Book Haul|| September.



I can’t believe it’s already the last day of September! Where has this month gone? The end of the month snuck up on me, that’s for sure. I am here to share my September book haul. I got a lot of awesome books that I have been dying to get my hands on and I got them all on sale. I think the most expensive book of the bunch was $7.99! Here are the books that I got this month!

Random books:


Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlind

I found Brisinger for $1.50 at Goodwill! I am so stoked, because I’ve been slowly collecting the series so I can binge read them. I am only missing the fourth book now! I’ve found the first three at Goodwill over the last year and a half. Crossing my fingers I find the fourth one! Someone at my sister’s job gave me her copy of Before We Were Strangers in exchange for a copy of Shattered Blue, which I was totally cool with! I love a ton of copies and it also helps get more people to read my friend’s book!

Book Outlet:


Riders by Veronica Rossi
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

I purchased Riders and A Gathering of Shadows in August, but they didn’t arrive until September, so I didn’t include them in my haul last month. I only paid $2.99 for Riders, which was exciting because I’ve been wanting to read it and I got it for so cheap! I’m glad I found A Gathering of Shadows on there too, because Amazon usually has the prices set really high for V.E. Schwab books. I also got these Harry Potter themed bookmarks from Happy Hello Art on Etsy. I go the Ravenclaw scarf, because that’s my house!


Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
26 Kisses
by Anna Michels
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin


Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
One by Sarah Crossan
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson

*Sorry about the glare. I didn’t realize my light was shining on my book until after I took the picture and put my books away, ugh.*

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell

All of these I have been dying to read and get my hands on copies, so when Book Outlet had them all I couldn’t resist! They actually have had some decent books this month. I was definitely excited about Working Stiff, because I seen it in a book store while I was in California and I thought it sounded so good and I regretted not buying it ever since then. So when Book Outlet had it, I was stoked.



Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by JK. Rowling
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I didn’t really find many good e-book deals this month. I also wasn’t really looking too hard for any, so my e-book haul is pretty light. I’m okay with this though! I have enough to read as it is, lol. I am so stoked about all the Harry Potter short stories!

*I forgot to include Riders and A Gathering of Shadows in my haul picture for my bookstagram, oops.*

What books did you get this month? Have you read any of the ones that I got? Feel free to link me to your haul posts, so I can check them out!

Hopefully this weekend or Monday I will have my wrap up posted on my blog and my Halloween TBR. I am still trying to figure out what books I want to put on my Halloween TBR.

I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!


September|| 2016 read my books challenge.



I’ve been taking part in Maren’s (The Worn Bookmark) read my books challenge over on her blog, where I read the books that I already own versus only new books. I made a TBR jar of all the books I own (NOT including books I bought and will buy in 2016). My goal is to read 30 of my already owned books from that TBR jar aside from recent purchases.

Challenge Stats:

# Books read in September: 1
# Books read year to date: 14/30


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I only read one book toward my Read My Books challenge this month. I was hoping I could read a lot more for this challenge, but I failed. I blame this reading slump I’ve been stuck in! I’ll have my recap post coming soon of the other books that I read this month. I am hoping to have my September book haul posted tomorrow. I also want to try to have my Halloweenie TBR posted really soon as well. The end of the month seriously snuck up on me and I haven’t gotten around to taking my haul pictures or making my Halloweenie TBR list. UGHHH! Hopefully I can get all of that done tonight!

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Thoughts|| A Bitter Pill to Swallow.


A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar

“The thing we seem to forget about labels is that they can come off.”

Goodreads Description: On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave. Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them. Dr. Gail Thomas comes to work there after quitting her medical residency. Frustrated and on the verge of giving up on her dreams, she sees becoming a counselor as her last chance to put her skills to the test. When he founded the school, Dr. Lutkin designed its unique environment to be a place that would change the students’ lives. He works hard as the keeper of other people’s secrets, though he never shares any of his own. But everything changes late in the winter of 1994 when these four characters’ lives intersect in unexpected ways. None of them will ever be the same.

I was sent a copy of A Bitter Pill to Swallow by the author Tiffany Gholar in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Tiffany!

