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October TBR

Okay. Trying this again!! So this month, Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge has added in reviews for points! During our chat with Amie Kaufman and Meghan Spooner, they said the best way to support authors (for free!) is to write reviews – especially on merchant sites! I’m very excited about this edition and can’t wait to write some reviews!

I’m about 50% into my first book of the month, The Haunting of Beatrix Greene. I am loving it so far and can’t wait to see what happens the last half! Here’s the rest of the books I plan to read:

So as you can see, a lot of witchy and murder books! Our theme at Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge this month is Something Wicked! Plus, witchy, spooky books are one of my favorite ways to celebrate fall!

What’s on your fall TBR? Any spooky books I should add? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…


Hello, again!

Hi! Hello! Long time no see. So things got crazy for a bit. I got really stressed with working as a nurse during the pandemic, trying to read in general, and having any other responsibilities other than waking up, going to work, and taking care of my son.

Things have somewhat calmed down. I am reading more now, and I’ve been really into some books lately. I’m gonna try to start this thang up again!

Let’s start with my TBR for September. It’s really, really ambitious. I’m just having trouble deciding.

  1. Behind the Murder Curtain by Bruce Sackman
  2. The Weaver by Heather Kindt
  3. The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley
  4. Ellen Lives on Lynda Haddock
  5. Alone Together by Jennifer Haupt
  6. They Did Bad Things by Lauren A Forry
  7. Fireborn by Katie MacAllister
  8. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  9. Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
  10. All the King’s Traitors by Keylin Rivers
  11. Fable by Adrienne Young
  12. The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
  13. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  14. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  15. The Last to See Her by Courtney Evans Tate
  16. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
  17. Sheilded by KayLynn Glanders
  18. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  19. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown
  20. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
  21. The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

So yeah. 21 books. That’s laughable for me but I cannot choose! I do have a plan though! I have them listed shortest to longest and I’m going down the list! I’m hoping finishing books quickly will give me that push to keep reading quickly!

As you can see, I’ve already finished three this month! I’ll have these posts up as quickly as I can, and as quick as my son will let me!

I hope all of you have been happy and healthy these last three months. I hope you’re dealing with quarantine the best way you can and realize that whatever you can do each day is enough. 💖

Until next time….

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🤔 Down the TBR Part 22 🤔

Another week to clear this forever long TBR! I did go an make sure a lot of my arcs were on my TBR, so we’re starting at 1794, which is more than last week. Let’s get right into it!

✔ What I Kept ✔

French Silk by Sandra Brown

I’m kind of a sucker for stories set in New Orleans. Plus this is a woman who is falling in love and trying to prove her innocence but has secrets she has sworn to take to the grave!

The Chamber by John Grisham

I said I didn’t like legal thrillers, but this is set in MS. And I’ve read another Grisham book and liked it, so I’ll give this one a go.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Another legal thriller, but this is also set in MS and by Grisham so I’ll give it a try.

It’s Not Easy Being Green by Jim Henson

I got this book when I graduated nursing school as a gift. I should probably read it.

✘ What I Deleted ✘

Texas Heat by Fern Michaels

I’ve deleted the others in the series.

Pursuit by Karen Robards

The synopsis just didn’t stick out to me.

A Whole New Light by Sandra Brown

Just very chick lit romance. Eh.

The Crush by Sandra Brown

The synopsis seemed kind of convoluted, so I feel like the story may be the same way.

Unspeakable by Sandra Brown

A psychopath escapes prison and tries to kill a deaf mom and her kids. No thanks.

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

Not a huge fan of legal thrillers, and this is like a mix of that and a normal mystery with some romance thrown in? I’m going to pass.

We are ending the TBR at 1788. Not too bad! I’m so ready to get through all these books and get a true TBR!

What did you think of my decisions? Would you have made any different ones? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

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🌞 May TBR 🌞

Okay, I went REALLY ambitious with this months TBR! I am participating in Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge again, along with Bookemon! I just learned about Bookemon Readathon and I am so excited. I love Pokemon and reading, so putting them together is heaven for me!

First let’s start off with Words & Whimsy. Our theme is space – Broken Worlds! Here’s our criteria, Instagram challenge, and mini game!

Now, let’s get into this TBR.

Now for Bookemon! The bookemon I choose as my sidekick is Paperchu! Since he is electric, I get 100 combat points for every hour I read electronically. Since I read exclusively on kindle, I thought he was perfect for me!

All of my books can fit somewhere into the bookemon criteria, but there are a few I have added to complete additional challenges.

So as you can see, I have 16 books on my TBR. That’s a lot for me, but I’m hoping to get through as many as I can!

