Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

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 is New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018. Here are some of my new favorite authors I met last year.


1. Helen Hoang

2. Sally Thorne

3. Katie McGarry

4. Maya Hughes

5. Meghan March

6. Christina Lauren

7. Teagan Hunter

8. Cora Carmack

9. Leisa Rayven

10. Alexa Martin

11. Anne Eliot

12. Katherine Center

13. Rebecca Yarros

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 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 is Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019. Here are some of the reads I am most looking forward to.


1. 99 Percent Mine
Author: Sally Thorne

2. Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen McManus

3. Famous in a Small Town
Author: Emma Mills

4. Only a Breath Apart
Author: Katie McGarry

5. The Risk
Author: Elle Kennedy

6. Deal with the Devil
Author: Meghan March

7. Daisy Jones & the Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Wolfhunter River
Author: Rachel Caine

9. The Bride Test
Author: Helen Hoang

10. Fumbled
Author: Alexa Martin

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books of 2018

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 is  Best Books I Read In 2018. I am changing it up to be My Favorite Reads of 2018.

I read so many wonderful books this year, but I wanted to limit this post to the books released in 2018. All of these are 5 star reads for me.


1. The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

2. Love & Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren

3. How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center

4. From Lukov with Love
Author: Mariana Zapata

5. A Wish for Us
Author: Tillie Cole

6. Wildcat
Author: Max Monroe

7. Intercepted
Author: Alexa Martin

8. The Boy I Grew Up With
Author: Tijan

9. The Chase
Author: Elle Kennedy

10. Brooklynaire
Author: Sarina Bowen

I couldn’t just stop at 2018. I have recently read a few ARCs for upcoming 2019 releases. Here are a few of my favorites that I highly recommend.

1. The Hail Mary
Author: Ginger Scott

2. Overnight Sensation
Author: Sarina Bowen

3. Deal with the Devil
Author: Meghan March

4. The Last Letter
Author: Rebecca Yarros

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Hope I Find Under the Christmas Tree

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

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 is Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find one of these bad boys under there. 😉


1. Hindsight: And All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me
Author: Justin Timberlake

2. Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, & Baking Biscuits
Author: Reese Witherspoon

3. Good Luck with That
Author: Kristan Higgins

4. Love the One Your With
Author: Lauren Layne

5. Cyndi Lauper:  A Memoir
Author: Cyndi Lauper

6. Becoming
Authors: Michelle Obama

7. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Author: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

8. The 15 Invaluabe Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential
Author: John C. Maxwell

9. Beautiful Stranger
Author: Christina Lauren

10. Rebel Heart
Author: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward

WWW Wednesday: December 19, 2018

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 I finally finished Beartown. Then I read XO, Zach and Overnight Sensation (Brooklyn Bruisers, #5).

I also “re-read” Fallen Fourth Down (Fallen Crest High, #4) and Fallen Crest University (Fallen Crest High, #5) by listening to them again.

Currently ReadIng

Right now, I’m finishing up Luna and the Lie.

I am also listening to Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest High, #6).

Reading Next

Next, I’m reading an ARC of The Secret of Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister.

I’m also going to listen to Fallen Crest Forever (Fallen Crest High, #7) to finish my re-listen. It has been so much fun experiencing this series all over again.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2018/19 TBR

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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 is  Winter TBR. Here is my Winter 2018/19 TBR.


1. Luna and the Lie
Author: Mariana Zapata
Publication Date: December 2018

2. 99 Percent Mine
Author: Sally Thorne
Publication Date: January 29, 2019

3. Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen McManus
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

4. Famous in a Small Town
Author: Emma Mills
Publication Date: January 15, 2019

5. Only a Breath Apart
Author: Katie McGarry
Publication Date: January 2, 2019

6. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss
Author: Kasie West
Publication Date: February 5, 2019

7. The Risk
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: February 18, 2019

8. If I Only Knew
Author: Corinne Michaels
Publication Date: January 28, 2019

9. Motion
Author: Penny Reid
Publication Date: February 12, 2019

10. Hired
Author: Zoey Castile
Publication Date: February 26, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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 is Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book.


1. Frank Sanger
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

Frank Sanger is my most favorite character EVER. A book about him would be EPIC!

2. Chris, Alex, and Ed
My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren

This is my favorite group of friends and I would love a book about each of them.

3. Zo
Block Shot
Author: Kennedy Ryan

We kind of got an ending for Zo in this book, but I want to know more about that.

