December 2021 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! I’ve reappeared out of thin air once again to post my December wrap up. December was actually a decent reading month (6 books!!) and I read some absolute gems so I thought I’d pop in and share them with you guys.

1. The Package by K. Bromberg (5 stars)

Christmas week can’t get any worse for Jules Jilliland.

Dumped by her boyfriend, rear-ended on the freeway, and fired from her job, she finds herself stuck in an elevator with a handsome stranger.

When their packages are accidentally swapped, will it end up being a misfortunate accident that suddenly brightens her holidays?

2. Jess by Lana Dash (3 stars)

I need some serious rest and relaxation after completing a major acquisition at work that’s consumed most of my life for the last year. I’m turning off my phone, heading out to my family’s lake house, and taking with me a pile of romance books I’ve been meaning to get around to reading but I haven’t yet. I thought I would have the place to myself, but after I arrive, someone from my past walks into the cabin and back into my life. Will we be able to survive the weekend together without driving each other crazy?

I thought I’d have the place to myself, but I’m shocked when the fiery redhead from my past is standing in front of me. I never thought I’d see her again. We’ve both changed so much, and yet there is still something simmering under the surface between us, no matter how much she tries to fight it. I’m ready to show her the man I’ve become, but will she accept what I have to offer?

3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (4 stars)

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

4. The Detour by K. Bromberg (5 stars)

Bestselling author, Harley Humbug, needs an escape.
From the current state of her own love life.
From her deadline she blew past weeks ago.
From Christmas that’s just around the corner and the bad luck it usually brings with it.

When a snowstorm causes a road closure, she chalks it up to one more thing to go wrong.
Little does she know the detour will take her to a town she never knew existed, and right into the path—and possible arms—of a man who might just be her real-life muse.

5. Eight Winter Nights by Liz Maverick (3.5 stars)

Last year, Rachel Bacharach met the man of her dreams at a Hanukkah party — and then her outgoing best friend Tamara swooped in and “called” Oz Caplan for herself. It’s a typical outcome for the dependable, bookish Rachel, who is never able to extinguish the spark she immediately felt for Oz. But being secretly in love with her best friend’s boyfriend all year hasn’t been easy.

As this year’s party approaches, Oz and Tamara break up. It’s a worst-case scenario when Oz asks Rachel to help him write Tamara love letters to win her back in time for their Hanukkah anniversary. Rachel’s been writing love letters to Oz in her journals for a year; she knows all the words he would need. But will Rachel be able to hide her true feelings from Oz any longer? And might this year’s party finally be Rachel’s chance to trust her heart and put everything on the line for love?

6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (4.5 stars)

She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

Top 10 (…11) Songs of 2019

Hello lovelies! This year, just like last year, my love for kpop girl groups is at an all time high. And since I’ve seen a fair amount of kpop posts around the book blogging world I decided I’d share my top 11 songs with you that were released in 2019! Yes, 11. I tried to do 10 but I just couldn’t manage to cut one last one from the list. After way more time than I’d like to admit I spent thinking about this, I decided this list has to be 11. Enjoy! Hope you find some songs from this list that you’ll grow to love as much as I do.


11. Bungee (Fall in Love) – Oh My Girl


10. Trick It – Twice (Feel Special gif, but I linked a live performance of Trick It)


9. Sunny Side Up! – Red Velvet


8. Psycho – Red Velvet (best mv of the year though)


7. Gogobebe – Mamamoo


6. Twit – Hwasa


5. Fancy – Twice


4. In & Out – Red Velvet (yes I know this is also a psycho gif, but they haven’t performed this live… YET)


3. Hip – Mamamoo


2. Strawberry – Twice

And coming in at #1……..


1. Destiny – Mamamoo

Top 5 Books I Read in 2019

Hello lovelies! Can you believe 2019 is already over? I can’t, but honestly, thank the lord. This year was quite mediocre for me in terms of what I read. A few months ago I intended on making this list a top 10, but that didn’t end up going as planned. I just didn’t feel like I read enough amazing books, which is sad since I made it to 50, but oh well.

Putting a list of 5 books together was much easier and I can honestly say I freaking loved these to the moon and back and would suggest these to you all any day of the week.

If you’ve also read some of these let me know! I’d love to know your guys’ thoughts too. And link me to your best books lists for the year! I’m always down to find out about new books.


