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January Wrap Up

On the one hand, I can’t believe the first month of 2018 is over and on the other hand, I can’t believe how long January felt. It seemed like it just kept going and going lol. But I was actually happy about that because it let me squeeze in a few more books. Always a win, in my opinion. I was able to read 8 books this month which I was super happy about since it is the most I have read in a while.

Here are the books I read this month:

4.5 starsReview
Unknown-14 stars
Unknown-44 stars


Unknown-34.5 starsReview
Unknown-5 4 stars
4.5 starsReview

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday [3]
Waiting on Wednesday [4]
Waiting on Wednesday [5]
Waiting on Wednesday [6]

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves [4]
Stacking the Shelves [5]
Stacking the Shelves [6]


That’s my January Wrap Up!

What books did you guys read in January?
Have you read any of the books I read this month?
If so, comment down below.
I would love to hear what you thought!



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January Wrap-Up

It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2017 is over!! It went by so fast, but I still managed to read 8 books this month even with starting up grad school again so I very happy with that.

So here is what I read this month:

  1. Rule Breaker by Harper Kincaid – 3.5/5 stars
  2. Heart Breaker by Harper Kincaid – 2/5 stars
  3. Girl Breaker by Harper Kincaid – 4/5 stars

I started the year off by reading a new series which is one of my reading goals for 2017. The Break on Through series by Harper Kincaid was a lot of fun to read, full of dominating men, a bit of drama, and a lot of heart. While I enjoyed the first and third books much more than the second, the series as a whole was entertaining as hell especially the third book which had my favorite couple Jessica and Max. As a series, I would give it a solid 3.5/5 stars. Plus, can I just say, those covers are gorgeous.

4.  The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte – 3.5/5 stars

This is the first book in the McCauley Brothers series and I picked this up because I actually own the last three books in the series. My plan was to read the first two books so that I was able to read at least one book off of my bookshelf this month as that is another one of my reading goals but alas I only managed to read the first one. The Troublemaker Next Door was such a great introduction into this series as you meet each of the McCauley Brothers and start to fall in love with them. I can’t wait for the second book in the series because the girl who falls in love writes romance novels for a living.

5.  Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde – 4.5/5 stars

I was so excited to get my hands on this book because not only is one of my all time favorite authors, Carly Phillips, a co-author but after reading their Dirty Sexy series, I knew this duo would give me another hot romance to completely obsess over, and they did! This was my second favorite read of the month, further solidifying Carly Phillips as an auto-buy author for me. I can’t wait for the second book in the series.

6.  Dirty Dealers by Tia Louise – 3/5 stars

This book’s description is what had me jumping at the chance to participate in blog tour for it and while its story turned out to not be what I thought it would be it was still a wild ride involving drug lords, kidnapping, and a second chance romance. If this looks at all interesting to you, I definitely recommend you read the Dirty Players duet first as this is a sort of spin-off of that duology and its characters.

7. Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy – 5/5 stars

Ah, now for my favorite read of this month which also almost has an identical title to a book I read earlier in the month. While that title fell flat for me, Heartbreaker leapt off the page as I gave my heart to Maddox and Joss, more Maddox than Joss tbh. This is one steamy romance that grabbed me from the very first page and introduced me to another author who will be on my radar from now on. If you like your romance with a little kink in it, then definitely check this one out.

8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – 4/5 stars

My last read of the month was one for my teen collections class and it is a very well known classic as many people probably had to read it in high school. I was not one of those people so this was my first time reading it and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I didn’t know what to expect when I first started but as the story progressed I got more and more into the characters especially Ponyboy our narrator. I can see why this is such a beloved book and I am really interested to see how the movie compares to the book.


Overall, it was a solid first month reading wise. While I didn’t have many five star reads, I still read books that stayed with me in some way whether that was a character, a couple, or just a particular scene which is good enough for me. Plus I read 4 books that I were on my TBR. Of course, there were 14 on it in total but I am just going to forget that little detail…

Hope everyone else had a good reading month.

Now onto February…


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Booktube-A-Thon Wrap-up

So this post may be super late, but nonetheless here is my Booktube-A-Thon 2015 wrap-up.

My expectations for this read-a-thon did not match up with reality as this is my first post since my Booktube-A-Thon TBR and when I posted my TBR I talked about how I would be doing daily updates/progress blogposts throughout the read-a-thon. Obviously that did not happen, nor did it happen for my last read-a-thon but that is an entirely different issue. Even though my expectations in regards to posting on this blog fell flat, I still managed to read 3 books and complete 3 challenges for the Booktube-A-Thon which I am very satisfied with. I am always ambitious with my reading for read-a-thons so it really should come at no surprise that I wouldn’t get to all the books I planned on reading for Booktube-a-thon considering I was on vacation with my family but that is only going to make me try harder for the next read-a-thon.

Here are the challenges and the books I planned on reading for each. Let’s see how I did:

1. Read a book with blue on the cover. The Veil by Chloe Neill
2. Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano COMPLETED
3. Read someone else’s favourite book Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (Bekah AwesomeBookNut‘s favorite book)
4. Read the last book you acquired Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren COMPLETED
5. Finish a book without letting go of it This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki COMPLETED
6. Read a book you really want to read Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
7. Read seven books Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Total pages read: 850 pages

I enjoyed the books that I read but only one of the books really stood out to me as one that will be going on my favorites list. Here are my ratings for each of the books:

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano – 4.5/5 stars
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – 3/5 stars
This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki – 3.5/5 stars

**Reviews for these books will be up ASAP**

If you would like to hear what I thought about any one of the books above let me know in the comments!

Overall, I enjoyed participating in the Booktube-A-Thon for the first time. I learned a lot of things that will help me when I participate in the next one, which of course I will be doing. Hope everyone else who participated had a good time as well!

If you did participate in the Booktube-A-Thon, leave a comment down below and tell me how you did, or what your favorite book was that you read. Mine was definitely Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano. I am already reading the second book in this dualogy, Nearly Found, that is how much I loved it.

Until next time…. Happy Reading 🙂