Top 5 Wednesday: Books I’ve Removed from my TBR

I’ve added a lot of books on my TBR list and as years went by, my reading taste changed and I lost my interest to some of them. I clean up my TBR pile every 6 months and here are my top 5 books I’ve removed. This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Gingerreads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page

  1. The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram – I added this book ages ago because of its blurb. Years gone by, I lost my interest. I’m taking a pass.
  2. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan – I forgot why I added this book.
  3. Torment by Lauren Kate – Since the first book was excruciatingly boring, I don’t see a point of giving the rest of it a chance.
  4. Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas – As soon as I’ve read This Man and hated it, I removed the sequel from my list.
  5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – This is one of the popular books during my college years. It’s a good thing I didn’t read it due to its problematic content.

What are the books you’ve removed on your TBR? Feel free to let me know on the comments. 

Beatrice

 

 

Advertisements

#Smutathon TBR

Hey guys! I am participating on #Smutathon hosted by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and Riley @ Riley Marie. This is readathon begins on July 9th to 15th and the prompts are romance tropes. Here are the books I plan to read:

 

  • Hot Asset by Lauren Layne – Enemies to Lovers
  • The Studying Hours by Sara Ney – Friends to Lovers
  • Getting Schooled by Emma Chase – Second Chance Romance
  • Play by Kylie Scott – Fake Dating / Fake Relationship

 

  • The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori – Arrange Marriage
  • 72 Hours by Bella Jewel – Stranded Together
  • The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken – Love Triangle

These books are subject to change depending on my mood. I have my backup TBR just in case I didn’t enjoy the book. Feel free to share on the comments if you’re participating on the readathon and the books you’ll be reading. Also, can you recommend me books on Stranded Together trope aside from On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves? This is my top choice but I’ve read this one already. Thank you in advance! By the way, it’s really good.

Beatrice

 

I Spy Book Challenge

I was tagged by Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages to do the I Spy Book Challenge. Thank you, Lili! ❤ 🙂 For this tag, my book choices were based on all the books I’ve read.

Rules: Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!

1. Food | 2. Transportation | 3. Weapon | 4. Animal

Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec

Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens

Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

5. Number|6. Something You Read |7. Body of Water|8. Product of Fire

One With You by Sylvia Day

By Your Side by Kasie West

Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

13. Time of Day|14. Music|15. Paranormal Being|16. Occupation

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Mogul by Katy Evans

17. Season|18. Color|19. Celestial Body|20. Something That Grows

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Your Soul Is A River by Nikita Gill

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry

I am tagging anyone who reads this post. Enjoy doing the book tag! 😉

Beatrice

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2018)

We’re halfway through 2018 and it’s time for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! This tag was created by Chami @ IsThatChami.

Best Book(s) You’ve Read So Far in 2018

  • Rush Duet by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – I fell in love with Rush and Gia’s story. I love their chemistry, character development and the romance was heartwarming and steamy.  It was an emotional ride for these two as their relationship impeccably blossomed.

Best Sequel You’ve Read so far in 2018

Mafiosa

  • Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle – If you haven’t read or continued this trilogy, please give it a chance. Blood for Blood trilogy is one of those series started as weak and ended strongly. Writing mafia books in YA can be challenging and there are triggering factors needed to be considered such as violence and crime, which are inappropriate for this age group. However, Catherine Doyle went all out and saved the best for last. I love the direction of the story and its improvement was commendable.

New Releases You Haven’t read Yet  But Want To 

Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2018

  • The Chase by Elle Kennedy, Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas, Royally Yours by Emma Chase, Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase, All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover, My Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, Wildcard by Marie Lu, Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven and Gabriel’s Inferno #4 (??Not sure if this will be released this year but who knows??) by Sylvain Reynard.

My Biggest Disappointment

 

  • The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young – I didn’t finish this book because the characters were so annoying and the story was boring. It was a let down especially Samantha Young is one of my all time favorite authors.
  • Dominic by L.A. Casey – It’s an awful enemies to lovers romance. I’m surprised I finished this one and I’m hesitant to continue the sequels.

Biggest Surprise

38487040

  • Spiders in the Grove by J.A. Redmerski – I can never be prepared with the plot twists this series have. I love it!

Favorite New to Me Authors

  • I enjoyed Corinne Michaels and Mariana Zapata’s books this year. I am looking forward to read the rest of their books.