1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
Good god. GOOD FREAKING LORD. This book hit me in the emotions so hard. And then it kept on hitting me repeatedly until I was curled up on the ground in fetal position. I’ve teared up reading books before (rarely, but it’s happened) but this book straight up had me sobbing. I remember having to take a break because I couldn’t keep reading through my tears. Not everyone is going to have this reaction, but some things going on in my personal life paired with the rawness of this story got me good.

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2. Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
This is by far my favourite R.S. Grey book. I know a lot of people might disagree with me, but that’s ok. To me this was her funniest book to date and I had to stop reading it in public because I would start laughing out loud in the middle of my trek to and from work. I’m too shy to be the girl giggling like an idiot in the middle of a packed bus. Also, Madison was me. I’m convinced R.S. Grey took residence in my brain when she wrote this. It was so nice to read a rom-com with a character who was so relatably awkward without being too much.


3. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
I think it’s safe to say that Renée Ahdieh can do no wrong in my world. That was my third book by her and damn, woman. DAMN. She writes in the most beautiful way and always creates these vivid worlds and complex characters. And the romance. THE. FREAKING. ROMANCE. SHE. COMES. UP. WITH. I’m left in a puddle every time because it’s so perfect.


4. Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
Please read this thriller. For the love of all that is good, please just read it. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat needing to know how this baby came to be in Morgan’s arms. I don’t know what else to say without spoiling it (it’s so easy to slip up with a spoiler in a thriller) so just go buy it or borrow it from your nearest library and read it.


5. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
Another thriller you need to get your hands on. It’s told in dual perspective with “then” and “now” timelines and it’s just perfect. I remember getting to a huge part just as I was finishing my lunch at work (this is why you don’t read thrillers at the office…) and my mind was stuck on it the whole rest of my afternoon. Time has never gone by more slowly. It was fast-paced and kept me guessing. This was one of the first books I read this year, and I still instantly think of it now when I think of my favourite books of the year.

June 2019 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Well, it’s official. We’re half way through the year now. It feels like it’s flown by so quickly, especially when I look at my Goodreads challenge for this year and realize how behind I am on my goal. Luckily this past month was a bit better of a reading month and I managed to get through 7 books. Hopefully July can be better though.

Books Read

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Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn
The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty
The Accidental Girlfriend by Emma Hart

Blog Posts

Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen – Blog Tour
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons – Release Day Blitz
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz
Sour by Jennifer Woodhull – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Cover Reveal
Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Release Day Blitz
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn – Release Day Blitz
Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Fantasy Books I Want To Read This Summer

September 2018 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Another month has passed by and this month was alright in terms of what I wanted to read. I read 8 books, but I was kind of hoping to have read more. But still, 8 book is pretty decent in the grand scheme things.

Books Read

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Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
One More Moment by Samantha Chase
Hot Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey
In Servitude by Heleen Kist

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The Chase by Elle Kennedy
Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli
Private by Kate Brian
Cold Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey

Blog Posts

Flirting With Forver by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz
August 2018 Wrap Up
One More Moment by Samantha Chase – Release Day Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows
Blog Tour Review: Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
Dry Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway (giveaway is still open for another 11 days!)
Fall by Kristen Callahan – Cover Reveal
First Line Fridays #3
Review: One More Moment by Samantha Chase – Blog Tour
Review: In Servitude by Heleen Kist – Blog Tour
September 2018 TBR
Review: Hot Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey – Blog Tour + Giveaway (giveaway is still open for another 11 days!)
Top 5 Tuesday: Characters I’d Want as a Best Friend
Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel – Blurb Reveal
White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia – Spotlight + Giveaway
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to Read This Fall
200 Followers + Giveaway
Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway
First Line Fridays #4
DNF Review: White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia
Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Review: Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli – Blog Tour + Giveaway
Love, Sincerely, Yours by Meghan Quinn & Sarah Ney – Teaser Reveal
First Line Fridays #5

Currently Reading

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Ok, I know this was on my currently reading list last month as well. But I’ve been reading so many books for tours and Vengeful came out. But as soon as I’m done Vengeful (and my book club book) this will be my number one priority because it’s really good and I felt bad for having to put it off to the side.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
I’m about a quarter of the way through this and so far it is everything I’ve wanted it to be. I love it and I’m convinced that V.E. Schwab can literally do no wrong with anything she writes.

Here’s to Tomorrow by Teagan Hunter
About half way through this and it’s alright. I’m loving the whole single dad thing going on but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the romance yet.

Faux Pas by Natasha Madison
Technically I haven’t started reading this, but I will have by the end of the day considering I have a blog tour stop coming up at the end of the week.