eater but there is almost nothing in this cookbook that I wouldn't eat. It all sounds so yummy! I also love that every single recipe in this cookbook has a picture to go with it. When I am cooking something I like to have a general idea of how it is supposed to look when it is done. This book definitely allows for that. Not only that, but the pictures are gorgeous. They are done very well.

All of the recipes look fairly easy to make as well. They ingredients are listed as well as just a couple clear instructions. I also like that each recipe tells you the prep time, the cook time, and how many servings it makes. One of our big problems in America is overeating. By knowing the serving size it will make it easier to control this. Each recipe also has a "quick tip" from Diana. These are all things to make the cooking process easier for you.

I am definitely a fan of this cookbook and Diana's recipes! I will be using this in my kitchen all the time from now on! Go buy this cookbook today! I highly recommend it!

5 stars!

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
A new series of global proportions -- from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter.

This exciting new series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row.

Now, at age sixteen, she's come back to stay -- in order to solve the mystery of her mother's death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like a great suspenseful book. I can't wait to read it! Ally Carter is a very well known author as well. Even though I have never read any of her books, I am sure that this one will be great.


Are you looking forward to this book? What else are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top Ten 2014 books I meant to read but didn't get to...



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Here are the top ten 2014 books that I meant to read but didn't get to...

Cress (Lunar #3) by Marissa Meyer

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Going Rouge (Also Known As #2) by Robin Benway

A Match Made in Texas by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Reginna Jennings, & Carol Cox

Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding #2) by Rachel Hauck

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Now and Forever by Suzanne Colasanti

Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #3


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (Goodreads)

The Pretty App (App #2) by Katie Sise (Goodreads)

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine (Goodreads)

Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (Goodreads)

Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt (Goodreads)

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu (Goodreads)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Zoey and the Nice Guy


Zoey and the Nice Guy by Carter Ashby

Goodreads Summary:
For Zoey Odell, the definition of family is her two best friends, Maya and Addy. So when Maya makes the decision to leave her abusive husband, Zoey is only too happy to lavish her with support and a temporary home. Unfortunately, taking in her best friend also means seeing more of that no good do-gooder, Kellen Bradley.

For Kellen, the definition of family has just been shattered. After finding out that his brother is an abusive monster, he can’t help but question himself and his parents. The one thing he knows for certain is that he’ll do anything to take care of his sister-in-law and her children. For them, he would walk into gunfire, pass through the flames of hell…even go head-to-head with Zoey Odell.

Zoey has no intention of letting him in, but Kellen is done taking her crap. Life has just gotten real and he’s more than ready to shed his nice-guy image. When he finally stands up to her, Zoey starts seeing him in a new light. As the attraction turns mutual, she finds it more and more difficult to hide behind her carefully formed walls. And Kellen is finding himself more and more driven to tear those walls down.

My Review:
This is an adult romance book that is set around Christmas time. I really enjoyed this book, but I will say it is definitely for adults. I wouldn't suggest anyone younger than 17ish read this. There was A LOT of cussing, and some sex scenes that were definitely meant for adults. That being said, the storyline was great.

I really enjoyed this book, and didn't want to stop reading. I felt my heart break with the characters as well as feeling their devastation, embarrassment, and joys. I felt like I knew these characters, and I wanted nothing but the best for them. That being said, there was a part in the book where I was so frustrated. I thought the book was about to end with a happy ending, but there was a while of the characters hurting each other even more. Yes it worked out in the end, but I just wanted the happy ending to hurry up and get here!

The chapters in the book occasionally switch points of view when convenient. It wasn't every other chapter, and there were not any labels at the beginning of the chapter to tell you when it was switching points of view. Everything flowed so well that it was not needed. It definitely helped the story though. I like being able to know how both characters and feeling and what they're thinking.

The characters were so great, and well developed in the story. The friendship between the three girls was so strong, and you knew that they would be there for each other no matter what. The romance was great as well. It was very authentic, and I couldn't get enough of it.

4 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I'm Starting a Book Club!

Surprise! I'm starting a book club! This is going to be completely online, so anyone can join! It will all take place on my-bookclub.com. Currently I am having a hard time figuring out how to add people to the club. I can search for you by your username to add you, but I can't find a way for you to join yourself. If anyone else knows how to do this please let me know! It may be easy for you to do if you just go to the link of the actual book club. (Click here).

This book club will begin on February 10, 2015. Of course you are welcome to begin reading this book already if you have a copy of it, and then share your thoughts with us as we go along.

Want to know what we are reading???

RED QUEEN BY VICTORIA AVEYARD!!!!

I am so excited! This book sounds incredible and I cannot wait to start reading. Since it does not actually release until February 10th, that is the day this book club will officially begin. I think this is going to be so fun! Let me know if you are going to sign up!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Love, Lucy by April Linder
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.

In this coming-of-age romance, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like the perfect contemporary romance! In order words, totally the kind of book that I LOVE. This sounds so good! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Are you looking forward to this book? What else are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Top Ten Most Anticipated Debuts for 2015



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So, I had already written this post with pictures and links and it was very pretty. Somehow it disappeared and I do not have time to redo it. So, I'm sorry but all I can do right now is a list. There are the debuts that I am really excited about this year! What are you looking forward to?

1. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
2. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
3. The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
4. Twisted Fate by Norah Olsen
5. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
7. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
8. Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae
9. Tracked by Jenny Martin
10. Valiant by Sarah McGuire

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (2)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Books I got as Christmas gifts:

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

A Match Made in Texas: A Novella Collection by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Carol Cox

That's all I got! What did you get for Christmas? Any fun books?

Friday, January 2, 2015

January TBR

What's on my January to-be-read list?

Promposal by Rhonda Helms (Goodreads)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Goodreads)

A wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (Goodreads)

For now I am going to keep it simple and stick with just three. Honestly, I will be surprised if I even finish all of this. Grad school has to come first, and I will be out of town for a week in January as well. So I may not get much reading done, but these are all review books so I am hoping to knock them out soon. They all sound amazing also!