Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Too Ten Tuesday!

10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me (a new book from a certain author,  a reading superpower, a library that is your absolutely #librarygoals, a character to come to life, to meet a certain author etc. etc.) YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT.

1. For Irene Hannon to write a companion book to her Guardians of Justice series, I'd love to have a reunion with the Taylor family!

2. To have a character named after me in a book by one of my favorite authors!

3. For one of my all time favorite series, The River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren to become movies or a TV series-but only if the filmmakers do it right! 

4. To meet my all time favorite suspense authors Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon and Steven James!

5. The power to efficiently read more than one book at a time! I don't have a problem keeping storylines straight, it just seems like whenever I try to read more than one book at a time I can't seem to finish any of them in an efficient timeframe! 

6. The power to un-read my favorite books so that I could read them again for the first time! 

7. To meet my favorite contemporary romance authors Melissa Tagg, Becky Wade, Katie Ganshert and Susan May Warren!

8. To have the Genie give me some kind of winter reading gloves, so my hands would stay warm and I would still be able to turn the pages easily! 

9. To meet all my amazing book blogging friends in person!

10. And last but definitely not least, I would want the book genie to gift me all of my favorite authors 2016 releases! 

Review: While You're Awake by Amber Stokes

5 Stars!!!
Amber Stokes has outdone herself yet again!
I have read (and loved!) all of Amber Stokes books, so needless to say when I was offered the opportunity to review this book, I leaped at the chance! I was most definitely not disappointed, all of this author's books are amazing but in my personal opinion this is her best book yet! Ava and Keegan were such awesome characters, I found myself relating to Ava in many ways, and if you want to read about a swoon-worthy hero, look no further! Keegan is one awesome guy, some of the things he did for Ava totally made my heart melt!
I loved how Amber tackled rational versus irrational fears, and how they both are just as crippling, and that fear is fear, neither is more relevant than the other. I also absolutely love that this was a Sleeping Beauty retelling! 
Overall, this was such a great book, I absolutely loved it and I cannot wait to read whatever else Amber has in store for us! 
I highly recommend While You're Awake! 

I received a complimentary ebook copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. My review was not required to be positive.
All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Top Author Duos You'd LOVE To See Write A Book Together

Top Ten Author Duos You'd LOVE To See Write A Book Together

Four was all I could come up with!

Dani Pettrey and Susan May Warren-If you have followed my blog for any length of time you probably know that I love both of these authors so much, and I would be absolutely ecstatic if they wrote a book in which Dani's McKenna clan, and Susan's Christiansen family meet each other!!!

Karen Witemeyer and Mary Connealy-These authors both write absolutely awesome, hysterically funny historical romances and they did both contribute to a novella collection called A Match Made In Texas, but still it would be totally amazing to read something that they wrote together!

Melissa Tagg and Jen Turano-More authors that I love! Melissa writes contemporary and Jen writes historical but they both have a similar wit and a knack for making you laugh out loud at what are at first glance very ordinary sentences! A book written by these two would be beyond awesome, and it would also be really interesting to see Melissa try her hand at historical and likewise Jen try her hand at contemporary! 

Lynette Eason and Steven James-These two would craft an awesome suspense! These are two of my favorite authors and I would be so excited to read the amazing thriller that would result if they wrote a book together! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review: Love in the Details by Becky Wade

5 Stars!!!
I am a huge fan of Becky Wade, I've read and loved all of her books to date. So I've been super excited to read this nevella for over a year, ever since I first heard that it was happening (Even though at that time I had no idea what it was even about yet, I knew I wanted to read it!) 
Obviously my expectations were super high, and I was definitely not disappointed! I loved this story so much! It was awesome that Josh and Holly were high school sweethearts that found their way back to each other, that kept the romance from seeming unbelievable! I found myself relating to Holly a lot, I loved that she was a writer, and Josh, oh my goodness, he is the definition of a swoon-worthy hero! There were so many moments and things he did for Holly that absolutely made me melt!!! This story contains all of Becky Wade's trademarks, a strong faith story, a super sweet romance, tons of humorous moments, and a  charming, delightful and absolutely hysterical cast of supporting characters! This novella was an excellent length, it didn't feel too short, but I did wish it were longer because I didn't want it to end, hated to say goodbye to the characters! 
I highly recommend Love in the Details, if you like Christian contemporary romance you should definitely add this to your To Be Read List!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers review program in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Books/Bookish things I did not finish/have quit!

Bookish Habits I want to quit:

1. Only being able to efficiently read one book at a time!

2. Adding new books to my TBR pile before I finish the ones I already have! 

Books I did not finish:

3. Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

4. Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley-I do plan to give this one another try someday-

5. Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

6. Cuts Like a Knife by M.K. Gilroy-I plan to try this one again someday-

Books I finished but wanted to quit:

7. Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

8. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

9. Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris-I loved the second and third books in the series though-

10. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monthly Reflections #28

My goal for September was just to read as many books as I could, I ended up being on kind of a reading roll (The two weeks of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon was a big help!) and I am beyond ecstatic that I was able to read 12 books!

The books I read were:

1. A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

2. The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

3. Now & Forever by Mary Connealy

4. The One by Kiera Cass

5. The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

6. Dear Mr Knightley by Katherine Reay

7. Quest for Celestia by Steven James

8. Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

9. Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley

10. Running out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

11. Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

12. The Snowflake by Jamie Carie 

Absolutely impossible for me to pick a favorite from these reads! 

My goal for October is to hopefully read at least 10 books!