Posted in Book Tags

I Spy Book Challenge

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! ❤
I stumbled upon this really fun book challenge, which is essentially a scavenger hunt of your bookshelves!! It looked like too much fun not to participate in it!! I had a blast doing it!
This challenge was creating by Kayla @ Books and Lala on Youtube.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Find a book on your bookshelves that contains (
either on the cover or in the title) an example for each of twenty categories.
You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!! (or longer if you have way too many books on way too many overcrowded shelves!)

#1 Food – Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
(see my review here)

#2 Transportation – Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
(see my review here)

#3 Weapon – A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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#4 Animal – Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

#5 Number – 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
(see my review here)

#6 Something You Read – A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
(see my review here)

#7 Body of Water – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

#8 Product of Fire – The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
(see my review here)

#9 Royalty – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J. K. Rowling
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#10 Architecture – Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
(see my review here)

#11 Item of Clothing – Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

#12 Family Member – The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan
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#13 Time of Day – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

#14 Music – This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

#15 Paranormal Being – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

#16 Occupation – Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldovsky
(Being in a boy band counts as an occupation, right?)
(see my review here)

#17 Season – Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

#18 Colour – Red Queen by Victoira Aveyard
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#19 Celestial Body – Written in the Stars by Aisha Saheed
(see my review here)

#20 Something that Grows – The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
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(see my review here)

Do you have any of these books on your shelves?
Have you read any of them? Which one is your favourite?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 😉

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you had as much fun as I did!
See you again soon! ❤

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Posted in First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays #3

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’ve been having a great day so far.
I’m back with another First Lines Friday! Happy reading!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

You’ve had bad days before, right? you know, the ones where your alarm doesn’t go off, your toast practically catches on fire, and you remember way too late that every article of clothing you own is soaking wet in the bottom of the washer? So then you go hurtling into school fifteen minutes late, praying no one will notice that your hair looks like the Bride of Frankenstein’s, but just as you slide into your desk your teacher booms, “Running late today, Ms. Emerson?” and everyone looks at you and notices?

I’m sure you’ve had those days. We all have. But what about really bad days? The kind that are so pumped up and awful that they chew up the things you care about just for the fun of spitting them back in your face?

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #3”

Posted in Reading Challenges

#TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

Hello my lovely readers! A couple of days ago was the last day of #TheReadingQuest, which is a reading challenge I participated in that was created by Aentee over at Read at Midnight.

For this challenge, I selected the pathway of the knight, but unfortunately, I did not complete my challenge as I hoped I would. I completed only three of my five challenges on the knight pathway, plus one side quest.

I expected to get through way more than only four books, but back to school season was even more hectic than usual this year and sadly, I had very little time to read as a result. Also, the last two challenges I had to do for the knight were a book with a weapon on the cover and a book with a movie/TV adaptation. I had very few options for books that fit these prompts, and I just wasn’t in the mood for any of them. I am very much of a mood reader, so I’m thinking that reading challenges with very specific TBRs aren’t for me.

Despite the fact that I didn’t do as well as I had hoped and expected, I still had a lot of fun participating in the challenge, especially because of all the other wonderful readers and bloggers that I met and chatted about books with. As a new blogger, I really appreciate the great opportunities this reading challenge had! Continue reading “#TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up”

Posted in Reading Challenges, Reviews

Review: Love & Gelato

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve all had an excellent first week of September!It was a bit of a long week for me, so TGIF!

Today I have a review for my most recent read, Love & Gelato.

This was the first book that I read for the Fall Bookish Bingo that I am participating in, (you can view my original post and TBR here) and it fulfills the prompt of reading a books set in another country.

I also read this book for #TheReadingQuest for the bonus challenge of Open World (read whatever you want). This book added 10XP to my pre-existing 40XP, totaling my at a whopping 50XP! This means that I have now made it to Level 2, yay! I also earned 38Hp since it was 389 pages. When added to my existing 114HP, I am at a total of 152HP!

And now, on with the review…

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Travel
Pages: 389
Publication Date: May 2016
My Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars
Read September 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.
But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have any of you read Love & Gelato?
What did you think of the plot buildup? Did you find it to be too predictable as well?
Is it on your TBR? What about Jenna Evans Welch’s next release Love and Luck?

Are any of you participating in the Fall Bookish Bingo? What about the Reading Challenge?

Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have an awesome weekend, and see you again soon!

Find me on Goodreads here.

Posted in Reading Challenges

Fall 2017 Bookish Bingo TBR

Hello readers, I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Sunday! I’ve decided to join in on Bookish Bingo, which is a readathon that lasts three months, in this case from September through November. It is being hosted by the wonderful Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews. You can see her post about the readathon here.

The rules are very simple. All you have to do is try to make as many bingos as possible, but you may not use a the same book for more than one square.

I’m really excited for this readathon because I know I will have very, very little time, if any, to read when school starts up again in two days. Since this readathon lasts so long, it will (hopefully) be possible for me to read five books throughout that time period and at least get one bingo. Continue reading “Fall 2017 Bookish Bingo TBR”