Tuesday, September 27

What I'll Be Reading This Fall (A.K.A. the 154565th Desperate Attempt at Tackling My TBR)

Hello there, friends! Being Tuesday, I'm back with another Top Ten Tuesday post - this time it's all about the novels I'll - hopefully, but not very likely - manage to tackle from my tbr pile this fall. Without further ado, let's get right into them. 

As always, Goodreads is just a click (on the covers) away!

Saturday, September 24

Meredith Russo - If I Was Your Girl

“You can have anything once you admit you deserve it.”

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school.

Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with.

Amanda has a secret.

At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out.

A book about loving yourself and being loved for who you really are.

Thursday, September 22

Naomi Novik - Uprooted

“If you don't want a man dead, don't bludgeon him over the head repeatedly.” 

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Tuesday, September 20

My Favorite Artists in the World

Hi sweeties! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is all about audio freebie. As I don't read audio books - I tried, but I couldn't seem to concentrate on them - I'm going to list my top 12 favorite artists today, along with my 5 favorite songs by each of them. Hopefully, we can fangirl over them in the comments!

Saturday, September 17

5 Reasons To Read These Stunning Fantasies - The Final Empire & The Sword of Summer

"You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way."

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?

In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage — Allomancy, a magic of the metals.


“My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.” 

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Thursday, September 15

Holly Bourne - What's a Girl Gotta Do?

"I want to be the sort of person who could face themselves in the mirror."

I couldn’t believe my luck when I received What’s a Girl Gotta Do? for review from the publishers- if you’ve read the synopsis (given below) you’ll know why. A YA contemporary that exclusively deals with feminism? When did we last come across anything even remotely talking about feminism? I certainly don’t remember and I’m sure you wouldn’t too. In YA? Nah. It’s therefore safe to say that I was really excited about reading this book, and given my tendency to take the easy way out in practically everything in life (not that I’m proud of it, oh no), I was really intrigued by this:
1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender
2. Don't call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)
3. Always try to keep it funny
4. Don't let anything slide. Even when you start to break...
Lottie's determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas...

A girl who is determined to change the world when there were people like me who were prepared to lay low and take the easy way out? Yes, please. My expectations were undoubtedly at an all-time high, and I
needed to read it. However, despite this book promising to work well enough as a standalone, I wanted to read the first two books as well, because they did look really amazing, and they had been sitting in my TBR for too long already, and what better moment to pick them up than this? And so I did. I read both Am I Normal Yet? and How Hard Can Love Be? and trust me when I say  they are so, so, SO GOOD. I really regret not picking them up sooner, but anyway, now that I did, I guess I can now yell in your faces- do yourself a favor and pick them up already!!! *deep breathes* Please. And now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you why What’s a Girl Gotta Do? instantly became one of my mostest favoritest books of forever.

Tuesday, September 13

All Time Favorites: Fantasy Edition

Hi sweeties! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) topic is all about our all time favorite books in certain genres. Lately, I've been really into Fantasy novels, so I decided next to listing my all time favorite fantasy books. WISH ME LUCK, because I'm pretty sure reducing the number to ten is going to be a total bitch. But I'll try, for once, so next week I can calmly go back to breaking all the rules.

Dystopia & Science Fiction novels are excluded from my list.

*I'm literally on the 2nd page of my read shelf and I already have 5 titles that need to be on the list. #lostallhope*

Thursday, September 8

The Would You Rather Book Tag

Hello everyone! This week we've decided to do a tag with some very anxiety-inducing questions. Would you rather we didn't do it? Can't help it- we've already come up with the most painful answers ever. The things we do for our readers. *sighs* You'd better be grateful is all we say!

Tuesday, September 6

All About The TV Shows

Hi sweeties! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) topic is all about tv shows. I have to admit that I'm not the biggest tv show fan out there - for one, I lose interest in them freakishly fast and I also feel like they take away a lot from the time I could spend reading my precious books. So basically, I could only list 7 shows that I love and constantly watch, 2 that I casually watch when it's on tv, and a few that I'm dying to start. 

One thing you'll see on my list is that I don't have YA tv shows (that's a thing, right?) between my favorites, simply because they either A) got cancelled, like Starcrossed, or B) I lost interest in them, like Vampire Diaries, The 100, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars (strangely enough, I just realized that I gave up on all these in their third season. What is up with that???) Also, I seem to have a liking for mystery, crime and/or gory shows... which, I guess, tells you something about me. OH WELL.