This book was a bit of a slow start for me, but it ended up picking up and I really enjoyed it. It’s set in Chicago in 1994. It follows for characters (Janina, Devante, Dr. Gail, and Dr. Lutkin) and their stories intertwine. It deals mental illness, which I think is very important for readers to read about. It gives you an insight into mental illness and how it was treated back then and even further into the past. I’m not going to lie, reading about the way mental illness was treated in the past was pretty scary to think about! We have definitely come a long way since then.

At first I found it a little hard to connect with the characters, but that changed once I got further into the story. They are all struggling with their own issues throughout the book. Janina and Devante really grew on me and they grew as characters throughout the story. It was sad reading about them and what they had to go through, but I continued to root for them and hoped for the best. I loved that Dr. Lutkin cared so much about his patients and genuinely wanted them to get better. Gail played a pretty important role in this book and I really liked her.

Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. I liked the characters and I love that their stories intertwined in the end. It was easy to read and even with a slow start, it still kept you wanting to read more and to find out what was happening. I laughed and I even teared up a bit! I would recommended reading this book. I don’t want to give anything away, but I feel like it’s a really important read. I am so glad I given the opportunity to read this book! A Bitter Pill to Swallow is out now, so go check it out! 🙂

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Renegade Red Cover Reveal.



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RENEGADE RED, the sequel to the award-winning novel SHATTERED BLUE will be available in THREE special edition covers, in both Hardcover and Paperback, in March 2017! Distribution from online sites and into bookstores will be random, so you have a chance to collect them all— the POET EDITION, the WARRIOR EDITION, and the very exclusive TRAVELER EDITION. Happy hunting, and learn more at!

Featured in USA TODAY!

Join Lauren and Zoe Cope, the designer of all three covers, for a live Twitter chat at 10am PST/1pm EST Thursday 9/22



Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

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“Must-read romances of 2015… I guarantee you’ll be hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series”

“Anyone who’s ever fantasized about kissing a Fae will enjoy Noa and Callum’s first sexy kiss…Romantic sparks ignite…fast-moving…hip…lyrically concise”
Kirkus Reviews

“A fantastical tale of love and betrayal…colorful world-building…more than enough emotion and angst to keep any romance-loving teenager glued to the pages, and the promise of a trilogy will keep them eagerly anticipating the next book…VERDICT Librarians with a large fantasy readership should invest in the print version of this title.” – School Library Journal

“A book to fall for”

“Not your average fairy tale… will have you clamoring for more of a story that you didn’t see coming…new and surprising.”

“Magic, action and a really, really attractive love interest… what more could you want?”

“A love story you won’t soon forget… A story of of protection sacrifice and love”

A “Book To Lean On When The Going Gets Tough”

A “Book for All Ages”






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For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?


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Lauren Bird Horowitz, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers’ (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. It was also listed as one of USA Today’s top romances of 2015, and selected as a notable book by BuzzFeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Maria, Bustle and others.

Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, where she won several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America. Bird lives in Kauai and Los Angeles.


Monthly Subscriptions|| September.



First off I would like to thank you all for following me and liking my posts! I reached 700 followers and I am stoked! It hasn’t been my best year for blogging with getting into a ton of slumps and also wedding planning taking up a lot of time. You all stick by me though and I appreciate it! Once things settle down, I want to host a giveaway on my blog, so be on the look out in the coming months. You guys are the best and my blog wouldn’t be the same without you!

Now onto this post! I usually save these for my end of the month book haul posts, but since I haven’t been updating that often and the last time I posted was Friday, I decided to share now. I’ve tried a bunch of different subscription boxes and there are SO many more that I would like to try. This month I received my Nerdy Post and my Craftedvan Read Happy Plan. These are the two that I am actively signed up with right now.

Nerdy Post:

Nerdy Post is a fandom based subscription service that sends out hand lettering art and other goodies (bookmarks, pins, magnets, stickers, notepads, posters, etc.) with quotes from the monthly themed fandom.


