Best Reads of 2019

Hey book sharks! Can you believe 2019 is almost over?! Seriously. Where did the time go?

So the past couple of months haven’t been the most successful reading know. Life and shit. But I’ve been lucky to have some incredible journeys this year! (Through fiction, that is 😉)

So I thought I’d compile a list of books that blew my mind this year and either left me with a hangover, or completely took me by surprise.

What were some of your favourites this year?

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

The Sword And The Dagger by Robert Cochran

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Owlcrate Jr: October Box

Hello Booksharks! Has October been flying by for you the same way it has for me?!

Do you subscribe, or have you purchased any book boxes or bookish goodies?

I recently became a rep for Owlcrate Jr, which also happens to be our first book box!!

If you’re looking for a cool gift for a budding reader or even for yourself, you can use code: PRINCESS and receive 15% off your firt order.

This month’s theme is ROBOTS with some really neat stuff. Here’s what was inside this magical box:

✔ 2 books (1 MG fiction & 1 non-fiction about Robots)

✔ Activity roll

✔ 100 piece robot puzzle

✔ A Wall-E pin

✔ The Off bits animal kit

✔ Robot bookmark

✔ November’s Sneak Peek: PARALLEL WORLDS

I’ll be ordering their regular box for November ~ Through The Enchanted Forest, which will also be a first for me, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thriller Thursday: Top 5 Creepy Books I Wanna Read #ThrillerThursday #HalloweenReads

If you can’t already tell, I’m a total thriller junkie! It’s my fave go-to genre.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I’d get a head start by listing the top 5 spooky reads on my radar:

1) Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

2) The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

3) Growing Things And Other Stories by Paul Tremblay

4) The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

5) Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Are any of these on your list? What’s on your Halloween TBR??

Book Chat: Top 5 Disappointing Summer Reads

What were your most disappointing reads so far?

I was really looking forward to these ones, but sadly they didn’t quite live up to the hype or my expectations. 😢

I’ve listed them starting with my most disappointing read:

1) Finale by Stephanie Garber

⭐⭐ 1/2

2) The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

⭐⭐ 1/2

3) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


4) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


5) The Arrangement by Robyn Harding


In all fairness, The Arrangment was a good read. It’s just that I expected more from it and didn’t love it like I did with Her Pretty Face.

[#Reviewathon] Netgalley TBR @NetGalley

Who else is guilty of going on a request binge on Netgalley, and having a long list of books waiting to be read and reviewed? 🙋‍♀️

Right now Netgalley is hosting a reviewathon challenge to help tackle all those ARC’s, and I have joined in all the fun.

Link: Netgalley reviewathon

It’s still week 1, which is to show off your TBR (To Be Reviewed). Here’s mine:

I’ve completed one so far (The Arrangement). YAY!

I try not to request too many, but it’s hard not to cause 1) there are just too many good books, and 2) I don’t always get approved for all the ones I’m interested in reading.

How do you tackle your eARC’s?

How many books are on your Netgalley TBR??

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