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    12 Books to Read Before 30

    So TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! I am turning 29 this year andddddd have noticed that I need more books to read. These books have been on my TBR for way to long so the year before I turn 30 seems like the perfect time to read them. I plan to read one every month so hopefully I can do it! Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Summary:  Anna falls in love with someone that is not her husband and Levin is a landowner trying to gain happiness. Both are struggling to find happiness in nineteenth-century Russia.  So I’ve so many people reading this novel and it has been on my TBR…

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    My Top 5 Reads of March

    I had a great reading month by finishing 29 books! I got to read some ARCs and have some amazing buddy reads with some amazing bookstagrammers. I also finished the Shadow Game series and the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Although I enjoyed a LOT of the books I read this month, there were five that really stood out to me and I enjoyed above all. Gypsy Truths by Kristy Cunning  In the conclusion of the All the Pretty Monsters series, everything comes to a head and our favorite weirdo gets her happy ending with her obsessive and adorably sexy men. This series was a one that was filled with…

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    Reads That Took Me On Vacation

    Due to the pandemic, there has been a limit on traveling and adventure. I have been wanting to get out of California and explore the world for so long and COVID has ruined all of my plans. Since I can’t travel, I read instead. Here are some of the books that took me on a wonderful mental vacation.  Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez  Summary:  Ximena’s parents were killed when she was very young by the Llacsan armies. She demands vengeance for her family’s murder so she agrees to become the decoy for the Condesa, the leader of the Illustrians. When the leader of the Llacsan demands the Condesa as…

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    My Most Anticipated Reads of February

    There is going to be so many amazing books coming out this month and my wallet is going to be so angry with me! What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo Summary:  Eleanor hasn’t seen her family in years. When a terrible incident occurs at her boarding school, she travels to the only place she feels safe, home. However, returning home forces her to embrace her family and how similar to them she is.  I mean the cover of course drew me into learning more about this read. However, the synopsis sounds so intriguing I cannot wait to learn more about this girl and her fantasy world.  Publication Date: February 2nd …

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    Some of My Favorite Villains I Read in 2020

    I read so many amazing books in 2020 with their amazing fantasy book worlds and their passionate and loveable characters. Yes, I love all the heroines and their dashing partners in crime, but I found the villains fascinating and loveable as well. I’ve always found villains in books and movies some of the most interesting characters because I always want to know why. Why do they do the things they do and how did they turn out this way? Here is a list of some of my favorite villains and why they are so intriguing to me.  Aidan from The Illuminate Files  So there has been some debate about whether…

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    My Top Ten Reads of 2020

    Let’s face it, 2020 has been a TERRIBLE year, but books always make everything better. The only highlight of this year is that the quarantine allowed me to read more and gave me more time to start a book blog and a bookstagram. It has been an amazing journey, but like everyone else I’m hoping that 2021 goes a little bit better. This is a list of books that helped me get through this crazy year, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Educated by Tara Westover  Wow if you have not read this book, then you need to use the gift cards you got for Christmas…

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    Sequels Better than the First

    As a crazy series reader, I have seen it all. A sequel that doesn’t match the amazingness of the first. An ending that broke my soul in the best way or an ending that made me question why I read the series at all. However, series are such a complicated and amazing journey that authors take readers on, so sometimes the first of a series falls short on action as opposed to the rest of the series. Here is a list of sequels that I liked more than the first book.  New Moon (Book 2 of the Twilight series) by Stephanie Meyer So I am a Team Jacob fan through…

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    My First Reads

    I’ve been a reader all my life. My mom and I didn’t get along for a long time during my teenage years and early 20s because of what teenage girls do. However, she is and will always be an amazing and spectacular mom because not only has she given me the gift of life and unconditional love, she gave me the gift of reading. I probably would not love reading as much as I do now if it wasn’t for my mom reading to me and making books a priority in my childhood. My mom read to me every single night and took me to the library all the time.…

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    Prequels I Enjoyed More than the Series

    Prequels are such a cool idea to add to any series in my opinion. However, there are some that are done very well and others that were just awful! (cough Star Wars prequels cough). They can give more information about a book world or give a new perspective to a villain or side character. I also love them because they can take me back to a book world that I didn’t want to leave in the first place.  Some prequels are just so well done that I actually enjoyed them much more than the series itself. Whether it was a series I didn’t really enjoy in the first place or…

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    Some of My Favorite Book Boyfriends

    As a book lover, one of the main things I find is that with each book I develop a new fictional relationship with a certain character and I wish they were real. My husband is great, but there is just something about a boy from a book that is just a little better. Here are some of my recent book loves, but trust me, there are many more!  Wraith from Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco  OH THIS BOY IS YUMMY! He is sarcastic, evil, hilarious, and so dark. He is a mystery wrapped in a very handsome package that I can’t wait to unwrap in the next book.…