THEME: Supernatural


I was really happy with my Doctor Who Nerdy Post last month and I couldn’t turn down getting the Supernatural box. I am a huge Supernatural fan, so I had to get it. I can’t wait until my boys are back next month! Until then, these Supernatural goodies will hopefully hold me over! Inside my box were:

Magnet – quote from Dean
Art Print – quote from Castiel
Drink Koozie – quote from Crowley
Bookmark – quote from Sam
Sticker (Sam & Dean on the bike)
Postcard you can color
Temporary Tattoos

I am pretty happy with everything. I think my favorite would be the magnet, the sticker, and the art print. I can’t wait to find a frame for it, so I can hang it up on my wall! If you’re interested, next month’s theme is going to be OUTLANDER. I decided to skip next month’s package since I haven’t read or watched Outlander yet.

Craftedvan Read Happy Plan:

Craftedvan makes and sells magnetic bookmarks on Etsy and they came up with a new subscription service called the Read Happy Plan and every month you get a set of bookmarks and an art print.


I have been really happy with these Craftedvan monthly bookmark packages! This was the second month and I am loving the bright yellow bookmarks! Last month was red bookmarks with a sea creature theme. This month there are lots of YELLOW! Coffee, Bees, and flowers as well! I love the “buzz off I’m reading” bookmark the best. The little honey pot and bee is cute. I love everything about this and I am stoked to see what the next package will be! I am crossing my fingers it’s a holiday themed one since Halloween is coming up!

That’s all for this post! I am crossing my fingers I am able to finish at least two more books before the month ends. Next week I’ll have my October book haul and my October wrap up posted. I am still coming up with ideas for a Halloweenie TBR like I did last year and can’t wait to share it with you guys! I love Halloween so much.

I hope you have a great day!


Friday Finds #58.


FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by Babs at Babs Book Bistro.


I have been slumping so badly, but I did borrow Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover from the library the other day and I read everything except 40 pages in one day! It’s always so easy to read CoHo books and they are always so hard to put down. I plan to finish it today! I hate that I am in this reading slump. I have no idea what I want to read, I have all of your suggestions in a bag that I planned to pull out at random. I did use it and got A Thousand Pieces of You. I hope to read it at some point this month.

Anyway, this post is about books that I added to my TBR recently. Here are the books that I added to my Goodread TBR shelf. You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
American Girls by Alison Umminger
The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
Beast by Brie Spangler

I was also emailed by an author to review her book on my blog and I said yes to that, so she sent me an e-book copy! I plan to read this book after Point of Retreat, so hopefully I’ll have a review up next week for it. I haven’t done a review in awhile. 😦 Here is the book that I was sent:


A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar

It sounds really interesting and like something I would enjoy reading, so I am excited to dive in and maybe it’ll get me out of my reading slump! Here is the Goodreads description below:

“On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave.
Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them.
Dr. Gail Thomas comes to work there after quitting her medical residency. Frustrated and on the verge of giving up on her dreams, she sees becoming a counselor as her last chance to put her skills to the test.
When he founded the school, Dr. Lutkin designed its unique environment to be a place that would change the students’ lives. He works hard as the keeper of other people’s secrets, though he never shares any of his own.
But everything changes late in the winter of 1994 when these four characters’ lives intersect in unexpected ways. None of them will ever be the same.”

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

In case you  missed it;
Random|| Books, Furbabies, & Halloween.
Tag|| Reader Confessions.

I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!


Random|| Books, Furbabies, & Halloween.


I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m here with another random update about things going on in my life and to share some pictures with you. I’ve had my mind preoccupied a lot lately with wedding stuff (and holiday stuff…because I am sucker for this time of the year). I have to get a move on with everything for my wedding! I feel like I am finally making progress though, so I am excited about that.

I haven’t been reading a whole lot lately, especially this month. It’s been hard to update my blog, because I haven’t had a lot to say and I haven’t been reading anything and so no reviews. I actually finished my first book in 12 days today, finally! I finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I probably won’t do a full review on it, but I’ll talk a little bit about what I thought. I gave it a 3.5 out 5 stars. I really liked it, but it didn’t blow me away. It was a bit boring at times and I skimmed a few pages here and there. Overall, it was pretty good and it was cute. I liked the characters, especially Lincoln. I’m glad I finally read it!


