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!!)

The Pancake Book Tag – Tag Thursday

It is Thursday!! I am so excited, as it is only one more day till the weekend!!! Anyways, time for another book tag my friends! I was tagged by the lovely Kat @ Novels and Waffles to do The Pancake Book Tag. Please do yourself a favor, and check out her absolutely gorgeous blog!!

Let’s get started.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator in your post (Becky @ Blogs of a Bookaholic)
  • Feel free to use any of Becky’s wonderful pancake graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. 

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


This book has a lot of elegant descriptions and prose and I loved it. The descriptions were plenty and the scenery was described eloquently!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Nobody can beat Kaz’s wit and sharpness. He is very calculating, very gloomy, very dark, and is not a guy you want to mess with. He is also super composed, and smart, and I love him so much.

Sammy Keyes and The Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen


If I had the time, I’d probably re-read all 18 books in this series in one day. I really loved Sammy and all her friends and always had a good laugh while reading her books. Definitely a comforting read that I’ll be re-reading for hopefully many years to come.

I don’t think any book has given me a book hangover?

The Wicked King by Holly Black


I was happy that this book was better. I was excited for Cardan and Jude. I was nervous as the story unfolded. And I was shocked, then in denial by that surprising ending. A lot of different feelings were going through me while reading this book.

Ahahaha, can I put a whole bunch of books? Morally grey characters and anti-heroes are my best friends, so this question has multiple answers.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Kaz Brekker and literally all the other MC’s in this book | The Wicked King by Holly Black: Cardan Greenbriar and Jude Duarte | Vicious by V.E. Schwab: Victor Vale | A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee: James Easton

And I’m going to stop here lol

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins


I was super confused through-out this mystery. A character dies, and we aren’t told if it was suicide or murder, so I was constantly switching back and forth between Theory A in which the character was murdered or Theory B in which it was a suicide. The ending finally explained everything but I was overall underwhelmed and confused by this book.

Hmm, I don’t know for this one. Usually it’s either I love the two characters together, or I don’t like them together at all. So no, I don’t think I’ve come across such a romantic pairing.

First of all, I am completely with Kat and Becky about not liking peanut butter. I really don’t. I had a PB sandwich once (no jam) and was sick all night. So no PB thank you!!

Watching You by Lisa Jewell


Now for a character I found revolting. That honor goes to Tom Fitzgerald. He and his son, and pretty much all the men in this book were repulsive. I still enjoyed it, but they were all nasty and horrible guys.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus


This book has some amazing diverse characters. There are Asian characters, gay/bisexual characters, and one of the MC’s is also supposedly part Latina.

Tagging/Nominating:

Kay @ Hammock of Books | Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads | Mel @ Mel To The Any | Xandra @ Starry Sky Books | Connie @ Connie Reads | and YOU (if you’d like to do it!)

P.S. No pressure. If you don’t want to do the tag. That’s absolutely fine. If you’ve already done it, please share the link so I can check it out! Also, if you’d like me to stop bombarding you with tags, just let me know 🙂

That’s the end of Tag Thursday! Thank you so much Kat for tagging me!! Have you done The Pancake Book Tag? Who are some character that are super sharp and witty in your opinion? Have you read any of these book? If, so what did you think of them? Let’s chat in the comments below!

Who Am I Book Tag – Tag Thursday

It’s Thursday! Time for another book tag (my first in a long time lol). I was tagged by Xandra @ Starry Sky Books to do the Who Am I? book tag. I apologize Xandra, because you tagged me in April and I’m not getting to it until now.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Question 1:

IF YOUR LIFE WERE A BOOK GENRE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Contemporary. I wish that it was Thriller, but I’d probably be dead within a week lol . So definitely a contemporary, but without any romance…


Question 2:

WHAT VILLAIN FROM A BOOK DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST?

A villain? I don’t think I identify at all with any actual real villain. An anti-hero: probably Kaz (Six of Crows) or Victor (Vicious). I probably am not super similar to them but a girl can wish!


