Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

February 2018 Bookish Wrap-Up + Book Haul


February was an unexpected month for me.  Unexpected in many ways… best of which would be the fact that I read 15 books!  Before you get too excited, 4 of those books were graphic novels, but still!  I am beyond thrilled to have read so much, especially with all that I had going on in my personal life.

Let’s see what I had going on in February…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Romance

Book Review: Tumbledown Manor by Helen Brown


After the cover of Tumbledown Manor caught my eye on NetGalley, I eagerly read the synopsis.  “Chick-Lit” isn’t a genre that typically tickles my fancy, but I had high hopes that this would be a fun & light-hearted read that would serve as some mindless entertainment between heavier books…

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Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/5 – 2/11/18


Happy Sunday bookworms!

I hope I find that everyone had a good weekend?  My husband took a trip out to California with his brothers, so I was flying solo here at home with the kids.  I can say that I definitely have a new respect for single parents, and parents whose spouses travel a lot for work.  You all are heroes for what you do!  Since I was a little busy this last week, I am behind on blog hopping, but I plan to start catching up with everyone this week.

Let’s see what I did get accomplished this week…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Features, Memes, Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite M/M Couples in Books


Hello & welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


This week’s theme is…

February 7th: Favorite M/M Couples
–Who are your favorite dudes loving other dudes? (Note: this isn’t specifically cis gay couples, but also applies to couples that include bi men, trans men, pan men, ace men, etc.)

While scrolling through the books I’ve read over the years on Goodreads, it became pretty obvious that books that feature M/M couples were scarce.   This is something I have been aware of, and thankfully have been working on rectifying over the past few months.  I was happy when I realized that all of the couples on my list feature at least one of the main characters in the book, instead of secondary characters that do not get as much attention.

I would like to preface this T5W with the knowledge that listing these couples *MAY* be considered mild spoilers.  It is not always stated in the synopsis that the character is gay, nor does it always state who their love interest is.  If you consider this a spoiler, then this list possibly contains mild spoilers for The Heart’s Invisible Furies, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, Six of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom,The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & A Gathering of Shadows / A Conjuring of Light

I will do my best to make this as non-spoilery as possible 🙂

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary

Book Review: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran


I always struggle to write reviews for books that make a big impression on me.  I never feel like I can accurately articulate my feelings, nor do the book justice.  Lucky Boy was one of these books and one of my top reads of 2017…

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