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Goodreads TBR #4

Hi everyone!

This is a series where every other month I share 3-4 books that I’ve recently added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads! As always, if you’d like more information about any of these books, I have linked all of their GR pages.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?

Up until a week ago I actually had no plans to read this. I’m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, but for some reason Pumpkinheads is calling my name. It probably has to do with all of the fall and Halloween vibes. You can 100% expect to see this on my October TBR!

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

I recently asked for recommendations for books with characters who have visual disabilities. This was one that someone said I should pick up. I haven’t heard many reviews for it though. Have any of you read Reign of Shadows? What were your thoughts on it?

It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey

Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously— to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?

I saw this title on NetGalley a few weeks back and I was instantly interested in it! I am always happy to see books with disability representation. I am also excited that there will be an anonymous relationship! I am a sucker for those. Can’t wait to start reading this one soon! Release date is January 1, 2020.

That’s all for this month. Next round will be in November.

What have you recently added to your *to read* shelf on Goodreads??

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WWW Wednesday

Hi everyone!

Today Is WWW Wednesday! This is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is answer the three questions!

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

I would like to thank the book gods for gracing me with this ARC! 😂 For real though, I am over the moon to have an early copy of my most anticipated book of the year. I literally just started this last night so I don’t have much to say except Shea Ernshaw’s writing is beyond beautiful.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala

If this book isn’t on your TBR yet, you better go ahead and put it there! Reverie was such a fun & unique debut! My full review will go up closer to release date in December!

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

I am going to try my hardest to squeeze this in before Contemporary-a-thon starts on Monday. If I can’t manage to do that then you will definitely see this on my very ambitious October TBR!

What are you currently reading?? Are you enjoying it??

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Currently Watching #1

Hi everyone!

If you read my 25 Facts About Me, then you will know that I am a total TV nerd! I have a TON of shows that I watch throughout the year. No joke, I have to have a list that tells me when each show airs. If I don’t have that list then I am like a lost puppy dog.

Since I do watch quite a bit of TV, I thought that it would be fun to share with you all what I have been watching. I am definitely going to make this a series so I will only share 3 or 4 shows at a time!

The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)

Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that’s when they’re using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it’s the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.

This is the most recent show I have finished. There is only one season so far and it’s only eight episodes, so it was super quick to get though. The Boys was adapted by Eric Kripke, who just happened to create my favorite show of all time, Supernatural! I knew once he announced this new show I was going to give it a try.

Of all the shows Kripke has created, this one has to be wildest. If you plan to watch this, please believe me when I say…The Boys is messed up. Like within the first five minutes, you will be saying “Oh my god, did that just happen? Ew.”

So yeah, it’s crazy, but it’s also SO good. I loved most (screw you Homelander) of the characters, the production is fantastic and the story will make you want to go up against the Seven!

Big Brother 21 (CBS)

In this combination of a reality series and a game show, the contestants battle it out each week to maintain their places in the house, all in the hope of claiming the $500,000 prize awarded at the end of the summer.

I’m sure most of you know what Big Brother is. This is one of the only reality shows that I watch and I look forward to it every summer. I usually get super invested each season, but unfortunately I have not liked season 21 at al. CBS picked some really awful houseguests this year. Typically I will have a favorite player, but I could honestly care less about who wins this time around

So now you’re probably like…Sadie, if you don’t like the houseguests then just stop watching. Well, I cant. I feel am obligation to finish this out since there is only one week left in this season.

I am REALLY hoping that next summer Big Brother 22 will be a hundred times better!

Breaking Bad (AMC & Netflix)

Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can’t get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

This show has been off the air for 6 years, but randomly last month, Netflix shared a teaser for a Breaking Bad movie! Of course I felt the need to rewatch the series & oh boy I am loving it! It kind of feels like I’m watching the show for the first time again because I have forgotten so much.

Breaking Bad is such a legend. It’s honestly one of the best shows I have ever watched. Between the complex characters & the gripping story, this series is truly one of a kind. I highly recommend it!

That’s all for now! The next round will be after all the fall shows have premiered. There are some new shows that I am really interested in so hopefully I will like them enough to share them with you all.

What shows are you currently watching?

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Lover Book Tag

Hi everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been constantly listening to Taylor Swift’s new album! Lover is everything I wanted plus more. Each song is beautiful & a breath of fresh air. 💕

Today I am going to be doing the Lover Book Tag! This tag & the graphics were originally created by Mari from Musings of a Book Girl! You should definitely go check out her answers to these questions!

