The ABC Book Challenge | “I”

Book Blitz_I first saw this book tag/challenge on the Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to try it myself. This week’s post focuses on amazing titles and items on my TBR that start with the letter “I”. I was actually surprised to see on my Goodreads that I haven’t read/added to my TBR many books that start with this letter. Hmmm…I wonder why?


Memorable Titles That Start With “I”

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller was one of the first fantasy book series that I just couldn’t get enough of. It also marked my first foray into adult fantasy as a teenager. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria was such a surprise of a book. I went into not expecting much but was blown away. It’s such a fun adventure post-war Boston with magic, friendship, lies and betrayal. I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached is a unique graphic novel that explores a religious civil war from the eyes of a child.

Books Starting With “I” On My TBR

I added Invictus by Ryan Graudin right after finishing the Wolf by Wolf duology. I love everything time travel and it just sounds so good! I was very excited when Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh was released. I even pre-ordered it and still haven’t read it. Ugh…that needs to change ASAP. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo sounds so adorable. I’ve heard great things about it and the cover is just so darn happy. I have an eBook version waiting for me on my iPad. Soon…soon!


Which memorable books that start with an “I” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

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20 Books of Summer Challenge Wrap Up!

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Summer has basically come to an end and that means that it’s time to wrap up my progress in the 20 Books of Summer challenge. This year, the challenge ran from June 1st to September 3rd and was hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. The goal of this challenge was to read 20 books throughout the summer.


What I Read:

So, I didn’t complete the challenge but 17 out of 20 books isn’t too bad! I think this is a pretty huge achievement since I gave birth at the end of July and had very little to no time to read throughout August. A lot of these books weren’t on my original TBR but were added due to blog tour commitments. I don’t even know why I create TBRs…I never stick to them! 😛

What I Had Left on My TBR:

I had three books left on my TBR for this challenge. I really wanted to read them but books that I received for review kind of took over my original list of books to read and these sadly were pushed aside. I do plan on reading them within the next few months.

Did you take part in the 20 Books of Summer challenge? What other challenges or read-a-thins did you participate in this summer?

The ABC Book Challenge | “H”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to try it. It’s been a while since I posted but don’t worry…I haven’t forgotten about it! So, without further delay, let’s look at memorable titles and books on my TBR that begin with the letter “h”.


Memorable Titles That Start With “H”

I discovered The Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer through a book tour. Some how I had’t heard of it before even though fantasy is my go-to genre. It’s seriously one of the best written fantasy books that I’ve read! GO GET A COPY FOR YOURSELF!!! Michelle Moran is my absolute favourite historical fiction author. The Heretic Queen is from her ancient Egypt series and is full of romance and political intrigue. Finally, Home is the second novella in Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti series. I’ve never read anything like this book before. I’m constantly blown away by how much detail and character development Okorafor can squeeze into less than 200 pages. She’s a fabulous writer and I’ve recently added her full-length novels to my TBR to read in the near future.

Books Starting With “H” On My TBR

I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and when I finished reading it I automatically added Hunting Prince Dracula to my TBR. Now that the third book in the series is coming out soon I think I should really pick this book up! I’m always falling behind in book series. I’ve heard so many amazing things about How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake on Twitter and that’s the reason why it’s on my TBR. I don’t own a copy of it yet but really hope to in the near future. Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak is a recent addition to my TBR. It’s a historical fantasy based in Scotland which is why I’m so excited to read it. Plus, I got it on sale which is always a bonus! 🙂


Which memorable books that start with an “H” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

The ABC Book Challenge | “G”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to start it right away. Each week I’ll be posting another letter of the alphabet. So, be prepared for lots of posts in this series! 🙂


Memorable Titles That Start With “G”

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi was so much fun to read! It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It had tons of action, friendships, ghosts, talking lizards…like what more could you want? The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is one of my all time favourite books. Everything about it intrigued me and totally influenced my love of all things fantasy. My other love is historical fiction and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a perfect example of the genre done right. I can’t wait to watch the film version of it really soon!

