Friday Finds #72.


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).


I haven’t updated since Monday, so I figured I would do a Friday Finds post since I haven’t done one since December. I’ve been in the worst blogging slump and I haven’t been reading that much over the last couple weeks. I just haven’t been wanting to post or not sure what to post about. I think coming up with content to post is always difficult! Let me know what you guys want to see! I should hopefully have a ton of reviews coming soon with all the ARCs and review books I have lined up though.

Anyway! Here are some of the books that I added to my Goodreads TBR shelf over the last few months. There won’t be book descriptions this time since I am posting ten books, but I will link them all to Goodreads, so you can check them out! You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!


Hot Mess by Emily Belden
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

I am super stoked for Hot Mess and I’ll talk more about it in my book haul later in the month. Rick Riordan Presents The Storm Runner…Rick Riordan, enough said. I will also be talking more about Rick Riordan Persents in my haul post too. I am living for the book cover of Circe and Beautiful Mess. The Wicked Deep gives me Hocus Pocus vibes and I am all about that.


Paper Cranes Don’t Fly Away by Peter Vu
Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley

I feel like these five books are going to give me ALL THE FEELS! Also, all of these book covers! HEART EYES FOR DAYS. New Markus Zusak book, YESSSSS!

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. 🙂

What are your plans for the weekend? My younger sister is going to be in town this weekend. She’s a truck driver with her boyfriend, so she’s gone all the time driving around the country. So I’ll probably be hanging out with her a lot and the family. I am also hoping to be able to go to the movies to see Love, Simon!! I am DYING to see it, because I loved the book so much when I read it back in 2015.

In case you missed it;
Random|| Birthday, School, & Other Things.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!


WWW Wednesday #48.


WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*Goodreads linked below.


This week was kind of busy for me and it was my birthday on Saturday, which was exciting. 😀 I need to catch up on blog posts and comments, which will hopefully happen tomorrow or Friday. I haven’t been reading a ton the last couple of weeks, but I did manage to finally finish a book. Here is what I’ve been reading since the last time I did a WWW post, which I think was two weeks ago.

Currently Reading:


Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

I am still reading Immortal Reign. I’ve been taking my time with it, because it’s the last book in the series and I don’t want it to end! I am also dying to see what happens though, haha. It’s so good, you guys! I also started The Hammer of Thor this week too. I haven’t been bringing Immortal Reign with me anywhere, because last time I did I forgot it at work and had to go an entire weekend without it. NOT doing that again. 😛 So I started The Hammer of Thor, because I bring my Kindle with me everywhere. It’s also going to be returned back to the library in nine days, so I need to read it. I have a physical copy to though, so I guess it’s going if it does go back. lol. BUT STILL, I like reading on Kindle more. I am really stoked to be back into the world. I love Rick Riordan’s books so much. They are always so entertaining. I’m not that far into The Hammer of Thor, but it’s really good so far.

Recently Finished:


The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

I was sent a copy of The Roanoke Girls from Blogging for Books for review and I was able to finally read and finish that one. It was really good. Pretty twisted and disturbing too. My review will be linked at the end of the post. It’s a short review, because it’s better to go into it not knowing much about it. It was also really hard to write a review for it to begin with.

Reading Next:


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

I am not entirely sure about what I am reading next, because I have a TON of ARCs and review books that I want to try to get to. I haven’t decided which of those to start on. I mentioned last time that I have like at least nine of them. I had Autoboyography e-book on hold for awhile at my library and it finally got checked out to me, so I am hoping to also read that one too.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Let me know and link me to your posts if you have one!

In case you missed it;
Thoughts|| The Roanoke Girls.
Random|| Photo Update.
Wrap Up|| February.

I hope you have a great day!


Thoughts|| The Roanoke Girls.


The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
4 out of 5 stars.

“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”

Goodreads Description: After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran…fast and far away. Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again. As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.

I was sent a copy of The Roanoke Girls from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

I am having bit of a struggle to write a review for The Roanoke Girls, because it was beyond twisted and disturbing, and dysfunctional. You want to go into this book with as little knowledge as possible, because it makes it that more interesting and twisted. The more I read it the more I was like “what am I reading, what is going on, SO MANY SECRETS”. It switches between the past and the present, which helps you to figure out what the big secret is early on but that didn’t make it any less disturbing or twisted. I was hooked and addicted from the beginning. I had this need to know what was happening and especially what happened to Allegra.

I enjoyed this book, it had me hooked from the beginning. It was addicting, but also really messed up. It’s hard to review a book like this because of some of the things that were going on. It’s hard to say that you enjoyed something that is so messed up! I did though. It was a good story. If you like twisted and disturbing, then you’ll really enjoy this one. It’s emotional and it’s shocking. It has all the things needed for a really great book. I don’t want to give too much away, so that’s all I’m going to say about The Roanoke Girls. I would recommend reading it.

In case you missed it;
Random|| Photo Update.
Wrap Up|| February.
Photo A Day|| February Part Three.

