September Haul


You know what really sucks?

Right now I’m looking at that photo up there ^ and realizing that I forgot to add in two books. That kind of annoys me. I thought I was well prepared too, but I guess those books just flew under the radar.

Oh well, nothing I can do about it now but just use your imagination and pretend they’re there…pretty please? With a cherry on top?

September was a decent buying month for me. I bought a couple books that I had been wanting, some I had been anticipating, and others were really cheap and I just couldn’t pass them up.

September was originally dedicated to catching up on series month, well I hit a massive reading slump! I couldn’t get interested in anything for the life of me, so now that I am motivated to read, at least for the time being, October will be my catch up on reading month.

Let’s get on to my haul!

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WWW Wednesday 9/28

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m really bummed, the other day I found out that the readathon (Slay that Series) that I was really excited about and really pumped about was rescheduled. My excitement really deflated from there, but oh well right?

What have you recently finished reading?

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

God this book was pretty great, it was an incredibly slow start but it really picked up after about 50 pages or so.

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

Overall I was a bit disappointed with this. I may go and read the Wattpad version sometime soon but I wasn’t impressed with the published version.

What are you currently reading?

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I am so excited for this! Even though I am about 110% sure that it is going to break my heart and crush my soul. Bring it on.

The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

One of my coworkers lent this to me so I’m trying to read it quickly so I can get it back to her. If you didn’t know, I work at a native american Tribal Government and this book takes place in Skokomish WA, which is in the same area that I am from. That is pretty cool and I am excited to dive into this. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I really want to get to both of these and to determine which one I am going to read first I am planning on reading 5 chapters of each book and seeing which one captures my attention most, and then I’ll go from there.

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Those are my reading plans for the week, what are yours?

Which book do you think I should pick up first: Never Fade or The Ask and the Answer?

The Wine Book Tag

I stumbled across this tag from Cátia at The Girl Who Read Too Much

My first thought when I saw this was “I love wine, I gotta do this tag!” So here it is, I am a little disappointed that my favorite wine (Riesling) wasn’t on the list but oh well, I don’t know how it would translate into a bookish question so that’s probably why it didn’t make the list.

Back to the tag! Wine! Yes! Let’s do this!

Too much excitement about wine…


  1. Box Wine – a book that people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!


I got a lot of judgment from people for reading Sailor Moon manga, not from anyone online but from people in my life. But at the end of the day, I loved the manga series so who cares.

  1. Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.


The first thing that came to mind was Six of Crows! It’s beautifully written and just screams perfection in my mind.


  1. Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintry read.


I have no idea what to put for this one but the book that keeps coming to mind is the Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons. This book takes place in winter and has some hot scenes in it.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down!


I dont know if I would label this book as aggresive, I dont know what would make a book be considered “aggressive”, but this was the first one that came to mind so I went with it. Real talk though I straight up devoured This Savage Song in one sitting, I loved it so much!


  1. Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away!


Hopeless- I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting to love Hopeless at all. But I was hooked and glued to the pages. It’s now one of my favorite CoHo books.


  1. Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super-zesty.


My favorite summer read of 2016 was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. It was a perfect summery read!


  1. Rose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.


A Court of Mist and Fury definitely has a little bit of everything going on in it. So good!!!


  1. Shiraz – A full-bodied book that is dark and juicy


The Rose Society by Marie Lu! PS who else is really excited for Midnight Star? I am!


  1. Merlot – a smooth easy read with a soft finish.


My first thought was The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West, it’s an easy read, nothing bad really happens, and there’s a cute ending.


  1. Champagne – Your Favorite Book


Ready Player One is still one of my all-time favorite books and I honestly kind of want to reread it now.

Slay That Series TBR

So I own a lot of unread series. The last time that I counted was about 20ish something unread series in my book collection. It drives me nuts looking at that pile, so because of that, I am participating in another readathon. The Slay that Series readathon. The goal? Finish as many series as you can.

Slay That Series readathon is taking place from September 25- October 2


The aim of this readathon is fairly simple – all you need to do is try to “slay” all those series you’ve been neglecting!


If I play my cards right and keep reading through everything, I should be able to cross off 4 books from my unread series list which would be awesome!

Never Fade
In The Afterlight

This series is on my Book Goals for 2016 and I want to get on with completing that list. (I say that as if this series is the only thing that’s keeping me from completing the list. That is so far from the case that it’s laughable!)

The Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
The Raven King

I’m ready to continue on with the series, I really want to get to this series soon before I start forgetting little details from The Raven Boys.
Crooked Kingdom


Since this lovely end to the duology is going to be released during the readathon, I made sure to make room in my TBR for it.



It kind of kills me that this is the last book in the series and yet I haven’t been bothered to read it yet. That will change!

WWW Wednesday 9/21

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What have you recently finished reading?

I haven’t felt like reading (I blame Empire of Storms) so I’ve been binge watching Gilmore Girls and I’ve been loving it!

I did read a short and beautiful book that captured my heart.


Chasers of the Light
poems from the typewriter series
by Tyler Knott Gregson

I love this man’s poetry. There is so much passion and love in what he writes, all his poems just take my breath away.


What are you currently reading?


