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!
Posted in Misc
Tagged hawaii, hiatus, travel
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?
Posted in Book Reviews, Reading Discussion
Tagged 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, books, contemporary romance, fantasy, new adult, reading, romance, young adult
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
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, adult, books, contemporary, liane moriarty, mia sheridan, new adult, reading, romance, tijan
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.
Posted in Book Recommendations, Reading Discussion
Tagged 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, adult, contemporary, dystopian, erotica, fantasy, new adult, romance, shifter
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 – Review – 4 stars
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning – Review – 5 stars
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – Review – 5 stars
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Review – 4 stars
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons – 4 stars
Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts – Review – 4 stars
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines – Review – 4 stars
On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves – 4 stars
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh – 4 stars
Posted in Book Recommendations, Book Reviews, Reading, Reading Discussion
Tagged 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, book recs, contemporary, ka tucker, new adult, romance