I hope you have a great day!




Wrap Up|| February.



I didn’t read as much in February as I hoped I would. I got into a bit of a reading slump, so I didn’t get the chance to read a ton. I also got back into replaying Kingdom Hearts again, so that’s been taking up some of my time. I personally (not audiobooks) read three books less in February than what I read in January. 😦 The books (and audiobooks) that I did read this month were really good though!

Here’s what I read in February. 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 if I did a review for them.

DNF Books:
These are the books that I attempted to read in February, but couldn’t get into them and don’t plan to ever finish them.


I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn

I couldn’t get into this one at all, which was kind of sad because I usually love books that are told through text messages and emails. I couldn’t stand either of the main characters and I was so bored with the book.

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


What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum – 5 out of 5 stars.
I loved everything about What to Say Next. It was so good and so many feels. Julie Buxbaum seriously writes good books. I already want to reread it. I loved the characters and the story. I hated saying goodbye to them.

your name. by Makoto Shinkai – 5 out of 5 stars. 
your name. was so amazing! SO  MANY FEELS, HOLY CRAP! Hands down one of my favorite books that I read so far this year. The hubby and I watched the movie as well and it was just as amazing and pretty much identical to the book (considering that the movie was written first). When I say there are so many feels, I am not even lying. The hubby was like “why did you do this to me?” and he totally teared up too. He was so into the movie.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – 4 out of 5 stars.
I loved When Dimple Met Rishi. It was so cute and fun to read. I pretty much fell in love with Rishi, haha. Honestly, I need a sequel.

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


The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – 4 out of 5 stars.
I enjoyed The Raven King a lot more than the last two books. I am still not sold on this series though. I just couldn’t love it as much as everyone else did. I wanted to, but I was pretty bored the majority of the time throughout the entire series. The Raven King was pretty good though.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding – 4 out of 5 stars.
I read Lord of the Flies back in high school, but it’s been a really long time since then. I couldn’t remember everything that happened, so I decided to listen to the audiobook. The audiobook is read by the author and he made the story so boring. He doesn’t change his voice for characters or really give any expression at all. So I was BORED. I still really like the story though..

Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of February, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.


Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

I am currently reading both of these books and I didn’t get the chance to finish them in February like I had hoped. I am LIVING for Immortal Reign. It’s so good, you guys! The Roanoke Girls is weird…sometimes I’m like “WTF AM I READING?”, but it’s really interesting too. I should have these both finished in hopefully the next week? *crossing my fingers*

I think in March I am going to try to start on some of these ARCs that I have. I currently have eight new ARCs (Spring releases) and another on the way. I read this book called Eightysixed by Emily Belden (LOVED IT SO MUCH) back in 2014 and the publisher reached out to me recently and asked if I wanted an ARC of her new book Hot Mess (releasing this month) because she seen I read Eightysixed, so of course I said YES! I can’t wait to read it. I have two older Netgalley ARCs as well. I want to get all of these read and schedule reviews to go up ASAP! So over the next few months it’s ARCs, ARCs, ARCs, lol.

What did you read in February? Have you read any of the books that in February? Feel free to link me to your wrap up posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Photo A Day|| February Part Three.
Book Haul|| February.
Tag|| The Book Blogger Insider.

I hope you have a great day!


Book Haul|| February.



I am bringing you my February book haul today, which surprisingly I did REALLY well with not buying a ton of books. I only bought ONE book and FIVE e-books, that’s pretty amazing when you’re trying to limit yourself with buying so much! All the other books in my haul are books/ARCs that were sent to me. Anyway, onto the books that I got in February!

Physical Books:

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

I somehow only managed to buy one physical book this month? HOLY CRAP! That’s pretty amazing, but also sad in a way. I love buying books. I’ve been trying to cut back a lot though. The one that I bought was of course Immortal Reign! I was sent a finished copy of The Prince and the Dressmaker from the publisher First Second, which was really cool. I can’t wait to read it. It’s a graphic novel too and I’ve been wanting to branch out and start reading more graphic novels.


I am pretty sure I mentioned these in another post somewhere, but here it is again for my haul post. I received this pretty awesome Spring ARC package from Fierce Reads and it contained all of these ARCs for May, June, and July releases. I am SO stoked to read them!


Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff
The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez


How We Roll by Natasha Friend
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener
The Outcast by Taran Matharu



I also got some pretty good e-book deals this month. There were probably another 5+ that I could have gotten, but I tried to limit myself with e-books as well this month.


Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

What are some of the books that you got in February? Have you read any of the ones that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts, so I can check them out! 

I’ll have my February wrap up post of all the books I read this month coming in the next couple days. I’m still adding a few things to it, so be on the look out for that post.

In case you missed it;
Tag|| The Book Blogger Insider.
Photo A Day|| February Part Two.

I hope you have a great day!


Tag|| The Book Blogger Insider.



