See what I’ve been reading this week!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

Happy April!

The sun came out and I got ahead of myself and bought a pool for the summer for my son…..and the next day it went cold again and it hasn’t stopped raining……such is life!

I got stuck right into my Spring reading list this week and I’ve been loving it! I’m loving the freedom of picking a book I’m in the mood for instead of reading scheduled in arcs…..this is the way forward I think!



My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was by the Orang-Utan Librarian with a fabulous (satirical!) post about how not to get reviews!  It so made me chuckle!  Have a look at the post here.



Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde –  reread for Ultimate Reading Challenge! See my review here.

Drago by Sarah Brianne – review to follow (it’s been a busy week!!)

The Gathering by LA Fiore

I have a couple of arcs coming and there are 3 books I want to read….so….

Arcs

Tristan by Cora Brent

Gluttony by K Webster

Tbr

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber



 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

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Saturday Shelfie!!

 

I wanted a theme for April so decided on…

SATURDAY SHELFIE!!

I don’t have much room to display my books but I make the most of what I have!!

Let me introduce you to my UNREAD SHELF!

I used a Fairyloot box and cut it down so I could add my physical books that I need to read (and yes, I only have these books left to read, lets not talk about my e-book unread shelf!)

I have no idea where the pink rubber duckie came from but my lightbox always gets loads of use!

Do you arrange your shelves?

Tell me about yours!

Reread thoughts – Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde….

 

For The Ultimate Reading Challenge, the prompt for April was to reread an old fave.

I read this book when it first was released and I read it a few times after….but I hadn’t read it for over a year so thought I would dust if off and reread….and I am so glad I did!

Holy Reread Batman!

It’s so nice coming back to one of my favourite reads ever! It’s like coming home!

And the fact that I would still rate it 5 stars makes it even more amazing!

I know a lot of people who love this series favour Horse but to me Ruger is the epitome  of a hot man. Plus the fact that he took on the lead role in his nephew’s life sold him to me.  He is THE man.

If you love an MC romance then this is for you. You wont regret it! Just don’t steal Ruger from me!

 

Do you love MC Romances?

Which series is your favourite?

Top 5 Tuesday! Romantic Reads…..

Top 5 Tuesday is bought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her post and join in here.

Today’s topic is – Top 5 romantic reads.

I guess this was an easy topic for me as I read romance.  What wasn’t easy was picking just 5 books!

Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

I read this when I was getting back into reading in 2013. I went on to follow the whole series, and spins offs…and I don’t regret a thing!

 

The Gentry’s series by Cora Brent

I cheated a bit with this one but I couldn’t pick just one book, so it’s the whole series!!

 

Now onto some darker romances…I love a dark romance………

 

Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

The Rock Chick series has become one of my favourite series but this book really caught my heart and made me blub….but the romance is so sweet.

 

Vicious by LJ Shen

OMG – what a read this is!  If you haven’t, you need to read this!

 

The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley

A dark romance, sometimes a questionable one too but I love the Fantasyland series and this book has always stood out to me.

 

What are your top 5 romances?

 

Have I changed into a mood reader?

 

You’ll have to forgive my rambling on here but I needed to get this out. Probably more for me (and my sanity!)

Do you ever feel like you have changed the way you read?

I used to be able to pick up any book and read it, be it an arc and I was reading to a schedule, a new release of any genre or it was a book for a challenge that I had designated myself to read that month.

But now, not so much.

If I’m honest I’ve been in a slump since the beginning of the year (but I have read a couple of gems in that time!)

There have been some days when I know I have to read a certain book to meet the arc deadline but I really don’t want to. I don’t feel in the mood for it.

And herein lies problem 1. I’ve been signing up for too many arcs. This year, due to my own fault, I’ve felt pressured, I’ve felt in a panic and it’s totally put me off. It’s felt like homework or like a job!

Problem 2….Monthly lists. I make a list of books I think I should read in the month. Note the word should! Pressure number 2! Then when I don’t read them I feel guilt. Yes, actual guilt!!!

I knew something had to change because I feel my reading habits have changed.

I’ve gone from a planned out reader to a mood reader.

  • I love reading.
  • I love, love, love it.
  • I just want that feeling back.

 

I’ve probably said this before but….

I’m not signing up for so many arc’s for a few months to see if it helps me. For May, June, July and August I want to only sign up for 1 each month. Take some pressure off.

Monthly reading lists are gone (for now!)  I decided to try and make a Spring reading list. 17 books to read over 3 months. A mix of genres so I can pick depending on what I fancy. And you know what? If I don’t read them all or read different books then so be it!

Do you ever feel like this?

Do you ever feel like you change the way you read?

Are you a mood reader or are you a ‘read to schedule’ person like I used to be?

Weekly Wrap Up…..The Epilogue!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

I gave myself a challenge this week…I had 5 arcs I wanted (and needed!) to read in 7 days. I knew they would be easy reads so I went for it!  And I just scrapped in!

 


Knights Lady by Bella Jewel – see my review here.

Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando – see my review here.

Bitter Heat by Mia Knight – see my review here.

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting – see my review here.

Enthralled by Giana Darling (not pictured) – see my review here.


 

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My April reading list looks like this so I just need to choose what I am in the mood for!

  • Greed by Amo Jones
  • Tristan by Cora Brent
  • Gluttony by K Webster
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
  • The Gathering by LA Fiore
  • Drago by Sarah Brianne
  • Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde (reread for a reading challenge)

 

My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was:

 

 


 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Stacking The Shelves: March edition!

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I tried to be good, I really did…but there were so many sales on and who doesn’t love a bargain?!

I mean I guess 8 books isn’t bad (and 1 was free!) so maybe my bank account won’t beat me up this time.….now just to add to my ginormous TBR pile!

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Dangerous Love by Jamie Begley

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

Cole by Tijan

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley

 

What books did you get this month?

Tell me in comments!

A Book and a Candle……

Me again with my March theme, a book and a candle!

Book merch is something I love. In fact I wish I was richer and then my house would be full of it!!!

Warcross was one of the best reads ever. It took me by surprise as I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it……so of course I had to rush out and buy a candle to match!!!

The candle is called Warcross and is by Book Nook.

Its cherry blossom, roses and fantasies flavour!!! Isn’t that just fabulous? This smells so delish. I’ve thought about burning it a few times but I just cant bring myself to do it!!! Maybe I need to start buying 2 candles!!!

Do you have any book-ish candles?

Tell me about them in comments!

It’s new (to me!)…….Spring tbr

I decided to change things up a bit! (I know, the excitement!!)

I keep making a monthly tbr and then I fail miserably at it as either I’ve signed up for too many arcs or I don’t just feel in the mood for what I’ve got on my list.

So welcome to my Spring Reading List!

I’m going to not split hairs and just count Spring as April, May and June. I (am hoping!) I’ve chosen a good split of books that will keep me interested!

Part of me thinks I’m crazy for doing this as it doesn’t take into account any arcs I will sign up for or new releases…but I think I’ve left myself a little wiggle room…..let’s see how it goes!

 

Books I’ve chosen

Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

The Gathering by LA Fiore

Drago by Sarah Brianne

 

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Darkest before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins

 

Legend by Marie Lu

My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I Dare You by Shantel Tessier

 

Also to keep up with the Ultimate Reading Challenge

April – Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde (reread)

May – Cole by Tijan (single word title)

June – King Hall by Scarlett Dawn (new to me author)

 

Do you do a seasonal reading list?

What’s on yours?