Books Starting With “G” On My TBR

I have loved everything Roshani Chokshi has released so far, so I have extremely high expectations for The Gilded Wolves when its released in January 2019. My fingers are still crossed in hopes of receiving an eARC on NetGalley. I keep on saying that I’m going to start Graceling by Kristin Cashore, but just haven’t actually done so. Why? I have no idea. It has everything I adore in a book: magic, adventure, romance and political intrigue. Finally, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers has been on TBR since 2015. Yes, I know that’s a long time. It’s one of those books I really want to read but there’s always something else that steals my time away. Soon…hopefully soon!


Which memorable books that start with an “G” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

The ABC Book Challenge | “F”

Book Blitz_It’s been a while since I’ve added to this tag! Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about it. Anyway, I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to start it right away. Each week I’ll be posting another letter of the alphabet. So, be prepared for lots of posts in this series! 🙂


Memorable Titles That Start With “F”

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury is a retelling of Aladdin with a twist. I loved every single thing about this book…the romance, the adventure, the magic. Did I say the romance? *swoon* Sarah Glenn Marsh’s Fear the Drowning Deep was one of the very first physical books that I received for review. I loved how it blended historical fiction, mythology and magic. Faith and Moonlight is a novella by Mark Gelineau and Joe King. I really wish the authors would have finished with the series. I want to know what happens next, but they haven’t released anything since 2016.

Books Starting With “F” On My TBR

The Falconer by Elizabeth May has been on my TBR for quite sometime now. I love the fact that it blends steampunk technology and Scottish folklore. I really need to move it further up my list of must read books for this year! I automatically added Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao to my TBR when I read its synopsis, however, its cover is less than exciting. The green just doesn’t do it for me! I found The Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier while browsing through YA historical fiction lists on Goodreads. Again, I love how it takes place in Scotland. I currently have it on my TBR for the 20 Books of Summer challenge.


Which memorable books that start with an “F” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

The ABC Book Challenge | “E”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to start it right away. Each week I’ll be posting another letter of the alphabet. So, be prepared for lots of posts in this series! 🙂


Memorable Titles That Start With “E”

 

El Deafo by Cece Bell is a must read graphic novel. It transmitted a powerful message about hearing impairments, but also featured super adorable illustrations of humans as bunnies. It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of all things Jane Austen and Emma is one of my favourite Austen books. Endure by Sara B. Larson was the third book in the Defy trilogy. It was honestly the perfect way to end the series and by far the strongest of the three books.

Books Starting With “E” On My TBR

 

Another book that’s been on my TBR for ages is Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. I’ve heard tons of good things about it on Twitter and still can’t think of a good reason why I haven’t started it yet. I love the cover for Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. I have a copy sitting on my shelf and want to read it by the end of the year. Fingers crossed! Last year I downloaded a copy of The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee for a read-a-thon but ran out of time and didn’t get to to. Then I forgot about it and that makes me sad. Add this to the list of books I really need to read this year!


Which memorable books that start with an “E” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

The ABC Book Challenge | “D”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to start it right away. Each week I’ll be posting another letter of the alphabet. So, be prepared for lots of posts in this series! 🙂


Memorable Titles That Start With “D”

Defy by Sara B. Larson was so much fun to read! It reminded me a lot of Mulan due to its storyline featuring a young girl who disguises herself as a man to become a soldier. The Dark Days Club and The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman are two of my most favourite reads from the past few years. I adored the mixture of the Regency era with demons and magic. Speaking about demons, Kat Ross’ The Daemoniac is also a favourite of mine and a must read. Set in 1880s New York City, the book is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Books Starting With “D” On My TBR

I read Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller in a day, it was that binge worthy! So, I’m hoping that its sequel Daughter of the Siren Queen is just as good or even better. I’ve heard good things about Defiance by C.J. Redwine and finally downloaded a copy to my Kindle. I’m hoping to read it really soon. And finally, The Dark Days Deceit is the third book Alison Goodman’s series. It’s set to be released in November and the wait is slowly killing me! I need it NOW please!!!!


Which memorable books that start with an “D” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