Question 3:

WHAT PROTAGONIST ARE YOU MOST SIMILAR TO?

I am actually quite similar to Aza from Turtles All The Way Down. We both are kind of awkward, and not very comfortable in social settings.


Question 4:

WHICH BOOK DID YOU CONNECT WITH IN THE PAST THAT YOU NO LONGER DO?

Cross My Heart and Spy by Ally Carter. I originally loved the story when I was younger. I decided to re-read it a few months ago, and all the issues in it became very vivid to me. I’ve decided to not continue re-reading the series so that I don’t spoil the rest of it.


Question 5:

WHAT RECENT BOOK READ WOULD YOU LOVE TO BE A CHARACTER IN?

Six of Crows. I loved all the characters, and since Kaz is the leader, I have some guarantee that I’ll come out of any heist alive. I loved this book, and it is definitely going to be one of my favorite top ten books of 2019.


Question 6:

HOW DO YOUR READING HABITS SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY?

I like to finish a series once I start, or at least skim read all the books. I think that translates into my life because I do my best to finish everything I start.

Also, virtually 90% of the books I read are e-books, and I spend most of my time on the computer or online, so I guess the fact that I favor e-books is also why I like being online? (Probably the other way around actually 😂😂)


Question 7:

WHAT BOOK TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF?

I don’t know. Books teach me different things every single day. I can’t really point out which book taught me something specific about me, but all books have taught me a lot of different things about myself and the world.

That’s it for this Thursday!! I tag:

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads | Kay @ Hammock of Books | Sara @ My Year of Reading Dangerously | Crystal @ Paper Royalty

No pressure if you’ve already done the tag, or if you don’t want to do it. If you’d like to do the tag and I haven’t tagged you, go right ahead and be sure to link back so that I can check it out!

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

Hey guys!! It’s time for 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: Unpopular Bookish Opinions.

I’ve kind of done this before. I did an Unpopular Opinion book tag back in January (check that out here!) and I listed my unpopular opinions regarding books and book related things. Instead of pretty much repeating that post, I’ve decided to do a topic I missed this past month:

Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) (submitted by Anne @ Head Full of Books)

Let’s get started!

*2009:

I don’t have a favorite book that was published in 2009…


*2010:

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee


*2011:

I don’t have a favorite book that was published in 2011…


*2012:

I don’t have a favorite book that was published in 2012…


*2013:

Vicious by V. E. Schwab


*2014:

Rivals in the City by Y. S. Lee


*2015:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


*2016:

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


*2017:

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green


*2018:

Watching You by Lisa Jewell


*2019:

No Exit by Taylor Adams

I don’t have any favorite books that were published in the years 2009, 2011, and 2012. This was still very interesting and I’m eager to find out which of your favorite books were published in the past ten years.

What are some of your unpopular bookish opinions? Are any of these books your favorites? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your TTT’s!)

WWW Wednesday #15

Hello and welcome 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:

All covers are from Goodreads unless stated otherwise

Last week, I finally finished Vicious (reviewhere) and I really liked it! It wasn’t a five star, but I would still highly recommend it!

Damaged was predictably sweet, while thrilling in some parts. I also really loved the legal aspect in it!

In The Woods was a huge disappointment. The story had great potential, and then the ending had to ruin the book for me. Review will probably be up on Friday!

What Am I Currently Reading:

MY LIBRARY HOLD HAS FINALLY COME THROUGH!!!! I’ve been waiting to read Watching You since December of last year! I’m glad I didn’t buy it yet, and that my patience is paying off. This is okay so far and I’m itching to find out what is truly going on in this secret filled book!

What Do I Plan on Reading Next:

I’m going to be reading Stalking Jack The Ripper as a group read and I’m excited because it’s historical mystery – two of my favorite genres! I’m also in need of something light and happy so I also want to read The Restaurant Critic’s Wife.

That’s it for this Wednesday! What are you reading? Do you have any thoughts on any books that I’m reading, just finished, or want to read next? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s!)