On Saturday it was ColbyJack’s third birthday! I can’t believe he is three already, lol. I bought him some toys and treats. I also bought him this birthday hat, which he hated and he wanted to murder me. You can see all the hate in his eyes. I had another hat I bought a couple years ago for him and Dax for their birthdays, but last year CJ tore it apart…I wonder why. 😛

I am dogsitting my cousin’s dog Bella (doxie) again. Here’s a picture of her and Dax (shih tzu) going on a walk. The next picture is of my kitten October. She doesn’t always show that she love me, but sometimes she does and I have to take what I can get. She’s more of a free spirit and likes to do whatever she wants and she doesn’t care about anything, unless you’re the dog (Dax). She loves Dax. Everyone loves Dax.

It’s almost October and Fall (not that seasons matter in Florida, blehhh). I am a huge Halloween fan (I named my kitten October, because she looks Halloweenie) and I love Pumpkins…and I might have a slight addiction. I stocked up on Pumpkin scented body care products and candy!

I’ve also been buying Halloween decorations and decorating my house already, because…HALLOWEEN! Look at my Halloween tree! I’m pretty excited about it. I am still working on the outside of my house, but I found this skeleton for only $5! Speaking of Halloween stuff, my cousin is having a Halloween themed Engagement party for the fiance and I. I AM SO STOKED! HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

Now for all the random pictures. Pictured below is a moth that I saw landing on some flowers. I love taking pictures of bugs, but I really HATE bugs. Mosquito infested land in the second picture. The fiance and I were Pokemon hunting. We have to brave the mosquitoes if we want to catch’em all!

Speaking of Pokemon…I went to Target, because I practically live there. If you didn’t know, Target has these red ball statue things outside of their stores. WELL…at my Target they had some painted like Pokeballs! It was pretty amazing and I was sad there were no Pokemon near it! And here is just a random picture of me hanging by the pool. Summer is almost over…except I can still be swimming in my pool come December/January while everyone is building snowmen. This depresses me more than you know! I want to build a snowman! I can build a sandman, but that’s not as cool.

I found these tiny succulent and cacti plants on Amazon. They are really tiny and they are alive and you can water them and take care of them. I wanted to buy them all, but I settled on one for now. LOOK HOW TINY IT IS!! I’m obsessed with the thing, but I watered mine and it got taller LOL. I don’t know if it’s supposed to do that or not. The below is a picture of it before I watered it. Maybe it shrinks again when it needs more water or something.


Here are some random pictures from my bookstagram account. I’ve been doing the September photo a day challenge. These are a few of the pictures I’ve taken for that challenge. The first picture with the mockingjay pin was for the topic “book (s) that got you into reading” and the second picture is for the topic “character you want to swap lives with”.

The topic for the first picture was “book + stuffed animal” and the second picture topic was “red/white/blue books”.

Living with cats is tough, especially when you want to take pictures for your bookstagram. I would say that ColbyJack is the worst with the photobombing. As soon as he sees my white sheet, he comes running. October doesn’t do it as much (like I said before, she doesn’t care about things), but she will once in awhile. They make it so hard to take pictures. CJ just flat out sprawled on my sheet as soon as I laid it out. LOL!

That’s all for this update! I hope you enjoyed all my random pictures. You can see more of my pictures by following me on Instagram. I have two accounts and I’ll link them below!

heyyitsashley – personal Instagram account
foreverbookish_ – book Instagram account

I hope you have a great Monday and hopefully I can get back into the swing of things on my blog. I think the rest of the year I might be a little busier with all the wedding stuff I need to get finished and then holiday stuff. I will still try to make it a point to update as much as I can and still keep caught up with all of you guys though! This basically explains why I am not on here as much (and reading as much) as I would like to. Love you all though and thanks for sticking by me!


Tag|| Reader Confessions.



I was tagged by Alex from Young at Heart to do the Reader Confessions tag. I’ve been so busy the past few weeks, so I haven’t been updating as much. I haven’t even finished a single book yet this month and it’s driving me crazy! It’s been a bit since I’ve done a tag post and I do have tons to catch up on. Thanks again for tagging me, Alex! 😀


Have you ever damaged a book? 

I probably have, but not intentionally. I would never intentionally damage a book. I am actually struggling with this right now for my wedding LOL! I want to have a lot of bookish things incorporated, but I don’t want to damage books in the process haha. I had to order book pages online, so I wouldn’t have to destroy books myself.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

I don’t borrow books very often and I don’t think I have ever damaged a borrowed book. If I had, then again it wouldn’t have been intentionally.

