TTT – Books for My Younger Self

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl  It was born from a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Books for My Younger Self

One day I will do this and i will actually get a selection of 10…but today is not that day!

These are books I have read and i wish they had come out when I was much younger…..

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

The Affiliate by KA Linde

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

 

What books would make your list?

Fairyloot Unboxing: August 2020 – Let The Games Begin!

 

Fairyloot – August 2020

Theme = LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

‘The stakes are high and the games are on – make sure you come prepared! This month is all about games; whether they are physical or mental, magical or non-magical. These games will test your mettle and have your adrenaline soaring!’

Items inspired by An Ember in the Ashes, Hunting Prince Dracula, Nevernight, Scythe, Aurora Rising and Harry Potter.

Included was:

🖤 Mia and Mr Kindly Metalmark designed by @taratjah

🖤 Aurora Rising Pin by @ironandinkdesigns

🖤 Scythe Magnet designed by @taratjah

🖤 5 and 6 of Swords tarot cards (Nevernight)

🖤 Golden Egg Bath Bomb by @littleheartgifts

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🖤 Prince Dracula Notebook designed by @noverantale with artwork from @taratjah

🖤 Laia and Elias Book Sleeve designed by @monolimeart

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

SHIMMERY SPRAYED EDGES ✔

ARTWORK ON DUST JACKET ✔

SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ✔

Not a Book Blogging Newbie Tag

I wasn’t tagged by anyone but saw Destiny had done this tag so decided to do, go check out Howling Libraries,you won’t regret it!

This tag was originally for booktubers but was adapted for bloggers by Heather.

Questions……

1. How old is your blog?

I actually started my blog in 2015 but predominantly posted PR companies material about cover reveals, releases etc for romance books until I moved that to my Facebook page as I wanted my website to be my ‘own voice’.


2. What are your favorite posts to make?

I really like creating the next month’s releases that I want. I comb through Goodreads lists, Bookbirds list and several romance blogs and marvel at all the books I want!!!!


3. What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start a book blog?

  • Have fun.
  • Roll with it.
  • Talk to fellow bloggers by reading their posts and commenting. You’ll meet some great people.

4. Since joining have you run into any unforeseen challenges?

No, not really. Maybe the WordPress new editor will be a challenge…..but I know it’s coming 😂😂


5. What is a favorite book/series you’ve read because of blogging?

Anything Sarah J Maas. I read her ToG and ACO series late and kicked myself in the bum that I didn’t read earlier!


6. Overall, what is your favorite aspect about book blogging?

I love reading people’s comments on my posts and love reading other bloggers posts and commenting. I put aside an hour every evening to do this and it’s normally the most interesting, relaxing hour of my day!

I won’t tag anyone but feel free to join in!

Need help! On My Shelf book tag!

I saw this somewhere, I don’t even think it was a tag but me being me, didn’t write down where I saw it. Originator, if you are reading this please know I am very sorry!

But I loved the sound of it.

It’s called the ‘On my shelf’ tag.

You count the number of books on your shelf, say 50 and then ask people to give you a random number between 1 and 50.

Then once the number is chosen, count along until you get to that number and write about the book. Why did you buy it? Does it mean anything to you?

So here we go……..

I have 70 books on my Goodreads tbr shelf.

Please add in comments a number between 1 and 70 and next week I will post all about that book!

Oh yes….a September reading list!

In August I tried to read all my Fairyloot books that I had backed up. I didn’t call it a reading list but I guess it really was!

And I did really well! I guess sometimes I just need some structure to my reading month!

So I thought if it worked in August, it might work in September!

I plan on reading the 4 books off my Netgalley shelf so then I can try and keep it all up to date going forward (yeah, good luck with that future me!) and I’ve snuck in a new release that I cant wait to read!

Anyway, these are the books:

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar


Netgalley Shelf

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Of the Blood by Cameo Renae

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong


 

What books do you want to read in September?