Newest Fictional Crush

39782747

  • I love Rush from Rebel Heir / Rebel Heart by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. He’s so sweet okay? (T_T)

Newest Favorite Character

BANE

  • Roman “Bane” Protsenko from Bane by L.J. Shen – To think he’s my least favorite character in the series, he just dethroned the original Four Hotholes (Vicious Spencer, Deal Cole, Jaime Followhill and Trent Rexroth) and my favorite guy Dean Cole. Damn, I’m impressed by this underdog.

Book That Made You Cry

MMjg

  • Marley and Me by John Grogan – I suddenly missed my pet dog Chyna. She’s a Japanese Spitz I had when I was in High School. 😦

Book That Made You Happy

35818535

  • On Hart’s Boardwalk by Samantha Young – Despite of my disappointment to The Impossible Vastness of Us, this novella made me giddy. My favorite ODS couple, Nate and Liv returned and after all these years, they’re still the best couple for me. Sweetest and most romantic as EVER! GAAH! ❤

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought / Received 

34466910

  • I’ve won a copy of Roomies by Christina Lauren through Nissa’s (Of Pens and Pages ) giveaway. I love the cover and the story. ❤

Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year

  • I’ve only seen Fifty Shades Freed this year. LOL. I have no choice… Bwahahahha!

Favorite Review You’ve Written So Far 

  • Check out my review for Bane by L.J. Shen (click here to read my review). I love writing my review for it because the characters were underdogs and became my favorites in the series.

What Books Do You Need to Read Before the Year Ends

TGWTAEFAE

  • Aside from the books that were released and haven’t read yet and most anticipated books in the second half of 2018, I need to read The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz. I want to see what’s next for Mikhael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander.

That’s all everyone.  Let me know if you have read any of these books or if you did the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag, leave your links in the comments so I can check it out! ❤ Have a fantastic week ❤

Beatrice

 

Cover Reveal: The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland

TNT_Title_Black

A Standalone Second Chance Romance Novel

By: #1 NY Times Best Selling Author, Vi Keeland

RELEASE DATE: Monday, July 23, 2018

Synopsis:

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed.

Or so I thought…

Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch.

My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance.

And that was the good part of my day.

Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook.

A man who I’d only just begun to move on from.

A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about.

A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy.

Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare.

Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done.

But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client…was there?

TNT_FullCover

TNT_FrontCoverPhoto/Cover Details

Photo Credits: Mondadori Portfolio/Paolo Stella

ARTeProduction/Jonathan Segade

Model: Simone Bredariol – D’men – www.dmanagementgroup.com

Cover Designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

**Watch out for a special excerpt sneak peak of The Naked Truth on July 18th!!**

PURCHASE LINKS

ibooks: https://apple.co/2xliFQZ

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2H0XH9p

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kuv7V6

**No Amazon ebook preorder. Will go live on Amazon on release day.

Sign up for Vi’s mailing list and/or text alerts now and be the first one notified when it goes live! https://www.subscribepage.com/i6h3o5 – Text the word BOOKS to 77948

TNT_NameBar

91FFBs19XQL._UX250_

About the Author:

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Sign up for Vi’s mailing list: https://www.subscribepage.com/i6h3o5

Do you like texts better than email? Receive text notices of Vi’s new releases by texting the word BOOKS to 77948 You will ONLY receive a text when a new book goes live – no other messages at all!

Find Vi here

Facebook Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland

Website: http://www.vikeeland.com

Twitter: @vikeeland – https://twitter.com/ViKeeland

Instagram: @Vi_Keeland – http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keelanda

Cover Reveal: As Dust Dances by Samantha Young

 

The New York Times Bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series and PLAY ON returns to the world of the arts in this intense and emotional standalone romance about love, sacrifice, and surviving both. AS DUST DANCES will be releasing on August 7, 2018 on all retailers!

 

Cover designed by by Hang Le.

 

About AS DUST DANCES (Coming 8/7/2018):

Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.

Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.

Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.

Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…

 

 

ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS TODAY!

 

 

 

About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 

Cover Reveal: Playboy by Katy Evans

Playboy-SBPRBANNER-CR

Playboy-Amazon

Playboy by Katy Evans

Publication Date: July 29, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.

We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.

Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…

And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.

So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.

My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.

But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.

What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?

I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

Preorder Playboy

Amazon I iBooks I Nook I Kobo I Amazon PB I Audible I Google Play

About Katy

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy

Email I Facebook I Twitter I Goodreads I Instagram I Bookbub I Amazon Author