How long does it take you to read a book? 

Sometimes it can take me a week or longer to finish a book. Depending on my mood and if I am enjoying the book. I can also read a book in a day or two as well. It all just depends on how I am feeling about the book and my mood. I tend to get into a lot of reading slumps.

Books that you haven’t finished? 

I’ve started to DNF a lot of books over the last year and a half, but the ones that come to mind off the top of my head are:


Paper Towns by John Green
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Paper Towns was annoying. I didn’t like the characters and it wasn’t that exciting. Never Always Sometimes was giving me the Paper Towns vibe and I just could not do it. Nevernight had so many things wrong with it for me, but I still want to give it another chance one day. I had an eARC of the book and the footnotes were at the end of the chapter, which was annoying to have to switch back and forth on an e-reader/Kindle. It was a really slow start where I found myself bored to death and I was also REALLY confused with everything going on. When I would stop reading for the day and pick it up the next day, I couldn’t remember anything that happened because I was just not at all invested in it. The footnotes and excessive descriptions of things made it hard to enjoy.

Hyped popular books that you don’t like?

Sometimes I struggle with hyped books. It’s hard for me to get past all the hype and actually enjoy the book. There have been tons of books where I’m just like “why do people love this so much?”.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff/Amie Kaufman
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

We Were Liars was just plain boring. Nothing exciting happened. The characters were flat. The ending was kind of lame. Illuminae had a cool concept and the layout was interesting, but the story itself was not that great. There were a lot of things I found annoying with the Wrath and the Dawn and the book itself was just confusing, especially with all the characters having so many names and it being so hard to pronounce a lot of the names. I spent more time trying to remember names and pronunciations than actually being able to enjoy the book. I found it to be pretty boring as well. I also didn’t really enjoy the the Lunar Chronicles that much. Some books were okay and others were pretty boring. It was also SO hard for me to get through Throne of Glass, because it was so boring and not a lot happened. Everyone swears the series gets better, so I will probably read the second book and see.

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Nope, I don’t think so. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed about what books they read or loved.

How many books do you own? 

As of right now I own a little over 600 books. That’s with Kindle and physical books. I actually have a page on my blog that shows you all the books that I own. 331 physical books and 282 Kindle books, lol! I’m drowning in books.

Are you a fast reader or a slow reader? 

I am definitely a slow reader. It’s kind of annoying at times, because I have so many books that I own that I would love to read.

Do you like to buddy read?

Yes! Buddy reading is a lot of fun. I haven’t done a buddy read in awhile though!

Do you read better in your head or out loud? 

Definitely read better in my head. I don’t think I ever read out loud. I might if there is a lot of background noise and I am finding it hard to concentrate.

If you were only allowed to own one book what one and why? 

Nooooooooooo! This is the worst question in the history of bookish questions! I guess I’ll go with my favorite book and that is Psycho by Robert Bloch. I love that book so much and it’s so entertaining.


Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Kayla @ Booked Solid
Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie

Sorry if you have already done this tag! I’ve been kind of MIA from the blogosphere lately, so I haven’t been keeping track of all the tags floating around. If I didn’t tag you and you would like to do the tag, then please feel free to do it too and send me your links, so I can check out your answers! 😀

I hope you have a great day!


September TBR…?


Happy September! I can’t believe it’s already September. I also can’t believe that I don’t know what I want to read this month. I started Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, but after that…I have no clue what to read. I own hundreds of books and I don’t know what I should read, sigh. I may be a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices I have, lol.



What are you guys reading? What should I read this month? Let me know in the comments what you guys think I should read or tell me what is on your September TBR! I need some TBR inspiration.

Here are a couple links to pages on my blog that might be helpful to you when suggesting books that I should read this month!

Physical Books. – These are the books that I own physical copies of. Bold means I read it.
Kindle Books. – These are the e-books that I own copies of. Bold means I read it.

Or just tell me any book! I might get lucky and my library might have a copy I can borrow. 🙂

In case you missed it;
Recap|| August.
Book Haul|| August.
Thoughts|| Stealing Snow.

I hope you have a great weekend! It’s a three day weekend for me and I am STOKED!


Recap|| August.


