Month: December 2016

The 2016 End-of-Year Book Survey!

Posted December 31, 2016 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Today, we’ll be filling out the 2016 End of Year Book Survey, which was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner. We thought this would be a nice way to reflect on and wrap up our reading for the year. Without further ado, let’s jump into the stats and questions! Number Of Books You Read: Madalyn: 86 Christy: 57 Number of Re-Reads: M: 6 C: 1 Genre You Read The Most From: M: It’s a close call, but I think this is contemporary. C: It’s pretty close between contemporary and thrillers.  I think contemporary wins though. 1. Best Book(s) You Read In 2016? M: Hahahaha, you thought I could pick just one.    C: 2. Book You Were Excited […]

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Top 10 of 2016: Anticipated 2017 Releases

Posted December 30, 2016 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

We’re super excited to be participating in the Top 10 of 2016, hosted by Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Dark Faerie Tales. Today’s topic is the top ten books we’re looking forward to in 2017! Christy’s List Madalyn’s List What 2017 releases are you most looking forward to? Are you as excited about these as we are?

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Top 10 of 2016: Best Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

Posted December 29, 2016 by Madalyn / 9 Comments

We’re super excited to be participating in the Top 10 of 2016, hosted by Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Dark Faerie Tales. Today’s topic is best book boyfriends/girlfriends (or non-binary babes!) from books released this year. Christy’s List        Rhysand (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas) // Ummmmm….Rhysand.  Need I say more? Cade (P.S. I Like You by Kasie West) // Admittedly, I wasn’t a big fan of Cade at the beginning but he won me over once I got to know more about him. Amanda (If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo) // I don’t think I read a book with a stronger character than Amanda.  She makes it […]

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Top 10 of 2016: Best Contemporaries

Posted December 28, 2016 by Madalyn / 18 Comments

We’re super excited to be participating in the Top 10 of 2016, hosted by Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Dark Faerie Tales. Today’s topic is a blogger’s choice (from a series of options provided by the hosts), so we’ve decided to share our top ten contemporaries we read this year. *Note: these books were not necessarily all released in 2016; they are just books that we read for the first time this year.* Christy’s List Honorable Mentions Madalyn’s List Aaaaaall the LGBTQIAP+ contemporaries. *cackles*   What are some of the best contemporaries you read this year? Do we share any favorites?

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Top 10 of 2016: Best Book Covers

Posted December 27, 2016 by Christy / 22 Comments

We’re super excited to be participating in the Top 10 of 2016, hosted by Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader & Dark Faerie Tales. Today’s topic is Best Book Covers of 2016. Here are some of our favorite covers from books that were released this year (spoiler alert: it was a year full of beautiful covers). Christy’s List     Madalyn’s List     What are some of your favorite covers of 2016? Do we share any favorites?

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (6)

Posted December 24, 2016 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap up post.  The three of us will be alternating weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Happenings I can’t believe Christmas is here already! Since this post is going up the day of Christmas Eve (and the first night of Hanukkah), I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday. I’ve been at my parents’ house in Florida for the past week, which has been lovely. We’ve been to the beach and to all my favorite shops/cafes, and my mom and I even took a trip to the public library. I’m super excited to see all my step-siblings, and for our first Christmas in our new […]

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This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

Posted December 22, 2016 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

I’ll admit that I have some conflicting thoughts about this book. This is the Story of You follows a teenage girl named Mira as the tiny island she calls home is unexpectedly struck by a devastating storm. I’m truly not sure where to begin with my thoughts on this book, because, well, nothing really happens in the story. I mean, a number of separate events occur, but the author fails to connect them in any way or provide context for the reader re: why we should care. Most of my conflicting views on This is the Story of You stem from the fact that I LOVED Kephart’s writing. The prose is lyrical and so lovely. It almost makes the novel read like poetry; the […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Posted December 21, 2016 by Christy / 3 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. christy’s waiting on why i’m waiting Read that summary, it sounds freaking amazing and just like my type of read! What book are you waiting on this week?

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Top Ten Books We’d Love to See Under the Tree

Posted December 20, 2016 by Madalyn / 19 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books we wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under our tree. Madalyn’s List I’ll be sharing ten books that are at the top of my holiday wishlist this year (hi, Mom)! I have my eye on some graphic novels, some preorders, and both fiction and nonfiction from a variety of genres– but they’re all books I’m super excited about! Christy’s List Here are a few books that I’ve been dying to get my hands on.  Although, I already know some books that my husband and my mom got me for Christmas since I picked them out LOL so I’m not going to include those in this […]

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