Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Favorite Book Covers

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Book Cover Freebie (choose what kind(s) of covers you want to talk about: prettiest, most unique, most misleading, weirdest, most memorable, creepiest, ugliest, etc.)

I’m going with:

Ten of My Favorite Book Covers

1. Marrow
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Why: There’s a woman and if you look closer hair hair and clothes are made up of the setting of the story. It’s just so cool.

2. This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

Why: All of Emma Mills’s covers are gorgeous like this. It’s even prettier in person. The colors and movement pop.

3. Beard Science
Author: Penny Reid

Why: The whole cross stitched cover of a bearded man fits so well with this quirky romance.

4. Fallen Crest Forever
Author: Tijan

Why: Beautiful butterflies and a grassy meadow with one of my favorite couples. What’s not to love?

5. Bad Mommy (AKA: I Can Be A Better You)
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Why: A woman who looks almost dead in a fancy dress falling onto train tracks made me wonder what’s going on in this story. I also just loved the image.

6. Ryan’s Bed
Author: Tijan

Why: It’s just pretty.

7. Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park

Why: There’s something so simple and understated about a girl sitting in water and then a title of Left Drowning. You can feel her despair.

8. Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: K.A. Tucker

Why: I love the contrast of the blue water, white dress, and red hair. Gorgeous.

9. Next Year in Havana
Author: Chanel Cleeton

Why: It’s just the subtle beauty of it and the colors pop.

10. The Guy on the Right
Author: Kate Stewart

Why: It’s just so funny and perfect for the title.

WWW Wednesday: January 22, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

I had a super busy week and only managed to finish one book. This week I read an ARC of Great and Precious Things.

I also listened to Frankly in Love.

Currently Reading

I’m reading an ARC of Cowboy Villain Damsel Duel.

Reading Next

My plan is to read Boss Man Bridegroom next.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: The Eleven Most Recent Additions to My (Physical) Bookshelf

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

The Eleven Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

The books on this list are not my normal Kindle purchases, but actual physical copies. I received them from family for my birthday a few months ago and one I got for Christmas.

1. I Know You Remember
Author: Jennifer Donaldson

2. Eyes on Me
Author: Rachel Harris

3. Forever Right Now
Author: Emma Scott

4. Full Measures
Author: Rebecca Yarros

5. Love Broken
Author: J.D. Hollyfield

6. Art & Soul
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

7. Stay
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

8. Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

9. The Learning Hours
Author: Sara Ney

10. From Lukov with Love
Author: Mariana Zapata

11. #IMomSoHard
Authors: Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley

WWW Wednesday: January 15, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

I had a great reading week! I read an ARC of Heartland (True North, #7). Then I did a binge of the Smart Jocks series. After that I read Destructive (Combative, #3).

Currently Reading

Huh. I’m noticing something in common for all these sports romance book covers I’ve been reading… I’m reading This is Forever (This Is, #4).

I also started listening to Debbie Harry’s memoir Face It, but honestly I’m not that into it. That kind of surprises me.

Reading Next

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Eleven Favorite New to Me Authors I Read In 2019

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Eleven Favorite New to Me Authors I Read In 2019

I didn’t read as many new to me authors this year because I focused a lot on reading books off my backlist TBR. I did end up reading enough for this list, though. Below are their names and the first book I read that made me want to read more. You can click on their names to go to their Goodreads pages.

1. Bryn Greenwood

2. Julie Cross

3. Devney Perry

4. Pippa Grant

5. Miranda Elaine

6. Amo Jones

7. Lyssa Kay Adams

8. Elizabeth Eulberg

9. Lucy Score

10. Roni Loren

11. Chanel Cleeton

WWW Wednesday: January 8, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week was all about reading books on my TBR. I read Watch Over Me, Art & Soul, Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1), and Eyes Turned Skyward (Flight & Glory, #2).


Currently Reading

I’m reading Beyond What is Given (Flight & Glory, #3).

Reading Next

As you can probably tell, I’m on a series binge. I’m going to read Hallowed Ground (Flight & Glory, #4) next.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

1. One of Us Is Next
Author: Karen M. McManus

2. Whatever It Takes &
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie

3. Great and Precious Things
Author: Rebecca Yarros

4. Hearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall
Author: Kasie West

5. Undercover Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Andrews

6. Heartland
Author: Sarina Bowen

7. Bastard Bachelor Society
Author: Sara Ney

8. Riven Knight
Author: Devney Perry

9. This is Forever
Author: Natasha Madison

10. That Secret Crush
Author: Meghan Quinn

WWW Wednesday: January 1, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY! I hate to say it, but I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump over the past couple of weeks as well as super busy hanging with my family. The only book I was able to finish was an ARC of The Fight for Forever (Legend Trilogy, #3).

