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A Series I Own But Haven’t Read Yet.. #bookwormproblems

I seriously have a book buying/ book hoarding problem! But which bookworm doesn’t right??

I’ve decided to challenge myself this year by actually reading some of those beautiful covers sitting on my overflowing bookshelf, starting with some of the book series I own but haven’t started yet.

I think I’ll start slow and choose one a month with the help of my book jar.

Have you read any of these? Do you have a fave from this pile?

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January BOTM

HAPPY 2019 BLOGGERS!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is starting the new year on a positive note!

I’m keeping it simple and realistic this month, so here is my very short list of January reads:

The Field Guide To The North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Warcross by Marie Lu

Which books do you have lined up?? Have you read any of these?

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Netflix Binge: The Sinner @Netflix_CA #TheSinner #NoFilterFridays

My Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5

Holy shit, this show was wild! I legit stayed up till 7am binge watching season 1, even though I had to work the next day. Good thing my shifts start at 5pm or I’d be screwed for sleep! Totally worth it though 🙂

What it’s about..

I actually had no idea it was based on a novel until now. But in the first season, Detective Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman) digs into the past of a woman named Cora, (played by Jessica Biel) to determine why she stabs a man to death during a beach outing with her husband and young child.

Cora suffers from PTSD and has trouble remembering parts of her past. Each episode connects the dots, making it an addictive show to watch.

Have you seen it or read the book? Let me know!

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Book Jar Pick: Wonder by R.J Palacio #wonder #middlegradebooks

I wanted to try something different. The last month was an epic fail in terms of sticking to my TBR choices. But I like to be positive! After all, it’s almost a new year which calls for a new plan!

I’ve decided to start a book jar to help me choose my next read..

Genre: Middle Grade

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.

Mr. Tushman

The words that come to mind when describing this book is: Inspiring & emotional.

This book broke my heart in so many ways, but in a good way! You can’t help but love Auggie. ❤

The Characters..

This story has multiple POV’s, but is mainly told through August’s eyes. I loved reading what was going through some of the characters’ minds and their feelings towards Auggie.

I really hated Julian. I seriously wanted to beat the crap outta him! His parents pissed me off too! It was the prime example of how fake and awful people can be.

Aside from Auggie, I loved Summer.  She didn’t care what people thought and her intentions were genuine (a rare trait).

I highly recommend reading this one if you haven’t already!

ADD IT TO YOUR TBR: Goodreads

Have you read it? Seen the movie?  What did you think?

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Book Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Genre: YA, Dystopia

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The darkest minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.

This book totally reminded me of Eleven’s story from Stranger Things. I really enjoyed this read and found it highly addictive, but there were a couple things that kinda bugged me which made it a 4 star, rather than a full 5.

What bothered me..

While I loved getting to know Ruby and what she was capable of, I also hated that she kept referring to herself as dangerous and a monster. There wasn’t anything she did throughout the book that made me feel like she was badass or particularly “dangerous”.

Yes, she had special abilities, but she was definitely no Jean Gray! You know..from X-men?? If anything, I thought Zu was more dangerous and powerful than her.

For someone deemed orange, I hated that Ruby was very self-loathing and weak-minded. I found it a bit annoying at times.

What I enjoyed..

The overall storyline was great. I really enjoyed the whole journey and action throughout the book.

Zu was so adorable! She was one of fave characters, along with Liam & Chubs.

Have you read it? Or seen the movie?

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads

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In the Spotlight: Will You Marry Me by Unee

Book blurb:

Just when Crista thought her life couldn’t get any worse, a stranger asks her to marry him!

Anxious and anorexic Crista spends most of her time alone watching TV in her basement suite. One day at work she has a panic attack and is taken to the hospital by a stranger. When he keeps glancing at his wristwatch but doesn’t leave the emergency room, Crista asks him what he wants, only to hear him say, Will you marry me?

Then he shows up at her doorstep. Crista resorts to acting as her imaginary twin sister to hide from him. Megan, her landlord’s niece, thinks he’s a sexual predator and encourages Crista to teach him a lesson. Crista ends up acting as triplets, trying to hide behind the walls she had built around herself. But the stranger persistently knocks at her door—until one day he suddenly stops. As the silence in her basement suite begins to suffocate her, Crista decides to break down her walls to find out what he had really meant when he asked her to marry him.

Will You Marry Me is a heartwarming and haunting story about two lost souls transforming their lives by embracing each other’s troubled past.

Purchase links:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Will-You-Marry-Me-Unee-ebook/dp/B07KB6RY1J/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544926996&sr=1-7&keywords=will+you+marry+me

Barnes & Noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/will-you-marry-me-unee/1129886571?ean=9781999393700

Kobo:
https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/will-you-marry-me-10


Unee has a poor sense of direction and doesn’t know how to drive, so she stays home most of the time writing about lost, lonely souls. After publishing her first novel at the age of eighteen, Unee went on to study literature in university, where she won literary prizes. When she’s not writing, she dreams of overcoming her chronic procrastination and depression. She is currently working on her next novel set in Paris.
Author links:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Unee/e/B07KCZ7D79/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18607948.Unee

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