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I’m only a few chapters in but I am liking it so far! It’s interesting and if were going to be totally honest with each other, I was kind of sold on the book with one of the lines on page 5

“Men are Noisy creatures”

I was laughing so hard when I showed that part to the BF and he started laughing too.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Idk we will see how things go. I kind of want to read more of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books so that might happen.

Top Ten Tuesday 9/20 Audio freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

September 20: All About Audio freebie

Since I haven’t listened to many audiobooks, to begin with and I really haven’t listened to any lately because I moved so close to my work that my commute time is like 5 minutes or so, now I don’t really have much driving time to listen to much of an audiobook. I also don’t listen to many podcasts so I decided to make a list of my all time favorite songs.

Brown Eyed Girl by Jim Morrison

Maybe I’m a little biased with this one but I love that it’s about a girl with brown eyes because I’m a girl with brown eyes.

Favorite lyric:
In the misty morning fog with Our,
our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,

If It Means A lot To You by A Day to Remember

One of my favorite songs of all time by one of my favorite bands of all time.

Favorite Lyric:
Tell me something sweet to get me by
‘Cause I can’t come back home ’til they’re singin’

Little Black Submarine by The Black Keys

I fell in love with this song when I saw The Black Keys live.

Favorite Lyric:
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind

Barton Hallow by The Civil Wars

I love Joy’s voice, her voice is just beautiful, I aspire to come anywhere near her voice. Still sad that these guys broke up 😦

Favorite Lyrics:
Miles and miles in my bare feet
Still can’t lay me down to sleep
If I die before I wake
I know the Lord my soul won’t take

Going to California by Led Zeppelin

I have a soft spot for acoustic music and Robert Plants voice is just soothing and incredible.


Favorite Lyrics:
Someone told me there’s a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

Counting Stars by One Republic

Favorite Lyrics:
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars

Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips

Theres that soft acoustic sound again, told you I have a soft spot for it 🙂

Favorite Lyrics:
You would never sleep alone
I love you long after you’re gone

Give me reasons to believe,
That you would do the same for me

Vulnerable by Secondhand Serenade

This has been a song that I have loved for so long, ever since it came out over 9 years ago.

It was so hard to pick out a favorite lyric because I love this entire song and if I get really into it and sing along it’ll actually make me cry.

Favorite Lyrics:
Your smile makes me see clearer
If you could only see in the mirror what I see


The Good Left Undone by Rise Against

I love the entire poetic feel the lyrics have, but the chorus has always stuck with me.

Favorite Lyrics:
All because of you, I haven’t slept in so long
When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean
Longing for the shore, where I can lay my head down
I’ll follow your voice, all you have to do is shout it out

Ship to Wreck by Florence and the Machines

Favorite Lyrics
And oh my love remind me, what was it that I said?
I can’t help but pull the earth around me, to make my bed
And oh my love remind me, what was it that I did?



WWW Wednesday 9/14

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What have you recently finished reading?

Empire of Storms
by Sarah J Maas

I felt like I was in shock over the ending and now I am 110% sure that Sarah J Maas is trying to kill my soul. Overall I really loved this.

The Beginning of Everything
by Robyn Schneider

This may be the only time that being underwhelmed by a book is a good thing because I feel like it balanced out my emotions from the EoS trauma and now I feel relatively fine, does that make sense?

I gave this two stars overall, the plot was slow, a little mundane, and I just wasnt impressed. If it didnt have a character named Cassidy (the name is even spelled the same way as mine! Makes me so happy!) then I wouldn’t have read it. Review to come.

What are you currently reading?


A Torch Against the Night
by Sabaa Tahir

I am ready for this! Can’t wait to dive back into this world!

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

Ice Like Fire
by Sarah Raasch

I have a tentative plan to read a contemporary book in between fantasy books. My thought process is going along these lines: Each fantasy book I have lined up to read is part of a series, all of them will probably leave off on an intense cliffhanger and quite possibly make me go into a reading slump. I am mixing contemporary reads in between to act as a palette cleanser. I typically read contemporary books a lot faster than I do fantasy since there isn’t much world building, and since I can read them faster it’ll keep me motivated to move onto the next book.

That’s my plan and my thought process. I really want to read Ice like Fire because the final book in the trilogy is set to be released next week and I want to jump into that right away.

So that’s what I’m reading this week, what are you reading today?

My All Time Favorite Fantasy Books!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Today’s TTT theme is Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre. I chose Fantasy, Fantasy is my favorite genre, it’s my favorite writing genre, and generally just the one I automatically go to. If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll probably recognize quite a few of these since they come up frequently and I talk about them a lot.

Another thing, today’s TTT is going to be a very lazy and honestly half-assed TTT because today is not my day, its been a rough morning, and I just can’t seem to function regularly. But I have talked and raved about all of these books numerous times before.

Thank god I had this list already filled out, I can’t imagine trying to get my brain to come up with this list in the state that its in.

I just can’t seem to get my brain to make words past “this is one of my favorite series ever because…”

what are words?


  1. Harry Potterhp-covers
  2. Game of ThronesA_Game_of_Thrones_Novel_Covers
  3. Throne of Glass
  4.  A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy
  5.  A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy
  6. the Lunar Chronicles
  7. Outlander
  8. Ready Player One20150930_165837
  9. Six of Crows20151016_102302
  10. An Ember in the Ashes61BcvUoJGML._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

I’m sorry but that’s all I’ve got for the day.
Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.