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April TBR #botm

What’s on your April reading list??

Here’s what I plan to read:

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Page & Stephen Byrne

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Opposite Of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Have you read any of these yet?

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What’s on your March reading list?

Here are mine:

Have you read any of these??

1. Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favourite literature.

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn’t hers, left on the page of an old diary: “Hallo, Clare. You don’t know me.”

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

2. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry. . . . That something is really, really wrong with me.

Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD, her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie, and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?

3. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

I’m so excited to be part of the Blog Tour! Look out for my review Thurs, Mar 28, 2019

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy..

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The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #BookReview #BOTM


GENRE: Mystery & Thrillers


Revenge is a dish best served cold, and mine is going to be frozen.


My immediate thoughts when I started reading this, was how it reminded me of the Netflix series, YOU (which I loved). I haven’t read the book by Caroline Kepnes yet, so the show is my only comparison.

Juliette, is all kinds of cray cray! Like.. Taylor Swift crazy in her Blank Space video

Previously known as Elizabeth/Lily, she has this obsession with her ex-boyfriend Nate and isn’t ready to let him go. She becomes a flight attendant (he’s a pilot), stalks him on social media & hangs out in his apartment while he’s away. 😬

Seriously..she’s like the perfect match for Joe Goldberg if you ask me.

The story starts off with her childhood, then moves into the present. As the story progresses, we learn about Juliette’s troubled past which helps explain why she is the way that she is. It actually makes you feel kinda sorry for her.

Minor things that bothered me..

-The abbreviations. POA (which gets mentioned several times), TBA..why? 🤦‍♀️

-Things were a little too coincidental, like the fact that Nate just so happens to be related to someone from Juliette’s past, and meets his girlfriend by chance on one of her flights.

-The pacing..It’s a tad slow in the beginning and throughout other areas of the book. However, the author does a good job of keeping you hooked. Brownie points for that.

-The ending..ugh I was disappointed cause I wanted it to end differently. It felt a bit rushed, but it definitely leaves you thinking: That was totally FUCKED UP and what the hell did I just read?!

Overall, I found it very entertaining and wanted to know what Juliette would do next.

A beach & travel worthy read.

Have you read it??

Juliette loves Nate.

She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.

The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…

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January BOTM


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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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!


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


December TBR: Mistletoe Reads

I LOVE Christmas! Gives me all the feel goods!!

It’s a new month, so I’m hoping this reading month with be more successful than the last.

Genre of the month: Chick-Lit, YA & Romance

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Consumed by J.R Ward

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll

Dear Heartbreak edited by Heather Demetrios

Note: I know..this one is the opposite of a happy ending, but not every love story has a happy ending. 😜

What’s on your reading list this month??