Incase you were wondering, yes I did listen to the album while writing this post! Right now I am obsessed with Afterglow & London Boy so I have them on repeat!

Let’s get started! 💘

I’m going to answer this question a little different. I love Six of Crows with my entire heart, it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Sometimes I wish I could forget all about it though, just so I can experience the story for he first time again!

Mara from Girl Made of Stars! Not only does she have a heartbreaking past, but she goes through a lot in this book.

Alex and Henry for life!

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu is the first that came to my mind! This book is insanely powerful & so important. I honestly feel like every young adult should have read this book.

I feel as though Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia has wonderful anxiety representation!

She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller! No spoilers, but ahhh so cute!

This is probably cheating because I haven’t read this book yet, but oh well. I’m going to pick The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. If you read the synopsis, you will totally understand why I am going with this answer.

I’m going to have to go with Six of Crows again because Kaz & Inej were meant to be together…forever & always!

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. This book heavily deals with grief, guilt and anger. I can’t even begin to explain how difficult this was to read at times. The characters pain felt unbelievably realistic. It was heartbreaking. There were definitely a couple times when I had to put the book down because I needed a breather. It gets pretty dark not going to lie.

The book that started my love of reading & fandom, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah follows two sisters living in France during World War II. This book is one of my all time favorites, but gosh it completely broke me.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I’m still not over it. 💔

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I absolutely loved this book! It was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I was living for it the entire time!

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake! This is a middle grade about a girl realizing she likes girls. It’s so beautiful and I wish more people would read it!

AIDAN from The Illuminae Files! They do such awful things, but you literally can’t help but love the character anyway!

There’s absolutely no way I can pick just one! So here’s a few: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Alberttalli, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Sadie by Courtney Summers.

Evelyn & Harry from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Their friendship means everything to me!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon might be a weird answer to this question. 😂 Toward the end of the novel is really why I’m choosing it for new beginnings!

That’s it! I absolutely loved this tag. It was a super fun one to do. 💕

Do you like Taylor’s new album? Which song is your favorite? I’d LOVE to know!

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HELP! I Need Recommendations!!

This is probably the shortest post ever but I REALLY need your help!

I am desperately in search of books that feature characters with any type of visual disability. I have looked around, but I can’t seem to find much. If you can think of any, please let me know! ❤️

Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’m Avoiding

Hi everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The topic for this week is *books on my TBR I’m avoiding reading & why.*

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

I have been avoiding this for over a year. I absolutely loved An Ember in the Ashes. It was an incredible book, but it took a lot of time & focus for me to get through it. I’m sure this book will be the same way so I just keep putting it off. I definitely need to reread book one before I continue with the series. Anyone want to do a buddy read??

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

The reason for this one may be a little silly. So I’m sure you know that Hunted is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, right? Well not too long ago I read A Curse So Dark and Lonely which is also a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I completely fell in love with it. So now I can’t get myself to read Hunted because I don’t know if it will live up the awesomeness that is A Curse. This reason is dumb, I know.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’m so intimidated, that’s all.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I’ve heard SO many mixed reviews on this. Some people say it’s the best book they have ever read, while other people say it is unbelievably boring. So because of this I’ve just avoided it all together. One day I will read it….hopefully!

Obviously, that’s not ten but these four are the only ones that come to my mind!

What are some books that you are avoiding??

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August Book Haul

Hi everyone!

Last month’s book haul was pretty small! That’s probably a good thing because September is FULL of new releases!

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Let me know in the comments!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I bought this book hoping it would be the original cover. Sadly, as you can see it’s not. It does bum me out a little, but it’s okay. I don’t have a hardcover set of this trilogy so now I will. Butttt if anyone is interested in selling their original hardcover Grisha trilogy set….let me know! 😀

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

I have been hearing amazing this about this adult contemporary lately! It’s about two people who share a flat, but they have never met each other. One person is there from 9 am to 5 pm & the other person is there from 5pm to 9 am. They communicate through little notes & I’m sure a relationship begins. It sounds like so much fun!

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

This was the book pick for Owlcrate’s August box! I have already read this and really enjoyed it. You can read my review here!

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

After I got the first book in the mail, I saw that Book Outlet had Ruin and Rising in stock so I snatched it up. Now I just need the second book and then my hardcover set is complete!

What books did you acquire in August?

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