Six Books I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On!

A few years ago I used to read everything. I’d pick up every single book that touched my fingers and give it a go. I was also receiving a lot of ARCs from publishers (as all new and excited book bloggers do), so I’d read everything that appeared in my mailbox.

Now days I am WAY more picky. I generally only pick up a book if:
– The ratings and reviews on GoodReads are good.
– I’ve been following the author religiously and have heaps of their books.
– I’ve read one book from the author and am intrigued to see if the next will be just as good.

I follow a lot of the above authors on Facebook/Twitter etc, so I always know when they have something new coming out. And at the moment, I can’t wait to get my hands on the following titles!

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – October 3
Play On by Samantha Young – September 12
The Outskirts by TM Frazier – September 17
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas – September 5
Hideaway by Penelope Douglas – September
Fallen Heir by Erin Watt – August 28

What books are you guys looking forward to?

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My “Auto-Read” Authors

I read a lot… And by a lot, I mean 102 books already read this year a lot. Most of them I picked up after seeing them on the Romance Most Read this Week list, but I have a few authors whose work I read automatically. They release a new book and I’m right there with bells on anxious to read it.

These are my “Auto-Read” authors…

Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love[Review]4 stars
It Ends With Us[Review]5 stars
Confess[Review]4 stars
November 9[Review]3 stars
Maybe Someday[Review]3 stars

Erin Watt / Elle Kennedy

Paper Princess[Review]5 stars
Broken Prince[Review]5 stars
Twisted Palace[Review]5 stars
When It’s Real[Review]4 stars
The Deal[Review]5 stars
The Mistake[Review]5 stars
The Score[Review]5 stars
The Goal[Review]2 stars

Rachel Higginson


The Five Stages of Falling in Love[Review]4 stars
The Opposite of You[Review]4 stars
The Difference Between Us[Review]4 stars

Samantha Young

On Dublin Street[Review]3 stars
Down London Road[Review]4 stars
Before Jamaica Lane[Review]3 stars
Hero[Review]4 stars
Into the Deep[Review]5 stars
Out of the Shallows[Review]3 stars
The Impossible Vastness of Us[Review]3 stars

Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass[Review]5 stars
Crown of Midnight[Review]5 stars
Heir of Fire[Review] 5 stars
Queen of Shadows[Review]5 stars
Empire of Storms[Review]5 stars
A Court of Thorns and Roses[Review]4 stars
A Court of Mist and Fury[Review]5 stars
A Court of Wings and Ruin[Review]4 stars

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in Another Life – [Review]3 stars
One True Loves – [Review]5 stars
After I Do[Review]5 stars
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo[Review] 5 stars
Forever Interrupted[Review] 3 stars

T.M Frazier

King[Review]3 stars
Tyrant[Review]4 stars
Lawless[Review]2 stars
Soulless[Review]3 stars
Preppy Part One[Review]5 stars
Preppy Part Two[Review]5 stars
Preppy Part Three[Review]4 stars
The Dark Light of Day[Review]4 stars

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Author Spotlight: Rachel Higginson

I love discovering new authors, and one author I have stumbled across recently is Rachel Higginson. I have just received and am about to start The Difference Between Us and I can’t wait!

The Five Stages of Falling in Love[Review]4 stars
The Opposite of You[Review] 4 stars

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What I’ve Been Reading… July 2017 Edition

My last edition of “What I’ve been reading” was last month so here is what I’ve been devouring in the past 4 weeks…

November 9 by Colleen Hoover – [Review]3 stars
When It’s Real by Erin Watt – [Review]4 stars
Until it Fades by K.A Tucker – [Review]3 stars
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – [Review]2 stars

The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson – [Review]4 stars
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – [Review]5 stars
Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren – [Review]3 stars
Egomaniac by Vi Keeland – [Review]3 stars

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid – [Review]3 stars
Unsticky by Sarra Manning – [Review]5 stars
The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young – [Review]3 stars
In a Perfect World by Trish Dollar – [Review]3 stars

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What I’ve Been Reading… June 2017 Edition

My last little edition of “What I’ve Been Reading” was back in March so here is everything I’ve been reading since then.

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout – [Review]2 stars
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks – [Review]2 stars
The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry – [Review]2 stars
Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas – [Review]5 stars

Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas – [Review]5 stars
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas – [Review]3 stars
Vicious by L.J. Shen – [Review]5 stars
Sparrow by L.J. Shen – [Review]2 stars

Bossman by Vi Keeland – [Review]3 stars
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – [Review]3 stars
The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson – [Review]4 stars
Alex by Sawyer Bennett – [Review]3 stars

Tortured by Nicole Williams – [Review]3 stars
Preppy Part One by T.M. Frazier – [Review]5 stars
Preppy Part Two by T.M. Frazier – [Review]5 stars
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – [Review]4 stars

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – [Review]5 stars
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – [Review]4 stars
The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry – [Review] 3 stars
The Thing About Love by Julie James – [Review]3 stars

Ruckus by L.J. Shen – [Review]2 stars
Preppy Part Three by T.M. Frazier – [Review]4 stars
Into the Deep by Samantha Young – [Review]5 stars
Out of the Shallows by Samantha Young – [Review]3 stars

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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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