Top Five Tuesday ~ U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Hey guys and qelcome to Top Five Tuesday!! Top Five Tuesday was created and is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

Today’s topic is: Books that start with the letters U, V, W, X, Y, & Z.

This is actually part of a series that started the first Tuesday in July, starting from A and it will continue to the last week of July and end with Z. You can learn more about the topics and see the rest here!

P.S. I’m so sorry for posting this late!! I completely forgot!

Let’s get started!

U is for The Ultimatum by Karen Robards

I haven’t read a great book that started with the letter U, and I have exactly one book in my to-read shelf which is The Ultimatum. It’s about a girl who swindles con artists, and anything with con artists is a big YES for me.

V is for Vicious by V. E. Schwab

I loved Vicious because there was no good guy, everybody was crazy, and the science was amazing (which is a lot of praise coming from someone who doesn’t really like science…)!

V is also for A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

I loved Shirin, I loved the representation, I loved the characters, and I loved the message that was being sent by this awesome book.

W is for We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

One of my favorite fantasy novels! We Hunt the Flame was fun, with two amazing guys, one who is an annoying obnoxious too-full-of-himself pain and the other a broody assassin with a dark past. I loved the writing, I really liked the characters, and the rep was great!

W is also for The Wicked King by Holly Black

I didn’t really like The Cruel Prince, but I liked The Wicked King, and now I am super excited for The Queen of Nothing!!

X is for…nothing?

I don’t have anything in my read or to-read shelf for X, so I added two books for V.

Y is for You by Caroline Kepnes

This one is on my TBR, and it sounds perfectly deliciously creepy. It also happens to be the only Y on my TBR and read shelf…

Z is for…nothing?

I’m going to double up on W to make up for this one!

That’s it for this Tuesday! Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? Did you enjoy them? Did you also struggle to find books for each letter? Let’s chat in the comments below!

(Be sure to link to your Top Ten Tuesday and Top Five Tuesday posts so I can check them out!!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads

Hello and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Rainy Day Reads (submitted by Shayna @ Clockwork Bibliotheca). I think this is a great topic, because it is April and the saying goes: April showers, bring May flowers. A lot of the books on this list are ones that I haven’t read, but think would be perfect to read on rainy days. Here are 5 books that I think are perfect rainy day reads.

*How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal. This sounds like a cozy story about a grandmother and a granddaughter strengthening their bond. There’s is also baking going on, and any book that has to do with food is perfect for a rainy day as far as I’m concerned!

*The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. I just finished this over the weekend and it was so cute and hilarious to read about Lila’s adventures as a mother of two and the wife of a restaurant critic. It’s perfect to read in a comfy chair with hot cocoa on a glorious rainy day.

*The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. Another baking filled book but this time set in the country. It sounds cute, so I’m guessing it’ll be a great book for a dreary and wet day.

*State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy. This is a cozy mystery about a chef who is vying for the very top position in the White House kitchen. Food and mystery, a win-win combination.

*From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan. This isn’t just about a baking competition, it also has a mystery thrown into it. And the cover is pretty, so I’m betting that it would be a wonderful rainy day read.

That’s it for this Tuesday! What books do you think are perfect for rainy days? Have you read any of these? Do you think they’re perfect for rainy days? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your TTT’s so that I can check them out!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Welcome to the first TTT of April! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book. There a lot of reasons why I would pick up a book, but here are 10 of the top reasons why!

*Amazing reviews. One of the main reasons why I pick up a book is because of amazing reviews, especially by reviewers that I like.

*Interesting summary. If the summary sounds like my cup of tea, I’m probably going to be picking it.

*Beautiful Covers. The saying is, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but I highly doubt anybody follows that advice anymore. If I see a beautiful cover, I’m definitely going to be interested in reading it!

*Hype. If a book is hyped, I usually read it about a few months or a year later to see what had everyone so excited.

*Recommendations. If any of my friends recommend me a book, I try my best to get a hold of it and to read it right away!

*Reading Challenges. Confession: I’m not really following my reading challenges anymore. But I want to change that! And to do so, I have to read books that fit the criteria for each prompt.

*Representation. I’m trying to expand my reading, and to do so, I’m interested in reading a lot of books that are full of diversity and representation.

*Food. This one is new. I’m trying to find a lot of good baking recipes, so I’d love any recommendations that you have for books with food or baked goods in them!

*Genre. If the book falls into one of my default genres, and the summary is interesting, I will probably read it.

*Boarding schools. I have a fascination with boarding schools and if a book is set in one, I’d definitely want to read it!

*Heists and spies. If a book has heists or spies, it’s automatically moved to the top of my TBR.

That’s it for this Tuesday! What makes you pick up a book? Share in the comments, or link to your TTT’s so that I can check them out!

WWW Wednesday #14

Hello and welcome back to WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started!

What I Just Finished:

I didn’t actually finish anything recently, but I did write a review for The Cruel Prince which you can read here.

What I’m Currently Reading:

I’m still reading Vicious and it’s very interesting. I’m not a science person, but the ExtraOrdinary theory that Eli created is intriguing (even if it’s crazy). I feel very inclined to go do some research on the topic.

I’m also reading Damaged by Lisa Scottoline. It’s part of the Rosato and DiNunzio Series and I’m loving Mary so much!

What Do I Plan on Reading Next:

Next, I’ll be reading In The Woods by Tana French. I hope I enjoy it.

That’s it for this Wednesday? What are you guys reading? What do you think of the new theme? Let’s chat in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On Hold and On My TBR

Hi friends, and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is: Books on My Spring 2019 TBR. I’m going to be honest, I don’t exactly have books on my TBR that I wanted to read in spring. I just add books and read them whenever I can possibly get to them. So, here are the books that I have on hold right now from the library, and the five newest additions to my TBR!

*Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Another fantasy book that is on my TBR. The main reason why I got a hold on it was because of the insane amount of hype surrounding King of Scars. However, fantasy has been disappointing me lately, so I’m going to push this back.

*Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I don’t remember what this was about, but I’ve had a hold on it for about forever! I really hope it comes in soon so that I can see why Previous Me decided to add it to my TBR.

*Watching You by Lisa Jewell. Some of you may remember that this book was on my Winter TBR (I think?) and on my most anticipated releases for December list. It’s March, and my hold still hasn’t come through. I might just have to buy this one or wait for a very longtime.

*I Found You by Lisa Jewell. The premise of this sounds interesting and I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy Watching You. If I do, I’ll definitely be reading this.

*In the Woods by Tara Woods. I want to read this after I finish Vicious and I can’t wait to do so! It has a lot of great reviews.

*Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone. I loved the summary and the reviews assure me that I’m probably going to love this.

*Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf. I saw a great review of this and the premise sounds very interesting.

*Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Another fantasy book that I’m going to push back into my-not-important-TBR.

*It Ends With Her by Brianna Labuskes. This has FBI Agents, serial killers, and murders? Sign me right up!

*One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence. As you all know, I am not a Sci-fi person. However a good friend of mine on Goodreads has been recommending this to me for a while, so I’ve finally given in and added it to my TBR.

That’s it for this Tuesday! What books are on your Spring TBR? Do you like the new theme? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your TTT’s so I can check them out!)