Waiting on Wednesday #4: Macbeth by Jo Nesbø

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Title: Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbø

Publisher: Hogarth

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

Chapters | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo’s Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.

Get ready to helter-skelter through the darkest tunnels of human experience.


In high school, we read Macbeth, and it was one of the best plays I’ve ever read. I absolutely adore Shakespeare’s darker plays and when I saw on Crime by the Book’s instagram (check it out here, it is hands down on the most amazing bookstagram accounts out there) that there was going to be a crime version of Macbeth, I knew I needed to get my hands on it.

The synopsis doesn’t say too much, but I think it’s better that way. It sounds dark in the best way and I’m looking forward to reading this. I’ve made it one of my goals to get more into crime novels this year, and this looks like the perfect one to pick up.

Are you guys looking forward to Macbeth as much as I am? Have you had a chance to read it early? Let me know down in the comments below!

Down the TBR Hole #1

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Down The TBR Hole is a meme hosted by Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Here’s how it works:

– Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
– Order on ascending date added.
– Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
– Read the synopses of the books
– Decide: keep it or should it go?

When I first saw this meme, I knew I needed to do it. My Goodreads ‘to read’ shelf is absolutely out of control and this seems like the perfect way to be able to get the number down to a realistic one. To be fair though, I’ve had Goodreads since spring 2011, so almost 7 years. Clicking the ‘want to read’ button in abundance creates quite a long ‘to read’ list over that span of time. And my tastes have definitely changed since I was 17 so I think by the end of this, my shelf number should be much smaller.

Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella

9417I read the first three Shopaholic books when I was around 16 years old and loved them. I remember starting this one and getting about 1/3 of the way through before stopping and deciding I’d get back to it at a later time because I wasn’t enjoying it. To be honest, I don’t think that day is going to come. Verdict: leaving the list


Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

1358844I remember reading Can You keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella around the time I read the Shopaholic books and decided I needed to read the synopses of her other books to see if anything sounded as amazing as CYKAS did. This one really stuck out to me. Reading the synopsis now, I’m thinking I should grab a copy. Verdict: staying on the list


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

152This is a classic that I’ve always wanted to read. At around 1000 pages long, it seems quite daunting, but I’ve been reading more and more lately. Almost the way I did back in high school. So I think one day soon I’ll pick this up and be able to get through it in a decent amount of time. Verdict: staying on the list


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

7126In high school the advanced French class (I was in enriched French, aka the level just below) read this novel and I remember being so jealous because I’ve always wanted to read it. One day I will read it. I don’t know when, but I will. It sounds like it’s exactly the kind of book I’d love. Verdict: staying on the list


Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

111287Another book I’ve kind of read. I think I got through most of it in high school, but for some reason never finished it. I’d really like to one day though. Verdict: staying on the list



Staying on the list: 4
Leaving the list: 1

Are there any books you guys think I should give a try? Let me know you think in the comments down below!

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Vengeful by V.E Schwab

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Title: Vengeful

Author: V.E. Schwab

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Chapters | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

Just in case you didn’t already know this, Vicious is my favourite book of all time. So last week was pretty much one of the better weeks of my life. Why, you ask? Well, we were lucky enough to be blessed with the cover for the long-awaited sequel to Vicious, titled Vengeful. And look at it? Isn’t it one of the most gorgeous things you’ve ever laid your eyes upon? They also re-did the cover for Vicious and wow, it’s a masterpiece. I’m not usually one to buy another copy of books that I already own, but I think I can make an exception this time around. It only seems right to have a matching collection of these books.

While the cover is perfect, look at that synopsis. It has me hooked. Victor is still angry? Yes please. Let’s see that anger unleashed into the world. Eli still has to pay for what he’s done? I’m down to see how that’s going to happen. And little Sydney! What is she going to get up to this time around?

Can these next six and a half months hurry by? Because I would really love to have this book in my hands now.

March TBR

Hi everyone! Can you believe that we’re already into the third month of the year? Feels like time has flown by. Or maybe that’s just me because life has been absolutely crazy for the first two months of the year.

This month it’s looking like I might have more time than usual to cozy up with a blanket and some chai and read so I’m going to attempt to get through this ambitious TBR this month. Wish me luck!

If you’ve read any of these or plan on reading any of these books soon let me know down in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you guys think. Happy reading!


1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab // Currently a quarter through this one, and while it may only be my second V.E. Schwab book (insane, I know), I have a feeling she’s easily going to be one of my favourite authors.

2. The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey // Currently 70% through this one and OH MY GOD. R.S. Grey really is the new adult author we all need to make our lives a little bit brighter.

3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater // Ok, yes, I said I was going to pick this one back up last month and I didn’t. I swear I will this time!

4. Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe // I received a free e-copy of this quite a while ago and I really need to get to reading it. Besides, the premise sounds interesting so we’ll see how this goes.

5. The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe // The second book in the Earth & Sky trilogy, which I also received a free e-copy of.

6. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson // Can’t wait to pick this one up. The other day I noticed it in my pile of books and realized how much I can’t wait to dive back into the world of my favourite cutie assassin.

7. The New Wild by Holly Brasher // Another book I received a free e-copy of and would really like to get through. Clearly it’s my goal this month to get through some ebooks I’ve received in the last little while.

8. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab // Pretty sure I’m going to love A Darker Shade of Magic so it only makes sense for me to pick up the second book in the Shades of Magic trilogy.

February TBR

Happy love month everyone! Totally kidding. February in Montreal is more like “thank god this is a short month because it means we’re that much closer to spring and this frozen insanity being over.” Today is one of the days it isn’t super cold, but that’s only because it’s snowing. And for once there’s not too much snow so it’s the perfect time to go outside and run errands before the deep freeze comes back.

One of the perks, however, of living in a place that is constantly freezing is that I don’t have to feel guilty about not being outside. It’s more than ok to stay in with a mug of hot chocolate and curled up on the couch with a book. Which is more or less how I plan on spending this month.

If you’ve read any of these or plan on reading any of these books soon let me know down in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you guys think. Happy reading!


1. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn // Currently about 60% of the way through this and I am loving it. Going to finish it within the next few days and I can’t wait to see what happens. I love Anna. She’s such a fun character to read about.

2. Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland // Also about 60% of the way through this and I’m tempted to go back to it the second I finish writing this post. It’s excellent and very steamy.

3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater // Another book I’m currently reading, but not that far into yet. For sure going to pick this up when I finish the first two books on this list.

4. The Beau & The Belle by R.S. Grey // My favourite new adult author dropped this book at the beginning of the month and I can’t wait to read it. So far I’ve read three of her books and she’s knocked it out of the park every single time. Excited for another perfect romantic comedy.

5. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake // Bought this when it came out, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve been thinking about the series lately so I think I’ll try and get to it by the end of the month.