TTT – Books that Make Me Hungry

Top Ten Tuesday featured by That Artsy Reader was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Books that Make Me Hungry

My apologies because the selection below is so piss-poor that I want to cry!

THIS WAS HARD!!!!

Fries Before Guys by Lani Lynn Vale

Yes actual food!


House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A Craig

Who doesn’t love a good shake of salt on their fries?!


The Vine Witch by Luanne G Smith

Grapes come from vines yes? And I love grapes (and wine!)


Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff

Totally reaching but I love a piece of burnt toast!


Sweet Temptation by Cora Reilly

Haribo. Surely no one can disagree with that?!!!!


And now for something real…..

Coming November 2020 by Kristen Ashley

Dream Bites

Welcome to Dream Bites, Cooking with the Commandos!

Yes please!

 

 

What books would make your list?

Finito…..20 Books of Summer!

Here we are with a close to this challenge!

You can see my sign up post here.

How did I do?

Did I read 20 books?

Well, and hear me out, I did read 20 books during Summer but I can’t actually say that I read all the books I said I was going to read…..still counts though right?! 😶

Anyway…..I DID IT!

Here are my books!

1) A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

See my review here.

2) A Favor for a Favor by Helena Hunting

See my review here.

3) Summer Fling Anthology – various

See my review here.

4) The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

See my review here.

5) Love in Lockdown – various

See my review here.

6) Jokes on You by Lani Lynn Vale

See my review here.

7) The Beginning of Everything by Kristen Ashley

See my review here.

8) The Plan Commences by Kristen Ashley

See my review here.

9) Elementals: Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

See my review here.

10) Mirage by Somaiya Daud

See my review here.

11) Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

See my review here.

12) Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee

See my review here.

13) Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

See my review here.

14) Viper by Bex Hogan

See my review here.

15) The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

See my review here.

16) King Thrushbeard by Cora Reilly

See my review here.

17) The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

I did read 216 pages of this so counting as a read….but I did DNF 🙁

18) The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Unforts another DNF….but counted as I read half of it!!!!

19) Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

See my review soon!

20) Shielded by Kaylynn Flanders

See my review soon!

A little selection of photos from my books read!

REBLOGGED: Haunted House Ghost: Only .99 Kindle Download from 8/30 to 9/3

Not only were many of the books in the Braxton Campus Mysteries discounted to .99 this month, but the 5th book, Haunted House Ghost, is also available as a Kindle download for only .99 from 8/30 thru 9/3. To take advantage of this discount, visit Amazon via this link. Overview of Haunted House Ghost It’s Halloween,…

Haunted House Ghost: Only .99 Kindle Download from 8/30 to 9/3

Closing the Chapter: August 2020

Welcome to Closing the Chapter! I hope you had a great reading month?

August is nearly done, the weather here has been so changeable but mostly hot, really hot, humid and rainy. I really don’t like the heat, summer always makes me realise that my ideal place to live would be somewhere where it’s permanently winter!

School starts again next week for my son although it’s going to be a lot different for him due to the COVID changes and I can’t say that it doesn’t worry me because this whole situation is uber worrying and our numbers seem to be rising again.

For August I decided that I needed to make a start reading the Fairyloot books I had outstanding. I thought I had 9 but it was actually 11 (sigh!) so I knew I wasn’t going to be able to read all those in one month!

This is how I got on!

Mirage by Somiaya Daud – See my review here.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust – See my review here.

Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee – See my review here.

Viper by Bex Hogan – See my review here.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna – See my review here.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – See my review here.

Shielded by Kaylynn Flanders – Look out for my review soon!

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli – DNF – I had to put this one down as I just wasn’t feeling it. I really wanted to……because dragons.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh – Again, was a DNF for me. This was the 2nd time I’ve tried to read and I couldn’t warm up to a main character at all and it ruined it for me 🙁

Dark Fairytales – various – See my review here.

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud – Look out for my review soon!

 

What did you read in August?