My Year in Books 2016

My Year in Books 2016

Hello lovelies. At the beginning of 2016 I started a few challenge and made some goals for myself. This is how I did and I’m pretty proud of myself for reading as much as I have. You can see my End of the Year Book Survey or check out my Top 16 Books of 2016. GoodReads I completed my goal of 90 books and went above and beyond! I honestly wasn’t expecting to read so much this year but I somehow read 43,236 pages! How incredible is that! However, this means I have higher standards for 2017. Once Upon a Book […]

Posted December 31, 2016 / Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenges Master List

2017 Reading Challenges Master List

Hello lovelies! I’ve been seeing a lot of people who are looking for reading challenges to participate in for 2017. I decided to make a master list for myself as well as anyone else who wants to use it. Hopefully this is helpful! **Also if I miss any please let me know in the comments! I’ll be adding to it as I find more. #52wks52bks – A list of 52 prompts for books to read each week of the year. Hosted by Books and Ladders. #Discworldathon 2017 – A giant reading challenge and read-a-long for the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. […]

Posted December 30, 2016 / Leave a comment

Best in Books 2016: End of Year Bookish Survey

Best in Books 2016: End of Year Bookish Survey

Hello lovelies! I’ve been waiting for the 2016 of this survey to come out all month. Now it’s finally here and I can look back on everything I read last year! This survey is created every year by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner and I highly recommend you go check her blog out. Plus everyone links up their bookish surveys and it’s a lot of fun seeing what everyone picks for their answers. And now it begins! Here are my answers for the 2016 End of Year Bookish Survey! 2016 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 128 Number of Re-Reads: […]

Posted December 30, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1)

Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1)

I hate it when books with great concept end up being disappointing. Thought the writing was gorgeous, the actual plot and characterization was poorly executed. Pretty writing isn’t enough to make up for a bad story sadly or else this would have gotten a higher rating. Honestly I gave this book an extra star just for the writing alone which was probably bad of me. Oh well! I did appreciate all the diversity in this book as well but once again, it couldn’t make up for the bad plot. Side note: there was a super cool talking horse that I […]

Posted December 29, 2016 / Leave a comment

Wanderlust Wednesday: Everywhere Edition

Wanderlust Wednesday: Everywhere Edition

Our freebie week means we’re trying to hit those places that we couldn’t get to during our three months of book travels. I mentioned places like Sweden, Greece, and Korea in my Arrival Day post but there’s so much more! Check out these gorgeous photos at the end of this post too! Books My arrival day post included some great books set in all sorts of places like The Circle, On the Island, and Nobody’s Princess. I wish I could have found more books set in the smaller countries in Europe because there’s so many of them! Food One food I […]

Posted December 28, 2016 / Leave a comment

Top 16 Books of 2016

Top 16 Books of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They created this meme because who doesn’t love a good list? Especially a book list! Each week they post a new topic for your list that everyone is welcome to join in with. The only rule is to be as creative as you can! For more information and to participate go check them out! Normally Topo Ten Tuesday means we pick ten books but I’ve switched it up this time to feature my top 16 books of 2016! The first ten are the top ten […]

Posted December 27, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Blitz: Light in my Dark

Book Blitz: Light in my Dark

Hello lovelies! This is just a quick post to make you all aware of this super awesome book that’s on sale for $1.99 for a limited time! I’ve got the buy links and the summary below so check it out! EXCERPT A shadow disengaged from a tree and moved into the twilight. It was a hooded man in black, one of the three that were chasing him. In his hand glinted a curved sword. Jack turned to run but froze when the second hunter approached from the other side of the clearing. He too held a curved blade. Both men […]

Posted December 26, 2016 / Leave a comment

Arrival Day: Welcome to Anywhere!

Arrival Day: Welcome to Anywhere!

Hello lovelies and welcome the final stop on our bookish tour of the world! It was impossible to stop at all the wonderful countries that we wanted to stop at during our short three months. We decided that our last week would be a freebie week where we’d feature books and things that are set in any of the places we missed! Check out these book recommendations: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted December 25, 2016 / Leave a comment

ARC Review: Love and First Sight

ARC Review: Love and First Sight

I loved the whole idea of this book. You could tell that the author really did his research about visually impaired people because it felt realistic. There was no face touching (which I never knew if people actually did that or not) but the main character was able to make lots of jokes about his situation. He was a guy that had accepted blindness was a part of him instead of being cranky and cynical all the time. It made him an easy character to like. The group of friends that our main character mad were also pretty cool. I liked […]

Posted December 22, 2016 / Leave a comment

Wanderlust Wednesday: South America Edition

Wanderlust Wednesday: South America Edition

I’ve kind of mashed together Central America here too because they kind of go together for me. Also I’ve never been to South America but I have been to a few places in Central America! Books My arrival day post included some great books set in South America like Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel and Origins by Jessica Khoury. I’d love to learn about more though so let me know!! Food I think a lot of people have at least heard of empanadas. They sound delicious to me and I’m sure you can get them other places but I feel like […]

Posted December 21, 2016 / Leave a comment