Currently Reading

I’m started reading #IMomSoHard earlier this week and am about half way through it. I’m also a little less than half way through Love Broken.

Reading Next

I think I’m going to read  Art & Soul.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

2019 End of the Year Survey

Welcome to my 2019 End of the Year Survey
(Hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner)

**2019 READING STATS**

Number Of Books You Read: More than I care to admit. Let’s just say I hit my Goodreads goal and then some. I actually read about 50 or so less books than in 2018, though.

Number of Re-Reads: Like 16? All were audiobook re-reads, so actually listens.

Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance

1. Best Book You Read In 2019?

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Good: I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did for some reason.

Bad: There was so much hype surrounding this one, and it just didn’t live up to it at all.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Hmm… I’m not sure. I feel like I’m pushing Bright Side by Kim Holden and Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn every year. I don’t know if everyone read it that I told to, but I did push this one a lot.

5. Best series you started in 2019? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?

This question is brutal this year! Honestly, I could have answered these so many different ways, but here’s what I am going with…

Best series I started: Landon & Shay: Part 1 by Brittainy C. Cherry
Best sequel of 2019: Letters to Molly (Maysen Jar, #2) by Devney Perry
Best series ender of 2019: Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, #7) by Penny Reid

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

Devney Perry

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I’m lumping these two together. I read Illuminae a couple of years ago, but just got back to finishing the series.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

This is probably my favorite thriller I read this year.

 9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

For some reason, this is my go-to book and series to re-listen to. I have a feeling I’ll be doing that again next year.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Daisy Jones

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

Bryn Greenwood writes such ugly things is such a pretty way. I don’t even know how to describe it.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?

This is a personal one for me because both the author and her MC are adoptees. I am as well, so I identified with a lot of the thoughts and feelings.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? 

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?

“Guilt and me, we’re conjoined. One. When it isn’t stabbing me, I drag it around like a ball and chain.”
Kim Holden, The Other Side

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Longest: 1014 pages

Shortest: 32 pages

(How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

I did not see the cliffhanger coming at all.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

I read mostly romance, so this was a hard choice for me. I have to go with Wheeler and Poppy, though.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Cap, Kline, Thatch, Will, Trent, Theo… All the billionaire book club members.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

21. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Thanks, Ari!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?

I don’t really do fictional crushes and this guy would be too young, so he’s just one of my new favorite male characters: Jace from Girl at Heart. Jace was super nice and an all around good guy.

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

I couldn’t just pick one, so you get three: The Guy on the Right, Top Secret, and Girl at Heart.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

I felt so horrible for the kids in this book.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?

The format really set this book apart. The audio was especially amazing.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

If you’ve read this one, you probably know why. There’s a relationship that I was not okay with. It made me really uncomfortable, but the writing was so dang good!

1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?

Our Book Boyfriends

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

I don’t have one. That’s sad, right? So here’s my review for my favorite book of the year:
https://anovelglimpse.com/2019/03/29/review-daisy-jones-the-six-taylor-jenkins-reid/

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019:?

I didn’t really take any bookish photos that would be favorites. Lol.

4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)?

Sadly, I didn’t attend any bookish events this year.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?

This year I focused on reading backlisted books on my TBR. I was able to prioritize and bring the number of books on my TBR down.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Writing reviews. I didn’t always feel inspired.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

My review for Meghan March’s Deal with the Devil:
https://anovelglimpse.com/2019/01/17/review-deal-with-the-devil-meghan-march/

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Can I just say ALL OF THEM?

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

My most recent discovery is probably the Read Me Romance podcast. It’s a fun way to listen to romance novellas written by some of my favorite authors.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I did a Goodreads Challenge of 200 books and completed that. I also set out to read a book set in each of the 50 United States. I was able to complete all with the exception of Delaware, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Rhode Island.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?

I’m just waiting for my library hold to come in…

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?

3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?

I want to finish reading all of the backlilst books on my TBR and then focus on the new releases I want to read. I want to continue to limit the ARCs I request as well.

6. A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

WWW Wednesday: December 25, 2019

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today!
This week I finished binge reading the Jamison Valley series with The Bitterroot Inn (Jamison Valley, #5) and The Candle Palace (Jamison Valley, #6). I read 2020 ARCs of Firecracker and Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake, #4). I also read the holiday novella Kissmas Eve and Tempt the Hookup (Tempt, #3).


Currently Reading

I’m reading Perfectly Oblivious (Perfect,#1).

Reading Next

Since I’m writing this post ahead of time, I won’t know if any books “magically” showed up under my tree today. If one did, I’m going to make that my next read.

Did any books show up under your tree today or did you receive any as holiday gifts if you celebrate a different holiday? Let me know which ones in the comments! Also, make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