What’s on your TBR for May? Do we share any books? Are you participating in Bookemon or Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

ARC, blog tour, contemporary, Erotica, fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, ya

☔ April TBR ☔

I am so excited for April! As I mentioned in my last post, Words & Whimsy has started their own reading game! The theme is dinos! 🦖 I’m team T-Rex! 🦖 Here’s a peek at our very open, interpretative criteria, our mini game, and instagram challenge!

Since you can see our criteria, let’s dive right in!

Okay, I know, I know. 14 books is A LOT. Like, I’m only reading about 10 a month. HOWEVER. As of right now, I’m only working about 20 hours a week. That’s like, almost 30 hours less than normal. I am going to use that time to read! And play with the toddler. But also read! One of his favorite things to do is cuddle in the chair and read or watch Blippi. I plan to take full advantage of that in the mornings before work.

So a little breakdown on why I chose what I did. 10 of my books are arcs, so I just fit them where I could. I love Marie Lu, so I had to include her newest book. I’ve been wanting to read Belle Revolte since I heard about it and begged asked for an arc. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Serpent and Dove. It was my most anticipated release the month it came out. I bought it on release day. So why haven’t I read it?! And finally, Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend. I have heard nothing but bad things about this one. But it’s like a train wreck I think? Or Tiger King? So bad you just can’t.look.away. So obviously, for dino month, I had to give it a try.

What do you think about my TBR? What’s on your list for April? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

adult, ARC, blog tour, contemporary, fantasy, mystery, Romance, ya

March 2020 TBR

February flew by compared to January! I know it’s two days shorter, but it felt weeks shorter! I almost hit my goal of 15 books last month. Here’s what’s on the TBR now! I have an extra book because I can’t decide what to cut!

  1. Lovestruck by Kate Watson
  2. Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid
  3. We Didn’t Ask for This by Adi Alsaid (I just realized I had two of his books this month!)
  4. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
  5. The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
  6. We are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
  7. Hungry for Your Love by S.M. Cross
  8. Confessions about Colton by Olivia Harvard
  9. The June Boys by Courtney C. Stevens
  10. Music from Another World by Robin Talley
  11. Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
  12. Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery
  13. All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault
  14. The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
  15. Havenfall by Sara Holland
  16. Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

What’s on your TBR this month? Are we sharing any of the same books? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

adult, contemporary, Romance

Down the TBR Part 10!

Guys! We’ve gone through 100 book together! Well, it will be 100 after this. I’ll have to get some stats!

We are starting off this week at 1953. I added two books to my TBR. It’s a real problem. Let’s jump right in and see if we can get under 1950! By the first look at these books, I think we will.

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Book about bringing the Christmas spirit to everyone.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Why all the Amish Christmas books? Just not my jam.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Three teens in East Hampton for the Summer. I think I would have loved this YA when I was a bit younger, but not now.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Very chick lit. Very adult – but not in the sexy way.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Danny by Susan Vance

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: This is a sequel, but the synopsis was king of convoluted and wasn’t enough to make me look into book 1.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Woman’s husband dies, finds out he had a child with someone else, life turns upside down. No thanks.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: “Novel tells of the beauty of life and the power of love.” Just not my thing these days.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: YA contemporary, but just isn’t piquing my interest.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Sheesh. Another Amish Christmas. What was with me in 2015?
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Shack by William Paul Young

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Christian fiction. I’m just not sure about it.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

We rounded out 100 with a bang! I deleted all 10! My TBR is now down to 1943. Under 1950! Wooo! Let’s look at some stats

  • I kept 32 books.
  • I deleted 67 books.
  • One book was a 3-in-1 that I deleted, but added one of the books from it to my tbr.
  • I’ve read one from the books I kept.

Not too bad for the first 100 books! I’m looking forward to the next 100!

Have you read any of these? Should I have kept any? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

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Down the TBR Part 7!

You know guys, I’m really bad at this tbr thing. When last we left off, my TBR was at 1952. I started adding in all my arcs, and a few other books. My TBR is now at 1969. It went the wrong way! Ugh.

Anyway, let’s get this started and see if I can’t thin this out a bit.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Nonfic about a guy who was in a disaster on Mount Everest. I don’t think I would like this one.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Between Friends by Debbie Macomber

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Chick lit about two girls who grew up in completely different backgrounds who remain friends throughout life. Not for me.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Another chick lit about a girl who just HAS to get married. Be independent, girl!
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

One Night by Debbie Macobmber

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Two rival radio hosts fall in love in one night. Ehhhh….
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Patchwork Christmas by Colleen L. Reece

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: 2-in-1 Christmas Story with romance. I think I will pass on this one.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Christmas story about a boy’s journey to realize material possessions aren’t the best thing in life
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Snowflake by Jamie Carie

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: “A soul-deep romance that gives a joyful reminder of a redeeming God who makes us each unique.”
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

One Perfect Gift by Kathleen Morgan

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: MC is a nurse. Falls in love with patient’s son.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep!