HEY! 🙂

What happened to this year? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. I feel like I have not accomplished a lot (in both blogging and my personal life) like I wanted. I have just a few months left to get a move on with things, yikes! I am financially not ready for this holiday season that is creeping up on us…but I am also SO STOKED about it! 😛 It’s my favorite time of the year. As far as reading goes for August, I think I had a decent reading month considering I was slumping the majority of the time and being so slow with reading and finishing books.

I read six books and listened to two audiobooks. Keep reading to to see all the books that I read this month! You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.

Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of August.


it ends with us by colleen hoover – REVIEW. – 4 out of 5 stars.
CoHo never disappoints! I loved this book as I have loved all of her other books as well. It was a really powerful and important book. I think that everyone should pick this one up. It tore me to pieces, but CoHo is good with doing that to me. It wasn’t my favorite book of hers, but it was still so so good and I loved it. Feel free to check out my review for more!

harry potter and the cursed child by j.k. rowling – REVIEW. – 5 out of 5 stars.
I LOVED the Cursed Child so much. I loved the story and I was so happy to be back into this magical world again. I know there were a ton of mixed reviews, but I personally loved it. I loved getting to connect again with some old favorites and meet some new favorites! I flew through this book in a day. Feel free to check out my review for more!

with malice by eileen cook – REVIEW. – 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Sadly, this book was just not for me. I ended up finding it really boring and I felt like not much happened. The big reveal of what happened to the characters and the death of her friend was not as shocking as I had hoped. I expected more from it, but it fell flat for me. Feel free to check out my review for more!


ruin and rising by leigh bardugo – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I am so happy with the way that the series ended and I thought Ruin and Rising was so much better than Siege and Storm. It was a step up, which is exactly what I was hoping for since I didn’t quite enjoy S&S as much as I had hoped. I felt like R&R was really action packed and I flew through it! I am so sad that the series ended, but I am so glad I was able to be read it. Now I need to finally pick up Six of Crows!

stealing snow by danielle paige – REVIEW. – 2 out of 5 stars.
I wanted to love this book so much, but I just could not get into it. I felt a disconnect the entire time while reading this book. A disconnect with the story and especially the characters. I’m so sad that I didn’t love this book, because I love Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series. Feel free to check out my review for more!

slammed by colleen hoover – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
CoHo has done it again. You know where you read her book and she completely crushes you, but you still love her anyway. I loved Slammed SO much. I loved the characters, the story, and I cried quite a bit. I wouldn’t expect anything less though. I am never let down with any of her books. I loved all of the poetry in this book as well. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the series. I even loved it more than her most recent book; It Ends with Us.

These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of August.


every exquisite thing by matthew quick – REVIEW. – 4 out of 5 stars.
It’s been a good few weeks since I read this one and I still can’t fully put my thoughts and feelings together on it. It was so hard for me to even write the review that I did, but overall I enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it. It had my laughing like crazy and I also cried quite a bit as well. There were a few times that I wasn’t sure how I felt about the book, but I ended up really enjoying it and glad I kept reading. It’s a really important book with a really important message. Feel free to check out my review for more!

the last star by rick yancey – 2.5 out of 5 stars.
All I can say is NOOOOOOOO! I am so sad that this book was not that good. I loved the 5th Wave and I loved the Infinite Sea. I felt like they were solid books and very enjoyable, I don’t know what happened with the Last Star though. I felt like it was very boring and there was really not a lot going on. There were a few interesting parts, but very few. I was so disappointed with the way this series ended.

Have you read any of these books? What books did you read in August? Feel free to link me to your recap/wrap up posts!

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| August.

I hope you have a great day!


August|| 2016 read my books challenge.



I’ve been taking part in Maren’s (The Worn Bookmark) read my books challenge over on her blog, where I read the books that I already own versus only new books. I made a TBR jar of all the books I own (NOT including books I bought and will buy in 2016). My goal is to read 30 of my already owned books from that TBR jar aside from recent purchases.

# Books read in August: 1
# Books read year to date: 13/30


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I didn’t do as great as I did in July with this challenge, but I still managed to read one book for the challenge. One is better than none? 😛

In case you missed it;
Thoughts|| Stealing Snow.
Book Haul|| August.
The Light Trilogy|| Book 2 Title Reveal.

I hope you have a great day!