Creating a TBR based on TV shows

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I’ve been binging on a lot of tv shows lately and sometimes when I consume a lot of a series, it really starts to consume the rest of my life. I always find myself looking for books that are similar to the show I’m enjoying. Today I decided to go with that notion and finally put together a list that I think coincides nicely with the shows.
Now I choose books that were already on my radar/wish list. I also know that in the case of Charmed and Buffy, there are adaptation books and I decided to disregard those simply because it seemed redundant.

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September Wrap Up 2019

Monthly Wrap Up

Well, this is a short wrap up.

I didn’t do a lot of reading this month, I started off feeling pretty slumpy, I still blame The Art of Racing in the Rain. Since I tried to push through that, my reading was very slow and I didn’t exactly choose a book that drew me in and excited me to read. It was another AORITR scenario.

This has also been a ridiculously busy month for me, I went with my best friend to pick up her new puppy and I’ve also been letting her puppy stay with me during the workweek days. I completely forgot how much work puppies are and how I basically can’t turn my back on them for longer than 5 seconds. This is kind of why I have cats, less work in my opinion.

But let’s get into my wrap up.

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Wrapping Up The Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

As summer comes to a close and I have to pack away my dresses and pull out the sweaters I figured it would be a good time to wrap up The Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge. I’m very pleased by the amount of books I read and the range in genres that I explored and would definitely recommend the challenge.

Summer Camping Tips

I wasnt sure if I should delete the completed prompts from the check in but I decided to simply change the text color to blue.

Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

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Checking in on my 2019 book goals

Goal #1 
Finish the Outlander Series

I did it! I caught up on the main storyline of Outlander! There are still novellas and a collection of short stories but at the moment I don’t feel the need to read them. Nor do I have a desire to get into Lord John Grey’s novels.

Goal #2
Finish half of my unread series:

I haven’t made much of a dent in this goal, honestly its kind of taken the back seat in my priorities.

Goal #3
read 12 classics:

So far I’ve read 3 classics so I have some catching up to do. I’ve read Mansfield Park, Wuthering Heights, and A Journey to the Center of the Earth. I have A Tale of Two Cities next on my TBR for this goal.

Goal #4
Read 6 non-fiction books:

I’ve read two nonfics so far- Hidden Figures and Dear Ijeawele

Goal #5

Read 10 big books:

So far I’ve read 3 big books outside of the Outlander Series, I’ve read Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Oathbringer. Next up is Priory of the Orange Tree which I’m very excited about.

2019 favorites (so far)


So many delightful books this year and most of them were books I’ve had for a couple months and it always makes me think “why didn’t I read this sooner?”

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

July 9: Character Freebie 2019 favorites (so far)

Muse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor

In An Absent Dream
by Seanan McGuire

The Simple Wild
by K.A. Tucker

Daisy Jones and the Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Fifth Season
by N.K. Jemisin

The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter
by Theodora Goss

Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Jane Steele
by Lyndsay Faye

Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

by Brandon Sanderson

TTT: My Summer TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I have so many book goals for this summer with my insane reading month for July that my mentality is just why not add more on. So here my summer tbr that Ill probably focus more on in August.

July 2: Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Furyborn by Claire LeGrand

Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

An Update on the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Camping Tips

At the beginning of June, I posted about the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge so I thought I would give a little update about my progress. I’m very happy with the progress I’ve been making and I’ve read quite a few books that I really enjoyed.


Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

For Beginners


Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award.

The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year.

Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting).
Dear Iljeawle A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On the bandwagon: Read one of the most read books right now on Goodreads.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Actually want to read: Read a book that’s been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year.

Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own.

In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

It takes two: Read a coauthored book.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (­a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars volume 4 Verily A New Hope by Ian Doescher

New voices: Read a debut novel.

Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger.

Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit.

Expert-Level Additions



Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages.

Stranger than fiction: Read a nonfiction book published this year.

Tongue-tied: Read a translated book.

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent.

Genre explorer: Read a book from a genre you’ve never read before.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (Western)

Reading roulette: Read the third book you see on your Want to Read shelf.

Primary reading: Read a book with a number or color in the title.

The Green Witch by Anne Murphy Hiscock

Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don’t know much about.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

WWW Wednesday 6/26

12 Autumn Moments

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

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What did you recently finish reading?


by Brandon Sanderson

My love for this knows no bounds. I had a great time reading this and can’t wait for book 4 to come out.

Also, not that I would ever want to see this adapted because I know I would never be happy about it, I always picture Davos Seaworth as Dalinar and I think that actor would make a fantastic Dalinar.

What are you currently reading?

Written in My Own Hearts Blood
by Diana Gabaldon

I’m almost caught up on Outlander! I’m currently about 200 pages into this and while I don’t have a full opinion yet, I am feeling very anxious about the suspense of the story so far.

Good Omens
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

I’m 100 pages into this and I’m having a hard time getting into it. I think I can finish this by tomorrow and hopefully binge the show this weekend.

What do you think you’ll read next?


Ash Princess
by Laura Sebastian

I think this is going to be my first book of the Medieval-A-Thon