The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

I first spotted this over at Kristin Kraves Books, and I thought it was so cute, so I decided to participate! This tag was created by Read by Tiffany.


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Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren.

This book was so much fun to read. It’s one of my favorite Christina Lauren books, and I highly recommend you pick this one up. It’s very lighthearted… and funny!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

This does have a lot of hype, but it’s so worth it. I highly recommend you go pick this up!

Giant Days by John Allison

I was looking through all the books I’ve read, and I don’t spot a lot of fun friendships. I guess I would have to go with this graphic novel series.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

I know this sounds weird, but this book was made for Autumn. It is such an inviting and heartwarming story, even though they’re trying to steal treasure from a dragon.

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

I haven’t read a book about a talented chef, so I’m substituting it with a talented baker. Bittle, the main character, loves to bake.

There’s a really popular book called With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo that involves a talented chef, but I haven’t read that one yet. I’ve heard good things, though, if you’re interested.

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Oh my gosh, what a book. I was so happy I read this after I finished reading the last page.

Since this involves a question about a chef, what’s your favorite cozy Autumn dinner to have?

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September Reading Wrap Up + October To-Be-Read

Hello, friends!

As you can tell from the title, I’m here to tell you what I read and what I plan to read. So, let’s get into it!

Wrap Up

Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Giant Days, Vol. 13 by John Allison

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well, it’s four stars across the board. I’d call it a successful reading month, even though 60% of them were graphic novels. IT STILL COUNTS.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. A close second is Giant Days by John Allison.

October To-Be-Read

There are three books that I need to finish up:

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

“Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense—but one that leaves us shaken and changed.”

Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

“. . . the last in a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

“A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.”

The rest of the books I want to read will probably be mostly sequels, and a thriller to make my list more appealing to the spooky szn lovers.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang

Aang and Katara work tirelessly to prevent a dispute between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei that could plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka helps Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

“He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

The accidental governess.”

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

“. . . comes an irresistible psychological thriller featuring a newly married woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband goes missing.”

That’s about all I have for you in this post. What do y’all plan on reading in October? I’m assuming it’s spooky.

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April Reading Wrap Up

I hope everyone had a good April despite the happenings in the world!

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley/Edelweiss+ for the early digital copies in exchange for an honest review!


Completed: 8 novels, 1 graphic novel.

Page count: 3,096

Started: 1

The Last Affair by Margot Hunt – 138 pages


  • Science ficiton
  • Thriller
  • Contemporary
  • General fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Literary fiction

Acquired from:

Six library books – four of these are originally from NetGalley and one from Edelweiss+.

One from a Goodreads giveaway (also on NetGalley), one was requested from a publisher, and one was from NetGalley that I read on my kindle.

Favorite read: He Started It by Samantha Downing

Least favorite: The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells

Rating: 3 out of 5.


352 pages

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Rating: 4 out of 5.


343 pages

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Rating: 5 out of 5.


384 pages

The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

Rating: 4 out of 5.


336 pages

Giant Days vol. 12 by John Allison

Rating: 4 out of 5.


112 pages

No reviews

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Rating: 3 out of 5.


270 pages

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Rating: 3 out of 5.


308 pages

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Rating: 4 out of 5.


372 pages

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Rating: 3 out of 5.


453 pages

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Blogmas Day 22: Christmas Cookie Book Tag

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Happy BLOGMAS Day 22!

I found this one on Krystyna’s blog @ Turning the Pages. I’m not sure who created this one.

Disclaimer: None of these images are mine. They are all from an old-fashioned Google search.

Chocolate Chip: A classic book you loved or really enjoyed

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Thin Mints: A fandom you really want to join or a hyped book you want to read

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Shortbread: An author you can’t get enough of

John Allison – The writer of the Giant Days graphic novel series. I have been really loving them lately.

Samoas/Caramel DeLites: An emotional roller coaster

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Oreos: A book whose cover was better than the story (or vice versa)

House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler – Cover is way better than the story.

Tag-a-Longs/Peanut Butter Patties: A book that wasn’t what you expected

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Snickerdoodles: A book you may never stop rereading/loving

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Soft Sugar Cookies: A book just as good as it sounds

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I’m not tagging anyone because you all are free to participate! 🙂

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Blogmas Day 4: WWW Wednesday (12/4/19)


Happy BLOGMAS day 4!

This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. You answer three simple questions: What are you currently reading, what have you recently finished reading, and what do you anticipate you’ll read next?

Make sure that you link back to the host!

What have you recently finished reading?

Bunny by Mona Awad ★★✩✩✩

Goodreads Review

Giant Days vol. 3 by John Allison ★★★★✩

Instagram Review

What are you currently reading?

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Thoughts: I really enjoyed the beginning of this one, but I’m almost 50% in and I’m not all that interested in what’s happening. It’s very easy to get through though.

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Thoughts: I’m 30% of the way through this NetGalley ARC, and I am enjoying myself. This is a historical fiction novel, and it’s not at all hard to read or confusing. There are a lot of good quotes, and I haven’t read a story quite like it. I’ll let you all know what I think in my monthly wrap.

What do you anticipate you’ll read next?

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid: I pulled this out of my TBR jar, and it comes out at the end of December. If that’s not a sign to read it this month, then I don’t know what is.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: I pulled this one out of my physical TBR jar.

Giant Days vol. 3 by John Allison: This is a graphic novel series that I have been enjoying between full-length novels.

P.S: I have an exciting post coming out on December 12th that I’m super excited for. I really wanted at least one really special blog post this month, and I guess December 12th is that day. Stay tuned! 🙂

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Blogmas Day 1: November 2019 Reading Wrap Up!


WELCOME TO BLOGMAS DAY 1! I’m trying out a new layout for my monthly reading wrap ups. It’s more work than I usually put into them, but I am very happy with it. Let me know what you think!

November Reading Stats: 

Read: 9 total—7 novels and 2 graphic novels

Page count: 2,933

5★ – 1

4★ – 5

3★ – 2

2★ – 1

1★ – 0

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: 10/30/19-11/2/19


Blog Review | Goodreads Review | Instagram Review

Rating: ★★★★★

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: 11/7/19-11/10/19


Blog Review | Goodreads Review | Instagram Review


Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison: 11/12/19-11/14/19


Goodreads Review | Instagram Review

Rating: ★★✩✩

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams: 11/5/19-11/17/19


Blog Review | Goodreads Review

Rating: ★

Giant Days Vol. 2 by John Allison: 11/16/19-11/19/19

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Goodreads Review | Instagram Review

Rating: ★

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman: 11/4/19-11/21/19


Instagram Review

Rating: ★

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout: 11/4/19-11/23/19


Blog Review | Instagram Review

Rating: ★

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout: 11/24/19-11/24/19


Blog Review | Goodreads Review | Instagram Review 

Rating: ★★★✩✩

Bunny by Mona Awad: 11/21/19-11/30/19


I will add the reviews when I can form thoughts about this one. Holy moly.

Rating: ★★✩✩✩

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