TTT: My Spring TBR

My Spring TBR and Looking Back

I missed last weeks topic so I’m sort of cheating this week.

I cannot believe it’s time for my Spring TBR, I’m not ready!  I have accomplished a lot this year, and I’m really proud of that but I made a Winter TBR and I was not very successful. Oops.


So here’s hoping my Spring TBR is more successful!

What are some of the books on your Spring TBR?

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TTT: Books That Surprised Me

Books That Surprised Me – The Good & Bad

Let’s start with the good. These five books surprised me because I had low expectations going into them. Not because I had heard anything bad about them, just the opposite, I knew very little about them or the author and in some way or another, the book was outside my comfort zone.

  1. To Kill A Kingdom – Raincoast Books sent this to me as part of their Winter/Spring preview package in the fall of 2017, and I had never heard of it. I also dislike mermaid books and Little Mermaid retellings. I can’t say that anymore because this was AMAZING. 4.5 Stars.
  2. The Woefield Poultry Collective – You are probably making the same face right now that I did when my English teacher handed this to me. I’m not saying it’s the best book of all time but I had VERY low expectations. It was surprisingly good, had some great character development and made me laugh till my cheeks hurt.
  3. When My Heart Joins The Thousand – No one is talking about this book! So, when I was offered a review copy I was hesitant, I don’t read a lot of contemporary, but I do like diverse reads. I’m so glad I said yes anyway, and if you want to know why you can read my full review here. 5 Stars.
  4. Furiously Happy – I hadn’t heard a lot about the book or the author and if I’m honest the cover sort of freaked me out? I needed an audiobook to listen to so I thought what the heck, let’s try this. I have never related to a book or laughed so much during a book in my life. If you struggle with mental health issues I HIGHLY recommend you pick this up. 5 Stars
  5. The Abyss Surrounds Us – This is a short book by an author I had never heard of, but it’s sci-fi and pitched for people who enjoyed Pokemon so I was in. The action-packed thrill ride is amazing and I LOVED the main character so much that I had to do an interview with the author Emily Skrutskie.

Now for the bad – I’m not going to go into detail as to why I disliked these, I prefer to hype a book than tear it down. I was surprised by these because I had a gut feeling I would really enjoy them. They’re sequels to books I really enjoyed, books by authors I had read before, and books that sounded like they had all the ingredients to win my heart. Sadly the reality was disappointing

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Thank you for reading!
What are some of the most surprising books you’ve read lately?

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TTT: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Books/Series I Could Re-Read Forever

Also known as the books I would take to a desert island. The first books I’d grab in a fire. The books I will still be reading, in my rocker, with my tea, when I’m 90. I don’t know what to say about each individual book because I love them all for the same reason – the adventure. (and the laughs)

What are some of the books you have re-read the most?

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TTT: I Ship These OTPs

I Ship These OTPs

These are all the OTPs I have discovered in the last 12 months!
Happy Valentines ❤

  1. Iseult and Aeduan from Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  2. Attia and Xanthus from Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyck
  3. Claude and Gideon from Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
  4. Alucard and Rhy from A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
  5. Max and Jillian from Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
  6. Shahrzad and Khlaid from The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  7. Anise and Lincoln from Girl Out Of Water by Laura Silverman
  8. Maguire and Jordy from Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
  9. Dimple and Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  10. Alvie and Stanley from When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A. J. Steiger
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TTT: Books Collecting Dust On My TBR

Books Collecting Dust On My TBR

These are all the books that have been sitting on my shelf the longest. Which is silly because some of them I was incredibly excited to read! If you’ve read any of these, I would love to know your thoughts.

What are some of your goals this year?

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