The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Judge tries to cancel Christmas and he and the city battle. Too bad it’s not a physical battle.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Alaska Twilight by Clleen Coble

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: I’m not so sure I want to read about a girl following a bear biologist around in Alaska.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Wow guys. This was the most I have deleted yet! I deleted 9/10 books! I really only kept One Perfect Gift because the MC is a nurse. I have to read it. I’ll probably save it for November/December though. Also, what was with all the Christmas books added in June? I wish I knew what I was thinking back then.

We are leaving my tbr at 1960. 8 more than last week. Here’s to hoping i won’t add any this week!

Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? Let me know!

Until next time..

adult, contemporary, mystery, Romance

Down the TBR Part 6!

I cannot believe another week has gone by! My whole week was messed up. Honestly, it’s been that way for about 3 weeks thanks to the Holidays. But this week I will get back into the normal routine and start working toward all of the goals I have set!

We are starting the TBR off at 1959. I did the opposite of what I was supposed to do and added four books to my TBR this week.

Don’t Look Back by Amanda Quick

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Seems like a weird mix of paranormal and regency romance with crime involved? I don’t know. Seems like a lot.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Calhouns by Nora Roberts

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: A 3-in-1 book of romances about sisters who live in a mansion on top of a hill.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete. There wasn’t enough in any of the stories to keep me interested.

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Someone is abducting women. MC may hit him with her car then be forced to ride out a blizzard with him. I’m into it.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep

Lethal by Sandra Brown

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Man accused of murder shows up on woman’s door step claiming she has something the FBI wants and they need to run. Eh. Not really my thing.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Where There’s Smoke by Sandra Brown

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: I thought this would be a keep cause the MC is a doctor, but then she and this guy try to take down corruption in a small town and ehhhhh.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Another book about small town power and corruption. That just isn’t my thing.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Deals with the death of a son. I have a son and I know I personally wouldn’t be able to read this book.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

H.R.H. by Danielle Steel

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: A princess who is hiding her identity falls in love with a doctor in Africa. I think I would like this.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep

The Things We do for Love by Kristin Hannah

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Chick Lit about a mother and daughter’s love and bond. I think my mom would like it, but it’s too adult chick-y for me.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Regency romance involving a widow and war hero. I can get behind that.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep

Wow! Okay, by TBR is ending at 1952! Getting so close to being under 1900! I deleted 7, which I think may be my most yet! All of my keeps honestly surprised me, especially the Danielle Steel. If it didn’t have a doctor as an MC, I probably would have deleted it. I’m a sucker for doctors and nurses in books! I had a lot of Sandra Brown, which I know my mom really likes. I feel like she would like all of these books. It’s so crazy to see how much my tastes have changed!

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

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January 2020 TBR

Hey guys! Here’s my TBR for January! I have two books off my TBR list, a libby book, some arcs and other ebooks to read!

I said I was going to try to read 15 books a month, so here is what I plan on reading! 11 are for Book Battle criteria, and four will count as freebies – if I read them before the 26th! That’s when Battle ends.

Book Battle Reads


So far, I am only 43% into Grey. It’s one of my TBR books and my libby hold came in, so I wasn’t thinking it would be my first book of the year. So far I’m not loving it. Grey makes me aggravated with this thoughts. But I feel like I’m too far in to DNF. So a more thorough review to come when I finally finish it.

I have a blog tour coming up for Cub on Jan 6. Be sure to come back and check it out!

Halfway to the Grave was recommended to me by my friend and fellow Book Battle and Words & Whimsy modmin, Jordan. I’m excited to read it! She always gives the best recs.

My ARCs for this month are: The Weight of a Soul, Every Other Weekend, Cub, Second Star, Lost Boy, Don’t Read the Comments, The Weight of the Stars, Center of the Universe, You Too?, A Beginning at the End and Say Something.

Here are the Goodreads links to the books I plan on reading this month!

  1. The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi
  2. Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost
  3. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
  4. Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland
  5. Grey by EL James
  6. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  7. Second Star by JM Sullivan
  8. Lost Boy by JM Sullivan
  9. Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  10. The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
  11. Center of the Universe by Ria Voros
  12. The Wives by Tarryn Fischer
  13. You Too? by Janet Gurtler
  14. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
  15. Say Something by Cathy Morrison

Until next time…