I’ve been slacking with tags over the last year and I want to get back into doing them. I think my last tag was even in February 2017 (LOL). I also have been tagged a lot recently and need to play catch up! I was tagged by Avery from Red Rocket Panda to do the Book Blogger Insider tag.

1. Answer the questions below
2. Credit the creator Jamie @ALittleSliceofJamie
3. Tag at least 5 people
4. Have fun!


Where do you typically write your blog posts?
My blog posts actually start as drafts in my “notes” app or as a draft in my email that I later paste and fix up on my blog at a later time. I’m not always near a computer, so I usually draft them on my phone to post later when I am at a computer and can preview them.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
Honestly, it depends on how I felt about the book. Sometimes I can write them in minutes and other times it can take a lot longer.

When did you start your book blog?
I started my blog in January 2015. Ahhh, crazy that it’s already been three years of having my blog. I honestly didn’t think it would last this long.

What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I think coming up with content to post about is one of the worst things about blogging. Sometimes I have no idea what to post about, so I end up not posting at all and I hate doing that.

What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
One of the best things is connecting with other bloggers. I love reading other bloggers posts and interacting with them. I’ve met so many awesome bloggers and have had so many cool experiences and opportunities because of blogging.

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far? 
+ I always have fun doing my picture update posts. I love sharing my pictures and adventures with you guys. You can check out my “photography” tag/category linked here to see posts I’ve done over the years. This also can be listed as my favorite type of blog post as well (next question), but I’ll do a book related one.

What is your favourite type of blog post to write? 
+ Book related, I like to do the WWW Wednesday meme. If you’re not sure what that is, here is an example of my most recent one. You basically update about what you’re reading, what you just finished reading, and what you plan to read next. I like sharing what I’ve been reading throughout the week and seeing what everyone else is reading.

When do you typically write?
I usually write them in the mornings before work or at the end of the day after work, to post the next day.

Do you review every book you read?
I do not review every book I read. I used to do that, but for some reason I stopped. Right now I usually review super new releases or ARCs. I want to get back into reviewing more books though. That’s one of the reasons why I started this blog in the first place.

How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
I don’t have a typical “how” or anything like that when it comes to writing reviews. I just sit at the computer and type away. I don’t like too many distractions when I do reviews, because then I can’t ever focus on what I am trying to write about.

When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
Sometimes I’ll write them right after and other times it can take a day or two. It just depends on how I feel after I read the book. Sometimes I need type to digest everything I’ve read and sort through my thoughts. Other times I already know what I want to say and start writing right away.

How often do you post?
Honestly, it varies. Some weeks I’ll post every day. Other weeks I’ll post a few times a week. Sometimes I even skip a week. I get into blogging slumps a lot (which also goes along with the “worst part about blogging”) and just not in the mood to blog.


Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Lilly  @ Lair of Books
Georgina @ Daydreaming Roux
Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall
Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader

And anyone else that would like to do it! If you’ve already been tagged, link me to your posts so I can check them out! 😀

In case you missed it;
WWW Wednesday #47.
Photo A Day|| February Part One.

I hope you have a great day!


Day 11 & 12||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.


The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge (I nominated some of you on the first day’s post, but please feel free to do it if you weren’t)
  • Have fun!

**bigger image in my first post**


I’ve been kind of busy and just forgot about the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging challenge, oops! I’ll post the last two days in this same post!

Day 11: What was your favorite childhood Christmas present.

I received tons of toys that I loved when I was a child. Here are a few of my favorite ones that I loved the most.

I had the black Furby, which at the time my dad told me was a rare one to find. I had a pink Talkboy, which was so fun! I used to record tapes all the time. And the Hit Clips. I had so many of those little clips and I think the O-Town one was my favorite, haha. I miss those toys! I also really loved Tamagotchi too! I think I still have a couple of those laying around my house.

Day 12: What are you grateful for this Christmas?

There are so many things for me to be grateful for! I’m going to throw this out there and first say that I am grateful I am finished with my Christmas shopping. I swear it was the biggest source of stress for me this month and part of why I just completely checked out with doing anything at all. I was so stressed about Christmas and what to get everyone that I just couldn’t even focus to do any reading or anything. I just played games or watched movies.

I am grateful for my family and my furbabies. They always brighten my day even when this month was a complete mess for me. I am grateful for my bosses, because they completely saved Christmas for me this year. I’m grateful that some of my family from Illinois were able to come down and spend Christmas with us. We had an awesome family Christmas party and I’m sure Christmas day will be great too! I’m just grateful for everything and YOU GUYS! It hasn’t been the best year for me at all, but I still have lots to be grateful for regardless.

That is all for this challenge! It was so fun sharing all the things I love about Christmas. I really enjoy this holiday so much even if this month was super stressful. I am so ready to start a new year and crossing my fingers for a better one! 😀 I am kind of also glad that Christmas is almost here and gone, because I really need to get back into reading. I haven’t done the most reading this month, sigh.

I gotta get to work! I hope you have a great day! ❤