Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Future Classics

Top 5 Wednesday Future Classics

I understand that "Classics" are usually novels that achieve both critical acclaim as well as popularity.

However, my list is simply five books that I consider must-reads that I would like to see become classics regardless of critical acclaim or popularity.

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[Top 10 Tuesday] Ten Authors I'd Love To Meet

Top 10 Tuesday Ten Authors I'd Love To Meet

I've had the wonderful opportunity to meet a few authors in the past! Some were local authors, while others were more "mainstream." Though as far as I can remember, I have only met seven which doesn't exactly fit in to the "Top 10" prompt. Man, I gotta get out to book signings more often!

So instead, I have created a list of ten authors that I would love to meet. In this list, I have added authors that are still with us as well as a couple that have passed, complete with their Goodreads links if you would like to check out the books that they have published.

Please note: these are in no particular order!

Enjoy!

[Book Review] The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti book review

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti is one of the 2017 releases that I was most looking forward to reading this year. When I got an email letting me know that I had won a copy from a Goodreads giveaway, I was so excited! And I am very happy to say that this book did not disappoint!

In honor of this book being released today (March 28th, 2017), here is my review!

Enjoy!


Monday, March 27, 2017

[Book Review] The Otto Digmore Difference by Brent Hartinger

The Otto Digmore Difference by Brent Hartinger book review

Unfortunately this book was just not for me. I can definitely see where other readers would really enjoy it, so please do NOT let my negative review deter you from reading it. This book just hit on all of my personal reading irks.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.

[Book Tag] The Fantastic Beasts Book Tag

fantastic beasts book tag created by PeterClarkTheWriter

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them DVD comes out tomorrow! WAHOO! Not going to lie, I've been counting down the days. I was so impressed by this movie and the screenplay. My boyfriend absolutely loved it too. When we left the theater, he actually announced that it was the best movie that he has seen in a long time.

So in honor of the DVD release tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate to repost this book tag. I originally posted it on my books amino account, but it is new to this blog.

Enjoy!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Favorite Bookish Podcasts

My Favorite Bookish Podcasts- Erica Robyn Reads

I'll admit it- I'm a bit obsessed with podcasts! However, I am incredibly picky about the shows that I subscribe to. There are a number of reasons why I will not subscribe to a podcast; the biggest being poor audio quality.

Over the past few years, I have checked out a number of bookish shows, but only ended up subscribing to a handful. So I would happily accept any recommendations in the comments section below!

The following are my five favorite bookish podcasts.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

[Book Review] Halfway by Lokesh Sharma

Halfway by Lokesh Sharma book review

Now this is my kind of fantasy! I was hooked right from page one. Now that I have finished reading, I'm wicked antsy for book two!

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.

Friday, March 24, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] March 24th - 30th


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addict Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another. 

This Week's Question:
How do you handle negative comments left on your blog?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

[Book Review] Tinkers by Paul Harding

Tinkers by Paul Harding Book Review

I was on such a roll this year! Sure, I had a few DNF's. But then this book happened... I was temped to DNF, but I was reading it for a book club at work so I pushed through. Boy, it was brutal.

Beware, this entire review is negative.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Favorite Angsty Romances


Romance is a genre that I am incredibly picky about. The relationship in a romance novel needs to be cute and heartwarming for me. I have a blog post where I discuss my favorite romance tropes, but there are a ton more that I absolutely cannot stand. For example, I can no longer read a book when there is cheating or other poor treatment of either character involved.

And to be clear, I am picking from all kinds of angst here; some is "classic" angst, some high school level angst, while others are simply the type of angst that makes me want to scream "JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER" at the characters.

So, that being said, in this post I have included five of my favorite romances that have a healthy dash of angst.

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.