Travel Hiatus

It’s that time of the year again… I’m off to my next overseas destination!

I’ve been really lucky to be traveling twice a year lately…

2015 – America in May / Fiji in October

2016 – Bali in May / Vanuatu in October

And this May I’m off to Hawaii!

See you all back here at the end of the month!

 

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Where do you find new books to read?

One of my absolute favourite places to discover books is on GoodReads.

I adore GoodReads for a lot of reasons, but one of my favourite aspects of the site is checking out there “Most Read This Week” section. It’s the best way to find new books! Especially ones that are newly released and not overly popular yet.

I always stalk the “Most Read in Romance” section. This week is currently looking a little like this:

And I’ve actually read a pretty good portion of them. And as you can see, the most read are usually a good judge of what is good and what isn’t. My ratings are all pretty high.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – [Review]4 stars
The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson – [Review]4 stars
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – [Review]3 stars
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – [Review]4 stars
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – [Review]5 stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – [Review]4 stars
The Elite by Kiera Cass – [Review]5 stars
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – [Review] – 5 stars
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – [Review]3 stars

How do you guys find new books to read?

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What I’ve Been Reading…

Since my last update in February I’ve devoured the following novels…

The Studying Hours by Sara Ney – [Review] – 2 stars
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – [Review] – 5 stars
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – [Review] – 3 stars
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty – [Review] – 3 stars

Stinger by Mia Sheridan – [Review] – 4 stars
Kyland by Mia Sheridan – [Review] – 3 stars
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan – [Review] – 4 stars
Cole by Tijan – [Review] – 4 stars

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Growing out of the YA genre…

It’s funny how you “grow out” of genres. I’ve been reading less and less young adult books lately and all of a sudden, the thought of picking up another one isn’t that appealing. I much prefer reading new adult and adult books at the moment. Which isn’t to say I won’t ever read a YA book again (I am still a huge Sarah J Maas, Sarah Dessen etc fan) but I’ve enjoyed delving into more mature work lately.

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What I’ve Been Reading…

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I have been devouring books this year. Since my last update at the very beginning of the year I’ve read the following…

All the Ugly & Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – [Review]4 stars
Undecided by Julianna Keyes – [Review]3 stars
Womanizer by Katy Evans – [Review]2 stars
Heart Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis-Graves – [Review]5 stars

Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton – [Review]4 stars
Into The Blue by Chanel Cleeton – [Review]3 stars
On Broken Wings[Review]5 stars
Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves – [Review]4 stars

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan – [Review]3 stars
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan – [Review]2 stars
Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre – [Review]2 stars
Preppy Part Two by TM Frazier – [Review] 5 stars

Bad Bear by T.S Joyce – [Review]3 stars
Alpha Bear by T.S Joyce – [Review] 3 stars
Ghost Bear by T.S Joyce – [Review]2 stars
Broken Bear by T.S Joyce – [Review]3 stars

The Queen of All That Dies by Laura Thalassa – [Review]4 stars
The Queen of Traitors by Laura Thalassa – [Review]3 stars
The Queen of All That Lives by Laura Thalassa – [Review] 2 stars
Collide by Gail McHugh – [Review]2 stars

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Top 100 Romance Books… How many have you read?

GoodReads recently compiled the top 100 romance books according to ratings and stats on their blog. I always love reading these little wrap ups, because not only can you see how many books you’ve read in a certain genre, but it also introduces you to new novels and authors.

Of the 100 novels, I’ve read 43, which is a pretty good effort.

Here are my favourite reads from the list.

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan – Review4 stars
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning – Review5 stars
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – Review5 stars

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Review4 stars
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons – 4 stars
Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts – Review4 stars

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines – Review4 stars
On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves – 4 stars
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh – 4 stars

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Author Spotlight: K.A Tucker

K.A Tucker has been around since 2012, so I can’t believe I never picked up a book of hers until 2016. But hey, better late then never! I have been devouring her novels lately and really enjoying them, so I thought I’d do a little wrap up post! My review ranged from 5 stars to 2 stars, but despite loving some books more than others, something about K.A Tucker’s writing just kept me reading and reading and reading.

Ten Tiny Breaths Series

Ten Tiny Breaths[Review]3 stars
One Tiny Lie[Review]5 stars
Four Seconds to Lose[Review] 2 stars
Five Ways to Fall[Review]4 stars

Burying Water Series

Burying Water[Review]5 stars
Becoming Rain[Review]5 stars
Chasing River[Review]2 stars
Surviving Ice[Review]2 stars

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