4. Addison
Long Way Home
Author: Katie McGarry

There was a hint of a prospect and Addison having a relationship. I want that book!

5. The Royal Twins
Cracked Kingdom
Author: Erin Watt

This book would have to be NA or Adult, but I really want to know what was up with the twins.

6. Paisley
When It’s Real
Author: Erin Watt

I loved this book so much, and I would love to see Paisley fall in love.

7. Kyle
A Boy Like You
Author: Ginger Scott

Kyle is a favorite character of mine, and I would love to see what happens to him in college.

8. Heidi
More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

Heidi is the one character who didn’t get her happily ever after. I want her to.

10. Nate
Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

Who doesn’t want to know more about Nate? He’s such a big part of this story, yet he’s still kind of mysterious. I want to know even more about him.

9. Brandon
The Boy I Used to Know
Author: Tijan

I know, I know. I’m grasping at straws here, but I want the Fallen Crest world to go on and on. Heather got her book, and Brandon was a big part in it. I wouldn’t mind getting to know him better.

Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry Reads

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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 is Wintry Reads. 


1. Winter Garden
Author: Kristin Hannah

2. What Light
Author: Jay Asher

3. Kiss Me in New York
Author: Catherine Rider

4. The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah

5. Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys

6. Simply Irristible
Author: Jill Shalvis

7. First Frost
Author: Sarah Addison Allen

8. A Reliable Wife
Author: Robert Goolrick

9. A Fool’s Gold Christmas
Author: Susan Mallery

10. When Snow Falls
Author: Brenda Novak

Top Ten Tuesday: Some of Favorite Bookish Friendships

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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 is Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.) Here are some of my favorite friendships in books.


1. Millie, Reid, Chris, Alex, & Ed
My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren

2. Dill, Lydia, & Travis
The Serpent King
Author: Jeff Zentner

3. Ellen James & Amy Jackson
The Infamous Ellen James
Author: N.A. Alcorn

4. Georgia, Cassie, Winnie, Kline, Thatch, & Wes
Tapping the Billionaire
Author: Max Monroe

5. Knitting in the City Ladies
Neanderthal Seeks Human
Author: Penny Reid

6. The More Than Gang
More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

7. Garrett, Logan, Dean, & Tucker
The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy

8. Frank Sanger & Everyone (I should say Sloane)
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

9. The Addicted Gang
Addicted to You
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

10. Paige & the Gang
The Start of Me and You
Author: Emery Lord

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things I’m Thankful For

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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 is Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie. I’m going with Ten Things I’m Thankful For.


1. My Husband

You know how people say relationships / marriage are hard work? That’s not the case for me. My husband is amazing and I’m so thankful to have him in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner or a better father for my child. I am so grateful for the love and support he gives me.

2. My Daughter

Every day I’m thankful I got to the chance to be her mother. She’s the coolest 10-year-old I know. She’s a whole lot sweet and a little bit sassy. I’ve been so lucky to be her mom.

3. My Family

The older I get, the more appreciative I am of my family. I was truly blessed with an amazing mom, dad, and sister. I also have a great extended family including other relatives and the ones I added when I married my husband.

4. My Friends

Good friends are important. I have several of them. I have my two oldest, closest friends. They are there for me when I need it, and we support each other in everything. Then, I have my “mom” friends. These are ladies who I met when my daughter was in preschool. Our kids have become close and so have we. It’s nice to have these ladies in my life. Finally, I have what one of my friends dubs “The Wives Club”. It’s a bunch of my husband’s friends’ wives. We’ve gotten close the last couple of years. We even started our own book group.

5. Blogger Friends

I had no idea how much I would come to appreciate the people I met while blogging. It’s so nice to have friends to talk about books with.

6. Books

How can I not be thankful for books? They take me on journeys I wouldn’t experience otherwise. They cure boredom, entertain, and inform.

7. Good Music

Everyone’s idea of good music is different, but I’m thankful for the music I love. It is the background to life. It is mood enhancing.

8. The Internet

What did we do before the internet? How would I help my daughter with her math homework or answer her weird questions? How would I be able to look up facts about actors while watching T.V.?

9. My New Puppy

She makes me smile! I thought I wasn’t ready for another dog when we got her, but she has brightened up my life. Now, if she would just hurry up and be potty trained…

10. Indoor Plumbing

This may seem like an odd thing to be thankful for, but I am. Every time someone asks if you want to go back in history for some reason, I always think only if there’s indoor plumbing.